Heila Edsall

16 August 1756–16 January 1830 (Age 73)
Jefferson Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Heila

When Heila Edsall was born on 16 August 1756, her father, Richard Edsall Jr, was 34 and her mother, Charlotte Barton, was 25. She married Capt. Obadiah Seward on 4 April 1776, in Oak Ridge, Passaic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 16 January 1830, at the age of 73, and was buried in Jefferson Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. Obadiah Seward
1754–1799
Heila Edsall
1756–1830
Marriage: 4 April 1776
Mary Seward
1777–1779
Mary Seward
1779–1807
Matilda Seward
1782–
John Seward
1784–1851
Peggy Seward
1786–1824
Heila Seward
1789–1823
Hannah Seward
1792–
Elisabeth "Eliza" Seward
1794–1851
Seward
1795–1797
Pamelia Seward
1797–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1776
Oak Ridge, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
children

(10)

    Mary Seward

    Female1777–1779Female

    Mary Seward

    Female1779–1807Female

    Female1782–Female

    John Seward

    Male1784–1851Male

    Female1786–1824Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1775

Age 19

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 20

New Jersey is the 3rd state.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place called High Edser in Ewhurst, Surrey.2 It is possible that in some cases the name may be an Americanized form of the German family name Etzel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hilah Seward, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Hilah Seward, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Hilah Seward, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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