Hannah Eliza Seely

Female15 August 1812–5 June 1883

Brief Life History of Hannah Eliza

When Hannah Eliza Seely was born on 15 August 1812, in Hastings, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, John Seeley, was 35 and her mother, Rhoda Weed, was 37. She married Orin Smith on 21 March 1833. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Middleton Township, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 5 June 1883, in Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Association Cemetery, Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orin Smith
Hannah Eliza Seely
Marriage: 21 March 1833
Leroy J Smith
John Oliver Seeley
Mary E Smith
William M Smith
Esther Jane Smith
Sylvester Sidney Smith
Charles L. Smith

Sources (9)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Orrin Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Hannah Seely Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Aliza Suley in entry for William W Smith, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1833
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1816: Oswego, New York, United States

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 15

    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.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 20

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): variant of Seeley .

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

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