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
Catarina Thomas
Henry Sowash
Garret Sowash
Mary Soash
John Soash Jr
Esther Sowash
Elizabeth Ann Sowash
Joseph Sowash
David William Sowash
Jacob Sowash
Catherina Sowash
Sarah Sowash
George Sowash Sr.
Absalom Sowash
Hannah Sowash
Anna Maria Sowash
Rachel Sowash

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"

Parents and Siblings

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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