Susan Agnes Kemper

8 November 1830–8 May 1920 (Age 89)
Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Agnes

When Susan Agnes Kemper was born on 8 November 1830, in Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Nimrod Kemper, was 41 and her mother, Lucy Anderson Searcy, was 24. She married John James Searcy on 21 December 1854, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 8 May 1920, in Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John James Searcy
1831–1911
Susan Agnes Kemper
1830–1920
Marriage: 21 December 1854
Robert Anderson Searcy
1856–1926
Thomas Henry Searcy
1857–1898
Anna Jane "Annie" Searcy
1859–1950
James Albert Searcy
1861–1913
Sallie J. Searcy
1862–1888
Ida Lena Searcy
1864–1959
Lydia Ellen Searcy
1867–1959
Lanna Roger Searcy
1873–1896
Alta Thomas Searcy
1880–1967

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1854Marion, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1838
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries 1792: Woodford. Kentucky, United States 1795: Franklin, Kentucky, United States 1798: Gallatin, Kentucky, United States 1838: Carroll, Kentucky, United States
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 26
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp 1.North German: occupational name for an official calibrator who marked the correct weight and measures for verification, from Middle Low German kempen.German and possibly also Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of the twelve places called Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kamp

    Sources (18)

    • Susan Searcey in household of Jno J Searcey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Susan Searcy in entry for J. Lyman Searcy and Ida Lena Searcy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Susan Kemper in entry for James A Searcy, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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