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George Canning Seelye


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 28, 1809

Date of Death: July 17, 1885

Birth Place: Lansingburgh, NY

Death Place: Geneva, NY

SEELYE, GEORGE CANNING of Geneva, N. Y., b. in Lansingburgh, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1809, d. in Geneva, July 17, 1885, merchant there 50 years (m. June 30, 1836, Anne Eliza Jackson, dau. of Luther and Lucy [Trowbridge] Jackson, gr.-dau. of Jeremiah Jackson, son of Gen. Joseph, her five children were: Clarissa Caroline Seelye, b. Oct. 8, 1838 [m. Sep. 10, 1857, Frederick W. Prince of Geneva and had: George Seelye Prince, b. July 28, 1858, asst. treas. N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. at N. Y., residing at Yonkers, N. Y., Henry Axtell Prince, b. Oct. 18, 1861, lawyer in N. Y. city, Elizabeth Webb Prince, b. Aug. 20, 1868, and Frederick Welles Prince, b. Jan. 10, 1879], George Edward Seelye, b. in Sep., 1840, d. 1878 [m. Evelyn Coleman of Sandy Hill, N. Y., and had William Frederick Seelye of Geneva, b. in July, 1873], Anna Frisbee Seelye, b. 1845, d. 1887, Hiram Hickok, b. 1847, d. 1853, Lillie Trowbridge Seelye, b. in Dec., 1854 [m. John P. Vail]); son of Seth Seelye, Jr. of Lansingburgh, N. Y., b. in Bridgeport, Ct., Nov. 9, 1770, d. in Lansingburgh, July 13, 1857 (m. Jan. 4, 1802, Clarissa Hickok, d. Nov. 14, 1838, aged 62, dau. of Maj. Benjamin (see his lineage); son of Seth Seelye of Bridgeport, Ct.,b. in Fairfield, Ct., 1737, d. in Bridgeport, May 23, 1817 (m. 1757, Johannah Odell, d. Feb. 25, 1797. aged 61, dau. of Samuel of Bridgeport, b. 1706, d. 1775, son of Samuel, b. abt. 1680. d. 1734, son of John, will dated 1707, son of Wm. Odell of Fairfield, Ct., d. 1676); son of Nathan Seelye of Fairfield, Ct., b. in Stratford, 1714, d. in Fairfield, Apr. 30, 1766 (m. Eunice, b. 1717, d. June 6, 1745); son of James of Stratford, b. there, Apr. 19, 1681, d. there, 1729 (m. Sarah Trowbridge); son of Nathaniel of Stratford, Ct., b. in Fairfield, d. in Stratford, 1688 (m. Hannah Odell); son of Capt. Nathaniel Seelye, capt. of Fairfield co. in King Philip’s war, slain in the ” Great Swamp fight,” while gallantly leading his men at the entrance to the Indian fort, Dec. 19, 1675 (m. 1st, 1649, Mary, dau. of Benj. Turney of Fairfield, m. 2d, Elizabeth Burr); son of Capt. Robert Seelye or Ceeley of New Haven, Ct., d. in New York, 1668, made a freeman at Watertown, Mass., May 18, 1631, was lieut. of Capt. John Mason’s expedition against the Pequots, was a valiant soldier, severely wounded in the eye-brow’ by an Indian arrow, joined the New Haven colony in 1639, adm. to General Court of New Haven, marshal of the colony, land-owner in Stratford.

“American ancestry: giving name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776” edited by Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell, Published by Munsell, 1894

[George Canning is SGS # 2067 – George Canning (# 2067); Seth (# 641); Seth; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

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