Ephraim Durfee (1785 - 1879)

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Ephraim Durfee
1785 - 1879
updated February 06, 2019
Ephraim Durfee was born on June 12, 1785 at Tiverton, Newport, RI. He died on January 15, 1879 at Orangeville Center, WY at 93 years of age.


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Ephraim Durfee died on January 15, 1879 at Orangeville Center, WY at 93 years old. He was born on June 12, 1785 at Tiverton, Newport, RI. There is no information about Ephraim's family or relationships.
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In 1803, by the time he was 18 years old, on October 20th, Congress ratified the Louisiana Purchase. The United States agreed to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory - an area of about 830,000 sq miles. This one act doubled the size of the United States.

In 1819, at the age of 34 years old, Ephraim was alive when on January 25th, former President Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Unsatisfied with his alma mater, William and Mary, which focused on religion and shorted science, Jefferson - along with former Presidents Monroe and Madison - created a university that had 8 schools: medicine, law, mathematics, chemistry, ancient languages, modern languages, natural philosophy, and moral philosophy.

In 1829, by the time he was 44 years old, on June 19th, Robert Peel established the Metropolitan Police Service in Greater London - the first modern police force. The first officers, affectionately called "bobbies," went on patrol on September 29th.

In 1837, at the age of 52 years old, Ephraim was alive when on March 4th, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as the eighth President of the United States. Van Buren won 50.8% of the popular vote over election rival Harrison's 36.6%, largely due to Van Buren's promise to continue (previous) President Jackson's policies. But Van Buren only served one term because of the Panic of 1837 - which was due to Jackson's economic policy.

In 1879, in the year of Ephraim Durfee's passing, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

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Other Durfees

Benjamin Durfee
Born: around 1735
Thomas Durfee
Born: around 1741
Ann Durfee Estes
Aug 25, 1691 - Apr 27, 1737
Benjamin Durfee
Born: 1740
Hope Durfee
1765 - Aug 20, 1815
Tammy Durfee
Mar 6, 1813 - Jan 30, 1885
Elizabeth Durfee
Mar 29, 1768 - Jul 5, 1804
Gideon Durfee Durfee
Feb 6, 1738 - Sep 12, 1814
Job Durfee Durfee
1710 - April 1774
Thomas A Durfee, Jr.
Mar 28, 1669 - Feb 11, 1729
Benjamin Durfee, Jr.
Jan 5, 1709 - Mar 23, 1793
Perry Durfee
Oct 19, 1765 - around May 1800
Mary Earle Durfee
Born: Feb 19, 1703
Richard Durfee
Nov 29, 1667 - March 1700
Anne Durfee
1676 - 1731
David Durfee, Jr.
Mar 3, 1781 - Sep 7, 1876
Ruth Durfee
Mar 13, 1774 - Nov 13, 1857

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Benjamin Durfee
Born: around 1735
Thomas Durfee
Born: around 1741
Jeremiah Irons
around 1765 - 1790
Rhoda Irons
around 1770 - 1790
Daniel Ralph
around 1771 - 1796
William Irons
Born: around 1739
Bethia Irons
Born: around 1743
Jeremiah Irons
Born: around 1744
Casper Wistar Crispin
Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 6, 1916
Angelique Proulx
Died: Nov 21, 1798
Hendrik Mentz, *
Oct 30, 1804 - Jun 13, 1870
Nancy Joyce Sharp
1809 - 1838
Thomas Joyce
1782 - 1842
Hendrik Mentz
Oct 15, 1776 - Feb 1, 1860
Nancy Joyce
1771 - 1849
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