Abraham Soper

1 February 1776–4 February 1854 (Age 78)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Soper was born on 1 February 1776, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, John Soper, was 34 and his mother, Janitji Jane DeGraff, was 24. He died on 4 February 1854, in Lloyd, Lloyd, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Union Cemetery of Lloyd, Lloyd, Ulster, New York, United States.

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World Events (7)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 1

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 21

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

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.

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  • Abraham Soper, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Findagrave Memoral No. 191899020 for Abraham Soper

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