Sophia Clark

1831–
Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Clark was born in 1831, in Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Elihu Clark, was 50 and her mother, Hannah, was 44. She married Stephen N. Pangborn about 1858. She lived in Maine, Broome, New York, United States in 1875 and Wolcott, Wolcott, Wayne, New York, United States for about 12 years.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Rice
1833–
Sophia Clark
1831–
Marriage: about 1873
Frank Deyo
1872–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1873
children

(1)

    Frank Deyo

    Male1872–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Elihu Clark

    Male1781–1857Male

    Female1787–1862Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1806–1881Male

    Daniel M. Clark

    Male1808–1890Male

    Male1811–1876Male

    Male1813–1889Male

    Eunice Clark

    Female1821–1900Female

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Rice in household of Erastus Rice, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophia Ries in household of Erastus Ries, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sophia Rice, "New York State Census, 1892"

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