Sophia Ring

1835–1856 (Age 21)
United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Ring was born in 1835, in United States, her father, Isaachar Ring, was 41 and her mother, Clarissa Carpenter, was 35. She died in 1856, in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Charles Spencer Bickford
Sophia Ring

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    Sarah Ring


    Alvah Calvin Ring





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World Events (2)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.

Age 11

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

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring.2 Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sophia Ring in household of Issacher Ring, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA

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