Edward Farrington

November 1735–
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Farrington was born in November 1735, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Farrington, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Houlton, was 26.

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John Farrington
1693–
Sarah Houlton
1709–1762
John Farrington
1731–
Apphia Farrington
1754–1788
Edward Farrington
1758–
Sarah Farrington
1733–1738
Lydia Farrington
1735–1777
Edward Farrington
1735–
Benjamin Farrington
1737–1776
Sarah Farrington
1739–1740
Martha Farrington
1741–
Mehetable Farrington
1741–
Sarah Farrington
1743–
Benjamin Farrington
1744–1825
Edward Farington
1745–1751
Hannah Farrington
1748–1818
Phebe Farrington
1748–
Stephen Farrington
1751–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 46

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Farrington. There is one in Somerset, but the surname is associated mainly with Farington, Lancashire. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname probably reached America also via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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

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