Date of Birth - John Edward Blake

Started by Douglas John Blake on Thursday, December 29, 2011

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12/29/2011 at 11:49 AM

What do you make of this record that shows John Edward Blake's date of birth as 11 September 1761? Same date of death.
http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/browse.cfm/Lydia-Gridley/p96583

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12/30/2011 at 5:33 PM

Using the tombstone photo I put into his profile you can determine his date of birth to be September 11, 1771. I will discard the old birth record that stated May 1772, I had been using. It is clearly visible on his tombstone that he was 80 years old. He was not 90 years old. his birth would then have to be 1771 not 1761.

1/3/2012 at 6:25 PM

If I'm reading the tombstone photo accurately, I believe it indicates he was 80 years 2 months 16 days old at the time of his death. I believe that would make his date of birth August 27, 1771.

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