Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821

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Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York City in 1774. She married William Magee Seton, a New York merchant, in 1794. In 1797, with Isabella Graham and others, she founded a society for the relief of widows, the first charitable organization in New York City. Her husband died in 1803. In 1805 she converted to Catholicism, and in 1808 she began a girls' school in Baltimore, Maryland. In the spring of 1809 she and four others formed a community called Sisters of St. Joseph. That summer they moved to Emmitsburg, Maryland, and took, with some modifications, the rule of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. After 1812 they were known as the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph and constituted the first native American religious community. She was beatified in 1963 and canonized in 1975.
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referencedIn New York Foundling Hospital. Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.). Museum collection, 1659-1980, 1798-1980 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn LeConte, Emma. Stevens - LeConte papers, 1823 - circa 1920. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Peter Guilday Papers, 1600-1947 (bulk 1884-1947) Catholic University of America. American Catholic Research Center and University Archives.
referencedIn Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.). Elizabeth Ann Seton collection, [ca. 1783-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn St. Vincent Hospital Collection, 1865-1984, 1917-1984 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
referencedIn Collection of relics and reliquaries, 1795-1999 University of Dayton
referencedIn Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children. Minutes, 1797-1932. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Souvay, Charles Leon, 1870-. Collection, 1798-1922 bulk (1822-1840) University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Elizabeth Seton papers, 1857-1906 Seton Hall University, Walsh Library
referencedIn Federation of the Daughters of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Records, [ca. 1909-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn College of Mount St. Vincent. Publications and miscellaneous records, 1857-1985, 1901-1985 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hary, Nicoletta Mattioli, 1927-. Relics and reliquaries collection, 1795-1999. University of Dayton, Roesch Library
referencedIn David, John Baptist Mary, 1761-1841. John Baptist Mary David papers, 1811-1840. Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Archival Center
creatorOf Seton, Robert, 1839-1927. Family papers, 1782-1908. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn St. Vincent Hospital collection 1865-1984 1917-1984 Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821. Elizabeth Ann Seton letters, 1800-1818. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.). Photograph collection, 1861-[ca. 1970] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821. Collection, 1941-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Rutten, Jacqui. A book of part songs / music by Jacqui Rutten ; texts from 'The flowering of the soul' [edited by] L. Vardey. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Collected by the Congregation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Springfield, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith College of Mount St. Vincent. corporateBody
associatedWith Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Emmitsburg Province. corporateBody
associatedWith David, John Baptist Mary, 1761-1841. person
associatedWith Dirvin, Joseph I. person
associatedWith Dupleix, Catherine. person
associatedWith Federation of the Daughters of Elizabeth Ann Seton. corporateBody
associatedWith Graham, Isabella Marshall. person
associatedWith Hary, Nicoletta Mattioli, 1927- person
associatedWith New York Foundling Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Raborg, William, Mrs. person
associatedWith Rutten, Jacqui. person
associatedWith Seton, Robert, 1839-1927. person
associatedWith Seton, William Magee, 1768-1803. person
associatedWith Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph. corporateBody
associatedWith Sisters of St. Joseph. corporateBody
associatedWith Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children. corporateBody
associatedWith Souvay, Charles Leon, 1870- person
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Birth 1774-08-28

Death 1821-01-04

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