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 quoted in the July, 1872 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, was “a maide servant- she came in the year 1633 and soone after joyned to the church, – she was afterwards married to Robert Sever of this church, where she led a godly conversation”.

Elizabeth’s arrival in 1633 is, so far, the earliest of any of our ancestors.

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