Martha Farmer

1777–
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Farmer was born in 1777, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. She married Andrew Moore Petty on 27 December 1797, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Moore Petty
1777–1838
Martha Farmer
1777–
Marriage: 27 December 1797
Elizabeth Petty
1798–
Stephen Petty
1800–1886
Joel Petty
1810–1811
Joseph D. Petty
1812–1813
Daniel R. Petty
1814–
Sarah Petty
1816–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 December 1797
Charlotte, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1808

Age 31

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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  • Martha Farmer, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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