James McCurdy

15 January 1791–28 January 1860 (Age 69)
Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James McCurdy was born on 15 January 1791, in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Allen McCurdy Sr., was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth McKelvey, was 29. He married Sarah McConkie on 26 September 1815, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 28 January 1860, in Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

James McCurdy
Sarah McConkie
Marriage: 26 September 1815
Margaret McCurdy
Elizabeth McCurdy

Spouse and Children

26 September 1815
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 12

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 19

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (County Antrim): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceartach ‘ruler’, hence ‘skilled seaman’. Compare Moriarty .

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Mccurdy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QK-L3G9?cc=1992421&wc=S2C8-VZQ%3A266277401%2C266586701

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