Garfield

1797–
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Garfield

Garfield was born in 1797, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Garfield
1797–
Elizabeth Faunce
1801–

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 6

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, generally from a field name denoting a triangular area, Old English gāra ( see Gore ) at the corner of an open field after rectangular furlongs had been laid out.2 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Possible Related Names

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

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