Sophia Jane Laughlin

December 1834–1922 (Age 87)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sophia Jane

When Sophia Jane Laughlin was born in December 1834, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Green W. Laughlin, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia H. Rogers, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 6 daughters with Benjamin Franklin Purcell. She lived in Lineville, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Cascade, Montana, United States in 1910. She died in 1922, in Montana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Tracy, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Purcell
Sophia Jane Laughlin
Australia Purcell
Pochontas Purcell
Sopha Lou Purcell
Franklin Powhattan Purcell
Snowdrop Purcell
Frost Ulla Purcell
Ice Beatrice Purcell

Spouse and Children



    Australia Purcell


    Pochontas Purcell


    Sopha Lou Purcell


    Franklin Powhattan Purcell



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Alexander Laughlin



    Darcus Elizabeth Laughlin


    Gensiona Ellin Laughlin


    Mary Luticia Laughlin


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 16

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 27

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake’, ‘fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Percell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sopha J Purcell in household of John O Selstram, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sophia J Purcell in household of Benjamin F Purcell, "United States Census, 1870"

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