John Gill Seaman

Male27 June 1854–28 May 1934

Brief Life History of John Gill

When John Gill Seaman was born on 27 June 1854, in Bayport, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, John Seaman, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Lane, was 23. He married Frances Ann Callen on 12 March 1879, in Bayport, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brookhaven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1880 and Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 May 1934, in Bayport, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sayville, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gill Seaman
Frances Ann Callen
Marriage: 12 March 1879
Charles Gill Seaman
Margaret E. Seaman
John Gill Seaman
Alice Callen Seaman
Silas Carman Seaman
Arthur John Seaman

Sources (11)

  • John Seaman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Seaman, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • John Seaman in entry for Silas Carman Seaman and Barbara Kocarnik, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1879Bayport, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 9

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Seman, Semon (Old English Sǣmann, composed of the elements ‘sea’ + mann ‘man’). The surname may have become confused with variants of Simon .

    English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name for a sailor, from Middle English seman ‘sailor’ (Old English sǣmann), but the most common source of the name is 1.

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Seemann .

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

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