Mary Ann Seeley

Female22 March 1817–

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Seeley was born on 22 March 1817, in New York, United States, her father, Justus A. Seeley, was 47 and her mother, Betsy Fuller, was 42.

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Family Time Line

Justus A. Seeley
1769–1832
Betsy Fuller
1775–1851
Hannah Seeley
1792–1878
Schubel William Seelye
1793–1845
Sibel Seelye
1794–1862
Betsy Seeley
1797–1808
David Seeley
1798–1880
William George Seeley
1799–1886
Ebenezer Seeley
1801–1887
Orin Seeley
1803–1850
Phebe Ann Seelye
1805–1856
Ruth Seelye
1806–1879
Matthew Daniel Seeley
1808–1875
Ansel S Seeley
1810–1897
Emeline Seeley
1812–1843
Juliet Seelye
1815–
Lydia Ann Seeley
1816–1877
Mary Ann Seeley
1817–
Mahala Seeley
1818–1877

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    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    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 3

    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

    Age 10

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seli ‘happy, fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig, from sǣl ‘happiness, good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century. See also Selman .

    Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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

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