Clarissa Tryon

11 July 1791–
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Tryon was born on 11 July 1791, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Tryon, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Gibbs, was 28. She had at least 1 son.

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Joseph Tryon
Sarah Gibbs
Marianda Tryon
Sally Tryon
Joseph Tryon Jr
Clarissa Tryon

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World Events (3)

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: of Dutch origin and uncertain derivation.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarrisa Tryon in entry for Isaac Gates Tryon, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Clarrissa Tryon Gates in entry for Isaac Gates, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Clarissa Tryon, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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