Ralph Southworth

Male22 May 1816–14 May 1886

Brief Life History of Ralph

When Ralph Southworth was born on 22 May 1816, in New York, United States, his father, Chester Southworth, was 50 and his mother, Charlotte Potter, was 41. He married Elizabeth Jane Bently on 5 October 1847, in Carroll, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Center Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 14 May 1886, in Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Meek Cemetery, Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Ralph Southworth
Elizabeth Jane Bently
Marriage: 5 October 1847
Amelia J Southworth
James Edward Southworth

Sources (13)

  • Ralph Sathworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ralph Southworth, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ralph Southworth in entry for Amelia Jane Meek, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1847Carroll, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 11

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Carroll, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Southworth in Winwick (Lancashire), from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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