Delancy Barrus

22 March 1811–13 July 1850 (Age 39)
New York, United States

The Life of Delancy

When Delancy Barrus was born on 22 March 1811, in New York, United States, his father, William Barrus, was 18 and his mother, Mary Polly Puffer, was 18. He married Emily Smith about 1836, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 July 1850, in Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Delancy Barrus
Emily Smith
Marriage: about 1836
Laroy S Barrus
Harriet Ann Barrus
Annette P. Barrus
Luther L. Barrus
Luke Bennett Bonet Barrus
Hester Ette Barrus
Hepsey Barrus

Spouse and Children

about 1836
Michigan, United States


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Barrows .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Delaney Barrass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delance Barrus, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Delancy Baarns in entry for Hesterette Fitch, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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