William Seth Mapes

31 January 1793–1863 (Age 69)
Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of William Seth

When William Seth Mapes was born on 31 January 1793, in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Seth Mapes, was 22 and his mother, Julia Smith, was 17. He married Vesta Wilcox about 1815, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Mayfield Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died in 1863, in Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70.

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William Seth Mapes
Vesta Wilcox
Marriage: about 1815
William Seth Mapes
Rufus Mapes
Julia Mapes
Vesta Maria Mapes
Hiel Chicland Mapes

Spouse and Children

about 1815
New York, United States




    Julia Mapes


    Vesta Maria Mapes


    Hiel Chicland Mapes


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 4

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 19

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Possibly a plural form of French Mape ‘piece of fabric’, ‘napkin’; if so a metonymic occupational name.

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

Sources (3)

  • William S Mapes, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William S Mapes, "United States Census, 1830"
  • W S Mapes in household of H Mapes, "United States Census, 1860"

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