Sophia Elizabeth Parsons

21 October 1815–1901 (Age 85)
Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia Elizabeth

When Sophia Elizabeth Parsons was born on 21 October 1815, in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Parsons, was 43 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Phillips, was 38. She married Joseph John Ketchum on 5 April 1835, in Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Woodland Election Precinct, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. She died in 1901, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Lewis Neeley Sr.
Sophia Elizabeth Parsons
Marriage: 24 June 1847
Sophia Elizabeth Neeley
Saria Neeley
Maria Neeley
Austin Neeley
James Parley Neeley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1847Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 12
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).English: many early examples are found with the prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

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

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    Sophia Elizabeth Parsons - Chronology

    Sophia Elizabeth Parsons -Chronology 1815 SEMPRONIOUS, CAYUGA, NEW YORK: Sophia Elizabeth Persons B: Oct 1815 (Dau of Benjamin Parsons/Elizabeth Phillips) 1820 SEMPRONIOUS, CAYUGA, NEW YORK CE …

    Sources (47)

    • Sophia Meeley in household of Lewis Meeley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophia Parsons in entry for Francis M Allard and Sophia Duncan, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Sophia in entry for Austin Nealy, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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