Susannah Sherwin

17 September 1808–8 December 1894 (Age 86)
Harbor, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Susannah

When Susannah Sherwin was born on 17 September 1808, in Harbor, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Azariah Proctor Sherwin Sr., was 39 and her mother, Sarah Kidder, was 32. She married Ezra Parrish on 8 April 1827. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. She died on 8 December 1894, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Parrish
Susannah Sherwin
Marriage: 8 April 1827
Charles Edward Parrish
Henry Edwin Parrish
Harriet Editha Parrish
Esther Susannah Parrish
William Parrish
Enoch Kidder Parrish
Helen Parrish
Rebecca Elizabeth Parrish
Emma Jane Parrish
Ezra Azariah Parrish
Sarah Elvira Parrish
Maryette Parrish
Elonzo Parrish
Alonzo Lafayette Parrish

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1827
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 19
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 24
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire and Derbyshire): nickname perhaps used to denote a swift runner or a messenger, from Middle English schere(n) ‘(to) shear, cut’ + wind ‘wind’.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • 1850 Susanna Parrish in household of Ezra Parrish, "United States Census"
    • 1880 Susan Parrish, "United States Census"
    • Susana Parrish, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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