Sophia Burdick

Female11 March 1794–10 June 1882

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Burdick was born on 11 March 1794, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Weeden Burdick, was 20 and her mother, Hannah Stillman, was 20. She married Gardiner Carpenter on 11 September 1814, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 10 June 1882, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Gardiner Carpenter
Sophia Burdick
Marriage: 11 September 1814
Russell Gardiner Carpenter
Drucilla M. Carpenter
Joseph Fay Carpenter
Lydia Carpenter
Stephen V. Carpenter
Hannah Stillman Carpenter
Curtis D. Carpenter

Sources (5)

  • Sophia Carpenter in household of H S Burdick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Olphia Burdick in entry for S. V. Carpenter and S. J. Kissing, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Sopha Carpenter in household of D M Coon, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1814Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 3

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English burre-dokke ‘burdock’, the name of a prickly plant with burrs and dock-like leaves (usually Arctium lappa), common on waste ground. It may have been given to someone of a prickly temperament or perhaps to someone with a hoarse voice.

    Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Boerdijk: habitational name from a settlement named Boerdijk, composed of boer ‘peasant, farmer, countryman’ and dijk ‘dike’.

    History: Robert Burdick was a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1655.

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

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