Ransom Clifford

1812–22 March 1868 (Age 56)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Ransom

When Ransom Clifford was born in 1812, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Elisha Clifford, was 30 and his mother, Betsey Tyler, was 26. He married Rhoda W Gutterson on 21 September 1833, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 March 1868, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56.

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Ransom Clifford
Rhoda W Gutterson
Marriage: 21 September 1833
Rev Branch Greenleaf Clifford DD

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    Rhoda W Gutterson


21 September 1833
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Rev Branch Greenleaf Clifford DD


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World Events (7)


Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ramon Clifford, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ransom Clifford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ransom Clifford in entry for Branch G Clifford, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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