Sophronia J. Perry

31 July 1842–22 October 1865 (Age 23)
Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Sophronia J.

When Sophronia J. Perry was born on 31 July 1842, in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Franklin Perry, was 31 and her mother, Diademia White, was 27. She lived in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1860. She died on 22 October 1865, at the age of 23, and was buried in Antrim, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Franklin Perry
Diademia White
W. Newton Perry
Sophronia J. Perry

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World Events (3)


Age 4

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

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 22

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sephronia Perry in household of Newton Perry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Saphronia Perry in household of Franklin Perry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophronia I Perry, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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