When Seth Pease was born on 9 January 1764, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Pease, was 35 and his mother, Mindwell King, was 30. He married Bathsheba Kent on 25 December 1785, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 September 1819, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55.
English: from Middle English pese, pise (Old English peose, pise) ‘pea’. The word was commonly used to denote something small or of little worth, as in the phrase not worth a pese. It may have been used to nickname someone who habitually used the term or who was thought to merit it. It might alternatively have been a name for a pea-seller. Compare Bean .
Americanized form of French Pié (see Pie ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.
History: Robert and John Pease came from Great Baddow, Essex, England, to Salem, MA, in 1634. In 1644 Robert died, leaving a son (also called Robert) who was apprenticed as a weaver in Salem. By 1646 John Pease was living on Martha's Vineyard.
PEASE, SETH (9 Jan. 1764-12 Sept. 1819), early surveyor in the WESTERN RESERVE, was born in Suffield, Conn. to Joseph and Mindwell Pease. He first came to the Western Reserve as an astronomer and surv …
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