Capt. Heman Soper

Brief Life History of Heman

When Capt. Heman Soper was born on 4 December 1797, in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Soper, was 32 and his mother, Deborah Turner, was 30. He married Sarah Floyd Sale on 12 April 1826, in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 13 August 1859, in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. Heman Soper
Sarah Floyd Sale
Marriage: 12 April 1826
Deborah H Soper
Sarah S Soper
John Sale Soper

Sources (22)

  • Heman Soper, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Heman Soper, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Herman Soper, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name from Middle English soper(e), sap(i)ere ‘soaper, maker or seller of soap’ (Old English sāpere, 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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