Francis Marion Farley, I

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Francis Marion Farley, I

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Buffalo Branch, Indian Creek, Greenbrier County, Virginia, now West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Monroe County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Farley, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Farley
Husband of Elizabeth Farley and Nancy Anna Farley
Father of John Farley; James Parke Farley; Matthew Farley; Mary "Polly" Pack; Francis Marion Farley, II and 4 others
Brother of John Farley; Peter Farley; Mary Elizabeth Womack; William Farley; Sarah Thompson and 4 others
Half brother of James Parke Farley; James Farley I and Mary Farley

Occupation: Surverying participant and Pioneer
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
Last Updated:

About Francis Marion Farley, I


Oct. 25, 1703 Chesterfield County Virginia, USA


Oct. 22, 1791

Crumps Bottom Summers County West Virginia, USA

Francis moved to what became Crump's Bottom on the New River about 1772 with his two oldest sons by his first wife Nancy Whitlow Farley. They were Thomas, who built Farley's Fort on the west side of the New River in 1775 and Francis Jr., the father of Nancy Elizabeth Farley Ellison. Francis Sr. drowned in the New River in 1791 and was buried one mile below the mouth of Indian Creek on his son Matthew's Farm, which was on the northeast side of the New River. His 2nd wife Elizabeth Crostic Farley, who was Matthew's mother, died in 1797 and was buried next to Francis Sr.. Their burial site is now underwater when Lake Bluestone is at flood level and uncovered when it is at its normal level. Their graves may have been moved when the Bluestone Dam was built in the 1940's. 

Family links:

  Elizabeth Crostic Farley (1718 - 1797)*

  Francis Marion Farley (1726 - 1829)*
  Matthew Farley (1759 - 1837)*
  • Calculated relationship

Matthew Farley's Farm 

Summers County West Virginia, USA

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Francis Marion Farley, I's Timeline

October 25, 1703
Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 22
Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
October 25, 1730
Age 27
Henrico County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Age 29
Henrico Co., Virginia
Age 31
Age 46
Bedford County, Province of Virginia
October 24, 1759
Age 55
Blackwater Creek, Bedford County, VA, now Monroe County, West Virginia, United States