Syrena Seager

5 May 1816–2 June 1888 (Age 72)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Syrena

When Syrena Seager was born on 5 May 1816, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John K Seager, was 31 and her mother, Clara Jackson, was 28. She married William A. Sebring about 1835, in Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ogden Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Ogden, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 June 1888, in Archbold, Fulton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A. Sebring
Syrena Seager
Marriage: about 1835
Amanda J. Sebring
Margaret Sebring
George A Sebring
Clara E Sebring
Amos J Sebring
Edgar M. Sebring
Ermina J. Sebring

Spouse and Children

about 1835
Wayne, New York, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Eli M Seager


    John B. Seagar


    David J. Seager


    John Harrison Seager



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 

Age 7

On 11 April 1823, Wayne County was formed by combining portions of Seneca and Ontario counties.
1835 · The Toledo War

Age 19

The Toledo War was a boundary dispute between Ohio and Michigan because both claimed jurisdiction over the Toledo region. The situation came to a head when Michigan petitioned for statehood in 1835 and sought to include the disputed territory within its boundaries. Both states deployed militias on opposite sides and began mutual taunting, but the only military confrontation was a shot being fired into the air. During the summer of 1836, Congress proposed a compromise whereby Michigan gave up its claim to the strip in exchange for its statehood and about three-quarters of the Upper Peninsula. Thus, resolving the Toledo War.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English Sǣgar, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + gār ‘spear’.2 Americanized spelling of German Seeger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Serena Sebring in household of William Sebring, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Syrena Sebring in household of W A Sebring, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cyrena Sebring in household of Wm A Sebring, "United States Census, 1850"

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