Susan Allen Barfield

16 April 1856–14 July 1942 (Age 86)
Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Susan Allen

When Susan Allen Barfield was born on 16 April 1856, in Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Dickson Barfield, was 34 and her mother, Virginia Elizabeth Lankford, was 26. She married Daniel Fletcher Jennings on 11 February 1878, in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 10, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 14 July 1942, in Tipton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Fletcher Jennings
Susan Allen Barfield
Marriage: 11 February 1878
Susan Jennings
Virginia Green Jennings
Mary Ada Jennings
William Columbus Jennings
Minnie Jennings
Susan W. Jennings
Daniel Fred Jennings
John Henry Jennings
Allie M Jennings
Florence Jennings

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Fletcher Jennings



11 February 1878
Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Dickson Barfield


    Virginia Elizabeth Lankford




    Frances "Fannie" Washington A Barfield


    Francis Barfield



    Cairo Ann Barfield



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 6

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, probably from Bardfield in Essex, which is named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank’, ‘border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in an area where barley was cultivated, from Middle English berefeld.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Barfield in household of William D Barfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Barfield in household of William Barfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan A Jennings in household of Dan F Jennings, "United States Census, 1880"

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