Alford, Clarissa

Birth Name Alford, Clarissa
Gender female
Age at Death 73 years, 6 months, 29 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1791-09-08 Ferrisburg, Addison Co, VT    
Death 1865-04-07 Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co, PA    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Alford, Oliver1767-10-271848-12-25
Mother Porter, Lovina Powers1769-09-011834-11-07
    Brother     Alford, Ira 1788-08-02 1854
    Sister     Alford, Theodosia 1790-01-03 1881
         Alford, Clarissa 1791-09-08 1865-04-07
    Sister     Alford, Lovina 1793-08-30 1795-08-24
    Brother     Alford, Oliver Jr 1795-03-20 1859-12-26
    Sister     Alford, Lovina 1797-04-26 1814-07-05
    Sister     Alford, Rebecca 1798-11-10
    Brother     Alford, Hiram about 1801 1860
    Sister     Alford, Rosetta 1802-05-24
    Brother     Alford, Martin 1804-01-03 1873-08-16
    Brother     Alford, Louis W 1806-07-18 1840-01-18
    Brother     Alford, McLancton W 1810-05-05 1873-08-16
    Brother     Alford, Loyal Adolphus 1814-05-29 1883-12-20


Family of Gage, Richard and Alford, Clarissa

Married Husband Gage, Richard ( * 1786-07-23 + 1870-03-25 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1807-06-11 Ferrisburg, Addison Co, VT Marriage of Gage, Richard and Alford, Clarissa 1
Residence 1810 Ferrisburg, Addison Co, VT US Census - 2 children  
Residence 1820 Le Boeuf, Erie, PA US Census - 7 children.  
Residence 1830 Rockdale, Crawford, PA US Census - 10 children!  
Residence 1840 Rockdale, Crawford, PA US Census - 5 children still at home.  

Notes from Porter Matteson's Genealogy of the Vermont Gages:
[based on Loren Mitchell's account of the trip] Oliver Alford first visited the wilderness of NW PA in 1815 and after a year returned to VT to convince his daughters' husbands to move there. The trip from Vergennes, VT to Cambridge Springs, PA in January of 1816 took 3 weeks. The country they settled in is on the Lake Erie watershed, and at that time, was covered in a very dense growth of virgin timber, thick with the native bears, wolves, wildcats, deer, wild turkey, and pigeons. The trees were chiefly oak, chestnut, birch, maple, and pine, plus the Hemlock useful for tanning. Most of the houses were log cabins and the food was raised by the farmer himself. Porter considers the land laws of the time which were a direct result of attempting to pay off quickly depreciating debt from the Revolutionary War. In particular the Land Law of 1792 specified that Richard Gage, (Alford and Hodges) could buy 100 acres for about $11.25. He speculates that the route they took went thru the Juniata Valley in Pennsylvania.

A letter still exists by James Hodges recounting the trip -

U.S. Census_________________
home in 1810: Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont
home in 1820: Le Boeuf, Erie, PA (??? but cannot find in census image - only David and William Gage there)
home in 1830: Rockdale, Crawford, PA
home in 1840: Rockdale, Crawford, PA

Name Birth Date Death Date
Gage, Peter Alford1808-06-141894-10-17
Gage, Aurelia1810-02-091874-04-17
Gage, Cyrus P1812-01-151843-04-30
Gage, Stephen P1813-10-171873-05-31
Gage, Carolyn L1815-12-191888-07-10
Gage, Walter Roberts1818-05-231869-08-19
Gage, Oliver Alford1819-11-011892-05-08
Gage, Harriet1821-04-061857-11-28
Gage, Rebecca1823-03-171828-09-05
Gage, Horatio Nelson1824-08-241878-09-09
Gage, Julia Ann1827-09-271900-01-18
Gage, Orange Montgomery1831-11-181914-10-06

Source References

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