Mary Sophronia Reed

6 August 1828–1866 (Age 37)
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Sophronia

When Mary Sophronia Reed was born on 6 August 1828, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Eldad Reed III, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Gallimore, was 24. She married Joseph Riley Trantham about 1845, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Buena Vista Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died in 1866, in Pollock, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Riley Trantham
Mary Sophronia Reed
Marriage: about 1845
Matilda Catherine Trantham
Mary Elizabeth Trantham
Martha Ann Trantham
Joshua Alexander Trantham

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Gallimore




    Achsah Reed


    daughter Reed




    Joseph Riley Reed


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 1

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary S Trantham in household of J R Trantham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary in entry for Martha Ann Fuqua, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Mary in entry for Martha Ann Fugua, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

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