Ignatius Dafft

1787–Male
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Ignatius

When Ignatius Dafft was born in 1787, in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States, his father, John Baptist Dafft, was 28 and his mother, Ann Spalding, was 28.

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Family Time Line

John Baptist Dafft
1759–
Ann Spalding
1759–
Elizabeth Dafft
1781–
Mary Ann Dafft
1784–1860
Monica Dafft
1786–
Ignatius Dafft
1787–
John W. Dafft
1799–1870

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World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

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.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1789

Age 2

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a meek person, from Middle English daffte ‘mild’, ‘gentle’, ‘meek’ (Old English gedæfte). It was not until the 15th century, toward the end of the main period of surname formation in England, that the word came to mean ‘stupid’, ‘silly’.

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

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