Orlando Spofford

7 September 1791–24 September 1856 (Age 65)
Danville, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Orlando

When Orlando Spofford was born on 7 September 1791, in Danville, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Spofford, was 35 and his mother, Peggy Margaret COLE, was 35. He married Melinda Hall in March 1821. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1850. He died on 24 September 1856, at the age of 65, and was buried in Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orlando Spofford
Melinda Hall
Marriage: March 1821
Warren Spafford
Mary Ann Spofford
Margaret Spafford
Benjamin Spafford
Amos Spofford
Elizabeth Spafford
Hannah H. Spofford
Lydia D. Spafford
Samuel P. Spafford
Charles B Spofford

Spouse and Children

March 1821
3-Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 17

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Orlando Spofford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orlando Spofford in entry for Mary B. Pillsbury, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Orlando in entry for Franklin O. Ward and Lydia D. Spofford, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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