Found this in the Fayetteville observer. (Fayetteville, Tenn.) June 17, 1858:
"An old mother in Barbour County, Alabama, Sarah Benton, has children, grandchildren and great grandchildren numbering 99, she making 100; and half the family are males able to bear arms if the country were invaded."
That's it, LOL!
The link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033395/1858-06-17...