Selah Severance

26 September 1771–8 October 1832 (Age 61)
Shelburne, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Selah

When Selah Severance was born on 26 September 1771, in Shelburne, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Martin Severance, was 53 and his mother, Patience Fairfield, was 47. He married Hannah Putnam on 30 November 1797, in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 8 October 1832, in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Selah Severance
Hannah Putnam
Marriage: 30 November 1797
Fairfield Severance
Asaph Severance
Emily Severance
Asaph Severance
Luther Severance
Calvin Severance
Lorenzo Severance
Harvey Severance
Henry Severance
Franklin Severance
Caroline Severance
Caroline Hannah Severence
Lucretia Severance

Spouse and Children

30 November 1797
Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 17

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

Alteration by folk etymology of German Severens, a derivative of the Latin personal name Severinus ( see Severin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Selah Severance in entry for Luther Severance, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Selah Severance in entry for Lucrecia S. Severance, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Salah Severance in entry for Asaph Severance, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"

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