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  • ID: I16739
  • Name: Sophia Lesnett
  • Given Name: Sophia
  • Surname: Lesnett
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1762 in MD
  • Death: 1842 in Upper St. Clair Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Census: 1830 Fayette Twp, Allegheny Co., PA
  • Note:
    1 male age 20 to 30
    1 female age 60 to 70: Sophia
  • _UID: ADA53C2CB5AC41F49CF84B0BAB3CEC89965F
  • Change Date: 25 Mar 2009 at 19:52
  • Note:
    ..1830 census - Household Sophia Rowley, Fayette Township, Allegheny Co
    PA: 1 male age 20 to 30 and 1 female age 60 to 70.
    >>>Lesnett family history by Daniel Bennett - States that after the
    death of her husband, Sophia sold the property in Butler Co PA. Then,
    "Sophia lived for some time on Coal Pit Run. Later she took out a claim
    on Thomas (now Tom's Run), she lived there for some time, until old age
    had begun to tell on her, when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs.
    Sophia Morrow, where she died in 1842, in her 80th year."
    >>>Where Sophia was buried has not been confirmed. On page 33 the
    Lesnett book notes Sophia was buried at Bethany, but on page 51 it is
    stated her burial was at Bethel. Both cemeteries have been walked,
    looking for a sign of her grave. A visit to Bethany in the summer of
    2001 offered no indication of a headstone for her. Bethany Cemetery is
    situated behind Bridgeville, Allegheny Co PA on the Presto-Sygan Road,
    at the site of the original location of Bethany Presbyterian Church.
    The church was removed about 1898, and the cemetery stopped taking
    burials in 1943. It is in a somewhat isolated area and probably because
    of its location has seen a fair amount of vandalism resulting in
    overturned and broken headstones. In 2001 you could see chunks and
    pieces of headstones that were laying outside the walls of the cemetery,
    none big enough to be read. Some had obviously been there for awhile,
    others were more recent. Referencing a DAR reading of the cemetery done
    in 1937 shows that many headstones contained on this list are gone.
    Sophia's name was not among those in the 1937 reading, however that is
    not conclusive evidence that she was not interred at Bethany. Some
    headstones that are still in fair condition today, such as the Boyce
    headstones, are not on the DAR list. A check of the old section at
    Bethel Presby Church Cemetery, Bethel Park, Allegheny Co PA, also
    produced negative results. Supposedly Bethel no longer has records for
    early burials. (Note: Coal Pit Run is a stream in South Fayette
    Township, Allegheny Co PA, which runs basically parallel to Interstate
    79, through the orginal Lesnett land holdings. Tom's Run, aka Thom's
    Run, is a stream which begins in Collier Township and runs down through
    the small towns of Hickman and Federal. It is part of the border line
    between Collier and South Fayette Townships. Thom's Run empties into
    Chartiers Creek a couple miles north of Bethany Presby Church Cemetery.)

    Father: Christian Lesnett b: 1728 in Hessen Castle, Germany
    Mother: Christiana Unknown b: 1732

    Marriage 1 William Rowley b: 28 Mar 1768 in England
    • Married: 11 Jan 1787
    • Change Date: 25 Mar 2009
    1. Has Children Sophia Rowley b: 15 Jul 1810 in Allegheny Co., PA
    2. Has No Children Rebecca Rowley
    3. Has No Children John A. Rowley
    4. Has No Children Francis Rowley
    5. Has No Children Gabriel Rowley
    6. Has No Children George Rowley
    7. Has No Children Christian Rowley
    8. Has No Children William Rowley
    9. Has No Children Christopher Rowley
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