William Carfrey

Brief Life History of William

William Carfrey was born on 12 March 1784, in New Jersey, United States. He married Leah Purcell about 1821, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1850. He died on 13 August 1860, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Stewartsville, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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William Carfrey
Leah Purcell
Marriage: about 1821
Rachel Carfrey
George Carfrey
Isaac Carfrey
Morgan Carfrey

Sources (3)

  • William Carfrey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Carfrey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Frederick Carfrey in entry for Rachel Lerch, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

1787 · New Jersey Plan

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Liam, Brendan, Declan.

Irish (Meath and Cavan): shortened form of McCaffrey .

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

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