Category Archives: Seaver

Our family’s veterans from the Civil War and the Revolution

In the previous entry I wrote about members of our family who had served in the two world wars. We also have veterans who served in wars going at least as far back as the Revolution. I wouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Mom

I think most people are familiar with the “six degrees of separation” idea- the suggestion that you are connected to everyone else in the world by no more than six individual connections. Whether or not that’s actually true, it is … Continue reading

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On this day, June 15

There are two notable anniversaries today. The first is relatively recent- it was on this day in 1966 that Isabelle F. Shields, our Aunt Belle, died. Mom was named after Aunt Belle, and like Mom, Aunt Belle was a teacher. … Continue reading

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On this day, June 6, 1657

Today is the anniversary of the death of Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver, born in England in 1613. Not much else is known about Elizabeth’s origins, but we do know that she emigrated to Boston by 1633, and, according to church records … Continue reading

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On this day. May 13, 1794

Today is the birthday of Lucy Seaver, born on this day in 1794, probably in Holden. In 1812, at the age of 17, Lucy married Eriel S. Rider of Fitchburg. Rider doesn’t seem to have been around for long- eight … Continue reading

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On this day, December 15

Today is the birth anniversary of one of my eighth great grandmothers, Mary Goodrich. She was born December 15, 1650, in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Mary was the daughter of John Goodrich, born in Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. John and his … Continue reading

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On this day, November 8

Today is the birthday of Ebenezer Cogswell, born this day in 1791 in Rutland. Ebenezer’s parents were Stephen and Mary (or Polly) Cogswell. His brother, also named Stephen, went on to marry Lucy Seaver, my third great grandmother. Ebenezer was … Continue reading

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The Seaver Connection digested

A file containing just the excerpts from Randy Seaver’s “Descendants of Shubael Seaver” that show Lydia Cogswell’s connection to Robert Seaver and Boston in 1637 has been posted in the gallery.

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Shanty Irish or Boston Brahmin?

I found an amazing connection in the Dunn family tree yesterday while trying to figure out the Leonard O. Smith household. Leonard was the father of Mary Alice Smith, who married Daniel Dunn, and gave birth to Earl, Carl, Guy … Continue reading

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