George Washington Duree

Indiana, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Duree was born in 1832, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob B Duree, was 33 and his mother, Keziah Goodin, was 36. He married Sarah Conner on 5 February 1860, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Lancaster, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1860. He was buried in Nichols Cemetery, Ingram, Kerr, Texas, United States.

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George Washington Duree
Sarah Conner
Marriage: 5 February 1860
William Anderson Duree
Harriet Alice Duree
Frances L Duree

Spouse and Children

5 February 1860
Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States


    William Anderson Duree


    Harriet Alice Duree


    Frances L Duree


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob B Duree


    Keziah Goodin




    Isaac Duree


    Samuel W Duree


    Miles Duree




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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of either of two French family names: Duré, a nickname from dur ‘hard’, ‘obdurate’, or Dury .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Washington Duree in household of Jacob Duree, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Washington Duree in household of Kissiah Duree, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Washington Duree in household of Jacob Duree, "United States Census, 1850"

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