Rhoda Ann Spafford

Brief Life History of Rhoda Ann

When Rhoda Ann Spafford was born in 1838, in Pontiac, Quebec, Canada, her father, Horace Spafford, was 41 and her mother, Martha Stiles, was 39. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 25 June 1850, in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 12, and was buried in Platte River, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Horace Spafford
Martha Stiles
Caroline Spafford
William Nelson Spafford Sr
Irinda Spafford
Weltha Ann Spafford
Martha Jane Spafford
Minerva Spafford
Rhoda Ann Spafford
Alma Elijah Spafford
Horace Nephi Spafford Sr
Horace Spafford
Moroni Spafford

Sources (10)

  • Rhoda Ann Spafford, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rhoda Ann Spafford - Published information: birth-name: Rhoda Ann Spafford
  • Rhoda Ann Spafford, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (2)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire):

habitational name usually from Spalford (Nottinghamshire). The placename may derive from Old English Spaldas, the name of an Anglian tribe who settled chiefly in the fen-lands of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, or from spald ‘ditch, trench’ + ford ‘ford’.

variant of Spofforth, a habitational name from Spofforth (Yorkshire), probably from Old English spot ‘small piece, plot of land’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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