Laurisa Soper

4 March 1822–2 January 1856 (Age 33)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laurisa

Laurisa Soper was born on 4 March 1822, in Pennsylvania, United States. She married Henry W Bennett about 1844, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 2 January 1856, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Henry W Bennett
1822–1890
Laurisa Soper
1822–1856
Marriage: about 1844
Edgar N Bennett
1845–
Isaac David Bennett
1848–1938
Florence Bennett
1851–
William Bennett
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1844
Pennsylvania, United States
children

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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

Age 8

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sōpe ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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

Sources (1)

  • Larinia Bennett in household of Henry Bennett, "United States Census, 1850"

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