Seymour Kelsey

30 June 1751–27 April 1817 (Age 65)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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 (Sally) Augur in January 1787. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 27 April 1817, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 65.

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Seymour Kelsey
Sarah (Sally) 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
Hubbard Kelsey

Spouse and Children

January 1787
Haddam, CT


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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

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Seymour Kelsey, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Seymour Kelsey, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Seymour Kelsey in entry for Sally Kelsey Allen, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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