David B. Furnish

Maleabout 1831–21 May 1905

Brief Life History of David B.

When David B. Furnish was born about 1831, in Gallatin, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Furnish, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Lemmon, was 27. He married Priscilla Brisby on 16 January 1852, in Gallatin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1882 and Warsaw, Gallatin, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 21 May 1905, in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75.

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David B. Furnish
Priscilla Brisby
Marriage: 16 January 1852
Ann Mary Furnish
Jane Furnish
Anna B. Furnish
Franklin Furnish
James Thomas Furnish
Jesse N Furnish
Sarah Elizabeth Furnish
William H. Furnish

Sources (22)

  • David Furnish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David B L Furnish, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • David B Furmish, "United States, Kentucky, Agricultural Schedules, 1850-1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1852Gallatin, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 19

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


    Age 30

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Furness . Alternatively, a variant of Furneaux (see Furnace 2).

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

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