Sophia Clarke

16 January 1778–3 October 1872 (Age 94)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Clarke was born on 16 January 1778, her father, Phineas Clarke, was 37 and her mother, Mary Babcock, was 36. She married Jesse Maxson on 23 March 1803, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 3 October 1872, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Maxson
Sophia Clarke
Marriage: 23 March 1803
Jesse Maxson
Russell Maxson
Courtland Maxson

Spouse and Children

23 March 1803
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Elnathan Clarke



    Capt Phineas Clarke



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 2

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 25

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sophia Clarke Maxon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sophia Clarke Maxson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sophia in entry for Courtland Maxson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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