Sewall Toppan

1764–1838 (Age 74)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sewall

When Sewall Toppan was born in 1764, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Israel Green, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Herrick, was 38. He married Hannah Johnson on 24 June 1790, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1838, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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Sewall Toppan
Hannah Johnson
Marriage: 24 June 1790
Sewell Toppan
Lydia Ingalls Toppan
Jeremiah Pearson Tappan
Hannah P Toppan
Hannah Toppan

Spouse & Children

24 June 1790
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


  • Sewell Toppan


  • Lydia Ingalls Toppan


  • Jeremiah Pearson Tappan


  • Hannah P Toppan


  • Female1809–1844Female

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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Tappen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sewell Tappan, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • 1790 - Joseph Green, Marriage [Notice], "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" Image
  • 1799 - Joseph Green in entry for Joanna Green, Birth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001" Image

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