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Find A Grave - National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Bayley, Rev. James Roosevelt b. August 23, 1814 d. October 3, 1877 Roman Catholic Archbishop, Educator. He was the Founder of Seton Hall University in West Orange, New Jersey. The nephew of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born person to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, he also descended from the first families of New York City, and was a cousin to two future United States Presidents, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was ordained for the Episcopal ministry in 1835, but after six years resigned his charge. One year later he...[Read More] (Bio by: Albert Ledoux) National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Seton (Bayley), Saint. Elizabeth Ann b. August 28, 1774 d. January 4, 1821 Roman Catholic Religious Leader. When she was canonized in 1975 by Pope Paul VI, she was the first native-born United States Citizen to be made a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church. She was born in New York City and given the name Elizabeth Ann, two years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to Doctor Richard and Catherine Bayley, both devout Episcopalians. At the age of nineteen she was married to a prosperous merchant, William Seton. The marriage produced five children...[Read More] National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA