Sophia Young

27 March 1780–1861 (Age 80)
Kilrenny, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sophia

When Sophia Young was born on 27 March 1780, in Kilrenny, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Young, was 20 and her mother, Margaret Morris, was 29. She married William Robinson on 13 January 1812, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1861, at the age of 81, and was buried in Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robinson
Sophia Young
Marriage: 13 January 1812
Margaret Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1812Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 1
    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.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 3
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 22
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sophia Young Robertson joined LDS Church 1841

    From the history of Robert Crookston, written by himself: My Aunt Sophia [Young Robinson or Robertson] and cousin, Margaret [Robinson or Robertson], wrote me from Edinburgh that they had joined the Ch …

    Sources (4)

    • 1850 Census, Madison County, Illinois
    • Sophia Young in entry for Margaret Robinson, "Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990"
    • Sophia Young Robertson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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