Susan Agnes Kemper

Female8 November 1830–8 May 1920

Brief Life History 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
Susan Agnes Kemper
Marriage: 21 December 1854
Robert Anderson Searcy
Thomas Henry Searcy
Anna Jane "Annie" Searcy
James Albert Searcy
Sallie J. Searcy
Ida Lena Searcy
Lydia Ellen Searcy
Lanna Roger Searcy
Alta Thomas Searcy

Sources (18)

  • Susan Searcey in household of Jno J Searcey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Agnes Kemper, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Susan Agness Searcy, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1854Marion, Indiana, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (2)

    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.


    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.

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