Ira Virgil

1804–1893 (Age 88)
Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Virgil was born on 3 May 1804, his father, Abijah Virgil, was 46 and his mother, Zipporah Morgan, was 36. He married Betsey Vaninwagen about 1822, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hope Township, Barry, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 28 January 1893, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Virgil
Betsey Vaninwagen
Marriage: about 1822
Nancy Virgil
Electa Virgil
Joel Virgil
Elon Virgil
Cornelius Virgil

Spouse & Children

  • Male1804–1893Male

  • Betsey Vaninwagen


about 1822
Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States


  • Nancy Virgil


  • Electa Virgil


  • Joel Virgil


  • Elon Virgil


  • Cornelius Virgil


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 19

On 11 April 1823, Wayne County was formed by combining portions of Seneca and Ontario counties.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

From the personal name Virgil, a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Vergilius, Virgilius, which was probably of Etruscan origin. The name is famous in particular as that of the Latin poet Publius Vergilius Maro ( 70–19 bc ), author of the Aeneid. Virgil was much admired in medieval Europe; there were attempts to make him into an honorary Christian (even though he actually lived before the time of Christ), and Dante made him his guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio, a model of classical moderation and reason. This was also the name of an early saint, a 6th-century bishop of Arles. The forename is popular mainly in the U.S., and it is possible that the surname was coined here in at least some cases.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ira Virgill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Virgil, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ira Virgil, "United States Census, 1880"

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