Susanna Sawyer

26 December 1787–23 July 1836 (Age 48)
Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Sawyer was born on 26 December 1787, in Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Sawyer, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Wilder, was 31. She married Joseph Wakefield Jr. on 1 September 1803. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 July 1836, at the age of 48, and was buried in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

1 September 1803


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 10

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 16

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susan Sawyer Wakefield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wakefield Memorial: comprising an historical, genealogical and biographical register of the name and family of Wakefield, page 76
  • Find A Grave Information

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.