Susanah Blankenship

1805–1880 (Age 75)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Susanah

When Susanah Blankenship was born in 1805, in Georgia, United States, her father, Reuben Blankenship, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Wilkinson, was 45. She married John W Colburn on 20 June 1822, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Perry, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 4 James, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1870. She died in 1880, in Walker, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75.

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John W Colburn
Susanah Blankenship
Marriage: 20 June 1822
Malinda Elizabeth Colburn

Spouse and Children

20 June 1822
Bibb, Alabama, United States


    Malinda Elizabeth Colburn


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 6

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of the English surname Blenkinsop, a habitational name from a place called Blenkinsopp in Northumberland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Coalburn in household of Jno Coalburn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Colburn in household of John Colburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • <Unknown>, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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