Sophrona Jewett

about 1810–5 June 1857 (Age 47)
Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sophrona

When Sophrona Jewett was born about 1810, in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Thomas Jewett, was 53 and her mother, Melatiah Woodcock, was 42. She had at least 2 sons with Alfred Eaton. She died on 5 June 1857, at the age of 47, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Eaton
Sophrona Jewett
Fayette Eaton
Edward Eaton

Spouse and Children

    Alfred Eaton





    Fayette Eaton


    Edward Eaton


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jewett





    Morris Jewett




    Jerusha Jewett


    Benjamin Jewett


+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Juwet, Jowet (feminine Juwette, Jowette). These originated as pet forms (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of Juwe, Jowe, variants of Jull, a short form of Julian , which were borne by both men and women.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophrona Baton in household of Aaron Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophrona Eaton, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Sophrona Eaton, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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