Sarah C Riggs

17 September 1824–31 May 1884 (Age 59)
Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 33. She married Jeremiah Clodfelter on 13 October 1842, in Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1870. She died on 31 May 1884, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in West Salem, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

13 October 1842
Edwards, Illinois, United States



    George Washington Clodfelter


    Benjamin Franklin Clodfelter


    Nancy Clodfelter


    Mary Clodfelter


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+1 More Child

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

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Clodfelter in household of George W Clodfelter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Cloafelter in household of Jeremiah Cloafelter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Clodfelter in household of [illegible] Clodfelter, "United States Census, 1860"

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