Sophia Corbett

Femaleabout 1817–1870

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Corbett was born about 1817, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Jehovah Corbett, was 39 and her mother, Priscilla Wilson, was 29. She married Dread Smith on 11 August 1833, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. 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 54, 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

Sources (4)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1833Montgomery, Alabama, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Historical Boundaries 1817: Montgomery, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    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. 

    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

    English (West Midlands, of Norman origin): nickname from Old French corbet ‘raven’, probably denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

    History: This is the name of a family descended from Hugh Corbet, a Norman baron who settled in Shropshire following the Norman Conquest. One of his descendants, Sir Richard Corbet, was granted land near Shrewsbury in 1223; since the 13th century, this place has been known as Moreton Corbet. 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 at least one group of bearers of the name.

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

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