James Cherry Jr

Brief Life History of James

When James Cherry Jr was born about 1736, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, James Cherry Sr, was 23 and his mother, Mrs James Cherry Sr, was 22. He married Martha Archer about 1756. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died after 1790, in Harford, Maryland, United States.

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James Cherry Jr
Martha Archer
Marriage: about 1756
Robert Cherry

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    1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

    From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.

    1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

    In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.


    Historical Boundaries: 1774: Harford, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Harford, Maryland, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Middle English chirie, cherye ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks.

    Probably in some cases a translation name of German Kirsch .

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

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