Sophia Abigial Keniston

Female25 May 1807–1872

Brief Life History 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 9 daughters. She lived in Genoa, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1850 and 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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Leonard Tisdale Wilbur
Sophia Abigial Keniston
Marriage: 24 February 1825
Alonzo Wilbur
Gary Wilbur
Leonard Wilbur
Lucinda F. Wilbur
Cordelia Wilbur
Emery M Wilbur
Mary Wilber
Sophia Henrietta Wilbur
Elizabeth K. Wilbur
Caroline Wilbur
Emily Wilbur
Emily Mary Wilber
Cordelia Lona Wilber

Sources (23)

  • Sophia Wilbur in household of Leonard Wilbur, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophia Kineston in entry for Anthony Gregson and Carrie N Cooper, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Sophia Kenniston in entry for Lucinda B?Ooker, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1825
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    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 (southwestern, especially Somerset): perhaps a variant of Kinson .

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

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