Margaret Farmer

about 1804–2 May 1858 (Age 54)
Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Farmer was born about 1804, in Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Farmer, was 41 and her mother, Mary Drury, was 32. She married William Harrison Spurling on 15 December 1824, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 May 1858, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Spurling
1805–1878
Margaret Farmer
1804–1858
Marriage: 15 December 1824
Elizabeth Spurling
1831–
William Spurling
1832–
Sarah Spurling
1837–
John Spurling
1834–
Nancy Spurling
1839–
James Spurling
1841–
James F Spurling
1842–1923

Spouse and Children

    William Harrison Spurling

    Male1805–1878Male

    Female1804–1858Female

MARRIAGE
15 December 1824
Green, Kentucky, United States
children

(7)

    Elizabeth Spurling

    Female1831–Female

    William Spurling

    Male1832–Male

    John Spurling

    Male1834–Male

    Female1837–Female

    Nancy Spurling

    Female1839–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1763–1815Male

    Mary Drury

    Female1772–1855Female

siblings

(10)

    James Abner Farmer

    Male1797–1850Male

    Joseph Farmer

    Male1797–1860Male

    Female1798–1860Female

    Thomas Farmer

    Male1799–1860Male

    Elizabeth Farmer

    Female1800–1850Female

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1804

Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 8

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

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: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Spurlin in household of Harrison Spurlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Farmer, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Margaret Farmer, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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