Susan Eliza Hungate

13 March 1845–28 February 1899 (Age 53)
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Susan Eliza

When Susan Eliza Hungate was born on 13 March 1845, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Coffman Hungate, was 32 and her mother, Catharine "Kitty" Dorothy, was 33. She married Robert Taylor Millsap on 13 December 1863, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 28 February 1899, in Custer, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Taylor Millsap
Susan Eliza Hungate
Marriage: 13 December 1863
Kate Clyde Millsaps
John C. Millsap
George Millsap
Catherine Millsap
Elmer Hungate Millsap
Charles Robert Millsap

Spouse and Children

13 December 1863
McDonough, Illinois, United States


    Kate Clyde Millsaps


    John C. Millsap


    George Millsap


    Catherine Millsap



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 16

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various minor places so called, in York, Lincoln, Market Weighton (East Yorkshire), Methley (West Yorkshire), and Sawley (West Yorkshire), all named from Old English hund ‘hound’ or Old Norse hundr + Old Norse gata ‘road’, ‘street’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Susan Hungate in household of Charles C Hungate, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Milsaps in household of Robert F Milsaps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Millsap in household of R Y Millsaps, "United States Census, 1870"

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