Susannah Davis

15 October 1795–1 September 1887 (Age 91)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Davis was born on 15 October 1795, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Hugh Davis, was 17 and her mother, Mary Hanna, was 35. She married Richard Brinkley on 22 February 1816, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Claremont Township, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Claremont, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 1 September 1887, in Richland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Goss Cemetery, German Township, Richland, Illinois, United States.

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Richard Brinkley
Susannah Davis
Marriage: 22 February 1816
Alpha Brinkley
David Brinkley
Jemima Brinkley
Samuel Brinkley
Isabel Brinkley
Elizabeth Brinkly
Emaline Brinkley
Francis Brinkley
John Brinkley
Eliza J. Brinkley

Spouse and Children

22 February 1816
Rowan, North Carolina, United States


    Alpha Brinkley


    David Brinkley


    Jemima Brinkley


    Samuel Brinkley


    Isabel Brinkley


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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 4

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Brinkley in household of Richd Brinkley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Brinkley in household of Henry Black, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susannah Brinkley in household of Richard Brinkley, "United States Census, 1850"

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