Susan Susannah Thomson

1 October 1824–28 April 1895 (Age 70)
Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Susannah

When Susan Susannah Thomson was born on 1 October 1824, in Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Charles C. Thomson, was 36 and her mother, Susannah Harris, was 37. She married John Benjamin Wakely in 1841, in Hebron, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Johnsburg, Warren, New York, United States for about 25 years. She died on 28 April 1895, in Johnsburg, Johnsburg, Warren, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wakeley Farm Cemetery, Sodom, Johnsburg, Warren, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Benjamin Wakely
Susan Susannah Thomson
Marriage: 1841
Benjamin Thomson Wakely
Susan Wakley
Nancy Wakely
John Wakley Jr.
William J Wakley
Charles C. Wakely
Joseph Wakley
Edward Wakely
George D Wakley
Nettie Blanche Wakeley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1841Hebron, Washington, New York, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English and northern Irish: variant of Thompson .Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic McThomas; see McTavish , McComish .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen . Compare Thompson .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Susan Wakeley in household of John Wakeley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wakeley, "New York State Census, 1875"
    • Susan Thomson Wakeley, "Find A Grave Index"

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