Rheuma Seeley

about 1759–
Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rheuma

Rheuma Seeley was born about 1759, in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States. She married Jerimiah Whitekar about 1775, in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Jerimiah Whitekar
1755–
Rheuma Seeley
1759–
Marriage: about 1775
William Whitaker
1785–1829

Spouse and Children

    Jerimiah Whitekar

    Male1755–Male

    Female1759–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1775
Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1775

Age 16

"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 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 31

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig, from sǣl ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.2 Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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

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