Hannah Sophronia Douglass

Brief Life History of Hannah Sophronia

When Hannah Sophronia Douglass was born on 18 August 1824, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robbins Douglass, was 23 and her mother, Hannah Balkcom, was 18. She married John Elijah Yale on 12 December 1849, in Lebanon Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lebanon Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years. She died on 23 May 1909, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Elijah Yale
Hannah Sophronia Douglass
Marriage: 12 December 1849
Fanny Jean Yale
Ezra Edgar Yale
Eva Mary Yale
Tryphena S Yale
Reno Elmo Yale

Sources (8)

  • Hannah S Yale in household of Renos E Yale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hannah S Douglass, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Hannah Sophronia Douglass Yale, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Durham and Northumbria): variant of Douglas .

History: William Douglass, a physician recognized for his identification and description of an epidemic of scarlet fever, was born c. 1691 in Gifford, Haddington County, Scotland, and settled in Boston in 1718. The abolitionist, orator, and journalist Frederick Douglass assumed the name after escaping from slavery in 1838 and traveling to Massachusetts. Son of a white father and a slave with some Indian blood, he was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey c. 1817 in Tuckahoe, MD.

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

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