Susannah Jex

22 January 1820–9 January 1912 (Age 91)
Kessingland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Susannah

When Susannah Jex was born on 22 January 1820, in Kessingland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Jex, was 33 and her mother, Frances Elizabeth Raynor, was 25. She married Henry Smith on 5 January 1840, in Somerleyton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Blundeston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 January 1912, in Galland's Grove, Shelby, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Galland's Grove, Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Smith
Susannah Jex
Marriage: 5 January 1840
John Jex Smith
Mary Smith
Emily Susannah Smith
William Henry Jex Smith
Frances Sabina Smith
Samuel Francis Neslen Smith
Ida Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1840Somerleyton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk and Suffolk): variant of Jacks .German: perhaps a patronymic from the personal name Jeck . Compare Jax .

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

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    Henry Smith History

    Henry Smith was born March 4, 1813, at Somerleyton, Suffolk, County, England, to John Smith and Sarah Smith. Dates and places of birth of his parents are not known. On January 6, 1840 he married Sus …

    Sources (53)

    • Susanah Smith in household of Henry Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Susana Jex in entry for S F N Smith, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Susan Smith in household of John Cross, "United States Census, 1910"

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