Almon Godfrey

15 June 1804–29 April 1881 (Age 76)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Almon

When Almon Godfrey was born on 15 June 1804, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Godfrey, was 34 and his mother, Welthian Wickes, was 22. He married Sally Barber on 26 April 1829, in Seventh Day Baptist Church, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 April 1881, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Almon Godfrey
Sally Barber
Marriage: 26 April 1829
Lydia A Godfrey
Henry H Godfrey

Spouse and Children


    Sally Barber


26 April 1829
Seventh Day Baptist Church, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


    Lydia A Godfrey


    Henry H Godfrey


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 7

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Almond Godfrey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Almon Godfrey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Almon Godfrey, "United States Census, 1850"

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