Margaret Soper

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Soper was born about 1782, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, her father, Leonard Soper, was 41 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Newman Soper, was 36. She married Jeremiah Brashears on 30 April 1803, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died after 1860.

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Jeremiah Brashears
Margaret Soper
Marriage: 30 April 1803
Nathaniel Brashears
Thomas N. Brashears
Otho Brashears
Francis Brashears
John Bradley Brashears
Margaret Brashears
James Lafayette Brashears
Mary Elizabeth Brashears
Elizabeth Ann Brashears

Sources (4)

  • Margaret Brashears in household of Jeremiah Brashears, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Soper, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Thomas Brashears, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"

World Events (7)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name from Middle English soper(e), sap(i)ere ‘soaper, maker or seller of soap’ (Old English sāpere, apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

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