A huge Kentucky family’s 98-year-old matriarch finally got to meet her first great-great-great-grandchild.MaeDell Taylor Hawkins held Zhavia Whitaker for the first time when she was seven months old in February.
When granddaughter Gracie Snow Howell posted a photo of the incident online, it gained a lot of attention.
MaeDell presently has more than 620 grandchildren between the offspring of her own daughters and the descendants of their offspring.
When Gracie, who shared a screen with MaeDell, said, “We thought this was special because it’s all girls,” the comment was made.
Great-granddaughters of MaeDell Frances Snow, Gracie Snow Howell, Jacqueline Ledford, and Jaisline Wilson are all depicted in the photo. Sheryl Blessing, Hawkins’ granddaughter, captured the picture. MaeDell will turn 99 in July.
In 1940, when she was 16 years old, she married a 50-year-old railroad worker who had 10 kids from a previous marriage.
Bill Taylor, her spouse, regularly traveled for work. The two nonetheless produced 13 children together, according to Gracie, and none of them had access to many modern conveniences. There was no washer and dryer in the home, nor was there running water.
Gracie told People, “I know she had it hard, but she didn’t complain.”
Gracie continued by saying that she had never heard her mother Frances complain about their lack of possessions. As can be seen in this photo of six generations of women, MaeDell’s love and support have surely led to decades of happy, healthy women and children.
If everything goes as planned, the baby and Grandma are both doing well, we will all get together again in June to take another photo, says Gracie.
Along with 106 grandchildren, 222 great-grandchildren, and 234 great-great-grandchildren, the Kentucky matriarch is believed to have 37 great-great-great-grandchildren that live outside of Kentucky.
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