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Susanna Aspinwall

Female 1790 - 1853  (62 years)


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  • Name Susanna Aspinwall 
    Born 17 Jul 1790  Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Mar 1853  Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Walnut Street Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34858  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Family Lewis Tappan,   b. 23 May 1788, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1873, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1813  [2
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F20490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She was a daughter of William Aspinwall (1743-1823), medical doctor in Brookline, Massachusetts and pioneer of inoculation. His portrait was painted by Gilbert Stuart and passed into the possession of his son-in-law Lewis Tappan; when pro-slavery rioters destroyed Tappan's New Haven summer home in 1831, they mistook it for a portrait of George Washington and the painting was spared.

      (Interestingly, Walter Lincoln Burrage's biographical sketch of Aspinwall in the 1920 American Medical Biographies ed. Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage, calls the people who destroyed Tappan's home "antislavery rioters", which is the exact opposite of the truth, and entirely typical of American historical scholarship of the time, in which pre-Civil-War abolitionists were consistently portrayed as violent maniacs.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S5651] Find a Grave page for Susannah Aspinwall Tappan.

    2. [S2662] Tappan-Toppan Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1606-1672 by Daniel Langdon Tappan. Arlington, Massachusetts, 1915.