Eunice Seward

18 November 1783–3 February 1879 (Age 95)
Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Eunice

When Eunice Seward was born on 18 November 1783, in Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Seward II, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Pitney, was 27. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with James Murphy. She lived in Union Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Noble Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 3 February 1879, in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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James Murphy
Eunice Seward
Jesse Murphy
Abigail Murphy
Peter Murphy
Julia Murphy
Mary Murphy
Jane Murphy
Maria Murphy
James Jackson Murphy

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 4

Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two "houses" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested).

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.2 English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.3 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Unis Murphy in household of James Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eunice Murphy in household of James Murphy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eunice Murphy, "Find A Grave Index"

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