Susan King Sayers

19 January 1831–28 March 1884 (Age 53)
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Susan King

When Susan King Sayers was born on 19 January 1831, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Floyd Sayers, was 26 and her mother, Martha McMillan, was 29. She married Cyrus Quinn Kirkpatrick on 7 February 1855, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 28 March 1884, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Quinn Kirkpatrick
Susan King Sayers
Marriage: 7 February 1855
Ida Alice Kirkpatrick
Martha Ellen Kirkpatrick
Samuel Sayers Kirkpatrick
Elizabeth Susan Kirkpatrick

Spouse and Children

    Cyrus Quinn Kirkpatrick



7 February 1855
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Sayer 1. This English name is also well established in Ireland.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Saoghair( see Sears ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • S K Kirkpatrick in household of C I Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susannah Sayres in household of Robert Sayres, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Kirkpatrick in household of Cyrus Q Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1860"

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