Curtis Clay

Brief Life History of Curtis

When Curtis Clay was born on 9 April 1747, in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Slater Clay, was 35 and his mother, Ann Curtis, was 23. He married Margaret Wood on 2 November 1768, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1790. He died on 11 September 1809, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Curtis Clay
Margaret Wood
Marriage: 2 November 1768
Joseph Clay
Capt. Robert Clay
Curtis Clay

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  • Curtis Clay, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Curtis Clay, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Curtis Clay, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

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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.


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


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands and Yorkshire): from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil, a habitational name for someone who lived in a district known as (the) Clay, such as the one in east Notinghamshire, or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit (see Clayman ).

Americanized form of German Klee .

History: The relatively common English name Clay had several American forebears in the 18th century. Henry Clay, born in Hanover, VA, in 1777, secretary of state for President John Quincy Adams, was descended from English ancestors who came to VA shortly after the founding of Jamestown. The revolutionary war officer Joseph Clay, also a member of the Continental Congress, was a native of Yorkshire, England, who emigrated to GA in 1760 and was a founder of the University of Georgia.

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

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