Seymour Kelsey

Male30 June 1751–27 April 1817

Brief Life History of Seymour

When Seymour Kelsey was born on 30 June 1751, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonah Kelsey, was 25 and his mother, Martha Nettleton, was 25. He married Sarah Augur in January 1787, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He registered for military service in 1778. He died on 27 April 1817, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 65.

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Seymour Kelsey
Sarah Augur
Marriage: January 1787
James Kelsey
Jean Kilsey
Sarah Or Sally Kelsey
Polly Kelsey
Prudence Kelsey
Lois Blinn Kelsey
Eunice Kelsey
Hubbard Kelsey
Levi Kelsey
Lois Kilsey
Levi Davis Kelsey

Sources (29)

  • Seymour Kelsey, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Seymour Kelsey in marriage entry 1869 for Levi Kelsey and Mary H Hescock Roode, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Seymour Kelsey in death entry for Levi D. Kelsey 1808-1891, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1787Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 25

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 30

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 35

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.

    Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

    History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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