Abigail Seager

31 March 1697–
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Seager was born on 31 March 1697, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Richard Seager, was 46 and her mother, Abigail Griffin, was 36.

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Richard Seager
1651–1697
Abigail Griffin
1660–1697
Elizabeth Seager
1684–
John Seager
1686–
Joseph Seager
1692–1754
Abigail Seager
1697–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 79

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

Age 79

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 84

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English Sǣgar, composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + gār ‘spear’.2 Americanized spelling of German Seeger .

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

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