Anna Maria Sowash

Female1 September 1812–5 May 1896

Brief Life History of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Sowash was born on 1 September 1812, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Sowash, was 47 and her mother, Catarina Thomas, was 42. She lived in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 5 May 1896, at the age of 83, and was buried in Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sowash
1765–1827
Catarina Thomas
1770–1851
Henry Sowash
1793–
Garret Sowash
1816–
Mary Soash
1816–
John Soash Jr
1795–1875
Esther Sowash
1796–1866
Elizabeth Ann Sowash
1798–1854
Joseph Sowash
1799–1879
David William Sowash
1801–1880
Jacob Sowash
1802–1872
Catherina Sowash
1804–1884
Sarah Sowash
1805–
George Sowash Sr.
1807–1882
Absalom Sowash
1808–
Hannah Sowash
1810–1855
Anna Maria Sowash
1812–1896
Rachel Sowash
1814–1902

Sources (9)

  • Anna Sowash in household of Catherine Sowash, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Maria Sowash, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Ann Maria Sowash, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (16)

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Sowatsch, probably of Slavic origin.

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

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