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 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.
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 sǣ ‘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 sǣ ‘sea’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.
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