Susannah Martin Key

6 November 1815–4 August 1903 (Age 87)
Jackson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Susannah Martin

When Susannah Martin Key was born on 6 November 1815, in Jackson, Georgia, United States, her father, Tandy Center Key Sr., was 39 and her mother, Anna Cochran, was 25. She married John W. Wilson on 24 February 1833. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana, United States in 1900. She died on 4 August 1903, in Colquitt, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Colquitt, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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John W. Wilson
Susannah Martin Key
Marriage: 24 February 1833
Ann C. Wilson
James W. Wilson
Louisa Jane Wilson
Jane Wilson
J. F. Wilson
Elizabeth Eugenia Wilson
Emma Jarinda Wilson
Eleanor Virginia Wilson
Susan Key Wilson
Tandy West Wilson

Spouse and Children

24 February 1833
Jackson, Georgia


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Harriet Key


    Martha Ann W. Key


    Frank C. Key


    Tandy Center Key Jr.



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 4

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 23

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: variant of Kay .2 Irish: reduced form of McKay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan M Willson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan M Gilson in household of William H Leslie, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susan Wilson in household of John Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"

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