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 Sarah Weston <I>Gales</I> Seaton

Sarah Weston Gales Seaton

Death 25 Dec 1863 (aged 72–73)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot R57/166
Memorial ID 123305198 · View Source
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From the Congressional Cemetery Archive:

On Wednesday evening, December 23d at 6 o'clock after an illness of 10 days, Mrs. Sarah Weston Seaton, the beloved wife of William Seaton, aged 74 years. The funeral service will take place tomorrow (Friday) at 1 o'clock p.m. which the friends of the family are invited to attend.

The Evening Star, December 28, 1863 Funeral of Mrs. Seaton

The funeral of the late Mrs. Seaton, wife of the venerable editor of the National Intelligencer was attended on Friday by a large number of sympathizing friends, among whom were Lord Lyons and others of the diplomatic corps and members of the cabinet. Four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Seaton celebrated their "golden" wedding.

Letters from Dolley Madison to Sarah Seaton can be found here:

The Papers of Dolley Madison Digital Edition, ed. Holly C. Shulman. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008.

A lovely portrait of Sarah and two of her children is held by the National Portrait Gallery. It can be seen online here:,/is/,/110812/,/false/,/false&newprofile=CAP&newstyle=single

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  • Maintained by: Krista Al Qirim
  • Originally Created by: Sally - Midcoast Maine
  • Added: 12 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123305198
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Weston Gales Seaton (1790–25 Dec 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123305198, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Krista Al Qirim (contributor 46948224) .