Mary Curtis

about 1721– (Age NaN)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Curtis was born about 1721, in Delaware, United States, her father, Jehu Curtis, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Brinckle, was 26.

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Jehu Curtis
1692–1753
Elizabeth Brinckle
1695–1725
Mary Curtis
1721–
Ann Curtis
1723–1780
John Curtis
–1795

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World Events (3)

1731 · Willington Founded

Age 10

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.
1776

Age 55

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 55

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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