Sophia Brown

22 March 1806–8 January 1881 (Age 74)
Orleans, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Brown was born on 22 March 1806, in Orleans, Vermont, United States, her father, John Thomas Brown, was 27 and her mother, Polly Bartlett, was 26. She married Francis Blake on 15 August 1825, in Durham, Drummond, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 8 January 1881, in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Francis Blake
Sophia Brown
Marriage: 15 August 1825
Lucinda Blake
Moses Blake
Nancy Sophia Blake
Melvina Blake
Daniel Jones Blake
Emily Blake
Edwin Washington Blake
Issac Blake
Mary Jane Blake
Adelina Julie Blake
Oscar Francis Blake
Ashley Blake
Ashley Blake

Spouse and Children

15 August 1825
Durham, Drummond, Quebec, Canada


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Blake in household of Herbert M Horn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophia Blake in entry for Adlona Blake Ham, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Sophia Brown in entry for George S. Baker and Mary Jane Blake, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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