Hannah Sellew

10 August 1769–23 January 1826 (Age 56)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Sellew was born on 10 August 1769, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 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 Glastonbury Green Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

4 April 1793


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Kimberly Smith




    Anna Sellew



    Thomas Sellew (I)


    Lieut. Colonel Samuel Sellew


    Thomas Sellew


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 12

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

Age 17

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

1 German: possibly a habitational name from a place so called in Westphalia.2 Swedish (Sellén): ornamental name probably formed with the place name element sel ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Eliza Kilborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah in entry for Eliza Kilborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Kilborn in entry for Ogden Kilborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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