Susanna Sawyer

Brief Life History of Susanna

When Susanna Sawyer was born on 26 December 1787, in Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Sawyer, was 25 and her mother, Susannah Wilder, was 21. She married Joseph Wakefield Jr. on 1 September 1803, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 July 1836, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Joseph Wakefield Jr.
Susanna Sawyer
Marriage: 1 September 1803
Elizabeth Wakefield
Elisha S Wakefield
Orin Wakefield
Dr Zera Wakefield
Cyrenius Wakefield
Egbert Wakefield

Sources (5)

  • Susana Sawyer, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Susan Sawyer Wakefield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susana Sawyer, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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