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Rev. Robert J. Seton
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1839
Provincia di Livorno
Toscana, Italy
Death: Mar. 23, 1927
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

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Rev. Robert E. Seton should be Rev Robert J Seton

Birth: unknown should be Aug. 28, 1839
Provinca di Livorno
Toscana, Italy

Death: Mar. 23, 1927 should be Mar. 23, 1927
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

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Mother: Find A Grave Memorial# 109805556
Father: Find A Grave Memorial# 7838231


Robert John Seaton was born on August 28, 1839 to William and Emily (Prime) Seton, the fourth of seven children, in Livorno, Italy, while his father was stationed there.

Robert was educated at Mount St Mary's College of Emmitsburg MD and studied Theology and Canon Law in Rome. In 1866, he was raised to the rank of private chamberlain to Pope Pius IX. He was the first person from the United States that was honored with the Roman Prelatura and was made dean of all the monsignori in the United States. He was made prothonotary apostolic in 1867 and rector of St Joseph's Church in Jersey City NJ, in 1876.

Rev Seton later took his Degree of Doctor of Divinity at the Roman University of the Sapienza and was a trustee of Seton Hall College. He was highly published and his History of the Seton's of Scotland and America is one of the cherished histories of the House of Seton. He became Titular Archbishop Robert Seton of Heliopolis in Phoenicia in 1903.

He was the grandson of St Elizabeth Ann Seton (founder of the American Sisters of Charity, in 1809) and cousin of Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley (first bishop of Newark and founder of Seton Hall University, in 1856).

He died on March 23, 1927 at St Elizabeth's Convent in Madison NJ.

Family links: 
  William Seton (1796 - 1868)
  Emily Prime Seton (1804 - 1854)
  William Seton (1835 - 1905)*
  Emily Seton (1836 - 1868)*
  Henry Seton (1838 - 1904)*
  Robert J. Seton (1839 - 1927)
  Elizabeth Seton (1840 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 87 years, 6 months, 22 days; St. Elizabeth's Convent, Madison, NJ
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Priest's plot
Created by: John Smolarek
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88531532
Rev. Robert J. Seton
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Rev. Robert J. Seton
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Archbishop Seton, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014

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