Sophronia Kelly

1 March 1799–30 April 1881 (Age 82)
Bridgewater, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Sophronia

When Sophronia Kelly was born on 1 March 1799, in Bridgewater, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ebenezer Kelley, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Cheney, was 29. She married Jeremiah Moors in 1820, in Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 April 1881, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Moors
Sophronia Kelly
Marriage: 1820
Cyrus F. Moors
Henry Clay Moors
Laura F. Moors

Spouse and Children

Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


    Cyrus F. Moors


    Henry Clay Moors


    Laura F. Moors


Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Kelley





    Elizabeth Kelly


    Sally Kelly



    Ebenezer H. Kelley


    Luther Kelly


+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 9

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophronia Kelly, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Sophronia Kelly, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophronia Kelly - birth-name: Sophronia Kelly

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