James Seaman

about 1786–before 1835 (Age 49)
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Seaman was born about 1786, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Seaman, was 36 and his mother, Hannah, was 37. He married Francis Baxter on 2 January 1819, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States. He died before 1835, at the age of 48.

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James Seaman
Francis Baxter
Marriage: 2 January 1819

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    Francis Baxter


2 January 1819
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 11

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 14

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): from a medieval continuation of the Old English personal name Sǣmann, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + mann ‘man’.2 English: occupational name for a sailor.3 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Seemann .

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

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  • 328 Thomas Seaman in "The Seaman family in America as descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island" by Mary Thomas Seaman

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