Seth Pease

Brief Life History of Seth

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.

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Seth Pease
Bathsheba Kent
Marriage: 25 December 1785
Betsey Pease
James Pease
Gamaliel Pease
Alfred Pease

Sources (14)

  • Seth Pease, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Seth Pease, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Mr Seth Pease, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.


Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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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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