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Jim wrote at 2009-02-23 00:28:24
I was also frustrated by difficulty in finding life expectancy in colonial America.  In my case I am particularly intersted in 1793 and the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia.  I appreciate the explanation of the last responder about the reasons for inaccuracy  of available data.  I'm working on a presentation; I'll work that in.  Thanks.

Carrie wrote at 2011-05-24 15:50:19

Jeff Wise wrote at 2014-01-31 04:38:15
45 if one counts child births that failed as well as the mothers attempting to give birth. From what I read, if one can live to 16 yrs of age, there is a fairly good chance of living to a ripe old age range of around 50-65 yrs.

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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