Lucy Topliff

Female1794–5 February 1851

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Topliff was born in 1794, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jerome Topliff, was 27 and her mother, Rhoda Dunham, was 27. She married Chester White on 1 January 1816, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 5 February 1851, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester White
Lucy Topliff
Marriage: 1 January 1816
Harrison White
Phebe White
Mary White
Emily White
Jerome White
Lemuel White
Samuel White
Laura White
Ann White
Eliza J White
Elise I. White
Kirke White

Sources (11)

  • Lucy White in household of Chester White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Toplif in entry for Chas W. Dalrymple and Anna White Masters, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Lucy Tiptief in entry for Eliza J. Blanchard, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1816Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 0

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 3

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


    Age 18

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Topcliff by Thirsk or Topcliffe by Wakefield, both in Yorkshire. The first derives from Old English topp ‘top’ + clif ‘cliff, bank’, and the second derives from Old Norse topt, late Old English toft ‘building, enclosure’ + Old English clif ‘cliff, bank’.

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

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