Susan Lumsden

31 December 1788–1875 (Age 86)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Lumsden was born on 31 December 1788, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, Jeremiah Lumsden, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Susan Belcher, was 31. She married Oliver H Martin about 1814, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1875, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Oliver H Martin
Susan Lumsden
Marriage: about 1814
Vernelia Frances Martin
Jeremiah Perry Martin
Hugh M Martin
Joseph H. Martin
Janeva Martin
Julia Allie Martin
Jane Martin
George Washington Martin

Spouse and Children

    Oliver H Martin



about 1814
Georgia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Susan Belcher




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries: 1807: Randolph, Georgia, United States *1812: Jasper, Georgia, United States. [*Renamed from Randolph in 1812]
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire. The first element of the place name is of uncertain origin, apparently the genitive case of a personal name; the second is probably Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Susan Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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