Jewett Stafford

13 January 1793–12 August 1862 (Age 69)
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Jewett

When Jewett Stafford was born on 13 January 1793, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Stafford, was 33 and his mother, Orpha Sweet, was 34. He married Harriet Matilda Eggleston in 1818, in Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 August 1862, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Jewett Stafford
Harriet Matilda Eggleston
Marriage: 1818
Charles H Stafford
Horace Stafford
Amanda Stafford

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 1
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1811 · USS Revenge
Age 18
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 19
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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’.

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

Sources (4)

  • Jset Stafford, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Chistian May, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stafford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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