Benjamin Cluff

20 March 1830–19 November 1909 (Age 79)
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Cluff was born on 20 March 1830, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, David Cluff or Clough Sr, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Hall, was 24. He married Mary Ellen Foster on 28 February 1854, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Kingdom of Hawaii in 1870 and lived in Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1880 and Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Timpanogus, Wasatch, Utah, United States. He died on 19 November 1909, in San Fernando, Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico, at the age of 79, and was buried in San Fernando, Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Cluff
Eliza Arnette Foster
Marriage: 20 February 1856
Eliza Ann Arnetta Cluff
Hammond Cluff
Josephine Cluff
Margaret Ann Cluff
Joseph Lemuel Cluff
William Kenneth Cluff
Bessie Cluff
Lucy B Cluff
Lucy Cluff
Karl Vernor Cluff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 23
    Santa Anna returns to Mexico and becomes president. Sells additional territory to United States under Gadsden Purchase.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Clough .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Problem of Attendance in the 22nd Quorum of Seventies

    On July 7, 1855, members of the 22nd Quorum of Seventies met at the home of one of their members. Jonathan Pugmire Jr., a leader in the quorum, had a home on the corner of West Temple and Emigration s …

    Sources (78)

    • B Cluff in entry for Ellen M Cluff, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
    • Benjamin Plaff, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Benj Cluff in entry for David Foster Cluff and Eunice Fern Cluff, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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