Captain Pearl Durkee

Male25 May 1769–23 January 1826

Brief Life History of Pearl

When Captain Pearl Durkee was born on 25 May 1769, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Phineas Durkee, was 38 and his mother, Phoebe Pearl, was 37. He married Joanna Gaile on 4 January 1794, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He died on 23 January 1826, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Presbyterian, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States.

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Captain Pearl Durkee
Mary Hankey
Marriage: 15 March 1797
Robert Aloysius Durkee
Pearl Francis Durkee
Stephen Durkee
John Aloysius Durkee
Eleanor M. Durkee
Marie Durkee

Sources (9)

  • Pearl Derga, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Pearl Dirga, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Pearle Durkee, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"

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  • Marriage
    15 March 1797Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 7

    Maryland is the 7th state.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 17

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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