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Lucy Hannah

Among the longest-living human beings ever sold, she was 117 years and 248 times outdated when she passed on in 1993. An African-American girl, she still left her hometown of Linden, Alabama to flee racial tensions within the South and resettled in Detroit, Michigan. Durability went in her family members: her two sisters both resided to become 100, and her mom died at age 99. Her 1901 relationship to John Hannah created eight children; just two of her kids survived her. She was created within the same season as Jeanne Calment, the record holder (by 2014) for world’s oldest person. Calment outlived Hannah by four years.

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