Anna Bibbins Chaffee

24 March 1811–8 December 1881 (Age 70)
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Anna Bibbins

When Anna Bibbins Chaffee was born on 24 March 1811, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Captain Amos Chaffee, was 41 and her mother, Harmenia 'Harmony' Crary, was 36. She married Elijah Fordham on 3 October 1838, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 8 December 1881, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Fordham
Anna Bibbins Chaffee
Marriage: 3 October 1838
Lydia Lovinia Fordham
Amos Pierre Fordham
Anna Maria Fordham
Joseph Elijah Fordham
Mary Louisa Fordham
Emily Adelia Fordham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1838Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (from Latin calvus). Compare Cave .

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Anna B Fordham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ab Chaffee in entry for Joseph Fordham and Elizabeth Jane Bolin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Unknown Unknown in entry for Joseph Elijah Fordham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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