Francis M Godfrey


Brief Life History of Francis M

When Francis M Godfrey was born in 1845, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, Robert M. Godfrey, was 42 and his mother, Susannah Ann Smith, was 37. He lived in Calhoun, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Calhoun, West Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Robert M. Godfrey
Susannah Ann Smith
Catherine Virgina Godfrey
John Amos Godfrey
Martin Godfrey
Matilda Smith
John William Godfrey
Granville D. Godfrey
Elijah Thomas Godfrey
Rachael Jane Godfrey
Francis M Godfrey
Edward Taylor Godfrey
William J. Godfrey
Samuel Godfrey
Mary A. Godfrey

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  • Francis M Godfrey nella famiglia di Robert Godfrey, “United States Census, 1860”
  • Francis M Godfrey in household of Robert Godfrey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis Godfrey in household of Jesse Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 2

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .

Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .

History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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