Hannah Sellew

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Sellew was born on 10 August 1769, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Philip Sellew, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Kimberly Smith, was 22. She married Joseph Kilbourn on 4 April 1793. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 January 1826, in her hometown, at the age of 56, and was buried in Green Cemetery, Glastonbury Center, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Joseph Kilbourn
Hannah Sellew
Marriage: 4 April 1793
Austin Kilbourn
Sophronia Kilbourn
Ogden Kilbourn
Eliza Kilbourn
Horace Kilbourn

Sources (26)

  • Hannah Sellew, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah Sellew Kilbourn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hannah in entry for Eliza Kilborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (8)


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

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from either of a pair of farms named Higher and Lower Peloe (also recorded as Poleo, Peloe, Pelu, and Pelue) in Crowan (West Cornwall). The placename derives from Cornish pol ‘pool’ + an uncertain qualifier. The stress is on the second syllable.

English: variant of Pillow .

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

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