Susan Mary Williams

29 January 1831–3 September 1897 (Age 66)
Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Susan Mary

Susan Mary Williams was born on 29 January 1831, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States. She married Robert Ewing Harris on 27 January 1848, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 7, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 3 September 1897, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ewing Harris
1814–1897
Susan Mary Williams
1831–1897
Marriage: 27 January 1848
Sarah J Harris
1849–1858
Louisa A Harris
1853–1853
Sophia E Harris
1855–1958
Mary P. "Mollie" Harris
1858–1909
Emily R Harris
1860–1945
Mattie L Harris
1865–1945
Samuel Eli Harris
1871–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 January 1848
Wilson, Tennessee, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Harris in household of Robert E Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan M Harris in household of R E Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan M Williams in entry for Eli Harris, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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