William Alexander Seaton

Male15 November 1833–25 March 1921

Brief Life History of William Alexander

When William Alexander Seaton was born on 15 November 1833, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Solomon S. Seaton, was 27 and his mother, Mariah Berry Trotter, was 21. He married Tabitha Ann St John on 11 November 1858, in Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Lathrop Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 25 March 1921, in Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Seaton
Tabitha Ann St John
Marriage: 11 November 1858
Thomas Jefferson Seaton
Nancy Jane Seaton
Francis Marion Seaton
Solomon Ira Seaton
William Henry Seaton
Adelia Mariah Seaton
Lula Belle Seaton
Charles Graham Seaton

Sources (12)

  • W A Seaton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Heaton, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Alexander Seaton, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1858Platte, Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 2

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 30

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Seaton, such as those in Cumberland, Devon, Durham, Leicestershire, Northumberland, Rutland, East Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire, most of which derive from Old English ‘sea, lake’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though the Leicestershire placename probably arises from an Old English personal name Sǣga or a stream-name Sǣge (from Old English sǣge ‘slow moving’; compare Seabrook ) + Old English tūn.

    Scottish: habitational name from Seton (East Lothian), from Old English ‘sea’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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