Susan Wisewell

1802–22 December 1871 (Age 69)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Wisewell was born in 1802, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Wiswall Sr., was 49 and her mother, Lois Worseley, was 42. She married Elam Lyman in 1823. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lorraine, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 22 December 1871, at the age of 69, and was buried in Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elam Lyman
Susan Wisewell
Marriage: 1823
John M. Lyman
Adelia Ann Lyman
Martha K. Lyman
Samuel Lyman
Ezuba Lyman
Lois A. Lyman
Mary J Lyman
Elam S. Lyman
Alsaminia Lyman
William O Lyman
Joseph M. Lyman

Spouse and Children

Of Larraine,Jefferson,New York


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 6

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wiswell in Lancashire, named from Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Lyman in household of Elam Lyman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Lyman in household of Elan Lyman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Lyman in household of Elam Lyman, "United States Census, 1850"

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