An American Family History

Susannah Davis Shattuck

Childbirth was was perilous. Around 1.5 percent of births ended in the mother's death. Since women gave birth to many children, chances of dying in childbirth were quite high.

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Susannah Davis Shattuck was born on February 19, 1769 in Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Captain Isaac Davis and his second wife, Elizabeth Powers.

When she was 20, she married Stephen Shattuck on April 29, 1789 in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. They were married by Thomas Baker, Esq.

Stephen was not the Stephen who was born on February 5, 1760 in Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. That Stephen married Lucy Richardson in 1781.

They had at least one daughter, Cynthia Shattuck Baker who was born on October 31, 1789 in Keene. She married David Baker.

Stephen is listed in the 1790 census of Keene. Susannah died on February 23, 1791 in Keene when she was only 22 years old. She probably died in childbirth.

Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1749 and dissolved in 1938. It was renamed from Quabbin in 1754 .
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire was settled after 1736 and was a fort protecting Massachusetts during the French and Indian Wars. It was called Upper Ashuelot. When New Hampshire separated from Massachusetts in 1741 it became Keene, New Hampshire. During King George's War, the village was attacked and burned.

Children of Isaac Davis
and Lucy Osborn
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Lucy Davis
  • Jemima Davis McMichel
  • Jacob Davis
  • Samuel Davis
  • Isaac Davis
  • of Isaac Davis and
    Elizabeth Powers
  • Susannah Davis
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Olive Davis
  • Joel Davis
  • Susannah Davis Shattuck
  • Eunice Davis Dwinnell
  • Lydia Davis
  • Hannah Davis
  • Abigail Davis Stephens
    of Stephen Griswold and Elizabeth Powers
  • Mary Griswold
  • Clara Griswold Rockwood
  • Flavia Griswold Hendrix
  • Esther Griswold Bliss
  • In 1662 Hampshire County, Massachusetts was formed from the western section of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Parts of the original county became Hampden, Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester Counties.
    New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.


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