Sophia Dunbar

22 May 1817–about 1850 (Age 32)
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia

When Sophia Dunbar was born on 22 May 1817, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Dunbar, was 43 and her mother, Ruth Harper, was 40. She married Henry Kelsey on 13 July 1834, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1850, in Boone, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33.

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Henry Kelsey
Sophia Dunbar
Marriage: 13 July 1834
Bryant Kelsey
Isabella Kelsey
Harper Albert Kelsey
Elizabeth Minerva Kelsey
Ruth D Kelsey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1834Portage, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 13
    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

    Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top, summit’.History: A family of this name were granted the lands of Dunbar by Malcolm III (1058–1093), and later acquired the earldoms of Dunbar and March. These earldoms were then withdrawn from the family by James I in 1434.

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

    Sources (2)

    • Sophia Kelsey in household of Henry Kelsey, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophia Dunbar, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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