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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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Clodfelter
1818–1890
Sarah C Riggs
1824–1884
Marriage: 13 October 1842
George W Clodfelter
1840–1902
Nancy Clodfelter
1846–
George Washington Clodfelter
1843–1927
Benjamin Franklin Clodfelter
1845–1926
Mary Clodfelter
1847–
Edwin Clodfelter
1850–
Martha A Clodfelter
1852–
Martha A Clodfelter
1853–1883
Barbara Ellen Clodfelter
1856–1929
A Huffman
1863–1886
Emma Clodfelter
1864–
Clarissa V Clodfelter
1866–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1842
Edwards, Illinois, United States
children

(12)

    Male1840–1902Male

    George Washington Clodfelter

    Male1843–1927Male

    Benjamin Franklin Clodfelter

    Male1845–1926Male

    Nancy Clodfelter

    Female1846–Female

    Mary Clodfelter

    Female1847–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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