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Frances Adeline Miller Seward
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Birth: 1805
Death: Jun. 21, 1865

Frances Adeline Miller was the daughter of Judge Elijah Miller and Hannah Foote Miller. She married William Henry Seward, Sr. in 1824 who was Governor of New York (18391843) and Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). They had five children: Augustus Henry, Frederick William (Assistant Secretary of State 1861-1869, 1877-1879) Cornelia, Brig. Gen. William Henry, Jr. and Frances "Fanny" Adeline as well as one adopted daughter, Olive.
On April 14, 1865 her family was attacked by assassin Lewis Powell a.k.a. Paine in their home. Secretary of State William Seward and Assistant Secretary Fred Seward where seriously injured along with Augustus, Fanny, Sgt. George F. Robinson (her husband's care taker) and Emerick Hansell (a messanger). President Abraham Lincoln was also shot the same day by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln died the next morning. Frances went into a state of shock and worry over the resent events and died two months later.
Lewis Powell was executed for his crime July 7, 1865. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elijah Miller (1772 - 1851)
  Hannah Foote Miller (1778 - 1811)
 
 Spouse:
  William Henry Seward (1801 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Augustus Henry Seward (1826 - 1876)*
  Frederick William Seward (1830 - 1915)*
  Cornelia/Frances Seward (1836 - 1837)*
  Frances Seward (1836 - 1837)*
  William Henry Seward (1839 - 1920)*
  Frances Adeline Seward (1844 - 1866)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lazette M. Miller Worden (1805 - 1875)*
  Frances Adeline Miller Seward (1805 - 1865)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Age 59 Date Buried 06/21/1865
 
Burial:
Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Glen Haven Section
GPS (lat/lon): 42.92456, -76.57179
 
Created by: The Mystery Man
Record added: Oct 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16085966
Frances Adeline <i>Miller</i> Seward
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Remembering Frances, 150 years later... The horrible attack on her husband on April 14, 1865 crippled this family into early deaths and tragic endings. RIP, Mrs. Seward.
- PPalacios, Lincolnphile
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Jun. 1, 2015

- Kate Duvall
 Added: May. 16, 2015
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