William Ridgley Warfield Sr

Brief Life History of William Ridgley

When William Ridgley Warfield Sr was born in 1808, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Beale Warfield, was 39 and his mother, Amelia Ridgely, was 33. He married Eleanor Clagett Watkins on 18 December 1830, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 5 August 1864, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Warfield Family Cemetery, Leishear Village, Howard, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ridgley Warfield Sr
1808–1864
Eleanor Clagett Watkins
1807–1868
Marriage: 18 December 1830
Rosalba V. Warfield
1831–1979
Alverta Clay Warfield
1846–1866
Catherine D. Warfield
1849–1852
Beal A. Warfield
1833–1910
Bowie Clagett Warfield
1835–1923
Gassaway Watkins Warfield
1837–1892
Eleanor Amelia "Ellen" Warfield
1838–1919
Albina C. Warfield
1839–1846
Camsadel E. Warfield
1843–1930
William Ridgley Warfield
1847–1914
Elizabeth Emma Warfield
1847–1904
Georgetta Catherine Warfield
1850–1943
Caleb J. Warfield
1855–1878

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  • Eleanor Amelia "Ellen" Warfield Crapster Watkins - Find A Grave Memorial# 122354203

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from a place in Berkshire called Warfield, from Old English wer, wær ‘weir’ + feld ‘pasture, open country’.

History: Richard Warfield came from Berkshire, England, to MD in 1662.

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

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