Susanna Teather

Born circa 1810. She may be Susanna Dublin, baptised 1 Aug 1809 at Brierley Hill, Staffordshire the daughter of Joseph and Mary Dublin[i].

Susanna Dubling married William Tethers on 2 Mar 1829 in St. Thomas, Dudley[ii]

Susannah died in 1877 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States of America[iii]

Tettenhall Poor Law vouchers contain three items relating to Susanna Teathers. Firstly a Letter dated 4 Sept 1835 by [blank] Brockmore, gent to “certify that Joseph Shakespeare had read W. Teather’s letter to his wife Susanna about a fortnight ago desiring  his wife and 2 children to join him with your assistance as he has no intention to return to England”.[iv]

A Receipt dated 4 Sept 1835 for Passage Liverpool to New York £13. Susan Teather paid £7 and overseers £6.[v] There were no dates for the journey.

A settled bill for 5 shillings, dated 5 Apr 1835, for a Journey to Dudley by W. Warr regarding Susan Teathers’ emigration.[vi]

The Ships passenger lists on Ancestry.com  indicate that William Teathers must have returned to the UK as the Ship “Manes” from Liverpool arrived in New York on 12 June 1837 and included:-

William Tether age 27 a miner, (DOB 1810) Susan Tether age 27 (DOB 1810), Ann Tether age 7 (DOB 1830) and Phebe Tether Age 5 (DOB 1832). They appear to be intending to travel to Philadelphia.

Therefore there was some delay in Susanna and the Children emigrating. The bill for the journey to Dudley looks as if the Overseers were trying to recoup some of the expenses from another Parish.

It appears that both children must have died the same year which was 1845.

Greenwood Cemetery Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States of America has a grave for Ann Tethers born 1829 died 1845 together with Phoebe 1831-1845 and the parents’ grave. There was no indication of other children born in the USA.

30 Sept 1850 US Census

Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States schedule number 159

William Tethers age 39 a Miner born in England No Value under the real Estate

Susana Tethers age 39               born in England

Gambrose Offord aged about 6 born in Illinois with real estate value $500

James Sewell aged about 30 a Miner born in England No Value under the real Estate Joseph Henry aged 20 a miner born in England No Value under the real Estate column

William Hutchins age 27 a miner born in England No Value under the real Estate column

 

20 July 1860 US Census

Vinegar Hill Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States page 310

Wm Tethers age 50 Hotel Keeper born England real Estate value $800 personal estate value $575

Susanna Tethers age 50    born England

Gambrose Offort age 17 House Steward? born Ill[inois] no estate value

Kate Wood age 18  House Steward?  Born Eng[land] No Estate value

William Wood age 15 Farm hand born Ill[inois]  No Estate Value

Willam Sodin age 14 House servant born England No Estate Value

William Tethers may have been the child of Moses and Sarah Tether baptised on 20 May 1810 at Brierley Hill, Staffordshire[vii]

William Tethers died 1870 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States of America

Photographs from Billiongraves.com

Wm.TethersGrave3  Ann&Phebegrave

BestGravephotoWm    Best GravephotoSus.

[i] Familysearch.org

[ii] Familysearch.org

[iii] Findagrave.com

[iv] SRO ref. D571/A/PO/72/20f

[v] SRO ref. D571/A/PO/72/20d

[vi] SRO ref. D571/A/PO/72/3b

[vii] Familysearch.org

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