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Sarah Weston Gales Seaton
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Birth: 1790, England
Death: Dec. 25, 1863
District Of Columbia, USA

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

Family links: 
  Joseph Gales (1761 - 1844)
  Winifred Marshall Gales (1761 - 1839)
  William Winston Seaton (1785 - 1866)
  Josephine Seaton (____ - 1902)*
  Augustine F. Seaton (____ - 1835)*
  Gales Seaton (____ - 1857)*
  Ann Eliza Seaton (____ - 1821)*
  Arthur Seaton (____ - 1831)*
  Julia Winston Seaton Munroe (1812 - 1889)*
  Malcolm Seaton (1829 - 1904)*
  Joseph Gales (1786 - 1860)*
  Winifred M Gales Johnson (1787 - 1825)*
  Sarah Weston Gales Seaton (1790 - 1863)
  Altona H Gales Forster (1794 - 1827)*
  Ann Eliza Gales (1797 - 1822)*
  Weston Raleigh Gales (1803 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R57/166
Maintained by: Krista AQ & Tommy Thomps...
Originally Created by: Sally - Midcoast Maine
Record added: Jan 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123305198
Sarah Weston <i>Gales</i> Seaton
Added by: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
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