Name: Andrew SUSONG 1
Birth: 1738 in Alsace-Lorraine
Fact 1: Originally spelled Andreas Susang
Fact 2: Came on "Le Victorea" with Lafayette
Fact 3: Burial Place: Susong Memorial Cemetery Greenville
Came from Alsace-Lorraine (French/German) with Marquis de Lafayette on the "Le Victorea." with wife Barbara to Pennsylvania. Came with 2 brothers, John and ?. The unnamed brother went back to France later. Andrew's name appears in the Lutheran Reformed Church baptismal records as Andreas Susang. Also in Oath of Allegiance records of Pennsylvania on Oct. 15, 1765 as Susang. He and Barbara lived in Berkley Co. Moved to Bristal TN in 1794, then to Greene Co TN in 1816/17. Served in Revolutionary War, 3/25/1777 in the New 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, Third Company, under Capt. George Bush.
From "Susongs and Connections", mimeo, Dec. 25. 1944, by Mrs. Adaline Susong Smith:
This is to certify that the bearer, Andrew Susong, having
served in the 11th Pennsylvania regiment during the term of
his enlistment is now discharged from the service of the
United States of America.
Given at Trenton this 2nd day of January, 1781.
General Anthony Wayne
(Found among old papers of Andrew Susong, Sr.)
Andrew Susong Sr. supposed to be a native of Alsace-Lorraine,
Pennsylvania or Virginia enlisted in the company of Colonel
Hartley’s Regiment the 28th of January 1777 and served three
years, His wife, Barburah, was of German descent. After the
Revolution they came from Berkely Virginia and later to Greene Co.,
near Lexington, Virginia, thence came to Washington Co., Virginia and later
to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1817.
They are buried at Susong Memorial Church, Greene Co., Tenn.
Graves are not marked.
At a court held for Berkely Co., the 20th day of April 1779,
ordered that Barburah Susong, wife of Andrew Susong, Sr., a
soldier in the Continental service, be allowed twenty-five
pounds for her support the present year.
Copied from William and Mary College, Quarterly Vol., Page 34,
Virginia State Library,Richmond, Virginia.
In Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 3, Page 650, there is this record:
Andrew Susong enlisted in the Revolutionary forces in March 25, 1777 as a
Private in Capt. George Bush's company, new 11th Continental of Pennsylvania.
BARBARA b: ABT. 1742 in Germany
- Nicholas SUSONG b: 1764
- Jacob SUSONG
- Katherine SUSONG b: 1772
- Andrew SUSONG , Jr.
- Rebecca SUSONG
- Title: "Susongs and Connections", mimeo, Dec. 25, 1944, by Mrs. Adaline Susong Smith