Susanah Porter

1782–after 1840 (Age 58)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Susanah

Susanah Porter was born in 1782. She married Robert Hood Tate III about 1803. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died after 1840, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Robert Hood Tate III
1780–1867
Susanah Porter
1782–1840
Marriage: about 1803
Robert Hood Tate IV
1804–1881
Jane Tate
1806–
Elizabeth Tate
1805–
Jennie Tate
1810–1874
Tate
1814–
Susie Tate
1815–
Caroline Mary Tate
1816–1880
Sally Tate
1816–
William Presley Tate
1818–1932
Aaron V. Tate
1820–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1803
children

(10)

    Male1804–1881Male

    Elizabeth Tate

    Female1805–Female

    Jane Tate

    Female1806–Female

    Jennie Tate

    Female1810–1874Female

    Tate

    Female1814–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 14

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 18

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Lieutenant Robert Hood Tate III - South Carolina Marriage to Susannah

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