John Farley

Brief Life History 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.

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John Farley
1796–1870
Martha A.
1812–
Marriage: about 1830
Frances Farley
1831–
Thomas Farley
1836–
William Farley
1838–
Obedience Farley
1839–
Martha Ann Farley
1841–
Buslet Farley
1845–
Eliza B Farley
1846–
Green B Farley
1849–
Elijah Farley
1853–

Sources (4)

  • John M Farley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008 for Stephen Farley [father of William Thomas Farley]
  • John Farley, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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

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

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

English: habitational name from any of various places called Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Shropshire, and Sussex. From Old English fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see Farrelly ).

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

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