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The fine gentleman above is Conrad Heyer, taken ca. 1852. He was appx. 103 when photographed, having been born in 1749. He was reportedly the first white child born in Waldoboro, Maine, then a German immigrant community. He served in the Continental Army under George Washington during the Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware with him & fighting in other major battles. He eventually bought a farm & retired to Waldoboro, where he happily regaled visitors with tales until his death.
*BENJAMIN FRANKLIN's: 18kt gold pocket watch, c.1770. The watch exchanged hands several times. Engraved below the key hole reads: This watch firs owned by: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 ? to Timothy Folger 1732-1814 / To Benjamin Franklin Folger / 1769-1836 / to James Athern Folger / 1835-1889
George Washington: George Washington was commander of Virginia's frontier troops, he was a colonel military leader for the British in the French and Indian War. He was Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. His achievements were holding the army together at Valley Forge, and his major victory at Yorktown.