2000 Listings

Query Number: 0011-12

Requested Information

John is seeking any information about Jewell Nettie Seeley (b. about 1861 in New York State) who married George Russell (b. about 1858 in New York State) who had son, Harrison Elmer Russell (1888-1961) and a grandson, Harry Almon Russell, Sr. b. 14 Dec 1916 in Syracuse, NY On Lake Ontario, Oswego Co.

Requester

John D. Roundtree | roundtree@earthlink.net

Response Information

The three SGS Books were searched without success. Additionally, Dan Seelye responded that he had no information in his files. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-11

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Cher is requesting information on Squire Seeley (1953) who married Lucy Spencer. Squire basically lived in 3 Counties, Saratoga, Schoharie and Otsego.

Requester

Cher Classick | jettrink@one.net

Response Information

The SGS’s Seventh Generation Book lists Squire Seeley (SGS # 1953) with the following information: SQUIRE SEELEY (b. 8 Jun 1780, Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY; d. 10 Mar 1838, Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY; will dated 13 Jan 1838; will proved 1 Sep 1838) m. 1st, 8 Jun 1805, Lucy Spencer (b. 6 Jul 1782; d. 19 May 1816). M. 2nd, 22 Sep 1816, Katherine Van Alstyn/Alstine (d. 19 Aug 1847). Squire Seeley is an eighth generation descendant of Robert Seeley, in Robert’s son Nathaniel’s line. Cher was provided information on how to order The Seventh Generation Book.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-10

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Louise requested to know who Esther Seelye’s parents were.

Requester

Louise Treat | cvcsgrt1@penn.com

Response Information

With the information provided, Dan Seelye identified Esther/Hester Seelye as SGS # 940 listed in the Seventh Generation Book in the Nathaniel line and so I consider this query closed. Although this SGS Publication has only been out a relatively short time, it has already proven helpful to several SGS members and other researchers alike. (If you haven’t ordered yours yet, I recommend you do.)

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-9

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Kate requests any information on Eliza Seeley who married Horace/Horatio Raymond in 1820 in Fairfield, CT.

Requester

Kate (?) | bouhou@peakpeak.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded to Kate with the following information supplied by John Seely, SGS Database Coordinator: Eliza Seeley, b. ca 1799, d. ca 1857, married, ca 1819, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT Horatio Raymond. He died ca 1871. Her father was Seth Seeley. Mother unknown, lineage unknown. Ref: Raymond Family Gen. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-8

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Angel is doing research on my Sherwood ancestors and she’s at an impasse She has an ancestor, Anson Sherwood, b. 3 May 1793 possibly in Orangeville, NY. He married a Polly Seeley but Angel has no dates for Polly or her marriage or parentage. They had several children. Among them were Charles, Sherman, Warren and Malcolm. There were others. Do you have anything that might help us?

Requester

Angel Bostaph | pyewackett40@webtv.net

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded to Angel that his records had a Polly Seely (SGS # 3191, 8th generation in the Obadiah line), b. 16 Jun 1789 in CT, who married Anson Sherwood (b. about 1793). Polly’s parents, per the Seventh Generation Book, were Samuel Seeley (SGS # 1392, 7th generation) and Ruth Finch (b. 20 Sep 1787). In an Email Dan forwarded to Angel, “Bunny at: wrpte@micron.net” listed their children as: Malcom (b. 1823 NY), Ruth (b. 1831 NY), and William C. B. (b. about 1818 NY). Dan said his home page at http://home.att.net/~seelyedan has additional information on this family. Per John Seely (SGS Database Coordinator), Polly’s birth date is 16 Jun 1789 per the Barbour Collection of CT Vital Records of Stamford: V2p59. The foregoing is a summary of several Emails resulting from this query and which contain considerable, additional information.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-7

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Herman asks, “Can you tell me who my Uncle Lyle Baker was related to and also Kenneth Inman?”

