Sophia Abigial Keniston

25 May 1807–1872 (Age 64)
Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sophia Abigial

When Sophia Abigial Keniston was born on 25 May 1807, in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Kenaston, was 32 and her mother, Betsey Daniels, was 24. She married Leonard Tisdale Wilbur on 24 February 1825. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Earl Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1872, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Tisdale Wilbur
1804–1858
Sophia Abigial Keniston
1807–1872
Marriage: 24 February 1825
Alonzo Wilbur
1820–
Gary Wilbur
1822–1846
Leonard Wilbur
1824–
Lucinda F. Wilbur
1826–1917
Cordelia Wilbur
1838–
Emery M Wilbur
1847–
Mary Wilbur
1832–
Sophia Henrietta Wilbur
1834–1899
Elizabeth K. Wilbur
1837–1861
Caroline Wilbur
1840–1920
Emily Wilbur
1840–
Emily Mary Wilber
1846–1921

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 February 1825
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    William Isem Kenaston

    Male1805–1844Male

    Female1805–1889Female

    Female1807–1872Female

    David Kenaston

    Male1808–1897Male

    Rev Samuel Daniels Kenaston

    Male1809–1885Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 3

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

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: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, most likely in Dorset or Somerset, where the surname occurs most frequently. Alternatively, it may be from the Old English personal name Cynestān.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Wilbur in household of Leonard Wilbur, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophia Wilber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophia Wilber in household of Leonard Wilber, "United States Census, 1850"

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