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Re: Elijah H. Griffin birthdates

If you cant find a birthdate that matches his name, take into account that the census, gravestone, or death social security cetificate may be off. I found about 3 different birthdates when I estimated the year of birth for my relatives. I listed all differences from the newspaper, census, gravestone, and death ss number.

Does any one know why there is almost a 5 yr difference between the census years 1870 and 1880? My gr,gr,gr,gr grandfather was listed as born 1832 in 1870 and born 1837 in 1880, in Virginia. I noticed that this same mistake was made for someone elses birthdate in Texas. As if things couldn't get more difficult I think I found him in the 1850 census as born in 1831. He is listed with another family, making it difficult to establish who his family may be. Anyway, good luck!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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