Clarissa Eldredge

Brief Life History of Clarissa

When Clarissa Eldredge was born on 24 February 1808, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elijah Eldridge, was 29 and her mother, Clarissa Crane, was 26. She married Thomas Russ on 10 March 1840. She died on 25 October 1892, at the age of 84, and was buried in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Thomas Russ
Clarissa Eldredge
Marriage: 10 March 1840

Sources (8)

  • Clarissa Eldredge, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Clarissa E. Russ, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Clarissa Eldredge, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (8)


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

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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 (London): variant of Eldridge .

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

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