Monday, June 23, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #25 Susannah Silver

Susannah Silver was my maternal fifth great grandmother. I have next to nothing about her in my family tree except that she was married to John Burt and had a daughter named Sarah who married John Rulon (Sarah Burt and John Rulon are the parents of Sarah Rulon whom I wrote about in my post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #19 Sarah Rulon).

I did some searching online to see what else I could find. There's a will abstract for John Burt "of Cumberland County," New Jersey, on that lists daughter Sarah "Rulong" and six sons: Noah, Richard, Daniel, John, Jesper (probably should be Jasper), and Moses. The will is dated March 25, 1798, and was proved on March 31, 1801. It doesn't list Susannah, so she must have died by 1798.*

This is all of the information I've been able to find about Susannah so far.


This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.

* the will abstract is from a digitized version of Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revoluntionary and Post-Revoluntionary History of the State of New Jersey, First Series Vol. XXXIX, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc., Volume X--1801-1805, edited and indexed by Elmer T. Hutchinson, New Jersey Historical Society, MacCrellish & Quigley Co., Trenton, New Jersey, 1946, 67


  1. I understand where you're coming from! Once you climb high enough in your family tree basic facts are about all you can find! I'm right there with you! I want to try and spend a little time researching locations, the era they lived, etc. for my ancestors with minimal info. Now where do I apply for 36 hour days? :)

  2. I wish I had more time, too! I feel like I'm just spouting facts. Like you, I'd like time to research what the times were like and learn about the area they lived in. Maybe after this blog challenge is over, I'll revisit some of these ancestors and do just that.