Clarissa Norton

14 March 1799–21 November 1864 (Age 65)
Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa

When Clarissa Norton was born on 14 March 1799, in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, David Norton, was 25 and her mother, Dinah Welton, was 27. She married Asa Welton in 1819, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 21 November 1864, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Pulsipher
Clarissa Norton
Marriage: about 1827
David Pulsipher Sr.
Ezekiel Pulsipher
Elsie Samantha Pulsipher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1827Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 4
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 20
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English north ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. In some cases it is a variant of Norrington .Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name (see 1 above).Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname (see 1 above) in place of some similar (like-sounding) original Ashkenazic surname.

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

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    RUTH WELTON TYLER Autobiography

    Ruth Welton Tyler was born February 25, 1820 at Spafford, Onondago, New York, a daughter of Clarissa Norton and Asa Welton. Her mother lived to the age of 65, having joined the saints in Utah, but her …

    Sources (26)

    • 1850 Clarriss Pulcifer, "United States Census"
    • 1860 Clarissa Pulsipher in household of Ebenezer Brown, "United States Census"
    • Family Data Collection - Births

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