Rebecca Clifton

15 December 1772–30 November 1858 (Age 85)
Stafford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Clifton was born on 15 December 1772, in Stafford, Virginia, United States, her father, Burdette John Clifton Jr, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Kenner, was 34. She married Richard Pile Jr on 15 January 1792, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 November 1858, in Jeffersonville, Utica Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Richard Pile Jr
Rebecca Clifton
Marriage: 15 January 1792
Marsten Green Clark Pile
Richard Pile
Burdet Clifton Pile
Mary C Pile
Margaret Pile
Mary Ann Pile
Elizabeth Ann Pile

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15 January 1792
Nelson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 8

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named Clifton, from Old English clif ‘slope’ ( see Cliff ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Rebecca Pile, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Rebecca Pile, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Rebecca Clifton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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