Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Birthday
28, 1774
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 4, 1821 (46)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1774
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 4, 1821 (46)

About

The founder of the first Catholic school in America, the Saint Joseph's Academy and Free School, which was located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Before Fame

She lost her mother very early in her life, and then lost her step-mother when her father divorced.

Trivia

She is considered the patron saint of Catholic schools and she was the first native-born American citizen to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Family Life

Her parents were named Catherine Charlton and Richard Bayley.

Associated With

Her father remarried a woman distantly related to Franklin D. Roosevelt.