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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Family Time Line

Dread Smith
1803–1860
Sophia Corbett
1817–1870
Marriage: 11 August 1833
Jackson Lord Smith
1835–
Mary Ann Smith
1837–
David Newton Smith
1838–1889
Jasper Smith
1840–
Nancy Smith
1841–
Jane Priscilla Smith
1844–
Caroline Carrie Smith
1845–1901
Susan Smith
1848–
Ann Smith
1849–
Martha Smith
1851–
Harriet Smith
1854–
James Newton Smith
1856–1900
Paul Smith
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1833
Montgomery, Alabama
children

(13)

    Male1835–Male

    Mary Ann Smith

    Female1837–Female

    David Newton Smith

    Male1838–1889Male

    Male1840–Male

    Nancy Smith

    Female1841–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+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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