Abner Seeley

31 May 1768–2 June 1841 (Age 73)
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abner

When Abner Seeley was born on 31 May 1768, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abner Seeley Sr., was 29 and his mother, Hannah Thayer, was 28. He married Eunice Smith on 8 March 1790, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 June 1841, in Fallsburg, Sullivan, New York, United States, at the age of 73.

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Abner Seeley
Eunice Smith
Marriage: 8 March 1790
Oliver Seely
Euphemia Affa Seely
Sally Ann Seeley
Hannah Seely
David Seely
Abner Seeley

Spouse and Children

8 March 1790
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 8

New York is the 11th state.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 20

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Abner Seeley in entry for Lucy Seeley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Abner Seeley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • after 1863 Hannah Seeley Rexford, her family, and Grandparents, Find A Grave Record Fallsburg Cemetery Fallsburg Sullivan County New York, USA

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