20yo Henry as a American-Hessian Soldier?

Started by Thomas J Teters on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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From Linda White_S. Texas
" Henry's birthplace is listed as Hesse-Cassel, Branderburg, Prussia (also noted Deutschland) ....all in Germany. ...born in 1765...so he was abt 9 yrs old when the American Revolution took place here....so he wasn't part of the Hessian army that helped the English during that war. He lived in the Philadelphia area in 1789 when his son John was born....then moved to Ohio after 1801. Died in 1823 ....so he might have been in his 30s when arriving in America. His wife, Roseannah, was born in Greene, PA in 1768.....many of my ancestors came from Greene cty."

I would say that he either had a memory problem in his later days and was thinking perhaps about stories from his youth (father?) or he may have been born in 1756, which would have made him 20 and prime age to fight the war in 1776. He obviously was born in Deutschland, so , would he have come over here and become a Hessian? Sounds a little fishy.

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