Susannah Morrel Fellows

Brief Life History of Susannah Morrel

When Susannah Morrel Fellows was born on 19 January 1831, in Orange, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Daniel Fellows, was 34 and her mother, Lydia Eager, was 32. She married Cyrus French Whittier on 9 September 1851, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 31 July 1889, in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Webster Cemetery, Webster, Day, South Dakota, United States.

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Cyrus French Whittier
Susannah Morrel Fellows
Marriage: 9 September 1851
Cyrus Whittier
Francis Merrian "Frank" Whittier
Eudora Josephine Whittier
Mary Whittier

Sources (13)

  • Susannah Whittier in household of C F Whittier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susannah M Fellows, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Susan Bellows, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Dane, Wisconsin, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Crawford, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1840: Portage, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1848: Portage, Wisconsin, United States 1850: Marathon, Wisconsin, United States

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felau(e) ‘partner, co-worker, companion’ (late Old English fēolaga, from Old Norse félagi, which is composed of ‘fee, money’ + legja ‘to lay, place, put’). In Middle English the term was used in the general sense of a companion or comrade, and the surname thus probably denoted a (fellow) member of a trade guild. Compare Fear 1.

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

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