Silas Spalding

Brief Life History of Silas

When Silas Spalding was born on 5 May 1772, in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Col 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.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Silas? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

Sources (21)

  • Silas Spalding, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Silas Spaulding, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Silas Spalding, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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


New Hampshire is 9th state.


Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): variant of Spaulding .

History: The surname was taken to Scotland in the 13th century by Radulphus de Spalding. His descendants prospered, and the name is still common in Scotland. Early American Spaldings include Thomas Spalding, born in Frederica, GA, in 1774, who introduced sea-island cotton in GA, and the physician Lyman Spalding, born in Cornish, NH, in 1775, who founded US Pharmacopoeia.

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.