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Two Elderly Georgians

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Two reruarkable cases of iongevit were recalled recently by a conversador) between several gentlemen in tina city Tbey were discussing the death uf tb Eev. George McCall, the veteran Bap tist preacher, when it was autheuticalï; stated that Mr. HcCall's great-grandfa ther lived to the ripe old age of 12 years. He was a bachelor at 100 and took a notion to get married. He car ried out his idea aud was married Three sons were bom to him, and h lived to see the oldest sou old euongb to vote. This was considered remarkable, bu á gentleman in the crowd whose char acter and standing, religiously and so cially, are above reproach, told an au thentic account of the life of his great ancle, who was one of Georgia 's pioneer citizens. This old gentleman lived to be 130 years old. He lived in a log cabin, in the northern end of which was ent a square hole. The old man tnrned the head of his bed to that hole and slept that way iu the warmest and coldest weather. His wife died when he was about 90 years old, and for many years he livec as a widower. At the age of 115 he cut an entirely new set of teeth, and at the age of 123 one ruoruing he saddled his own horse, spraiig iuto the saddle anc rode 80 miles to address a widow anc to ask her to be his wife. He evidently was rejected, for he rode back that day


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