Many people studying the Carrier family have doubted the recorded age of 109 years for Thomas Morgan Carrier. His 6th great granddaughter, Laura L. Carrier was born on January 14, 1882 and died March 9, 1992. I have a newspaper clipping with a color photograph showing her on her 110th birthday which states that she was alert and in good health at that time. At her death she was 110 years, one month and 24 days of age.
I have a copy of George S. May's extensive study of the Carrier family for which he was primarily the editor of Dr. Fayette C. Eshelman's work. It would be interesting for someone to research the ages at death of the various Carrier family members, using this data, to see if we are missing some other superannuated Carrier. There appears to be a gene or combination of genes in the gene pool of the Carriers which asserts itself on occasion. I am an 8th great grandchild of Thomas' (alog with probably 10,000 others and I can assure everyone that I do not harbor those particular genes.