Sophia N. Chaffee

1 April 1800–March 1887 (Age 86)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sophia N.

When Sophia N. Chaffee was born on 1 April 1800, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Chaffee, was 42 and her mother, Mary Whipple, was 41. She married Warham Bagg Button on 25 September 1821, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1887. She died in March 1887, at the age of 86, and was buried in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warham Bagg Button
Sophia N. Chaffee
Marriage: 25 September 1821
William Button
Orville Mortimer Button
Laura Lucinda Button
Julia Button
Mary Button

Spouse and Children

25 September 1821
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus). Compare Cave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Button in entry for John B. Ayer and Louisa L. Button, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sophia Chaffee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sophia Chaffee in entry for Wareham Button, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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