Ann Curtis

29 November 1723–14 June 1780 (Age 56)
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Ann

When Ann Curtis was born on 29 November 1723, in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Jehu Curtis, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Brinckle, was 28. She married Slater Clay about 1735, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 14 June 1780, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Slater Clay
Ann Curtis
Marriage: about 1735
Curtis Clay
Robert Clay
John Clay
Thomas Clay
Rev Slater Clay
Jehu Clay
Jehu Clay
Mary Clay
Ann Clay
Elizabeth Clay
William Clay
George Clay
Sarah Clay
Ann Eliza Clay

Spouse and Children

about 1735
Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (5)

1731 · Willington Founded

Age 8

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.
1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 31

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

Age 41

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

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

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