Hiram Spofford

28 February 1800–1 August 1875 (Age 75)
Bingham, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Spofford was born on 28 February 1800, in Bingham, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Amherst Spofford, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Emerson, was 28. He married Belinda Russell on 13 March 1823, in Bingham, Somerset, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Brighton, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 1 August 1875, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brighton, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Hiram Spofford
Belinda Russell
Marriage: 13 March 1823
Eli Russell Spofford
Lucinda Spofford
Francena Spofford
William Spofford
Mary Ann Decker Spofford
David Gilman Spofford
Betsey Wyman Spofford
Hiram H. Spofford
Lucinda J Spofford
Josiah A. Spofford
Belinda Spofford

Spouse and Children

13 March 1823
Bingham, Somerset, Maine, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 20

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Spofforth in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Spoford and perhaps so named from Old English splott ‘spot’, ‘plot’ of land + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hiram Spofford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Spafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram in entry for Hiram S Spofford, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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