Clarissa Eddy

1830–24 August 1895 (Age 65)
Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Eddy was born in 1830, in Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Fredrick Eddy, Sr., was 45 and her mother, Lydia Phillips, was 32. She married Myron Ellsworth on 3 February 1852, in West Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 24 August 1895, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Myron Ellsworth
Clarissa Eddy
Marriage: 3 February 1852
Liddie Jane Ellsworth

Spouse and Children

3 February 1852
West Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States


    Liddie Jane Ellsworth


Parents and Siblings

    Fredrick Eddy, Sr.





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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 4

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Edwy, Old English Ēadwīg, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wīg ‘war’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Elsworth in household of Fredrick Eddy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clarissa Eddy in household of Lydia Eddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarrissa Eddy Ellsworth, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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