Curtis Clay

9 April 1747–11 September 1809 (Age 62)
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life 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, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. 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
Robert Clay
Robert Clay
Curtis Clay

Spouse and Children

2 November 1768
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 7

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.

Age 29

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

Age 29

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

1 English: from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit ( see Clayman ).2 Americanized spelling of German Klee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Curtis Clay, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Curtis Clay, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Curtis Clay, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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