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From: "Cheryll Reed" <>
Subject: [BRE] RE: Brethren method of calculating age
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 20:57:50 -0500
In-Reply-To: <>

I'm sorry, Joe and other Network members. I am a subscriber but I
accidentally sent this question with my business email account. I
subscribe under .

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Bosserman [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 7:13 PM
Cc: Cheryll Reed
Subject: Brethren method of calculating age

The following query was sent by a person not subscribed to
our network. If anyone wishes to reply to her, do so directly
to her e-mail address with cc to our Brethren Network if you wish.
Thanks...............Joe Bosserman

At 08:11 AM 3/22/02 -0700, Cheryll Reed wrote:
"Cheryll Reed" <>
>I know that subject line looks strange but I couldn't think of a better
>to phrase it. I've been trying for quite some time to figure out why
>official records would list my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather, James Reed's
age at
>death as 80 and yet his gravestone reads "aged 62 years". Research to
>indicates that the Reeds prior to James were "Coventor" Presbyterian.
Is it
>possible that his "birth" year would be considered the year he
>In other words, there's an 18-year difference. If James had converted
>been baptised at the age of 18 in the Brethren church, is it possible
>would explain the age given on his gravestone?

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