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Susan P. Creighton

Susan P. Creighton

Female 1808 - 1891

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  • Name  Susan P. Creighton 
    Born  1808  Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  27 Feb 1891  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I20661  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Nov 2012 

    Father  William Creighton, Jr.,   b. 29 Oct 1778, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1851, Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Meade,   b. 29 Mar 1784, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1852, Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Sep 1805 
    Family ID  F5335  Group Sheet

    Family  Jesse Lynch Williams,   b. 6 May 1807, Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1886, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1831  Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Creighton Williams
     2. Edward Peet Williams,   b. 29 Mar 1838, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1910
     3. Meade Creighton Williams,   b. 18 Dec 1840, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1906, Mackinac Island, Mackinac, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Martyn Williams,   b. 24 Jan 1843, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1917, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID  F5334  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1808 - Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1831 - Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Feb 1891 - Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Description of Charumier: From a letter by Mrs. Susan C. Williams, of Fort Wayne, Ind.:"The house was what might be called a villa--covering a good deal of ground, built in an irregular style of various materials--wood, stone, brick, and one mud room, which by the way, was quite a pretty, tasteful spare bedroom. The part composed of brick was a large octagon drawing-room, the only really handsome room of the establishment. The dining hall was a large square room, wainscoted with black walnut, with very deep window-seats, where we children used to hide ouselves behind the heavy curtains. There were one large, square hall, and numerous passage ways, lobbies, areas, etc. the grounds were quite extensive and very beautiful. At that early period there was not, perhaps, in this country so highly and tastefully improved a country seat. It was the admiration of all who visited it. Distinguished strangers visiting Lexington were always taken there. Grandpa (David Meade) was very fond of company and exceedingly hospitable. These grounds, to me in my youthful days, were a perfect paradise, never having seen anytyhing to compare with them. And even now, though there are very many expensively improved country seats, probably surpassing this in many respects, yet, so far as my experience goes, none more natural and tasteful, if so much so. The extensive lawn in front of the house terminated with what we call a 'sink-hole,' around which we delighted in running, and finally getting to the bottom--but which the late Dr. Holley, of Transylvania University, more poetic, was pleased to call a 'dimple on the cheek of nature.' And then the walks--the serpentine, one mile around--the haw haw, a wide straight walk with an echo, both of these with white benches at intervals, and in a secluded nook a most beautiful, tasteful Chinese pavilion. The bird-cage walk was one cut through a dense plum thicket excluding the sun; it led to a dell where was a large spring of the best water, ane near by the mouth of the cave which had some little notoriety. At this point was the terminus of the lake, at which, after a hard rain, there was quite a water-fall, which grandpa much delighted in. On the lake was a small boat, 'Sidney,' which some one of us, as the 'Lady of the Lake,' used to row from one side to the other stopping at a miniature island for duck eggs.From the shore to the island there was a pretty little bridge, and on the border of the lake at a distant point was the 'Temple of the Naiads,' which was also utilized as a seed repository. I should have mentioned before, that beyond the lawn there was a large piece of ground which grandpa always said ought to have been a sheet of water to make his grounds perfect. This was sown in clover, that it might, as he thought, somewhat resemble water in the distance. In one of our summer sojourns at Chaumiere, when my sister Julia (Mrs. Ball) was about 3 years of age, soon after our arrival, the nurse took her out on the lawn, when she shrank bank and cried out, 'Oh river!, river!' greatly to our grandfather's delight. He said it was the greatest compliment his grounds had ever had. Having a competency, and being possessed with a love of nature and the beautiful, he shunned a busy, bustling life. I must not omit to say that both he and grandma were all that their slaves could desire in them as master and mistress. All that were capable of taking care of themselves were manumitted at his death."Thus ends Chapter 3 of "The Chaumiere Papers," an uncopyrighted book containing matters of concern to the descendants of David Meade, edited by Henry Peet, in 1883.