Sarah Seward

14 May 1815–5 December 1849 (Age 34)
Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Seward was born on 14 May 1815, in Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Levi Seward, was 37 and her mother, Thankful Wilkinson, was 36. She married David Rood about 1836, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 December 1849, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Harveyville, Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Rood
Sarah Seward
Marriage: about 1836
Esther Rood
Alvin Seward Rood
Almon W. Rood
Crawford Rood
Mary Santee Rood
Lovina Rood

Spouse and Children

about 1836
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Esther Rood


    Alvin Seward Rood


    Almon W. Rood


    Crawford Rood


    Mary Santee Rood


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 10

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Levi Seward family in Luzerne county orphan court records

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