Margaret Malinda Farris

Female12 July 1838–13 September 1921

Brief Life History of Margaret Malinda

When Margaret Malinda Farris was born on 12 July 1838, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Farris, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Skipper, was 31. She married William McBurton Scott on 28 February 1856, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1910. She died on 13 September 1921, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William McBurton Scott
Margaret Malinda Farris
Marriage: 28 February 1856
Sara Elizabeth Scott
Whitfield Scott
Serena Scott
Hulda Scott
Emily Adaline Scott

Sources (19)

  • Margaret Scott in household of Ranson D Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Malinda Farriss, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Margaret Farris, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1856Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 8

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 24

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .

    Probably also English: variant of Farrar . The name is quite common in southeastern England.

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

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