Christopher B Stafford

30 August 1797–7 March 1870 (Age 72)
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1870, in Rochester, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Christopher B Stafford
Laura Sophronia Eggleston
Marriage: 1820
Moses Stafford
Oscar C Stafford
Prudence Ann Stafford
Rhody Ann Stafford
Henry Eggleston Stafford

Spouse and Children

Essex, Essex, Essex, New York, United States



    Oscar C Stafford


    Prudence Ann Stafford


    Rhody Ann Stafford



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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

Age 14

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.

Age 21

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • C B Stafford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christopher B Stofford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christopher Stafford in entry for Oscar C Stafford, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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