Delia Clifford

13 January 1797–22 May 1883 (Age 86)
Springfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Delia

When Delia Clifford was born on 13 January 1797, in Springfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Israel Clifford, was 43 and her mother, Judith Severance, was 40. She married John D Swett about 1822, in Washington, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 22 May 1883, in Washington, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Corinth Corner Cemetery, Corinth Corners, Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John D Swett
Delia Clifford
Marriage: about 1822
Sarah J Swett
about 1823–1894
Orrin Edwin Swett
Cordelia Swett
Casen D C Levett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1822Washington, Orange, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
    Age 11
    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 36
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The placename is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.Irish: adoption of the name in 1 above as Anglicization of several Irish names, especially Ó Clúmháin ‘descendant of Clúmhán’, which was the surname of an ecclesiastical family in Sligo and can be traced back to the 12th century. The personal name meant ‘little hairy one’, a diminutive of Irish clúmach ‘hairy’, from clúmh ‘feathers, plumage, down; hair or fur’. Clifford was also adopted for Coleman and in Fermanagh for Crifferty, Clifferty, and Cliffordy, which are Anglicized forms of Mac Raibheartaigh (compare Rafferty ).History: A powerful Anglo-Norman family of this name in England and Ireland trace their descent from Walter de Clifford, who took the name from Clifford (Castle) in Herefordshire in the 12th century, after acquiring the Clifford barony by marriage.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Delia Levett in household of John D Levett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Delia Clifford in entry for Sarah George, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
    • Delia Sweat in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1870"

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