Are there any people known who lived in the US through both American Revolutionary War and Civil war? What?

were their names?


@Grayson B.: I do not just mean Presidents, but any US citizens who were known/ famous and lived through both experiences

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  • 7 years ago
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    The Revolutionary War "generation" was dying out with the passing on July 4, 1826 of

    Thomas Jefferson -- at Monticello in Virginia


    John Adams -- in his farm at Massachusetts; When Lincoln was inaugurated in March 1861 there were a number of living Presidents but few back to the 1770s =

    8th President (Martin Van Buren) was born in 1782 and died July 24, 1862;

    10th President -- had been elected Vice-President to Harrison (John Tyler) was born in 1790 and died January 18, 1862

    13th President - had been elected Vice-President to Taylor (Millard Fillmore) was born in 1800 and died March 8, 1874

    14th President Franklin Pierce (Democrat) was born 1804 died 1869

    15th President James Buchanan (Democrat) was born 1791 and died 1868 -- only president never married

    Source(s): Statistics page of births and deaths -- see WORLD ALMANAC
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  • Andy S
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    7 years ago

    You're talking about approximately 90 years between the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the end of the Civil War. You're talking about 77½ between the end of the Revolution War and the start of the start of the Civil War. When you say "lived through" do you mean the entirety of both wars? Are you looking for people who could remember both wars? You'd probably have to be around 5 to remember something. So the numbers become people who lived at least 82½ to 95 years in a time when average life expectancy was around 35 years. That's quite a narrow pool. The last surviving veteran of the American Revolutionary War was Daniel Frederick Bakeman who lived from 1759 to 1869. Another very interesting thing about Mr. Bakeman is he was married for over 91 years, the longest marriage ever claimed :-)

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  • 7 years ago

    There were people who lived through both wars, because all that would have taken was a longer than normal, but not freakish, human lifespan. Someone could have lived through the entirety of both wars in a 90-year lifespan (1775-1865). However, there's no one really famous who did so. Daniel Bakeman, mentioned earlier, would probably be be the most famous simply because he was the last surviving soldier of the Revolution, and lived a few years beyond the end of the Civil War. Bakeman lived to be 109, and his wife lived to be 105. They had the longest known marriage in history as well.

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  • 7 years ago

    If someone were BORN at the end of the American Revolution (1783) and lived to the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, they would have been 78 years old. If they were born at the start of the Revolution (1775), then they would have been 86 at the beginning of the Civil War. Probably a few people lived this long. I cannot provide names.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Undoubtedly , but as they'd have to have been at least under 10 years old for the first , and over 95 years old for the second , they were not many in number and would be unlikely to be able to give any sort of coherent information about either .

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