Constant Whitford

Brief Life History of Constant

When Constant Whitford was born in 1760, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Whitford, was 26 and his mother, Alice Matteson, was 26. He married Martha Hunter about 1779, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 15 September 1840, in Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Constant Whitford
Martha Hunter
Marriage: about 1779
John Whitford
Anna Whitford
William Whitford
Oliver Whitford
Oliver Nathan Whitford
Angeline Whitford

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  • Constant Whitford, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Constant Whitford, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Constant Whitford, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

World Events (8)


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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Whitford in Shute (Devon) or Whitford in Bromsgrove (Worcestershire) in England. In Scotland, from Whiteford near Paisley (Renfrewshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’ or their Scots equivalents.

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

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