Susan Burgess

Female24 February 1827–11 May 1912

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Burgess was born on 24 February 1827, in Sulphur Springs, Jefferson, Missouri, United States, her father, Sanders Burgess, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Stewart, was 24. She married Andrew Davidson Firebaugh on 25 July 1860, in Sulphur Springs, Jefferson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Fresno, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States in 1900. She died on 11 May 1912, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaumont, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Davidson Firebaugh
Susan Burgess
Marriage: 25 July 1860
Annie Elizabeth Firebaugh
Virginia Adena Firebaugh
John Burgess Firebaugh
Emma Leanora Firebaugh

Sources (19)

  • Susan Ferebaughe in household of Andrew D Ferebaghe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Burgess, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Susan Firebaugh, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1860Sulphur Springs, Jefferson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 21

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 29

    Histrical Boundaries: 1856: Fresno, California, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

    Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

    History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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