Drury R Mercer

Male14 August 1794–

Brief Life History of Drury R

When Drury R Mercer was born on 14 August 1794, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Mercer, was 30 and his mother, Lucretia Johnson, was 35. He married Susy Clark on 13 August 1817, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States.

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Drury R Mercer
Susy Clark
Marriage: 13 August 1817

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  • Marriage
    13 August 1817Caldwell, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 2

    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 31

    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 and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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