William Farley

about 1784–
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of William

When William Farley was born about 1784, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Isaac Farley, was 29 and his mother, Annetje Mellick, was 24. He married Anna Garretson after 1810. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Farley
1784–
Anna Garretson
1786–
Marriage: after 1810
David S. Farley
1815–1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1810
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 3

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 35

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 English: habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile ( see Farrelly ).

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

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