Jane S Broadwell

19 December 1817–3 January 1893 (Age 75)
Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jane S

When Jane S Broadwell was born on 19 December 1817, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, her father, John B. Broadwell, was 20 and her mother, Betsey Pratt, was 11. She married John S Seaman on 18 August 1833, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Cartwright Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 3 January 1893, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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John S Seaman
Jane S Broadwell
Marriage: 18 August 1833
Jonathan Seaman
Daniel S. Seaman
William Perry Seaman
Isaac Wilson Seaman
Harriet Calista Seaman
Charles Seaman

Spouse and Children

18 August 1833
Sangamon, Illinois, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Betsey Pratt




World Events (8)


Age 1

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 22

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire named Broadwell, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • J Irwin in household of A B Irwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Irwin in household of Alex Irwin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane S Irwin in household of Alexander B Irwin, "United States Census, 1870"

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