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 Susannah “Susan” <I>Burritt</I> Adams

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Susannah “Susan” Burritt Adams

  • Birth 6 Mar 1786 Crompond, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 1881 Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 63041538

She was born just six weeks before her mother's death. Believing her illness to be fatal, it is said that Mrs. Burritt sent for Miss Susannah DeLancey, the unmarried daughter of Governor DeLancey, who lived in nearby Crompond, who despite powerful family influence remained true to the cause of the Colonies, and was a very warm friend of the Burritt Family. On her dying bed she gave her infant daughter to Miss DeLancey's keeping, and she was faithful to the trust. She brought her up as her own child, and she willed her a considerable estate, 1200 acres in Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, and all her personal estate.

Bristol Banner
September 30, 1881.

Susan Adams was born in Westchester County, New York in March 6, 1786 died at Bristol Elkhart County Indiana on September 19th 1881. Aged 95 years 6 months 14 days. Her father who was a Presbyterian minister having espotised the cause of the patriots during the Revolutionary War was one of the member who suffered untold hardships by being incarcerated in the Old Sugar House, New York which was used by the British as a prison. Her mother, dying in her early infancy, she was adopted by Miss Susanna De Lancy, who was a daughter of the Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York. She was tenderly cared for and reared by her foster mother, who was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

When at the age of 18 years she was married to Elijah Fowler, of Westchester County New York. As the result of this union there was born to her four children. Two of which died at an early age and two grew up to manhood, one of whom Mr. Solomon Fowler settled at on early day in Bristol and was well known in this community. The other Mr. Samuel Burritt Fowler still survives and is living at Putnam Valley near Peekskill New York. The first husband dying she remained a widow a number of years, when in year 1821 she was married to Charles Adams by whom she had three children. Two of these died when young and the other a daughter is still living.

In the year 1853 about 28 years ago they came west and settled at Bristol. In 1875 her husband died leaving her a widow a second time. At the advanced aged of 89, since which time she has been living with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. George W. Seely. She had been a woman of wonderful vigor until about ten years ago when she was injured by a fall. Since then she has been nearly helpless ad a part of the time entirely so, but she has had the care of a loving and dutiful daughter, who has spared neither health nor strength in ministering to her comfort during her old age and declining years.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church of which she was a member and her mortal remains were deposited by the side of her late husband in Oak Ridge Cemetery there to rest until resurrection.

James DeLancey (1703 – 1760) was acting colonial governor of the Province of New York from 1753 to 1755 the father of Miss Susanna De Lancy and foster grandfather of Susannah Burritt Fowler-Adams.

James DeLancey, chief justice and lieutenant governor of the Province of New York, was born in New York City on November 27 1703, the first son of Etienne DeLancey and Anne-daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt. James went to England for his schooling, graduating from Cambridge University, and subsequently studied law at the Inner Temple, London. Having been admitted to the bar in 1725, he returned to New York to practice law and enter politics.

In 1729, James DeLancey married Anne Heathcote, daughter of a Mayor of New York City Caleb Heathcote, at Trinity Church, New York.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 63041538
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susannah “Susan” Burritt Adams (6 Mar 1786–19 Sep 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63041538, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .