Susanna Sawyer

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

The Life Summary 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, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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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

  • Marriage
    1 September 1803
  • Children


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    +5 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

    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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    Sources (5)

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

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