Ruhama Seay

Brief Life History of Ruhama

When Ruhama Seay was born in August 1812, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Nicholas Seay Jr, was 53 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Snider, was 19. She married Walter B Webb on 8 March 1855, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Marion, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. She died on 27 September 1886, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Marion, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Atkinson
Ruhama Seay
Mary Atkinson
Clinton Anderson Atkinson
Alfred Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
James N Atkinson
1838–after 1880
Myra Caroline Atkinson
Josephine Atkinson
Missouri Atkinson
William Atkinson
Henry Allen Atkinson

Sources (7)

  • Ruhama Webb in household of Walter B Webb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruhama Sea - Published information: birth-name: Ruhama Sea
  • Ruhama Atkinson, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1822 · Slave Rebellion

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: unexplained.

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

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