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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Family Time Line

Beriah Magoffin
1773–1843
Jane Jenny McAfee
1773–1858
Marriage: 11 June 1797
Sarah McGoffin
1789–1844
Joseph MaGoffin
1798–
Gen James Wiley "The Don" Magoffin
1799–1868
John Magoffin
1800–
Samuel Magoffin
1801–1888
Ann Jane Magoffin
1803–
Hannah McAfee Magoffin
1807–1892
Beriah Magoffin
1815–1885
Ebenezer Magoffin
1817–1862
Dr. William Magoffin
1824–1883

Spouse and Children

    Male1773–1843Male

    Jane Jenny McAfee

    Female1773–1858Female

MARRIAGE
11 June 1797
Mercer, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Sarah McGoffin

    Female1789–1844Female

    Joseph MaGoffin

    Male1798–Male

    Gen James Wiley "The Don" Magoffin

    Male1799–1868Male

    John Magoffin

    Male1800–Male

    Samuel Magoffin

    Male1801–1888Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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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