Lucy Farrington

Female13 December 1822–20 March 1873

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Farrington was born on 13 December 1822, in Franklin Township, Mercer, 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 7 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 Stevens, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, Dassel, Meeker, Minnesota, United States.

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

Sources (8)

  • Laura Gay in household of Volney Gay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucy Farrington, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Lucy Farrington Gay, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1841Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Schuyler, Illinois, United States

    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 Farrington in Lancashire, but perhaps occasionally from Farrington Gurney in Somerset. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname also probably reached America 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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