Mary E Lafferty

Brief Life History of Mary E

When Mary E Lafferty was born in 1849, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Lafferty Sr., was 29 and her mother, Catherine Williams, was 29. She married Elias Craun on 19 September 1870, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. She lived in Ashby District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Elias Craun
Mary E Lafferty
Marriage: 19 September 1870

Sources (10)

  • Mary Lafferty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E. McCarty, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Mary E McCarty in entry for Elias Crawn, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish (mainly northern Ireland): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithbheartaigh or Mac Fhlaithbheartaigh ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Flaithbheartach’, a personal name composed of the elements flaith ‘prince, ruler’ + beartach ‘doer of valiant deeds’. The internal consonant cluster -thbh- of the Irish name is variously realized as f, v, or h. See also Flaherty .

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

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