Olivia Ann Ferry

January 1825–24 September 1908 (Age 83)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Olivia Ann

Olivia Ann Ferry was born in January 1825, in Kentucky, United States as the daughter of Christiana. She married Nimrod E Jarrett on 19 August 1843, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. She died on 24 September 1908, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83.

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Nimrod E Jarrett
Olivia Ann Ferry
Marriage: 19 August 1843

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    Nimrod E Jarrett



19 August 1843
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

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 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 25

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh ‘descendant of Fearadhach ’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably an adjective derivative of fear ‘man’.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry crossing on a river. Middle English feri ‘ferry’ is from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry’, ultimately cognate with the Old English verb ferian ‘to carry’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olivia Nichols, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Olivia A Nichols in household of P Nichols, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Olevia Nuckles in household of Pouncy Nuckles, "United States Census, 1880"

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