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Mary Ireland Farnsworth

Born: May 30, 1830

Death: Feb 22, 1923

Birthplace: Upshur County

Nationality: United States

Mary Ireland Farnsworth

Date of Birth : May 30, 1830
Date of Death : Feb 22, 1923
Birth Place : Upshur County

Mary Ireland Farnsworth was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Daniel D. T. Farnsworth and served as that state's First Lady, 1869. She was born on May 1, 1830, at Upshur County, West Virginia, a niece of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. She married Daniel D. T. Farnsworth. She holds the distinction of serving only five days as first lady; her husband completed the unexpired term of Arthur I. Boreman, who had resigned to enter the United States Senate. After leaving office, the Farnsworths moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia. She died on February 22, 1923.


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