William King Seeley

12 November 1787–11 November 1864 (Age 76)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William King

When William King Seeley was born on 12 November 1787, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Silvanus Seeley Jr, was 23 and his mother, Mary Hoyt, was 23. He married Deborah Raymond on 17 February 1809, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Masonville, Delaware, New York, United States in 1850 and Walton, Delaware, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 11 November 1864, in Walton, Walton, Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Northfield, Walton, Delaware, New York, United States.

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William King Seeley
Deborah Raymond
Marriage: 17 February 1809
Armenta Seeley
Seymour Seeley
Esther Seeley
Smith White Seeley
Mary Seeley
Rebecca Ann Seeley
Eunice Seeley
Samuel R. Seeley

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17 February 1809
New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 1

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig, from sǣl ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.2 Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William K Seely, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William R Seely, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William King Seeley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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