William Alexander Seaton

15 November 1833–25 March 1921 (Age 87)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary 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 Trotter, was 21. He married Tabatha 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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William Alexander Seaton
Tabatha 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

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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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh
Age 29
The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. A Scottish place of this name near Longniddry is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English sǣ ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Rutland seems to have as its first element a stream name, Sǣge ( see Seabrook ), or a personal name Sǣga. One in Kent is named with Old English seten ‘plantation’, ‘cultivated land’.

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

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Sources (9)

  • W A Seaton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Seaton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Seaton, "United States Census, 1900"

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