Requester

Herman J. Seelye

Response Information

John Seely, SGS Database Coordinator, responded that Herman John Seeley is in the eleventh generation of Nathaniel’s line. (Herman’s SGSA # 468.) However, he had no connection with Herman’s Uncle Lyle Baker or of Kenneth Inman. Jim Seeley wrote requesting any additional information Herman might have that could help in the search. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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SGS Response Update:

In response to a letter Jim Seeley sent to Herman Seelye (the Query Submitter), Herman responded that he believes one of his great grandfather, Charles H. Seeley’s, daughters married a Baker.

John Seely provided Herman John Seelye’s line to Robert the immigrant to America as follows: Herman John Seelye (11), John E. Seelye (10) & Josephine E. Kresse, Herman W. Seelye (9) & Janet Cram, Charles H. Seelye (8) & Julia Lockwell, William Spratt Seelye (7) & Catherine Gregory, John Seelye (6) & Elizabeth Lindsley, Justus Seelye (5) & Phebe Bissell, John Seelye (4) & Martha Benjamin, Benjamin Seelye (3) & Deborah Sturgess, Nathaniel Seelye (2) & Mary Turney, Robert Seelye (1) & Mary (___) Mason. No other information has been received regarding Lyle Baker or Kenneth Inman.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-6

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Lynn is looking for her grandmother’s ancestors. Here’s what she has: Charles Seeley (b. 21 Feb 1802, d. 4 Sep 1868-NYC) m. Sarah Brundage (b. 1812, d. 15 Mar 1903). Child: Charles Morris Seeley (b. 19 Dec 1845, d. 15 Dec 1914-NYC) m. Ida Sophia Bullard (b. 25 Feb 1855-Wellsboro, PA, d. 7 Jul 1892-Wellsboro, PA). They had 7 children, the youngest was Lynn’s grandmother Mildred Seeley (b. 11 Jun 1892, d. 30 Oct 1967) m. Charles Fay Erway. Do you have anything on this line?

Requester

Lynn Fortney | mlfortney@supernet.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded that John Seely’s database showed Charles Seeley was b. ca 1805 Ovid, Sene (Seneca?) County, NY, m. ca 1830 Ovid, Sene Co, NY Sally Brundage (b. ca 1810, Ovid, Sene Co, NY.

John Seely responded that he had names of the 7 children of Charles Morris & Ida Sophia (Bullard) Seeley. These names and spouses were based on the Wellsboro Gazette obituaries which Rhoda Ladd loaned John Seely years ago. He does not have complete dates for the vital records. Charles & Sarah (Brundage) Seeley were m 30 Jan 1830 in Ovid, NY as recorded in the Ithica Chronicle of 13 Jul 1830, page 3. The other 6 children were Jessie (b. ca 1882, d. ca 1965 in Concord, NY, m. Jack Towner of New York City), Sarah H. (b. ca 1886, d. ca 1963 in NYC, m. Edward Welch), Fred Graves (b. ca 1887, d. ca 1927 in NYC, m. Margaret (__)), a daughter (b. ca 1890, living in 1945 in Brooklyn, NY, m. H.W. Gaither), Harry M. (b. after 1890, living in Montclair, NJ in 1945) and Lewis (b. after 1890, d. ca 1945 in Yonkers, NY, m. Katherine (__)).

Terry Tietjens, Director of the Seeley Research Center in Abilene, KS also responded that Charles Seely (b. 21 Feb 1802) (SGS # 3590) was the son of John Bartlett Seely (SGS # 1606) and Sarah/Sally Seely (SGS # 1700), both of whom are descendants of Obadiah (SGS # 4). Terry said he had several emails with Lynn Fortney and has sent Lynn family records by postal.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-5

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Crystal is requesting any information on Seelys in Benton Co., AR.? Cecil’s husband’s great-grandfather’s name is Cecil Andrew Seely (possibly spelled Sealy), b. in Aug 1869 in Benton Co., AR and d. 1907/8 in Allen, OK. He married Nannie Bell Russell 9 Sep 1888 in Wyat Cossett, AR. His father’s name was William H. Seely. Cecil & Nannie had a daughter, Desma Opal Seely, b. 2 Oct 1906 in Whitesboro, Grayson Co., TX. Desma m. William Thomas Atwood 7 Feb 1925. Crystal has been told that Cecil Andrew Seely was a Sheriff and was shot during a card game around 1907 or 1908 in Allen, OK.

