William Farley

1799–1832 (Age 33)
Monroe, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Farley was born in 1799, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States, his father, Gideon Farley, was 24 and his mother, Mary Polly West, was 13. He married Virginia Jane Sawyers on 24 April 1821, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1832, in Monroe, Virginia, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Camp Creek, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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William Farley
Virginia Jane Sawyers
Marriage: 24 April 1821
John Henry Farley
Nelson Farley
James Hiram Farley
William Jackson Farley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1821Giles, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 4
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 13
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Shropshire, and Sussex. From Old English fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see Farrelly ).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Legacy NFS Source: William Farley - birth-name: William Farley
    • 1830 United States Federal Census
    • William Farley, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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