Sophronia Jane Ponder

16 November 1837–7 June 1911 (Age 73)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Sophronia Jane

When Sophronia Jane Ponder was born on 16 November 1837, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Patterson Ponder, was 21 and her mother, Matilda Jane Radford, was 17. She married Joshua A. Tweed on 28 April 1859, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lincoln Township, Kearney, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Eaton, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1910. She died on 7 June 1911, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Eaton Cemetery, Eaton, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Teeter Franklin
1847–1925
Sophronia Jane Ponder
1837–1911
Marriage: 19 November 1865
Robert Schofield Franklin
1866–1948
Theresa L Franklin
1868–1919
Joseph Franklin
1870–1942
Dolly Franklin
1872–1873
Marcena Lovette Franklin
1875–1902
Francis Henry Franklin
1877–1946
Maude Franklin
1878–1970
Charles Luther Franklin
1879–1965
Lulu Mae Franklin
1882–1945
Bruce Lowell Franklin
1883–1969
Roscoe Conklin Franklin
1885–1901

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1865Madison, North Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 2
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 16
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
    1861 · Denver Becomes a City
    Age 24
    In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): variant of Pounder 1.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Pounder

    Sources (29)

    • Saphrona Poudren in household of Joseph Poudren, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophronia J Pariller, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Sophronia Franklin in household of Joseph Franklin, "United States Census, 1870"

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