Silas Stoughton

Male3 January 1844–14 September 1900

Brief Life History of Silas

When Silas Stoughton was born on 3 January 1844, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Morgan Stoughton, was 24 and his mother, Anna Jane Stoughton, was 21. He married Clarinda Evalina Bortmess in 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 September 1900, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Moniteau, Cherry Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Stoughton
Clarinda Evalina Bortmess
Marriage: 1867
William C Stoughton
Eva Stoughton

Sources (9)

  • Silas Stoughton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Silas Stoughton, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Silas in entry for Samuel M. Brown and Eva Stoughton, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 19

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

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 19

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English (Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire): habitational name from any of the three places called Stoughton (Leicestershire, Surrey, Sussex), as well as Great and Little Staughton (in Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire respectively, straddling the county boundary), all of which appear in medieval documents as Stokton; see Stockton .

    History: Israel Stoughton, who came to New England from England c. 1630, was one of the founders of Dorchester, MA, and became one of the largest landowners in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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

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