Henry Curry

1787–
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Curry was born in 1787, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, Peter Curry, was 50 and his mother, Lucy Pope, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Peter Curry
1737–1847
Lucy Pope
1752–1827
Jacob Curry
1758–1813
Peter M Curry
1785–
Henry Curry
1787–
Elizabeth Curry
1793–1858
Wylie McKinney Curry
1795–1858
Willis Currey
1798–1867
Jane Alison Curry
1799–

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Curry

    Male1737–1847Male

    Female1752–1827Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1758–1813Male

    Male1785–Male

    Male1787–Male

    Elizabeth Curry

    Female1793–1858Female

    Wylie McKinney Curry

    Male1795–1858Male

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World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 8

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, ‘descendant of Comhraidhe’, a personal name of uncertain meaning.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra ( see Corr ).3 Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Curry - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Henry Curry

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