Clarissa ( Clarisa) E. Gantt

3 August 1825–1888 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Clarissa ( Clarisa) E.

When Clarissa ( Clarisa) E. Gantt was born on 3 August 1825, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Woods Gant, was 24 and her mother, Jane Mattison Shirley, was 26. She died in 1888, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Smiths Chapel Cemetery, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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John Woods Gant
Jane Mattison Shirley
Clarissa ( Clarisa) E. Gantt
Matilda Jane Gant
James A Gant
William M Gant
Judith Samantha Gantt
John C. Gant
Margaret C Gant
Benjamin F. Gant

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World Events (7)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 4

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: probably a variant of French, English, or German Gant .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarissa Gant in household of Jane Gant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clarasa C Gantt in household of John C Gantt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clarisa E Gantt in household of Jane Gantt, "United States Census, 1870"

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