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5th generation baby born to not one, but two sides of the family

Five generations gather around 12-day old Levi Aultman in Jackson County on Saturday. (Photo source: Aultman family) Five generations gather around 12-day old Levi Aultman in Jackson County on Saturday. (Photo source: Aultman family)
Twelve-day old Levi Aultman was born to not one, but two families as the fifth generation. (Photo source: Aultman family) Twelve-day old Levi Aultman was born to not one, but two families as the fifth generation. (Photo source: Aultman family)
Both of Levi Aultman's great-great grandparents gathered with the rest of the family Saturday to celebrate Levi's birth. (Photo source: Aultman family) Both of Levi Aultman's great-great grandparents gathered with the rest of the family Saturday to celebrate Levi's birth. (Photo source: Aultman family)
Great-great grandfather James Brown holds 12-week old Levi Aultman Saturday at a family celebration. (Photo source: Aultman family) Great-great grandfather James Brown holds 12-week old Levi Aultman Saturday at a family celebration. (Photo source: Aultman family)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Jackson County baby born on Sept. 26 is a special gift to all of his many family members. Levi Garrett Aultman's birth marks the fifth generation born on not one, but two, sides of his family.

Levi's large family, with all five generations on both sides, gathered Saturday in Hurley to celebrate the occasion.

Levi is the son of Andrew and Madison Aultman of Hurley. His maternal grandfather Larry Brown Jr, both of whose parents are still alive -- Larry Brown Sr. and Victoria Sayne. Adding to the large family tree, Brown Sr.'s father James Brown is also still living and Sayne's father Howard Lee Deakle is alive, as well. James Brown and Deakle are now great-great-grandfathers to little Levi.

All of the family members celebrated the birth of Levi and the long lives of the elder great-great-grandfathers.

When asked what the key to living a long life is, 92-year-old James Brown replied, "Hard work, staying out of the doctor's office and eating hot peppers!"

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