Andrew Durkee

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Durkee was born on 25 September 1796, in Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Andrew Durkee, was 30 and his mother, Mary Polly Walcott, was 31. He married Maria Shattuck about 1819. He died on 5 January 1876, at the age of 79, and was buried in Webster Cemetery, Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Andrew Durkee
Nancy Orcutt
Marriage: 4 April 1827
Sarah K. Durkee
Loren Durkee
Alonzo Durkee
Maria Shattuck Durkee
Andrew Franklin Durkee

Sources (24)

  • Andrew Durkee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Andrew Durkee, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Andrew Durkee, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: perhaps a late pet form in Scotland of Durkin . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

History: The name was brought to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by William Durgy, who was born in Ireland c. 1632. He arrived from Barbados on November 9, 1663, as the indentured servant of Thomas Bishop.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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