Elizabeth Cottle Claghorn

8 April 1784–February 1831 (Age 46)
Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Cottle

When Elizabeth Cottle Claghorn was born on 8 April 1784, in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Claghorn I, was 32 and her mother, Salome Cottle, was 31. She married Joseph Beal about 1806, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1784. She died in February 1831, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Beal
Elizabeth Cottle Claghorn
Marriage: about 1806
William Beal
Martha Beal
Joseph Cleghorn Beal
Lucretia Hannan Beal
Elizabeth Cleghorn Beal
Leah Beulah Beal
Porter Beal
Caroline Beal
Mary Jane Beal

Spouse and Children

about 1806
Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


    William Beal



    Joseph Cleghorn Beal


    Lucretia Hannan Beal



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William Cottle Claghorn


    Sarah Cottle Claghorn




    Orinda Cottle Claghorn


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Cleghorn .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eliza Beal in entry for Martha Smith, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn in entry for Joseph Or Jos Beal, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Elizabeth Claghorn, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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