Susanna Elizabeth Weems

1837–31 December 1914 (Age 78)
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life of Susanna Elizabeth

When Susanna Elizabeth Weems was born in 1837, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, her father, Allen Weems, was 31 and her mother, Margaret P. Graham, was 28. She married John Iverson Smith in 1856. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 31 December 1914, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Iverson Smith
1829–1903
Susanna Elizabeth Weems
1837–1914
Marriage: 1856
Leila Ada Smith
1866–1942
Leonidas Franklin Smith
1868–1940
Alonza Smith
1871–
John W Smith
1872–1941
Ella C Smith
1875–
Eula Smith
1877–
Williamson Smith
1879–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1856
children

(7)

    Leila Ada Smith

    Female1866–1942Female

    Leonidas Franklin Smith

    Male1868–1940Male

    Alonza Smith

    Male1871–Male

    John W Smith

    Male1872–1941Male

    Ella C Smith

    Female1875–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 1

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Wemyss , reflecting the usual pronunciation of that name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Susanna Smith in household of Iverson Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susannah Weems in household of Allen Weems, "United States Census, 1850"

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