George Valentine Farnham

Male23 February 1826–18 November 1863

Brief Life History of George Valentine

When George Valentine Farnham was born on 23 February 1826, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Capt John Farnham, was 36 and his mother, Ann March, was 24. He married Lucy Jane Duran about 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1826. He died on 18 November 1863, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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George Valentine Farnham
Lucy Jane Duran
Marriage: about 1853
Sarah Ellen Farnham
Carrie Annie Farnham
Emily Jane Farnham
George M Farnham
Georgia M Farnham
Minnie Farnham
Lizzie Maria Farnham

Sources (37)

  • George V Farnham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George V Farnum, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • George V. Farnham, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1853
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 6

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1838 · The Aroostook War

    Age 12

    "An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Farnham in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and Yorkshire, all named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + either hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water, a water-meadow’.

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

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