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    1. Re: [PA-VETERANS] PA-VETERANS Digest, Vol 5, Issue 9
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    3. Ben Franklin was appointed a COL at age 50 and his son, I think a CPT. A lot of the soldiers were older and entire menfolk of a small town could be the militia unit. John -UNCLE J--------- Sent from AT&T Wireless using Yahoo! Mail ------Original Message------ From: <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 1:00:42 AM GMT-0600 Subject: PA-VETERANS Digest, Vol 5, Issue 9 Today's Topics: 1. Average age of men serving during the French & Indian War ? (Chris Smolinski) 2. Re: Average age of men serving during the French & IndianWar ? (Scott Orlowski) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:15:52 -0400 From: Chris Smolinski <[email protected]> Subject: [PA-VETERANS] Average age of men serving during the French & Indian War ? To: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii I am trying to come up with an estimate for the year of birth of an ancestor of mine, Gottfried Muschlitz. I know that he emigrated in 1753, served in the PA Militia at Ford Bradford in 1760, and died around 1778. What would be a reasonable range of ages for Gottfried, based on his serving in 1760? Chris Smolinski Black Cat Systems http://www.blackcatsystems.com ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:54:32 -0400 From: "Scott Orlowski" <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [PA-VETERANS] Average age of men serving during the French & IndianWar ? To: <[email protected]> Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Gottfried could have enlisted at age 16, but the more typical age at that time was 25. Given just the 1760 service, I'd start looking at a 1735 birthyear, +/- 10 years. Do you know anything about the length of his service? Do you know any more about the 1753 emigration? Was he an adult then? Life expectancy at that time was about age 40, for what it's worth. Scott Orlowski [email protected] ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Smolinski" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 9:15 AM Subject: [PA-VETERANS] Average age of men serving during the French & IndianWar ? |I am trying to come up with an estimate for the year of birth of an ancestor of mine, Gottfried Muschlitz. I know that he emigrated in 1753, served in the PA Militia at Ford Bradford in 1760, and died around 1778. What would be a reasonable range of ages for Gottfried, based on his serving in 1760? | | | Chris Smolinski ------------------------------ To contact the PA-VETERANS list administrator, send an email to [email protected] To post a message to the PA-VETERANS mailing list, send an email to [email protected] __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of PA-VETERANS Digest, Vol 5, Issue 9 *****************************************

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