Elizabeth Alforth

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alforth was born on 12 January 1819, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Alforth, was 22 and her mother, Alice Joins, was 19. She married Joseph Seal Sr on 1 December 1839, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Ibapah, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 6 November 1908, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Seal Sr
1818–1864
Elizabeth Alforth
1819–1908
Marriage: 1 December 1839
Mary Ann Seal
1840–1847
Rebecca Seal
1856–1865
Emma Seal
1842–1848
Arthur Seal I
1844–1847
Arthur Seal
1849–1931
Everett Seal
1850–1851
Everett Seal II
1854–1855
Elizabeth Seal
1855–1920
John Thomas Seal
1860–1865
Frederick Joseph Henry Seal
1862–1905
Joseph Seal Jr.
1864–1950

Sources (30)

  • Eliza Alforth in household of Thos Alforth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Alforth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth S. Everill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1846

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Elsworth .

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

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MARY EMMA HINMAN AND JOSEPH SEAL, JR.

Joseph Seal, Jr., was born 31 July 1864, in Essex County, New Jersey, a son of Joseph Seal Senior and Elizabeth Alforth. At the age of four he came west with his parents in the Captain John Gillespi …

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