Susan Ellen Darby

Female15 April 1831–25 May 1896

Brief Life History of Susan Ellen

When Susan Ellen Darby was born on 15 April 1831, in Dawsonville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, her father, George Washington Darby, was 32 and her mother, Verlinda Allnutt, was 39. She married Benjamin Collinson Gott Sr. on 18 December 1849, in Dawsonville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 25 May 1896, in Boyds, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 65.

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Benjamin Collinson Gott Sr.
1814–1887
Susan Ellen Darby
1831–1896
Marriage: 18 December 1849
Sarah Verlinda Gott
1850–1951

Sources (3)

  • Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850
  • Findagrave
  • Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1849Dawsonville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    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 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    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.

    1863

    Age 32

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Derby, the county seat of Derbyshire, but also from the much smaller place called West Derby in Lancashire. Both are named from Old Norse djúr ‘deer’ + ‘farm, settlement’. This form of the surname represents the pronunciation of both the placename and the surname.

    Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Diarmada (or Mac Diarmada) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Diarmaid’, a personal name meaning ‘freeman’. See also Dermott , McDermott . Gaelic Ó Duibhdhiormaigh was sometimes reinterpreted as Ó Diarmada, and Darby could also be an Anglicized form of this name. The English surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken to County Leix in the 16th century.

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

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