Elizabeth Ann Hess

11 August 1816–25 November 1894 (Age 78)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Hess was born on 11 August 1816, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, Johan Hess, was 39 and her mother, Anna Marie Price, was 35. She married Charles Ball Clifton on 13 July 1834, in Campbell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Morrow Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 25 November 1894, in Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Novinger, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ball Clifton
Elizabeth Ann Hess
Marriage: 13 July 1834
John Hess Clifton
Higgins S. Clifton
Amelia Rosanna Clifton
Harvey Lewis Clifton
Lydia Mariah Clifton
Charles W. Clifton
Thomas P. Clifton
Angeline Eliza Jane Clifton
Ruth Ann Elizabeth Clifton
William H. Clifton
Alexander B. Clifton
David Janes Clifton

Spouse and Children

13 July 1834
Campbell, Kentucky, United States


    John Hess Clifton


    Harvey Lewis Clifton


    Higgins S. Clifton


    Lydia Mariah Clifton


    Amelia Rosanna Clifton


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Missouri is the 24th state
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 20

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 22

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Story Highlight

History from Carolyn Dabney's written history.

Elizabeth was a mid-wife. Started the first script-school in Adair County, which was a school where parents paid tuition, or before the school districts were formed. Charles her husband had a blacks …

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth A Moor in household of Garland Moor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Moore in household of Garlen Moore, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Ann Clifton in household of Charles Clifton, "United States Census, 1850"

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