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Accuracy of Gravestone Plaques - James Henry Mattingly

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Accuracy of Gravestone Plaques - James Henry Mattingly

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 3:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am having trouble getting past this particular person... His name reoccurs many times through my research and in comparison to others' trees. Unfortunately, every time I find information on him, I find that there are conflicting birth dates that are ranged between 5 - 10 years (1860-1870). Also, someone has a headstone for him with 1866 on it with a death date that compares to many of the other sources...

Would anyone please give me help on this matter and assist me on figuring out why I am having such conflicting issues on this?

Also, with Draft records for WWI and/or WWII, did men get drafted or registered just because or did they have to be a certain age?

Thank you to anyone that can help me learn more on these processes.

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