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Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Co.

Page 1083

Ahirah and Rosanna (Hall) Clifford, are natives of North Carolina. Ahrirah was born July 15, 1811, and Rosanna Aug. 12, 1816. They remained in their native state until the spring of 1866, when they removed to Cannon county, Tenn., where they lived until the fall of 1868. From there they removed to Caldwell county, Ky., only remaining there a short time, when in 1869 they came with their family to Greene county, Ill., locating near Wilmington, where they lived about three years. Their next move was to Crawford county, Kan., where they staid three years, then moved to Montgomery county in the same state, remaining there six months, and then returned to Illinois, locating in Jersey county, where they bought a small tract of land, and farmed there until 1882, when they moved to New Providence, bought property there and have since made it their home. He was married Feb. 5, 1835, to Rosanna Hall, daughter of Moses and Lydia (Hunter) Hall. By this union there were eight children, seven of whom are living - Lydia S., wife of John Henkle, living in Kansas; Samantha M., wife of Zadoc L. Gaither, residing in Jersey county; John H. married Mary Hayes, resides in New Providence; Rachel Emeline, wife of Milton Williams, resides in Jersey county; William M., married Susan Ogle, and resides in New Providence; James W. and Joseph G., remaining at home with their parents; Elizabeth J., departed this life April 24, 1845. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford are members of the United Baptist Chnurch, together with their entire family of children, and also some of their grandchildren.

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