Marcus Humphrey

1784–1839 (Age 55)
Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Marcus

When Marcus Humphrey was born on 31 May 1784, in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Cpt. Thomas Marcus Humphrey Jr., was 41 and his mother, Mary Marks, was 41. He married Margaret Marks on 3 June 1809, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 November 1839, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Short Hill Mountain, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Marcus Humphrey
Margaret Marks
Marriage: 3 June 1809
Marcus Humphrey

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3 June 1809
Loudoun, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 4

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

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.

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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  • Marcus Humphrey, "Find A Grave Index"

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