Paul Farthing

17 April 1821–11 April 1865 (Age 43)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Paul

When Paul Farthing was born on 17 April 1821, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, Rev William Watkins Farthing, was 38 and his mother, Mary White Hallyburton, was 38. He married Rachel Watkins Farthing on 10 October 1848. He lived in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Beaverdam Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 11 April 1865, in Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Paul Farthing
Rachel Watkins Farthing
Marriage: 10 October 1848

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10 October 1848

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 9

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place named in Old English with fēorðing ‘fourth (part)’, ‘quarter’, being the fourth part of a larger administrative area. There are fifteen or more minor places with this name in southern England. As a surname, it may also denote someone who paid a farthing in rent, from the same word in the sense ‘farthing’, ‘quarter of a penny’. 2. from the Old Norse personal name Farþegn, composed of the elements fara ‘to go’ + þegn ‘warrior’, ‘hero’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Paul Farthing, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Paul Farthing, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Paul Farthing, "United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North,1861-1865"

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