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Fanny Burditt Sweetser (1805 - 1840)

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Fanny (Burditt) Sweetser
1805 - 1840
Born
November 20, 1805
Reading, Massachusetts USA
Death
April 1840
Wakefield, Massachusetts USA
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Fanny Burditt Sweetser was born on November 20, 1805 in Reading, Massachusetts USA. Her maiden name is Burditt and she married into the Sweetser family. She died in April 1840 in Wakefield, Massachusetts USA at 34 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2011
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Fanny Burditt Sweetser died in April 1840 in Wakefield, Massachusetts USA at 34 years of age. She was born on November 20, 1805 in Reading, Massachusetts USA. We have no information about Fanny's family.
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1805 - 1840 World Events

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In 1805, in the year that Fanny Burditt Sweetser was born, on October 21st, Lord Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets in the Battle of Trafalgar in Spain. 33 British ships fought 41 ships from Spain and France. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost 22 ships while the British lost none. The battle ended plans to invade Great Britain.

In 1811, at the age of only 6 years old, Fanny was alive when on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

In 1820, when she was just 15 years old, on February 23rd, a plot to murder the Cabinet of the United Kingdom - called the Cato Street Conspiracy - was discovered in England. Thirteen people were arrested of which five were hanged and decapitated (some people paid for a good view of the hanging, attendance was so large). These were the last beheadings in Great Britain.

In 1832, at the age of 27 years old, Fanny was alive when on October 20th, the Chickasaw nation signed the Pontotoc Creek Treaty with the United States. The Treaty ceded 6,283,804 million acres of Chickasaw land in Mississippi to the U.S. In return, the Chickasaw were supposed to receive all proceeds of sales of the land by the federal government to private owners, along with expenses for relocation and food and supplies for one year and an equal amount of land west of the Mississippi. The area ceded included the entire northern one-sixth of the state of Mississippi.

In 1840, in the year of Fanny Burditt Sweetser's passing, on May 7th, the Great Natchez Tornado hit Mississippi. Around 2p, the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Natchez and the surrounding area. It has been estimated to be a F4 or F5 storm and over 317 people were killed - 109 were injured.

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