Susan Burton

10 April 1827–19 July 1920 (Age 93)
Lawrence, Indiana, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Burton was born on 10 April 1827, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, her father, Richard Pleasants Burton, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Edwards, was 38. She married William M Toliver on 24 January 1849, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Sailor Springs, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Hoosier Township, Clay, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 July 1920, in Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Hoosier Township, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M Toliver
Susan Burton
Marriage: 24 January 1849
Roy Toliver
Nancy Ann Tolliver
Mary Ann Taliaferro
John H. Taliaferro
Sarah Jane "Jennie" Toliver
John H Toliver
Clarice Claracy Toliver
Clarisa Taliaferro
Harriet Taliaferro
Harriet Tolliver
Mary Frances Belle Toliver
Mary Francis Taliaferro
Isom Taliaferro
Isom Toliver
Irvin Toliver
Richard Toliver
Richard Taliaferro

Spouse and Children

    William M Toliver



24 January 1849
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


    Roy Toliver



    Mary Ann Taliaferro


    John H. Taliaferro



+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Young Burton




    Jane Burton


    David E. Burton


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 29

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Toliver in household of Fred Burton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susan J Tolivar in household of Wm R Tolivar, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Toliver in household of W M Toliver, "United States Census, 1860"

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