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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Susannah Davis

Female 1774 - 1844  (69 years)


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  • Name Susannah Davis 
    Born 29 Apr 1774  Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Feb 1844  Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pope's Chapel Cemetery, Hutchins, Oglethorpe, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • For the Southern Christian Advocate


      Truly a mother of Israel has fallen asleep, on the 19th day of February last,Susannah Blanton departed this life, at the seventieth year of her age. It has fallen to the lot of few females to pass through so many vicissitudes in life as has the subject of this memoir, a brief history of a few which may interest the reader.

      Susannah Blanton was the daughter of John Davis, whose residence was in the city of Dublin, Ireland, in which place she was born April 29th 1774. Her father came to New York and brought his family with him, when Susannah was about two years old. Here he held an office in the British Army until the close of the Revolutionary War; he then with his family in the company with many others fled to Nova Scotia, where he remained about four years. He then returned to New York in which place his daughter found the "pearl of great price" and on the 25th day of July 1794 she was admitted into the Methodist Society by Evan Rogers, of which society she remained a faithful member until removed by death to her reward in heaven. July 30 1795 she was married to William Swainborn, a sea faring man, a captain of a vessel who on a voyage to the West Indies died about one year after their marriage, leaving her to buffet the ills of life with none to protect her but the God in whom she had learned to trust. September 14 1797 she married Soloman Rountree with whom she removed to Georgia, but from whom by his death she was in a few years separated. July 8 1811 She was married to Rev. Benj. Blanton in Sparta, Hancock County Georgia, from whom by death she has been torn leaving him in old age and much bodily and mental affliction ----- her loss. For several years previous her death she was the subject of much bodily suffering, manifesting however, under it all great Christian patience, fortitude and resignation, giving evidence that she was ever cheerful and happy, enjoying only what is known to those who "know in whom they have believed". Unable to walk or stand on her feet the last ten years of her life, yet even these were precious moments to her, and were well employed in reading the word of God, with the precious truths of which her mind richly stored the evidence of which was,with much humility, but with great force, given to all who conversed with her on "the things of God". About four months before her decease, she was attacked by dropsy, which disease terminated her life. As death approached she spoke of it as a solemn thing, but prayed for resignation. When her physician told that she must soon die she said: "my trust is in the merits of my savior" When ask any questions by friends as to her future prospects, she constantly spoke of Christ?s merits as her only hope, "I am willing to resign all into his hands" About four hours before her death it was observed by all present that an unusual brightness lit up her countenance, which graced her dying brow until, with out a struggle or even a sigh, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. Sister Blanton was a meek and devoted Christian, a pleasant companion, and an example worthy to be imitated as a wife, mother, mistress and neighbor. She is dead. Rheumatism and dropsy have done their work, her flesh rest in hope and her spirit has returned to God who gave it.


      Athens Ga.
      March 25, 1844
      William J.Parks

    Person ID I0447  Dickinson
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Family Benjamin Blanton,   b. 06 Dec 1765, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1845, Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1811  Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William McKendree Blanton,   b. 13 May 1818, Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1906, Haralson, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F0230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Blanton Bible Marriages