Sophia Hannah Black

3 November 1778–from 1823 to 1855 (Age 44)
Taneytown, Carroll, Maryland, United States

The Life of Sophia Hannah

When Sophia Hannah Black was born on 3 November 1778, in Taneytown, Carroll, Maryland, United States, her father, Adam Hans Schwartz, was 34 and her mother, Anna Margaretha Rheinthaler, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Lawrence Bowers. She died from 1823 to 1855, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 77.

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Lawrence Bowers
Sophia Hannah Black
Catharine E Bower
John Bowers

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    Catharine E Bower


    John Bowers


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World Events (7)


Age 3

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1810 Census - Adam BLACK Sr & Family - Taneytown, Frederick,Maryland
  • !790 Census - Adam BLACK & family; Frederick County, Maryland
  • 1800 Census - Frederick BLACK born 1741 and family - Taney Town, Maryland

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