Peter H Farrington

13 February 1814–26 May 1893 (Age 79)
Kent, Putnam, New York, United States

The Life of Peter H

When Peter H Farrington was born on 13 February 1814, in Kent, Putnam, New York, United States, his father, Elijah Farrington, was 32 and his mother, Phebe Howe, was 28. He married Ann D. Pierson on 8 November 1838, in Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States for about 15 years. He died on 26 May 1893, in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Peter H Farrington
Ann D. Pierson
Marriage: 8 November 1838
Francis Farrington
Malissa Farrington
Simeon De Witt Farrington
Amelia Farrington
Addie Norton Farrington

Spouse and Children

8 November 1838
Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Farrington





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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

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)

  • Peter H Farrington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter H Farington, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Peter H Farrington, "New York State Census, 1875"

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