Darius Hurd

18 July 1800–
Dryden, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Darius

When Darius Hurd was born on 18 July 1800, in Dryden, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Lyman Hurd, was 37 and his mother, Mehitable Johnson, was 31. He married Clarissa Davis on 24 June 1855, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1840 and Leonidas, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1860.

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Darius Hurd
Clarissa Davis
Marriage: 24 June 1855
Ida May Hurd
Elbert Lyman Hurd
Albert Darius Hurd

Spouse and Children

24 June 1855
Calhoun, Michigan, United States



    Elbert Lyman Hurd


    Albert Darius Hurd


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): variant spelling of Heard .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Darius Hurd, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Darius Hurd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown Hurd in entry for Elbert L. Hurd, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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