Amos Tillinghast Whitford

29 July 1799–27 May 1852 (Age 52)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Amos Tillinghast

When Amos Tillinghast Whitford was born on 29 July 1799, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Whitford, was 31 and his mother, Amay Tillinghast, was 31. He married Nancy Nichols Clarke about 1819, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 27 May 1852, in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 52.

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Amos Tillinghast Whitford
Nancy Nichols Clarke
Marriage: about 1819
Clark Newton Whitford
Benjamin H. Whitford
Amos T. Whitford
Sarah Anne Whitford
Harriet Jane Whitford
Mary Elizabeth Whitford
Phebe A. Whitford
Joseph R Whitford
Emily Frances Whitford
George H. Whitford
John F. Whitford
Lydia D. Whitford

Spouse and Children

about 1819
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 12

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amos T Whitford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ammos Lillinghost Whitford in entry for Lydia Darling Whitford Mason, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Amos Whitford in entry for Emily Frances Webster, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"

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