Susannah Sunderlin

about 1799–
New York, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Sunderlin was born about 1799, in New York, United States, her father, John Sunderlin, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Hill, was 28.

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Family Time Line

John Sunderlin
1772–1817
Elizabeth Hill
1771–1839
Jacob Sunderlin
1793–1862
Hansel Sunderlin
1795–1817
Naomi Sunderlin
1797–
Susannah Sunderlin
1799–
Daniel H Sunderlin
1799–1869

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 28

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Swedish: unexplained.

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

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