John Farley

1796–from 1860 to 1870 (Age 64)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Farley was born in 1796, in Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Farley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Mitchell, was 29. He married Martha A. about 1830, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Huntington Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died from 1860 to 1870, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.

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John Farley
Martha A.
Marriage: about 1830
Frances Farley
Thomas Farley
William Farley
Obedience Farley
Martha Ann Farley
Buslet Farley
Eliza B Farley
Green B Farley
Elijah Farley

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Virginia, United States


    Frances Farley


    Thomas Farley


    William Farley


    Obedience Farley


    Martha Ann Farley


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 16

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile ( see Farrelly ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M Farley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Farley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Farley, "United States Census, 1860"

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