Sophronia Applegate

Female3 March 1828–1883

Brief Life History 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 34. 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, in California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Upper Lake Cemetery, Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

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 Hathaway Lownes
Robert Singleton Lownes
Emma Mary Lownes
Isaac Richard Lownes

Sources (10)

  • Sofronia Lownes in household of Caleb Lownes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophronia Applegate - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Samantha L. Applegate
  • Samantha, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1845Atchison, Missouri, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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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

    English (northern): 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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