Helen "Ellen" Julia Clough

20 October 1839–22 February 1904 (Age 64)
Swiftwater, Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Helen "Ellen" Julia

When Helen "Ellen" Julia Clough was born on 20 October 1839, in Swiftwater, Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Darius Clough, was 30 and her mother, Mehitable C. Hutchins, was 27. She married Caleb Coburn on 9 September 1854, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Landaff, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1880. She died on 22 February 1904, in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Coburn
Helen "Ellen" Julia Clough
Marriage: 9 September 1854
Mary M Coburn
Josephene M. Coburn

Spouse and Children

9 September 1854
Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Darius Clough


    Mehitable C. Hutchins




    Henry D. Clough


    Richard Clement Clough



    Carlton H Clough


World Events (7)


Age 7

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

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a precipitous slope, Middle English clough (Old English clōh ‘ravine’).2 Welsh: nickname from cloff ‘lame’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen M Pond in household of Joseph E Pond, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellen Coburn in household of Caleb Coburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Pond in household of Joseph Pond, "United States Census, 1870"

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