Susan Caroline Blakeney

June 1853–20 September 1938 (Age 85)
Smith, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Susan Caroline

When Susan Caroline Blakeney was born in June 1853, in Smith, Mississippi, United States, her father, Hugh Blakeney, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Yelverton, was 34. She married John Paul Norris on 30 November 1872. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Taylorsville, Smith, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Beat 3, Smith, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died on 20 September 1938, in West Carroll, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States.

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John Paul Norris
Susan Caroline Blakeney
Marriage: 30 November 1872
Mary Ida Norris
Viola Virginia Norris
John William Norris

Spouse and Children

30 November 1872



    Viola Virginia Norris


    John William Norris


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 23

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Gloucestershire and Norfolk or from Blackney Farm in Stoke Abbott, Dorset. The first two are named with Old English blæc, dative blacan ‘black’, ‘dark’ + (ēg ‘island’, ‘promontory’; the third is from Old English blæc + hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • S C Norris in household of J P Norris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Russell in household of E S Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Blakeny in household of Nancy Blakeny, "United States Census, 1870"

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