Margaret Ann Boren

Female7 August 1841–14 March 1915

Brief Life History of Margaret Ann

When Margaret Ann Boren was born on 7 August 1841, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, Charles Millican Boren, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Norwood, was 29. She married Wiley Pumphrey GOOCH about 1860, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States for about 30 years and Election Precinct 7 Killen, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 14 March 1915, in Oakland, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Pumphrey GOOCH
Margaret Ann Boren
Marriage: about 1860
James Henry Clay Gooch
Florence Mae Gooch
Joseph Dario Gooch
Nancy Isabella Gooch
Rachel Wealthie Gooch
Martha Gooch
Hattie Esther Gooch
George Washington Gooch
Ida Dean Gooch
Ada Vena Gooch
Margaret Candace Gooch
Percy Iben Gooch

Sources (15)

  • Margaret Boarin in household of Darius H Butter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret A Boren Gooch, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Margaret in entry for Florence Mae Richards, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1860North Carolina, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 5

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


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 22

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (also Borén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én/-en, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Boreen and Borin .

    Polish (Boreń): from a pet form of the personal names like Borzysław (see Bora 1).

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Born .

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

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