Beriah Magoffin

14 February 1773–9 March 1843 (Age 70)
Down, County Westmeath, Ireland

The Life Summary of Beriah

When Beriah Magoffin was born on 14 February 1773, in Down, County Westmeath, Ireland, his father, James Magoffin, was 38 and his mother, Jane Wylie, was 35. He married Jane Jenny McAfee on 11 June 1797, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Harrodstown, Kentucky, Virginia, United States in 1820. In 1830, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as merchant harrodsburg . He died on 9 March 1843, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Beriah Magoffin
Jane Jenny McAfee
Marriage: 11 June 1797
Joseph MaGoffin
Gen James Wiley Magoffin
John Magoffin
Sarah McGoffin
Samuel McFee Magoffin
Ann Jane Magoffin
Hannah McFee Magoffin
Beriah Magoffin
Col. Ebenezer Magoffin
Dr. William Magoffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1797Mercer, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1774: Oldtown, Fincastle, Virginia Colony 1776: Harrodstown, Kentucky, Virginia, United States 1785: Harrodsburg, Lincoln, Virginia, United States 1794: Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States
    Age 3
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1792 · Becomes the 15th State
    Age 19
    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): variant of McGaffin .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Beriah Magoffin, "United States Census, 1820"
    • B Magoffin in entry for Wm Harrison and Ann Jane, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • 1830 United States Federal Census

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