What do you get when you subtract 80 years, 1 month, and 22 days from Feb 8, 1860?

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What do you get when you subtract 80 years, 1 month, and 22 days from Feb 8, 1860?
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in Genealogy Help by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (85.2k points)

My guess is Dec. 17 1779:

+ 80 years = Dec. 17 1859

+ 1 month = Jan. 17 1860

+ 22 days = Feb. (17 + 22 = 39 ; 39 - 31 days has January = 8) 1860

= Feb. 8 1860

So I agree with Greg and Matthew.

Thanks for your responses!!

Pat

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Friday, December 17, 1779

^This is a great tool. I use it to calculate births from age at death often.
by Greg Shipley G2G6 Mach 6 (69.1k points)
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OK, I'll bite ... 17th December 1779?
by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Mach 9 (96.8k points)
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If you are calculating a date of birth from a tombstone that gives you this life span, and are getting an error report based on some other source, take a look at this recent thread:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/371010/why-did-they-put-age-on-gravestones
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (395k points)

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