Christopher B Stafford

Brief Life History of Christopher B

When Christopher B Stafford was born on 30 August 1797, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Stafford, was 38 and his mother, Orpha Sweet, was 39. He married Laura Sophronia Eggleston in 1820, in Essex, Essex, Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 March 1870, in Rochester, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rochester Cemetery, Rochester Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Christopher B Stafford
1797–1870
Laura Sophronia Eggleston
1800–1856
Marriage: 1820
Oscar Christopher Stafford
1826–1911
Moses Stafford
1826–1906
Prudence Ann Stafford
1828–
Rhody Ann Stafford
1832–

Sources (11)

  • Christopher Stafford, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Christopher B Stafford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rev C B Stafford in entry for Moses Stafford, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1811 · USS Revenge

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name principally from Stafford (Staffordshire), but occasionally from other places with similar names, such as Stafford House in Ifield (Sussex), possibly East and West Stowford in East Down (Devon), and three minor places in Devon called Stafford, in Dolton, Broadhembury, and Colyton parishes. The places are all named with Old English ford ‘ford’ as the final element, but have different initial elements. The Staffordshire placename has Old English stæth ‘river bank, shore’; Stafford in Colyton (Devon) has Old English stān ‘stone, rock’; the Sussex placename has Old English stēor ‘steer, bullock’; East and West Stowford (Devon) have Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’; Stafford in Dolton and Stafford in Broadhembury (Devon) may have Old English stæth, stān, or stæf.

Irish (Wexford): variant of Stocker .

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

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