Sarah C Riggs

Female17 September 1824–31 May 1884

Brief Life History of Sarah C

When Sarah C Riggs was born on 17 September 1824, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Riggs, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Copen, was 34. She married Jeremiah Clodfelter on 13 October 1842, in Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1870 and Salem Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 31 May 1884, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Jeremiah Clodfelter
Sarah C Riggs
Marriage: 13 October 1842
George Washington Clodfelter
Nancy Clodfelter
Benjamin Franklin Clodfelter
Mary Clodfelter
Edwin Clodfelter
Martha A Clodfelter
Martha A. Clodfelter
Barbara Ellen Clodfelter
A Huffman
Emma Clodfelter
Clarissa V Clodfelter

Sources (15)

  • Sarah Clodfelter in household of George W Clodfelter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah C Riggs in entry for Benjamin F Clodfelter and Sarah A Baker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Sarah Cloafelter in household of Jeremiah Cloafelter, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1842Edwards, Illinois, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 6

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 20

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset):

    variant of Ricks with voicing of /ks/ to /gs/.

    variant of Rigg , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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