Constant Whitford

1760–15 September 1840 (Age 80)
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Constant

When Constant Whitford was born in 1760, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Thomas Whitford, was 26 and his mother, Alice Elsey Matteson, was 26. He married Martha Hunter about 1779, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 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
Angeline Whitford

Spouse and Children

about 1779
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 16

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

Age 16

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

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: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Sources (2)

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

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