Patience Sophia Washburn

FemaleAugust 1833–14 February 1903

Brief Life History of Patience Sophia

When Patience Sophia Washburn was born in August 1833, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Nehemiah Washburn, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Thayer, was 26. She married James Markwick about 1856, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 14 February 1903, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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James Markwick
Patience Sophia Washburn
Marriage: about 1856
Albert H. Markwick
Lillian A Thornton
Lucinda Rhoda Markwick
Charles Markwick

Sources (10)

  • Patience S Markwick in household of James Markwick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophia E. Washburn - Government record: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Sophia E. Washburn
  • Patience Markwick, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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  • Marriage
    about 1856New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

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


    Age 30

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

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Great and Little Washbourne (Gloucestershire), or Washbourne in Halwell (Devon). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wæsse (genitive wæssan) ‘wet place, swamp, marsh’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wæsce ‘place for washing’ + burna.

    History: John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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