Silas Spalding

5 May 1772–20 September 1844 (Age 72)
Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Silas

When Silas Spalding was born on 5 May 1772, his father, Dyer Spaulding, was 39 and his mother, Elisabeth Cady Parkhurst, was 37. He married Theodocia Holton on 29 January 1799, in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 20 September 1844, in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Spalding
Theodocia Holton
Marriage: 29 January 1799
Sanford Spalding
Sophia Spalding
Lyman Spalding
Orilla Spalding

Spouse and Children

29 January 1799
Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


    Sanford Spalding


    Sophia Spalding


    Lyman Spalding


    Orilla Spalding


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 4

New Hampshire is 9th state.

Age 19

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Silas Spalding, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Silas Spalding, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Silas Spalding in entry for Orrilla Spalding, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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