Sophia Flora1,2,3

ID# 20421, (1790 - 1881)
FatherJoseph Flora Jr.4 (6 Feb 1752 - 10 Jan 1795)
MotherCatharine Toot4 (15 Sep 1757 - Mar 1804)

Key Events:

Birth: 1790, Pennsylvania5,6,7
Marriage: 20 Feb 1813, Halifax Co., Virginia, Benjamin Brady (about 1791 - 1 Jun 1876)8,9,10
Death: 10 Oct 188111
Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Weston, Platte Co., Missouri12
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sophia Flora was born in 1790 in Pennsylvania.5,6,7 Peter Shuster, merchant in Middletown, was appointed as her guardian on 17 Jan 1797 for as long as she remained a minor.13 She was probably one of the two females under age 10 listed in the household of her mother, Catharine Toot, in the 1800 Federal Census of Lower Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.14
     Sophia moved to Halifax Co., Virginia, before 1809, apparently following her uncle Adam Toot.15,16
     For reasons not stated, on 3 May 1809 Elisha Green of Swatara Twp. was appointed as guardian of Sophia's estate at the Dauphin Co. Orphan's Court in Harrisburg.17 On 1 Aug 1809 the court approved the report of the inquest on dividing her father's real estate, concluding it could not be divided but should instead be sold for the appraised value. Sophia's share was $457.80.18
     Sophia married Benjamin Brady, son of Thomas Brady, on 20 Feb 1813 in Halifax Co., Virginia.8,9,10
     Sophia and Benjamin Brady moved to Ohio shortly after their marriage. She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband, Benjamin, in the 1830 Federal Census of Fairfield Twp., Highland Co., Ohio.19 She was probably the female age 40 to 50 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Fairfield Twp., Highland Co., Ohio.20
     Sophia and Benjamin and their children, including those already married, moved to Missouri between 1840 and 1850. Sophia and Benjamin appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Marshall Twp., Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $4,800. Their children Angelina and Elvira were listed as living with them. There were also three slaves, a female age 25 and two children, ages 4 and 1.21,22
     Sophia appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Green Twp., Platte Co., Missouri, in the household of her son Walter and his wife Elizabeth C. Lamar.23
     Sophia and Benjamin retired from the farm and moved to town by 1870. They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Weston, Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 27 Aug 1870, reporting no real or personal estate owned by him, but $2,000 personal estate of hers. Their daughter Elvira was listed as living with them.24
     Her husband died on 1 Jun 1876 in Missouri.25
     Sophia relinquished her right to server as administrator of her husband's estate, so William M. Kurser was issued letters of administration by the court on 8 Jul 1876.26 The administrator had been authorized to sell her late husband's personal property, which was mostly sold to others. On 13 Jul 1877 he reported she had purchased 62 bushels of corn in the shock for $15.50 and a table for $2.00.27
     On 17 Aug 1877 the court ordered the administrator to pay her $150 of the $400 she was entitled to under the law.28 On 24 Jan 1878 the court ordered the administrator to pay her $250, the balance of the $400.29
     Sophia appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Marshall Twp., Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 12 Jun 1880. Her daughter Elvira was listed as living with her.30
     Sophia died on 10 Oct 1881.11 She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Weston, Platte Co., Missouri.12

Children:
     Children with Benjamin Brady:

Citations

  1. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797, shows name as Sophia.
  2. [S6955] Benjn. Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows name as Sophia Brady.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88648851, Sophia Brady, includes tombstone photo showing name as Sophia, wife of Benj. Brady.
  4. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797.
  5. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797, shows age 5 at her father's death 10 Jan 1795.
  6. [S6955] Benjn. Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows age 58 and state.
  7. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows age 67 and state.
  8. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Benjamin Brady and Sophia Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 52.
  9. [S6955] Benjn. Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88648851, Sophia Brady, includes tombstone photo showing her as his wife.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88648851, Sophia Brady, shows date, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88648851, Sophia Brady, includes tombstone photo.
  13. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:21, appointment of guardian for minor children of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797.
  14. [S6617] Catherine Flora household, 1800 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  15. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:298-9, petition for division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 4 May 1809, shows she was living in Virginia.
  16. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, shows she followed her sister Lydia to Virginia, but she was already in Virginia in 1809 when Lydia was still in Lancaster Co.
  17. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:297, order appointing guardian of Sophia Flora, 3 May 1809.
  18. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:311-2, report of sheriff in division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 1 Aug 1809.
  19. [S6963] Benjn. Brady household, 1830 U.S. Census, Highland Co., Ohio.
  20. [S6964] Benjamin Brady household, 1840 U.S. Census, Highland Co., Ohio.
  21. [S6955] Benjn. Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  22. [S6962] B. Brady, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, slave schedule.
  23. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  24. [S6960] Benjamin Brady household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  25. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88648953, Benjamin Brady, shows date and state.
  26. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, O:365.
  27. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:92.
  28. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:127.
  29. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:228, order in the estate of Benjamin Brady, dec'd, 24 Jan 1878.
  30. [S6961] Sophia Brady household, 1880 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  31. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:228, order in the estate of Benjamin Brady, dec'd, 24 Jan 1878, shows the girl as daughter of Ruth's late husband.
  32. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:228, order in the estate of Benjamin Brady, dec'd, 24 Jan 1878, shows name as Barzella Brady.
  33. [S6956] B. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows Ireana apparently living with Sohpia's husband as parent and child.
  34. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows her living with his family appearing to be his mother.
  35. [S6955] Benjn. Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  36. [S6960] Benjamin Brady household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.