Frances Farmer

Femaleabout 1789–before 1820

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Farmer was born about 1789, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, her father, Matthew Farmer, was 47 and her mother, Margaret "Molley" Glass Farmer, was 24. She married John Bass on 12 January 1807, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died before 1820, in Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bass
Frances Farmer
about 1789–1820
Marriage: 12 January 1807
Judith Bass
Sarah Bass
Henry Hasen Bass
Dabney Bass
about 1817–
Nancy Bass

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Frances Farmer - birth-name: Frances Farmer
  • Frances Farmer, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Polly Green in entry for James Bass, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1807Virginia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)

    about 1789

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    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    about 1789 · The United States Constitution

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    Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 11

    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

    English: occupational name from Middle English fermo(u)r, fermer and Anglo-Norman French fermer (Old French fermier, medieval Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.

    Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered form Therrien . Compare Pharmer .

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

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