Capt Jonathan Gurley

Brief Life History of Jonathan

Dorothy Bennett Inderkum (1926-1998) (Author) and David Kendall Martin, FASG [Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists] (Editor), “The John Bennett Family of Stonington, Connecticut,” (Church Hill, Maryland: Mouse House Ink, 2000).

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Capt Jonathan Gurley
Jerusha Bennett
Marriage: 17 May 1764
Ephraim Gurley
Roger Gurley
Jonathan Gurley
Anna Gurley
Jerusha Gurley
Esther Gurley
Olivet or Olive Gurley
Rebecca Gurley
Flavel Gurley
Harriet Gurley

Sources (34)

  • Jonathan Gurley, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jonathan Gurley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jonathan Gurley, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): altered form of Gourley .

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

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