Sabra Thankful Ensign

Female18 August 1826–15 November 1901

Brief Life History of Sabra Thankful

When Sabra Thankful Ensign was born on 18 August 1826, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Ensign, was 32 and her mother, Martha Tuller Whiting, was 29. She married Chester Seymour on 27 June 1849, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1880 and Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1900. She died on 15 November 1901, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Chester Seymour
Sabra Thankful Ensign
Marriage: 27 June 1849
Franklin Chester Seymour
Sally Seymour
Mary Florilla Seymore
Moses Ensign Seymour
William Alfred Seymour
Lucius Henry Seymour

Sources (27)

  • Sabra T Seymour in household of Chester Seymour, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sabra Thankful Ensign, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Salra T. Ensign, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1849Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 3

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.

    History: James Ensign (known as ‘the Puritan’) was born in Chilham, Kent,England, in 1606 and came to Hartford, CT, before 1644.

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

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