Beriah Magoffin

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

The Life 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 33. 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 died on 9 March 1843, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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

Spouse and Children


    Jane Jenny McAfee


11 June 1797
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah McGoffin


    Joseph MaGoffin


    Gen James Wiley "The Don" Magoffin


    John Magoffin


    Samuel Magoffin


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 21

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Variant of northern Irish McGaffin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • B Magoffin in entry for Wm Harrison and Ann Jane, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Boriah Mcguffin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Beriah Mcgoffin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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