Henry Farmer

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Farmer was born on 23 January 1850, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Farmer, was 42 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Barnes, was 36. He married Sarah Jones on 25 December 1868, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 6, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 17 June 1928, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Poplarville Cemetery, Poplarville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Farmer
Sarah Jones
Marriage: 25 December 1868
William C. Farmer
Mary Jane Farmer
Sarah Margaret Farmer
Rosa Bell Farmer
James Parker Farmer
Silas Alvin Farmer
John Peter Farmer
Logan Farmer
Louella Farmer

Sources (20)

  • Henry Farmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Farmer, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Henry Farmer, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English fermo(u)r, fermer and Anglo-Norman French fermer (Old French fermier, medieval Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.

Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered form Therrien . Compare Pharmer .

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

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