Susanna Gosnell

about 1795–after 1860 (Age 65)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Susanna

When Susanna Gosnell was born about 1795, in Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Gosnell, was 25 and her mother, Sally Wilkinson, was 21. She married Thomas Wisdom on 21 March 1816, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died after 1860, in Hickory, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wisdom
Susanna Gosnell
Marriage: 21 March 1816
Joseph Wisdom
Benjamin Wisdom
Sarah Hogg Wisdom
Mary Ann or Polly Wisdom
Willoughby Wisdom
John Wisdom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1816Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    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.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 17
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 24
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English:perhaps a habitational name from Goss Hall, in Ash, Kent, recorded as Gosehale in 1210–12 and as Gosenhale (in a surname) in 1230. It may have denoted ‘Gosa's nook of land’ (Old English Gōsa, genitive singular Gōsan + halh, dative singular hale). By the early 1200s a member of this Kent family had apparently acquired property in Fritton, Suffolk, where the surname subsequently ramified in the later medieval and early modern periods.apparently a habitational name from Gonsal, in Condover, Shropshire, but the place name is recorded in medieval documents only as a manorial surname (de Gosenhull) and it is possible that the place was named after a 13th-century owner who came from elsewhere. On heraldic grounds the Shrops family has been tentatively identified with the Suffolk/Kent family in 1 above. The early spellings of the Shrops name, however, consistently point to a derivation from Old English hyll ‘hill ’, thus ‘Gosa's hill’, not ‘Gosa' s nook of land’. While the possibility cannot be ruled out that Gosenhull was a local re-interpretation of Gosenhale, the linguistic and the heraldic evidence are not easily reconciled.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Susannah Wisdom, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Susannah Wisdom in entry for Benjamin Wisdom and Polly Eaton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Susannah Wisdom in household of Wiloby Wisdom, "United States Census, 1860"

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