Alexander Seymour

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Seymour was born on 30 September 1755, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Seymour IV, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Wadsworth, was 24. He married ?. He died in December 1777, in At Sea, at the age of 22.

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Alexander Seymour
1755–1777
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  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Seymour - birth: 30 September 1755; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Seymour - death: December 1777;

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English (London): of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Seine), and possibly also from Saint-Maur-des-Bois (Manche) and Saint-Maur-sur-Loire (Touraine), named from the dedication of their churches to Saint Maur (see Moore 3). The family of this name who have held the title Duke of Somerset since 1547 are said by some to have originated in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Seine), while others claim they are from Saint-Maur-sur-Loire (Touraine). They rose to prominence under the Tudors, when Edward Seymour (died 1552) held a high position of office under Henry VIII, who was married to Edward's sister, Jane. The Norman name has been established in Ireland since at least the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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