Susan Catherine Sansing

25 May 1836–9 June 1891 (Age 55)
Henry, Georgia, United States

The Life of Susan Catherine

When Susan Catherine Sansing was born on 25 May 1836, in Henry, Georgia, United States, her father, Francis Sansing, was 20 and her mother, Nancy Combs Sansing, was 18. She married Reuben Robert Grafton on 2 October 1851, in Henry, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ward Four, Union, Louisiana, United States in 1870 and Union, Louisiana, United States in 1880. She died on 9 June 1891, in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rice, Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rice, Prince Edward, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Robert Grafton
Susan Catherine Sansing
Marriage: 2 October 1851
John Franklin Grafton
Martha Jane Grafton
Mary Ann Elizabeth Grafton
Sarah " Sallie" Francis Grafton
Reuben Thomas Grafton
Walter William Grafton

Spouse and Children

2 October 1851
Henry, Georgia, United States


    John Franklin Grafton


    Martha Jane Grafton


    Mary Ann Elizabeth Grafton


    Sarah " Sallie" Francis Grafton


    Reuben Thomas Grafton


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Sansing


    Nancy Combs Sansing




World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 2

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 8

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 25

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Susan Grafton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan C Grafton in household of Reuben Grafton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S C Sansing in household of Nancy Sansing, "United States Census, 1850"

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