William Christopher Seaman

about 1855–
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Christopher

When William Christopher Seaman was born about 1855, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Benjamin Seaman, was 22 and his mother, Delphine Boucher, was 16.

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Benjamin Seaman
Delphine Boucher
William Christopher Seaman
George Washington Seaman

Parents and Siblings


    Delphine Boucher




World Events (8)


Age 6

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 8

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

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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  • Wm Seaman in household of Benj Seaman, "United States Census, 1860"

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