Mary Sophia Laport

1824–25 January 1864 (Age 40)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Sophia

Mary Sophia Laport was born in 1824, in Illinois, United States. She married John A. Stephens on 5 April 1854, in Washington, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 25 January 1864, in Washington, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Washington, Illinois, United States.

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John A. Stephens
Mary Sophia Laport
Marriage: 5 April 1854
William Stephens
Julia Ellenor Stephens
Mary Stephens
Clay Stephens
Albert Stephens

Spouse and Children

5 April 1854
Washington, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 8

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 12

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.

Name Meaning

Respelling of French Laporte .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Stephens in household of John Stephens, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Sophia Laport Stevens, "United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934"
  • Mary A Stephens, "Find A Grave Index"

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