Virgie Ann Farris

1828–
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Virgie Ann

When Virgie Ann Farris was born in 1828, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, Stephen Farris, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Elinor Nellie White, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Farris
1794–1835
Margaret Elinor Nellie White
1795–1884
James Lee Farris
1815–
Major White Farris
1816–1890
Robert Farris
1819–
Mary Lou Farris
1820–
Isacc R Farris
1825–
Joseph Lee Farris
1827–
Virgie Ann Farris
1828–
Susan E Farris
1832–1908

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"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."

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .2 Probably also a variant of English Farrar ; the name is quite common in southeast England.

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

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