Susan M. Lemons

Brief Life History of Susan M.

When Susan M. Lemons was born about 1838, in Missouri, United States, her father, James Lemons, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Vaughan, was 21. She married John Francis Pyle on 6 June 1853, in Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1860 and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1870. She died before 1870, in Kern, California, United States.

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John Francis Pyle
Susan M. Lemons
Marriage: 6 June 1853
Lydia J. Pyle

Sources (5)

  • Susan M Lemons in household of James Lemons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan M Lemon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Susan Pyle in household of Nancy Lemons, "United States Census, 1870"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Lemon .

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

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