Sophia Rixstine

about 1756–about 1810 (Age 54)
United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Rixstine was born about 1756, in United States, her father, Johann Christian Rischstein, was 32 and her mother, Mrs. Johann Christian Rischstein, was 31. She died about 1810, at the age of 54.

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Johann Christian Rischstein
1724–1784
Mrs. Johann Christian Rischstein
1725–1785
Jacob Rixstine
1748–1820
Conrad Rixstine
1752–1805
Sophia Rixstine
1756–1810
William Rixstine
1760–1815
Henry Rixstine
1762–1835

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 30

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ristein, probably from Middle Low German rīs ‘ream’ (of paper or slate) + stein ‘stone’, a topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop of slate.

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

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