Delia Clifford

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

The Life 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 2 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
1795–1867
Delia Clifford
1797–1883
Marriage: about 1822
Sarah J Swett
1823–1894
Orrin Edwin Swett
1825–1891
Cordelia Swett
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1822
Washington, Orange, Vermont, United States
children

(3)

    Sarah J Swett

    Female1823–1894Female

    Orrin Edwin Swett

    Male1825–1891Male

    Cordelia Swett

    Female1829–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Delia Sweat in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Delia Sweatt in household of John D Sweatt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Delia Swett in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1880"

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