Saphronia Cole

20 November 1805–13 January 1889 (Age 83)
Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Saphronia

When Saphronia Cole was born on 20 November 1805, in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Sylvester Cole, was 21 and her mother, Mary Powers, was 20. She married Simeon DRAKE in February 1824. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 13 January 1889, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simeon DRAKE
Saphronia Cole
Marriage: February 1824
Janette Drake
Mary Jennette Drake

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  • Marriage
    February 1824
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Sophronia Adams in household of James Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Saphronia Cole Drake Adams, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
    • Utah, 1860 federal census: population schedule

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