Sophia Corbett

about 1817–1870 (Age 53)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Corbett was born about 1817, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Corbett, was 38 and her mother, Priscilla Wilson, was 28. She married Dread Smith on 11 August 1833. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Texas, United States in 1860. She died in 1870, at the age of 53, and was buried in Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Dread Smith
Sophia Corbett
Marriage: 11 August 1833
Jackson Lord Smith
Mary Ann Smith
David Newton Smith
Jasper Smith
Nancy Smith
Jane Priscilla Smith
Caroline Carrie Smith
Susan Smith
Ann Smith
Martha Smith
Harriet Smith
James Newton Smith
Paul Smith

Spouse and Children

11 August 1833
Montgomery, Alabama



    Mary Ann Smith


    David Newton Smith



    Nancy Smith


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 13

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name.2 Irish: see Corban .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophia Smith in household of Dread Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophia Corlett, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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