My great-great-grandmother was Phenie Cordelia Cole Burroughs Jones Babcock.

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When researching for information on her birth, I came across the following information:

1870 Census

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1875 Census

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1880 Census

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1900 Census

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1920 Census

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From the census records, I determined that she was born about September 1846/1847.

Imagine my surprise when I saw her death certificate:

 

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According to her death certificate, she was born AFTER she died!

If I subtract her age from her date-of-death, I find that she was most likely born 26 September 1846.

Be careful when trying to determine the date of birth.

 

Maggie

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