Amanda Seal

FemaleMay 1841–1923

Brief Life History of Amanda

When Amanda Seal was born in May 1841, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Hunt Seal, was 48 and her mother, Esther Lowery Mort, was 42. She married Joseph R. Rhoads on 22 November 1866, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died in 1923, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Joseph R. Rhoads
Amanda Seal
Marriage: 22 November 1866
Alice Sellers Rhoads
Joseph Howard Rhoads
Alfred Seale Rhoads

Sources (13)

  • Amanda S Rhodes in household of Joe R Rhodes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda L. Rhoads in entry for Alfred Seale Rhoads, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Amanda S Rhoads in household of Jos R Rhoads, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1866Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 22

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a habitational name from Seal (Kent), Seale (Surrey), or Sele in Upper Beeding (Sussex), all of which probably derive from Old English sele ‘hall, building’ (though the Surrey placename may arise from Old English sēale, dative form of salh ‘willow’), or else a topographic name for someone who lived at a boggy patch (Kentish Middle English and Old English sele) or a hall. Compare Sale 1-2.

    English: habitational name from Overseal or Netherseal (Derbyshire), probably from Old English scegel ‘small wood’.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a willow copse or at a place marked by a willow or willows, from Middle English sele ‘willow’ (Old English sele), in northern England representing Old Norse selja and in southwestern England representing Old English (West Saxon) sealh. The name was probably interchangeable with the synonymous Middle English sale (Old English salh, Old Norse salr), and in some cases the surname may have functioned as a variant of Sale . In southwestern England initial S- was frequently voiced to Z-, as in the Wiltshire placename Zeals (from the plural form of Old English sealh). However, the medieval form of the placename is overwhelmingly in the plural, and this may also survive as Sales .

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

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