Thomas Godfrey

21 March 1770–8 November 1831 (Age 61)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Godfrey was born on 21 March 1770, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Godfrey, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Streeper, was 23. He married Polly "Mary" Settle on 14 June 1798, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Latimore Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Franklin Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1830. He died on 8 November 1831, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in York Springs, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas Godfrey
Polly "Mary" Settle
Marriage: 14 June 1798
Frances Settle Godfrey
Mary L. Godfrey
Elisabeth Godfrey
about 1817–
Stephen Foulk Godfrey
about 1819–1834
Hannah Stoner Godfrey
Jane Foulk Godfrey
Caroline Godfrey
Dr. Charles Moore Godfrey

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  • Marriage
    14 June 1798Culpeper, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 6
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 17
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Thomas Godfrey, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Thomas Godfrey, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
    • Thomas Godfrey, "United States Census, 1810"

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