John GILL Humphrey

1760–1791 (Age 31)
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John GILL

When John GILL Humphrey was born about 1760, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Cpt. Thomas Marcus Humphrey Jr., was 18 and his mother, Mary Marks, was 18. He married Miss Purcell about 1781, in Pennsylvania, United States. He died about 1791, at the age of 31.

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John GILL Humphrey
1760–1791
Miss Purcell
1761–
Marriage: about 1781

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MARRIAGE
about 1781
Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 16

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 17

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

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