Frances Maria Durfee

Female6 February 1827–24 July 1896

Brief Life History of Frances Maria

When Frances Maria Durfee was born on 6 February 1827, in New York, United States, her father, Brownell Wilber Durfee, was 32 and her mother, Lucy Niles, was 21. She married Volkert Palmer Lamphere in 1847, in Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cazenovia, Madison, New York, United States in 1860 and Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States in 1870. She died on 24 July 1896, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango, Madison, New York, United States.

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Volkert Palmer Lamphere
Frances Maria Durfee
Marriage: 1847
Ella Lamphere

Sources (6)

  • Frances Lamphere in household of Vaulkert Lamphere, "United States Census, 1870"
  • "Find A Grave" Info web site - Frances Maria Durfee Lamphere
  • Frances M Lamphere in household of Volkert P Lamphere, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    1847Madison, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 3

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 19

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Durfé: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from Urfé in Loire. The surname Durfé is virtually non-existing in France.

    History: The name was brought to England by Huguenot refugees in the 16th century. Thomas Durfee, the ancestor of the Durfee family in America, was born in 1643 and came to Providence, RI, in 1660.

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

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