Six Living Generations of Daughters, From 7 Weeks to 111 Years

Six generations

ABC News has reported on a family in Charlottesville, Virginia that boasts an amazing six living generations of daughters. The eldest is 111-year-old Mollie Wood (born 1901) and the youngest is 7-week-old Braylin Higgins (born 2012). Photographer and neighbor Christian DeBaun saw the opportunity to capture some amazing portraits of the family.

Mollie Wood


Family photos

Video: CBS19 Coverage: Six Generations of Daughters

six generations daughters 476x360 Six Generations of Daughters   From Baby to 111 Year Old Great, Great, Great Grandmother

via Dave Bebris  -  photos by Christian DeBaun


When asked the secret to the family’s longevity?

“We’re ornery,” laughed 39-year-old Marlo Shifflett. “I think that’s a lot of it. We’re too ornery to stop!” 

But there might be another magic ingredient as well – resilience.  Marlo added that Savannah has not asked for one bit of help with her little one. Despite the strong family ties, “We are very independent”.

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About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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