Susan Bennett

16 October 1808–after 1880 (Age 71)
Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Bennett was born on 16 October 1808, in Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Phineas Bennett, was 23 and her mother, Sophia Chandler, was 23. She married Henry Robertson on 25 March 1830, in Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States in 1850 and Avoca, Avoca, Steuben, New York, United States in 1870. She died after 1880, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Henry Robertson
Susan Bennett
Marriage: 25 March 1830
Adrian H. Robertson
Latham B Robertson
Laura M Robertson
Sophia Jane Robertson

Spouse and Children

25 March 1830
Hartwick, Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States


    Adrian H. Robertson


    Latham B Robertson


    Laura M Robertson


    Sophia Jane Robertson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Robertson in household of Henry Robertson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Robertson in household of Henry Robertson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Robertson in household of Henry Robertson, "United States Census, 1880"

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