James Current

7 January 1777–27 July 1849 (Age 72)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of James

When James Current was born on 7 January 1777, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William S. Current, was 36 and his mother, Esther Elizabeth Lemon, was 37. He married Mary Maines in 1800, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1840. His occupation is listed as farmer in Sparta, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. He died on 27 July 1849, in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Current
1777–1849
Mary Maines
1778–1849
Marriage: 1800
William Current
1801–1867
Bathsheba Current
1808–1863
Joseph Current
1816–
Lucy Current
1820–
John Current
1806–1861
James Current Jr
1812–1867
Ann Current
1814–1852
George Current
1816–1889
Phebe Current
1821–1886
Ellen Current
1822–1828
Abram Current
1824–1894

Spouse and Children

    Male1777–1849Male

    Mary Maines

    Female1778–1849Female

MARRIAGE
1800
New Jersey, United States
children

(11)

    William Current

    Male1801–1867Male

    John Current

    Male1806–1861Male

    Bathsheba Current

    Female1808–1863Female

    James Current Jr

    Male1812–1867Male

    Ann Current

    Female1814–1852Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William S. Current

    Male1740–1839Male

    Esther Elizabeth Lemon

    Female1740–1834Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1762–1824Female

    Anne Currant

    Female1771–1837Female

    John Currant

    Male1771–1849Male

    Female1772–1883Female

    Sarah Current

    Female1773–1837Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1780

Age 3

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant spelling of English Currant, from Old French courant, present participle of courir ‘to run’, which Dauzat and Morlet suggest is an ellipse for chien courant, and hence a nickname for a hunter.2 In some cases, the name may be an Americanized form of the French cognate Courant, for which Morlet also offers an additional source: a habitational name from any of various minor places named (Le) Courant, from courant ‘running’, in the sense of ‘running water’, ‘water course’, a derivative of kaour from Old Breton cobrand, from cobr ‘help’, ‘aid’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Current, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James Current in entry for Henry Mott, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Unknown in entry for Phebe Slockbower, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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