Edward Clingan

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Clingan was born from 1847 to May 1850, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Clingan, was 31 and his mother, Erlander Clingin, was 25. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Elizabeth Betty Fennel. He lived in Franklin, Alabama, United States in 1870.

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Edward Clingan
Elizabeth Betty Fennel
Charles Wesley Clingon
James M Clingin
Sarah E Clingin
Mary Alice Clingan
Martha A Clinghan
Martha Annie Clingan
William E Clinghan

Sources (6)

  • Edward Clingin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Clingon in entry for Charles Wesley Clingon, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Edward Clinghan, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Kirkcudbrightshire) and Irish (Fermanagh, Down): shortened form of Mac Clingan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gilla Fhinnéin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Finnian’, also Anglicized as Mac Alingen.

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

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