Susannah Frances Neslen

13 September 1830–26 March 1900 (Age 69)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of Susannah Frances

When Susannah Frances Neslen was born on 13 September 1830, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Neslen, was 22 and her mother, Eunice Burgess Francis, was 22. She married Claudius Victor Spencer on 9 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 26 March 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claudius Victor Spencer
1824–1910
Susannah Frances Neslen
1830–1900
Marriage: 9 October 1853
Susanah Eunice Spencer
1855–1882
Jacob Spencer
1866–
John Van Cott Spencer
1868–1869
Daniel Samuel Spencer
1857–1934
Edmund Burke Spencer
1859–1928
Claudia Victoria Spencer
1863–1864
Joseph Smith Spencer
1866–1866

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1848
    Age 18
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Nessling .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Possible Related Names

    Nessling

    Story Highlight

    Susannah Francis Neslen

    Susannah Francis Neslen was the oldest child. She married Claudius V. Spencer as soon as they reached the valley. Susannah was Claudius’ fourth wife. His first two wives, Marie Antoinette Spencer and …

    Sources (35)

    • Susanna Neslin in household of Samuel Neslin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sussanah F Neslen in entry for Edmund Burke Spencer and Matie E Brundage, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Susanah in entry for Jos Smith Spencer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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