James Current

Male7 January 1777–27 July 1849

Brief Life History of James

When James Current was born on 7 January 1777, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William S. Currant, 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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James Current
Mary Maines
Marriage: 1800
William Current
Joseph Current
Lucy Current
John Current
Bathsheba Current
James Current Jr
Ann Current
George Current
Phebe Current
Ellen Current
Abram Current

Sources (11)

  • James Current, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James Current, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Current in entry for Henry Mott, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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  • Marriage
    1800New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)


    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

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): possibly a nickname from the present participle of Old French courir ‘to run’. This form of the surname is rare in Britain.

    Irish and English: variant of Curran , with excrescent final -t.

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

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