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Gad Soper (1791 - 1862)

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Gad Soper
Born in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 May 1823 in Pembroke, Mass.map
Descendants descendants
Died in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 4 Sep 2019 | Created 7 Jul 2019
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Contents

Biography

Birth

Gad was born in 1791 at Hanson, Massachusetts [1] and was Christened 5 Sep 1791 at Pembroke, Massachusetts [2]. He was the son of Alexander Soper and Lucy Stetson.

Marriage

Married First (1) Rebecca (Unknown) [3], before 1818 (she died in 1822)

Children
  1. Florinda W. (Soper) Gould, b. 10 May 1818 at Hanson, Massachusetts [4]; m. George Gould; d. 15 Feb 1859, age 40 [5]

Married Second (2) Charlotte Josselyn [A] bef 1830 [6]

Children (as listed in the 1850 Census [7]).
  1. Nathaniel Soper, b. 13 Feb 1827 [8]; d. 24 Mar 1918, Hanson, Massachusetts [9]
  2. Charlotte Soper, b. 19 May 1828 [10]
  3. Henry A Soper, b. 19 Aug 1830 at Hanson, Massachusetts [11]; m. Sarah L. Elms 25 Dec 1865 [12]d. 14 Nov 1892 [13].
  4. Rebecca M. (Soper) Drayton, b. 26 May 1824 [14]; m. Drayton; d. 17 Oct 1854 at Hanson, Massachusetts [15].
  5. Betsey Rp Whiting (Soper) Prouty, b. 27 Jul 1825 [16]; d. 15 Apr 1887 [17]
  6. Eunice (Soper) Weston, b. 10 Oct 1832, Hanson, Massachusetts [18]
  7. Isabella (Soper) Brown (twin) b. 4 Apr 1836 at Hanson, Massachusetts [19]
  8. Arabell or Arabellia Soper, (twin) b. 4 Apr 1836 [20]; m. Eleaser Josselyn Jr. 16 Sep 1856 [21]; d. 6 Oct 1895 [22]
  9. Mary A. (Soper) Weston, b. 1837; d. 1854
  10. Almira F. (Soper) Ripley, Ramsdell, b. 1840; d. 1894
  11. Betsey P. (Soper) Whiting, d. 15 Apr 1887 [23].

Occupation

  • 1850 - Farmer [7] until his death in 1862.

Residence

  • 1850 - Age 58, living with wife Charlotte and children at Hanson, Massachusetts [7]
  • 1855 - Age 64, living with Wife Charlotte and 6 Children at Hanson, Massachusetts [24]
  • 1860 - Age 68, living with wife Charlotte and 2 Children at Hanson, Massachusetts [6]

Death

He passed away in March 1862, age 70 at Hanson, Massachusetts [25] and is buried at the Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Massachusetts [26]

Research Notes

  • Apparently married twice - Earliest child Florinda's birth was in 1818, Her mother's name on the birth record is Rebecca Soper. Gad was already 27 years old.
  • Gad's family is well documented in the Hanson Records and on his Find A Grave memorial page [26].
A. Gad's 2nd wife is listed as Charlotte Josselyn on the death record of daughter Besey P. (Soper) Whiting. The heading specifies that the maiden name of the mother is used [27]. On Henry A. Soper's death record, her birthplace is listed a Pembroke.

Sources

  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper, May 1791; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  2. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper, 22 May 1791; citing , ; FHL microfilm 0873752 IT 1.
  3. Rebecca's Find A Grave: Memorial #52070610
  4. [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCWH-67C "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Florinda Soper, 10 May 1818; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  5. George's Find A Grave: Memorial #96439248
  6. 6.0 6.1 info derived from "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (14 December 2017), Gad Soper, 1860
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (12 April 2016), Gad Loper, Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; citing family 235, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
  8. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( 10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Nathaniel Soper, 13 Feb 1827; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  9. "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Nathaniel Soper, 24 Mar 1918; citing Death, Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 12, page 12, State Archives, Boston.
  10. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( 10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Charlotte Soper, 19 May 1828; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  11. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Henry A. Soper, 19 Aug 1830; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  12. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (: 24 May 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Henry A. Soper and Sarah L. Elms, 25 Dec 1865; citing Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,022.
  13. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (: 22 May 2019), Gad Soper in entry for Henry A. Soper, 14 Nov 1892; citing Hanson, Massachusetts, v 428 p 561, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 961,507
  14. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Rebecca Soper, 26 May 1824; citing HANSON,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2
  15. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (22 May 2019), Gad Soper in entry for Rebecca M. Drayton, 17 Oct 1854; citing Hanson, Massachusetts, v 85 p 203, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,170
  16. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (: 10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Betsey Soper, 27 Jul 1825; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  17. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( 22 May 2019), Gad in entry for Betsey P. Whiting Soper, 15 Apr 1887; citing Rockland, Massachusetts, v 383 p 375, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,235
  18. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( 10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Eunice Soper, 10 Oct 1832; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2
  19. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Isabell Soper, 04 Apr 1836; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  20. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (: 10 February 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Arabell Soper, 04 Apr 1836; citing HANSON, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0845306 IT 2.
  21. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( 24 May 2018), Gad in entry for Eleazer Josselyn Jr. and Arrabella Sopie, 16 Sep 1856; citing Hanson, Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,015
  22. "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (10 March 2018), Gad Soper in entry for Arabella Josselyn, 06 Oct 1895; citing , reference 127; FHL microfilm 2,080,576.
  23. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (17 October 2017), Gad Soper in entry for Betsey P. Whiting, 15 Apr 1887; citing Death, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 2,080,575
  24. [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ4H-QX4 "Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (11 March 2018), Gad Soper, Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 953,956.
  25. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (22 May 2019), Gad Soper, 01 Mar 1862; citing Hanson, Massachusetts, v 157 P 345, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,181.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 07 July 2019), memorial page for Gad Soper (1791–1 Mar 1862), Find A Grave: Memorial #52070587, citing Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by SB (contributor 46600096) .
  27. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( 17 October 2017), Gad Soper in entry for Betsey P. Whiting, 15 Apr 1887; citing Death, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 2,080,575.

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