Susanna Rochester

1791–
Union, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Rochester was born on 1 May 1791, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, Nicholas Rochester, was 39 and her mother, Ann Susanna Stowers, was 26. She married John Savage about 1812.

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Susanna Rochester
1791–
John Savage
–1852

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World Events (3)

1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 1

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in Kent, which is recorded by Bede ( c.730 ) under the names of both Dorubrevi and Hrofæcæstre. The former represents the original British name, composed of the elements duro- ‘fortress’ and brīvā‘bridge’. The second represents a contracted form of this (possibly affected by folk etymological connection with Old English hrōf ‘roof’) combined with an explanatory Old English cæster ‘Roman fort’ (from Latin castra ‘military camp’). There is a much smaller place in Northumbria also called Rochester, which seems to have been named in imitation of the more important one, but which is a more than occasional source of the surname. In other cases there may also have been confusion with Wroxeter in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Rochecestre.

Possible Related Names

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

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