Mary F. Lafon

1842–1903 (Age 61)
Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary F.

When Mary F. Lafon was born in 1842, in Giles, Virginia, United States, her father, James Lafon, was 30 and her mother, Catharine Duncan, was 20. She married Sylvester Wingo on 8 August 1866, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1903, in Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Wingo
Mary F. Lafon
Marriage: 8 August 1866
Annie Lois Wingo
Isa O Wingo
Marvin Call Wingo
William Burns Wingo
Lucy C. Wingo
Ira A. Wingo
Edgar B. Wingo

Spouse and Children

8 August 1866
Giles, Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Lafon


    Catharine Duncan




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 19

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

French: variant of Lafont . Compare Laffoon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Lafaun in household of James Lafaun, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Lafon in household of James Lafon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary F. Lafon in entry for Lucile Kralce, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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