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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Family Time Line

Hiram Spofford
1800–1875
Belinda Russell
1804–1879
Marriage: 13 March 1823
Eli Russell Spofford
1823–1891
Lucinda Spofford
1833–
Francena Spofford
1835–
William Spofford
1825–1851
Mary Ann Decker Spofford
1827–1859
David Gilman Spofford
1829–1909
Betsey Wyman Spofford
1831–1851
Hiram H. Spofford
1834–1914
Lucinda J Spofford
1837–1912
Josiah A. Spofford
1842–1870
Belinda Spofford
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 March 1823
Bingham, Somerset, Maine, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1809

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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