Adam Sowder

about 1755–21 March 1840 (Age 85)
Frederick, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Adam

When Adam Sowder was born about 1755, in Frederick, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Sowder, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Story, was 17. He married Elizabeth McFarland in 1784, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 21 March 1840, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85.

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Adam Sowder
Elizabeth McFarland
Marriage: 1784
Jacob Sowder
Daniel Sowder
Katharine Sowder
Elizabeth Jane Souders
Emanuel Washington Sowder
Andrew ( Andru) Sowder
Nancy Sowder
Cheyne China Sowder
Burton Sowder
Claiborne Sowder
Adam Sowder

Spouse and Children

Virginia, United States


+6 More Children

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    Adam Sowder


    Christian Sowder


    Mary Ann Sowder


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World Events (8)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Sauder or Sauter .

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

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Story Highlight

Jacob Sowder of Montgomery County, Virginia - 1818 Will & 1819 Probate

Source: Montgomery County Virginia Will Book 3 p. 122 Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah Call No. Testator: Jacob Sowder of Montgomery Country, Virginia Will date: November 28, …

Sources (1)

  • Adan Sowder, "United States Census, 1830"

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