Lucy Farrington

13 December 1822–20 March 1873 (Age 50)
Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Farrington was born on 13 December 1822, in Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, Asa Allen Farrington, was 33 and her mother, Louisa Twitchell, was 31. She married Volney Ephraim Gay on 26 September 1841, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Carver, Minnesota, United States in 1860. She died on 20 March 1873, in Dassel, Meeker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Dassel, Meeker, Minnesota, United States.

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Volney Ephraim Gay
Lucy Farrington
Marriage: 26 September 1841
Alvaro Gay
Lucina Ann Gay
George Charles Gay
Ivanhoe Sylvester Gay
Orrin Leonard Gay
Alonzo Alfred Gay
Caroline Isabelle Gay
Asa E. Gay
William Edward Gay
Armstrong Gay
Elsie Ann Gay
Jasper Gay

Spouse and Children

26 September 1841
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 10

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Farrington. There is one in Somerset, but the surname is associated mainly with Farington, Lancashire. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname probably reached America also via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Gay in household of Volney Gay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucy Gay in household of Volney Gay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laura Harrinton in entry for Orrin L Gay, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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