Frances Helen Alford

5 January 1831–5 February 1861 (Age 30)
Hope, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Helen

When Frances Helen Alford was born on 5 January 1831, in Hope, Knox, Maine, United States, her father, Nathaniel Alford, was 23 and her mother, Deborah R Cushman, was 27. She married Anson O. Hewett on 4 September 1853, in Hope, Waldo, Maine, United States. She lived in Hope, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 5 February 1861, in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Anson O. Hewett
Frances Helen Alford
Marriage: 4 September 1853

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  • Marriage
    4 September 1853Hope, Waldo, Maine, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
    Age 1
    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
    1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty
    Age 11
    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset, Cheshire and Lincolnshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳth + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .variant of Halford (or vice versa).English:

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Frances H Alford in household of Nathaniel Alford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Frances H Hewett in household of Anson Hewett, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Francis Hellen Alford, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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