Elizabeth Alford

Female20 January 1793–9 March 1861

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alford was born on 20 January 1793, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ely Alford, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Beebe, was 29. She married Norris Benham Barber on 14 May 1812, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 9 March 1861, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Norris Benham Barber
Elizabeth Alford
Marriage: 14 May 1812
William Benham Barber
Sally B. Barber
Walter Sessions Barber

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Barber in household of Norris B Barber, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Barber, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Elizabeth Barber, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1812Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    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.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 9

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


    Age 19

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

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset, Cheshire and Lincolnshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳth + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .

    variant of Halford (or vice versa).


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

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