Susannah Matteson

8 April 1753–
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Matteson was born on 8 April 1753, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Matteson, was 24 and her mother, Mary Barton, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Richard Matteson
1728–
Mary Barton
1730–
Susannah Matteson
1753–
Freelove Matteson
1755–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 10

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 19

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Mattison .2 Respelling of Swedish Mattesson, a patronymic from the personal name Mattes or Mattis, Swedish forms of Matthew .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Susanah Mattsson, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Susannah Matteson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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