Susan Colvin

Female16 October 1814–18 December 1898

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Colvin was born on 16 October 1814, in Chester Township, Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew Feaster Colvin, was 29 and her mother, Jemima Petrie, was 29. She married William Petrie Hedgepeth Sr on 18 November 1834, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850. She died on 18 December 1898, in Ruston, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ruston, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Petrie Hedgepeth Sr
Susan Colvin
Marriage: 18 November 1834
Rosa Hedgepeth
John C Hedgepeth
Andrew Feaster Hedgepeth
William Petrie Hedgepeth
Peter Osborne Hedgepeth
James Irwin Hedgepeth

Sources (5)

  • Susanah Hegespeth in household of William Hegespeth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan Colvin - Family genealogies: birth: 14 October 1814; Chester, Chester, South Carolina, United States
  • Susan Hedgepeth, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1834Chester, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Donegal, Antrim): variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation. The name was taken to Ulster in the 17th century.

    Manx: if not identical with 1, perhaps from the Old Norse personal name Kolbeinn, with /v/ substituted for /b/.

    English: from the rare Middle English personal name Colwin, Colvin, which may be a borrowing into English of a Welsh name whose modern form is Collwyn ‘white’, or of colwyn ‘doe, puppy, pet dog’, or of the placename Colwyn (Denbighshire, Radnorshire).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hedgepeth Bible Records

    Hedgepeth Bible Records, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Submitted by Debra W. Dame Source: 1956 Notarized copy of the Hedgepeth Family Bible; this record is on microfilm in the genealogy sect …

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