Susannah Bentley

Brief Life History of Susannah

When Susannah Bentley was born on 8 September 1812, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Parriott Bentley, was 29 and her mother, Harriet Kitchen, was 23. She married Eli Wiggill on 20 February 1831, in Grahamstown, Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 August 1869, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Wiggill
Susannah Bentley
Marriage: 20 February 1831
John Wesley Wiggill
Sarah Ann Wiggill
Jemima Rosetta Wiggill
Jeremiah Francis Wiggill
Sarah Ann Susannah Wiggill
Margaret Alice Wiggill
Rosannah Maria Wiggill
Frances Amelia Wiggill
Joseph Elijah Wiggill
Abram Wiggill

Sources (28)

  • 1881 England Census
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Susanah Bentley Wiggill, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.

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

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Susannah Bentley Wiggill From the Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Susannah came from a family of lace makers in England. She was the eldest daughter of her family, being born on September 8, 1813 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of William Bentley an …

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