Sophronia Elizabeth Harrod

25 December 1846–7 April 1871 (Age 24)
Scott, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sophronia Elizabeth

When Sophronia Elizabeth Harrod was born on 25 December 1846, in Scott, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac DeWeese Duesse Harrod, was 27 and her mother, Matilda Connett, was 22. She married William Washington Garriott on 30 August 1862, in Scott, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jennings Township, Scott, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 7 April 1871, at the age of 24, and was buried in Harrod Cemetery, Austin, Jennings Township, Scott, Indiana, United States.

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William Washington Garriott
Sophronia Elizabeth Harrod
Marriage: 30 August 1862
Sheman Deweese Deuese Garriott
Laura Alice Garriott
Edwin Howard Garriott

Spouse and Children

30 August 1862
Scott, Indiana, United States


    Sheman Deweese Deuese Garriott


    Laura Alice Garriott


    Edwin Howard Garriott


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World Events (6)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 5

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 10

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia):1. derivative of the Scandinavian personal name Harald ( see Harold ). 2. variant of Harwood . 3. variant of Herrod 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophrona Harrod in household of Isaac Harrod, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Safronia Harrod in household of William Champion, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sophronia Harrod in household of Isaac D Harrod, "United States Census, 1860"

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