Susanna Elizabeth Weems

1837–31 December 1914 (Age 77)
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary 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)

    +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.History: David Weems (Wemyss) emigrated from Scotland to Herring Bay, Anne Arundel County, MD, some time before 1722. Mason Locke Weems, born near Herring Bay in 1759, was a clergyman who wrote a biography of George Washington, in which the first account of the cherry-tree story appeared.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Wemyss

    Sources (6)

    • Susan H Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Susiana Weens in entry for Leila Ada Vandiver, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
    • Susanna Smith in household of Iverson Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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