Sophia Privett

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Privett was born on 25 February 1817, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Privett, was 27 and her mother, Elisabeth Miller, was 17. She married Thomas Upchurch in 1834, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 January 1852, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Slickford, Wayne, Kentucky, United States.

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Thomas Upchurch
Sophia Privett
Marriage: 1834
Martin B Upchurch
Lucinda Lean Upchurch
George Upchurch
Ruth Upchurch
Isabel Elizabeth Upchurch
Shadrack Marion Upchurch

Sources (4)

  • Sophia Upchurch in household of Thomas Upchurch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sophia Upchurch, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

World Events (7)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Hampshire, which probably gets its name from an unrecorded Old English word pryfet ‘privet’. This word is found from an early date in placenames, for example Privett Farm in Standlynch, Wiltshire, which could be a source of the surname, but as a vocabulary element it is not recorded before the 16th century.

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

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