Gen. David Humphreys

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Gen. David Humphreys

Birthplace: Derby, Connecticut
Death: Died in New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Daniel Humphreys and Sarah (Riggs) Bowers Humphreys
Husband of Anne Frances (Bulkeley) Humphreys
Brother of Daniel Humphreys; John Humphreys; Major Elijah Humphreys and Sarah (Humphreys) Mills

Occupation: of Washington's staff, who was also first minister to Spain, who introduced fine Merino sheep into America and did much to develop the growing and manufacture of wool in the United States
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About Gen. David Humphreys

General David Humphreys July 10, 1752-February 21, 1818 born in the General David Humphreys House, Derby, Connecticut. Died in New Haven, Connecticut.

Parents Rev. Daniel Humphreys d. 1787 and Lady Sarah Riggs Bowers Humphreys Dec. 17, 1710-1787

General David Humphreys was the youngest of five children. He was an officer in the Revolutionary War and a friend of George Washington. He later because the first ambassador of the United States. He was minister to Portugal and later to Spain.

David Humphreys is considered to be Americas first sonneteer, with several published works.

Find a Grave Memorial #11898


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Gen. David Humphreys's Timeline

July 10, 1752
Derby, Connecticut
- 1771
Age 14
United States
February 21, 1818
Age 65
New Haven, Connecticut
Age 65
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States