Isaac Farris

1 March 1796–29 October 1857 (Age 61)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Farris was born on 1 March 1796, in South Carolina, United States, his father, John Farris, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Morgan, was 22. He married Jane Anderson in 1821, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 October 1857, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61.

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Isaac Farris
Jane Anderson
Marriage: 1821
Mary Ellen Farris
Malinda Farris
Margaret Jane Farris
Rhoda Caroline Farris
Mary Ellen Farris

Spouse and Children

Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .2 Probably also a variant of English Farrar ; the name is quite common in southeast England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac R Farris, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Isaac R Farris, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Isaac Farris, "United States Census, 1850"

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