Asa Sellew

20 September 1775–19 April 1836 (Age 60)
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Asa

When Asa Sellew was born on 20 September 1775, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain John Sellew, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Lombard, was 19. He married Emma Hughes on 10 October 1799, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 April 1836, in his hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Sellew
1775–1836
Emma Hughes
1781–1878
Marriage: 10 October 1799
Thomas Sellew
1800–1828
Asa Sellew Jr.
1803–1893
John Hughes Sellew
1805–1828
Hannah Sellew
1809–1884
Lewis Lombard Sellew (I)
1812–1816
Amos Sellew
1815–1856
Emma Sellew
1818–1899
Lewis Lombard Sellew Sr.
1822–1897

Spouse and Children

    Male1775–1836Male

    Emma Hughes

    Female1781–1878Female

MARRIAGE
10 October 1799
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Thomas Sellew

    Male1800–1828Male

    Asa Sellew Jr.

    Male1803–1893Male

    John Hughes Sellew

    Male1805–1828Male

    Hannah Sellew

    Female1809–1884Female

    Lewis Lombard Sellew (I)

    Male1812–1816Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 German: possibly a habitational name from a place so called in Westphalia.2 Swedish (Sellén): ornamental name probably formed with the place name element sel ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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

Sources (3)

  • Asa Sellen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Asa Selen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Asa Seblew in entry for A...S Seblew, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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