Mary Sophronia Reed

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

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

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  • Marriage
    about 1845Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    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 and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Mary S Trantham in household of J R Trantham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Sophronia Reed - Published information: birth: 6 August 1828; Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
    • Mary Reed in entry for Martha Ann Fuqua, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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