Seth Pease

9 January 1764–1 September 1819 (Age 55)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Seth

When Seth Pease was born on 9 January 1764, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 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 his hometown, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

25 December 1785
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

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

Age 16

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 ‘pea’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of peas, or a nickname for a small and insignificant person. The word was originally a collective singular (Old English peose, pise, from Latin pisa) from which the modern English vocabulary word pea is derived by folk etymology, the singular having been taken as a plural.

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

Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Seth Pease in entry for Bathsheba Kent, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Seth Pease, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Seth Pease in entry for Bathsheba, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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