Mehitable Bennett

Brief Life History of Mehitable

When Mehitable Bennett was born on 17 October 1779, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Amos Bennett, was 31 and her mother, Anna Duncan, was 31. She married Justus Azel Seeley on 9 April 1800, in Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 2 August 1861, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Justus Azel Seeley
Mehitable Bennett
Marriage: 9 April 1800
Rachel Seely
Mehitable Seeley
Rebecca Seeley
John Seeley
Elizabeth Seeley
Mary Seeley
William Stewart Seeley
Justus Wellington Seely I
Sarah Ann Seeley
David Seeley

Sources (28)

  • 1860 US Census Makitable Seely in household of Wm S Seely
  • 1847 Mormon Overland Pioneer Travel with information regarding Mehitable Bennett birth 1779 death 1861
  • Mehittabil Bennet Seely, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


Historical Boundaries: 1786: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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Story Highlight

Speech of Orange Seely Sr. at Seely Reunion 1912

Orange Seely Sr. at the Seely Reunion, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 26 June 1912 Robert S. Seely came from England to America in 1630 with the John Winthrop Fleet and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. …

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