The Presidents Code – 1812 Election

The Presidents Code – 1812 Election

1812 election

James Madison easily defeated Charles Pinckney in the election of 1808 to become the 4th President of the United States. His popularity diminished during his Presidency however, due in large part to opposition of the War of 1812. Despite having less support in 1812, Madison was re-elected to the Presidency by defeating Rufus King in the closest contest to that point in history.  In 1808, Madison’s running mate was George Clinton but he died in April of 1812 leaving the office of Vice President vacant.  In the 1812 election, Elbridge Gerry ran as Vice President.

The Presidency of James Madison pictured the war between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.  Clinton’s parable displayed Adam’s punishment where he would have to work the ground with the sweat of his brow and return to the dust when he died.

Elbridge Gerry’s name meaning continues the storyline of Genesis 3 and Adam’s exile out of the Garden of Eden and the Cherubim set up at the entrance of the Garden to keep Adam from returning.  For more on Gerry see: The Presidents Code – Vice President Elbridge Gerry

DeWitt Clinton
DeWitt Clinton

DeWitt Clinton was the nephew of James Madison’s Vice President George Clinton and served as his secretary when George was governor of New York.  George Clinton attempted to challenge James Madison for the Presidency in 1808 but instead was chosen to run as Madison’s Vice President.  George Clinton’s supporters gravitated to his nephew DeWitt, but he failed against Madison as well.  DeWitt Clinton’s name meaning portrays the same imagery as his uncle.

DeWitt comes from the German and Anglo-Saxon word ‘hwita’ which means white.  White is a symbol of sinlessness and purity (Revelation 19:8; Daniel 7:9; Isaiah 1:18).  In names it was used of a baby who was ‘without blemish.’ When Adam was in the Garden he was placed there without sin, the handiwork of God which was only good (Genesis 1:31).

Clinton is from a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning ‘settlement on the River Glyme.’ The River Glyme is a river in Oxfordshire, England. It is a tributary of the River Evenlode. The river’s name is derived from the Brythonic word meaning a ‘bright stream.’


A ‘bright stream’ links to the Hebrew concept of ‘breaking up your fallow ground.’ The Hebrew word for light, ניר ‘niyr,’ is a picture of a farmer breaking up fallow ground which causes the water beneath to reflect the light of the sun. Again, a picture of Adam’s curse of working the ground, getting bread from the sweat of his brow (Genesis 3:19).


ניר ‘niyr’ displays the concept of breaking up fallow ground by plowing. Plowing in Hebrew is associated with the word אל ‘el’ which also means God. אל ‘el’ literally means the strong authority which in the Ancient Hebrew language is displayed as an oxen in the yoke plowing a field. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up or yoked with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the “strong authority” who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox. In Hebrew thought, God is the more experienced ox to whom we are to be yoked with (Matthew 11:29-30).


When Adam took of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he was proclaiming he wanted to be his own god and so was cursed to plow the field with much difficulty, no longer yoked with Almighty God (Genesis 3:1-8).

Jared Ingersoll
Jared Ingersoll

DeWitt Clinton’s running mate was Jared Ingersoll.

Jared comes from the Hebrew word ירד ‘yarad’ means to descend to be brought down.  The sin of Adam and Eve is aptly called the “fall” of man.

Ingersoll is a surname for those who lived in Inkersall, Derbyshire, England.  The name Inkersall is a combination of numerous elements.  The first is the Old English word ‘hyll’ which means a hill.  This points to the Garden of Eden, the hill or mount of God (Ezekiel 28:13-14).

The second element is ‘hynkere’ which means “limper.”  In Hebrew, one of the words for one who limps is פסח ‘pasach.’  This word means to be lame or one who hops.  The English word ‘hope’ derives from this word. The English word hope comes from the Old English ‘hopian’ which means to wish, expect or look forward to something.  It is related to the word ‘hop’ as in one who leaps for expectation, identical in meaning to פסח ‘pasach.’  This name points to the promise of the Seed of the woman, the hope of mankind.  Amazingly, this prophecy of the Seed of the woman who would come and crush the head of the serpent (Gensis 3:15) was fulfilled on the feast of Passover, which in Hebrew is  פסח ‘pesach.’

Another word for limping in Hebrew is צלע ‘tsela’ which literally means the “side” as one who limps favors one side.  צלע ‘tsela’ is the word used speaking of Eve coming forth from Adam’s rib or side (צלע ‘tsela’ – Genesis 2:21).  It was Eve who led Adam to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, leading to the “fall” of mankind (Genesis 3:6, 12; 2 Corinthians 11:3).  צלע ‘tsela’ is also translated as ‘adversity’ (Psalm 35:15) in the Bible, it was the adversary (1 Peter 5:8) who beguiled Adam and Eve.

Ingersoll also traces back to the name ‘Ekwall’ which is a contracted version of the Old English words ‘higna æcer’ which means “monks field.”  This points to the Garden of Eden as well, a place “prayer” where Adam and Eve could commune with God (Genesis 3:10) without the interference of sin (Isaiah 59:2).

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