Sophronia Applegate

3 March 1828–1883 (Age 54)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sophronia

When Sophronia Applegate was born on 3 March 1828, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Applegate, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Trafford, was 33. She married Caleb Pancoast Lownes on 6 November 1845, in Atchison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Vacaville Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1860 and Calpella, Mendocino, California, United States in 1880. She died in 1883, at the age of 55, and was buried in Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States.

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Caleb Pancoast Lownes
Sophronia Applegate
Marriage: 6 November 1845
John Edward Lownes
Franklin Pierce Lownes
Elizabeth Lownes
Caleb Pancoast Lownes
Anna Sophronia Lownes
Ella Lownes
Charles H. Lownes
Robert Singleton Lownes
Emma Mary Lownes
Isaac Richard Lownes

Spouse and Children

6 November 1845
Atchison, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sofronia Lownes in household of Caleb Lownes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophronia Lownes in household of Caleb P Lownes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophronia Applegate in entry for Franklin P Lownes and Elizabeth Dickey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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