Ransom Clifford

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Ransom Clifford
1812–1868
Rhoda W Gutterson
1810–1865
Marriage: 21 September 1833
Rev Branch Greenleaf Clifford DD
1843–1910

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1833Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1812
    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 and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The placename is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.Irish: adoption of the name in 1 above as Anglicization of several Irish names, especially Ó Clúmháin ‘descendant of Clúmhán’, which was the surname of an ecclesiastical family in Sligo and can be traced back to the 12th century. The personal name meant ‘little hairy one’, a diminutive of Irish clúmach ‘hairy’, from clúmh ‘feathers, plumage, down; hair or fur’. Clifford was also adopted for Coleman and in Fermanagh for Crifferty, Clifferty, and Cliffordy, which are Anglicized forms of Mac Raibheartaigh (compare Rafferty ).History: A powerful Anglo-Norman family of this name in England and Ireland trace their descent from Walter de Clifford, who took the name from Clifford (Castle) in Herefordshire in the 12th century, after acquiring the Clifford barony by marriage.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Coleman

    Sources (4)

    • Ramon Clifford, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Ransom Clifford in entry for Branch G Clifford, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
    • Ransom Clifford, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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