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Deborah Silliman
Deborah Silliman
Birth: 21 February 1800
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: 27/28 December 1908
Connecticut, USA
Age: 108 years, 312/313 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Deborah Silliman (née Staples; 21 February 1800 – 27/28 December 1908) was an American semi-supercentenarian.


Deborah Silliman was born as Deborah Staples in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA, on 21 February 1800. She was the daughter of Deacon John Staples. Her brother, Horace Staples died in 1897 at the age of 95.

On 3 January 1822, she married Nathaniel Silliman. The couple had one child. She became a widow in 1825. Her son died in 1867.

Deborah Sillman died during the night between 27 and 28 December 1908, at the age of 108 years, 312/313 days. Her exact date of death remains unknown. She was survived by two grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. If she had lived another two weeks, she would have been the last living person born in the 18th century, but that distinction was awarded to Salome Sellers.