Sophia N. Upson

about 1790–
Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia N.

When Sophia N. Upson was born about 1790, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Asa Upson, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Norton, was 25. She married Philip Barnes on 5 January 1815. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Philip Barnes
1792–
Sophia N. Upson
1790–
Marriage: 5 January 1815
Asa Austin Barnes
1817–1896

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1815
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 12
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 31
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): variant of Upstone, a habitational name from Ubbeston (Suffolk). The placename means ‘Ubbi's estate’, from the Old Norse personal name Ubbi + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

    Sources (3)

    • Sophia W Barnes in household of Phillip Barnes, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophie W. Barnes in entry for Austin A. Barnes, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Sophia N Barns in household of Austin A Barns, "United States Census, 1860"

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