24 April 1800–27 June 1888 (Age 88)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa WIGHTMAN was born on 24 April 1800, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Amos Wightman, was 38 and her mother, Lucretia Whipple, was 35. She married Charles Smith Cone about 1820. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bethany Center, Bethany, Genesee, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 27 June 1888, in Bethany, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 88.

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Charles Smith Cone
Marriage: about 1820
Charles Wightman Cone
Ellen Frances Cone
Mary Ann Cone

Spouse and Children

about 1820
Bozrah, New London, Connecticut


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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. 2. variant of Wight , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarissa Cone in household of Chas S Cone, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clarisa Cone in household of Charles Cone, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clarissa Cone in household of Charles S Cone, "United States Census, 1850"

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