Requester

Crystal Atwood | clatwood@aol.com

Response Information

A search of the three SGS Publications was made without success. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-4

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The Davison Area Historical Museum (263 E 4th St., Davison, MI 48423) is seeking any info on Seeleys that came through Genesee or Lapeer Counties in the 1800’s and their descendants. There is an old cemetery near by that contains 40 or so graves (about 20 marked) of Seeleys or relations. It is now privately owned and the owner would like the remains removed. The Historical Society would like to see these early settlers properly interred. Jeff provided his line back to Esther Seeley (b. 3 Feb 1864), her father Judson Seeley (b. 1815), and his father Stephan Seeley (b. 3 Apr 1788),

Requester

Jeffery S. Agnew | jscottagnew@webtv.net

Response Information

At John Seely’s suggestion, SGS President Dan Seelye approved making the Davison Area Historical Museum an Honorary member of the SGS, approved sending them a copy of the three SGS Books and copies of the Newsletters. (What a wonderful way to encourage local Seeley descendants to become SGS Members and exchange data with SGS for the benefit of all!) Hopefully, descendants will be found who can help with the Historical Museum’s cemetery project. Jeff states Davison, MI was founded by 3 Seeley’s in 1836, 2 brothers Andrew and Alson and a sister, Debby Seeley. John Seely (SGS Database Coordinator) provided Esther Seeley’s line as Judson (9), Stephan(8), Stephen (7), Hezekiah (6), Nathaniel (5), Nathaniel (4), Nathaniel (3) and Nathaniel (2). (Generation number from Robert is in parenthesis after each name.) No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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SGS Response Update:

An email was received from Helen Harger (HelenHarge@aol.com) on 1/18/01. She says perhaps the first Seeley to come to Michigan (in 1823) was Harvey Seeley, son of Hezekiah Seeley. She relayed interesting information to add to the Davison, MI Area Historical Society records and offered that others may contact her for further information.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-3

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Jemima Cilley married 11 Feb 1761 Giddeon YOUNG and she died 1825 in Lincolnville, ME. Gideon (Giddeon) born Kingston, NH resided Demariscotta, ME 1764, Bristol 1767, Youngstown 1777. Susan Kruse believes Jemima may be daughter of John Selea from Hampton, NH who moved into ME and resided Biddleford 1734 because there are large gaps in his children of record. Appreciate any clues or advice.

Requester

Susan L. Kruse | slkruse@garlic.com

Response Information

The 3 SGS Publications were searched without success. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-2

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Susanne is trying to find additional descendants of Nathaniel Seeley (b. 19 Sep 1796 in Connecticut, d. 2 Jul 1876 in Middlefield, Ohio). He married Betsey Warren (b. 19 Aug 1798 in New York State, d. 14 Feb 1888 in Middlefield, Ohio). They were married 21 Dec 1818 in South Harpersfield, Ohio. Susanne Gruber Marshall provided lineage sheets with her line back to the Nathaniel (above). Her line is summarized as follows: Nathaniel, Lois Seeley (b. Apr 1822), Laura Gray (b. 1846), Amber Nickerson (b. 30 Jan 1868), Laura Chapman (b. 21 Nov 1889), Harland Altrogge (b. 6 Jun 1919), Anna Altrogge (b. 15 Aug 1941) and Susanne Gruber (b. 22 Feb 1966)(submitter).

Requester

Susanne Marshall | marshall@swns.net

Response Information

Copies of the lineage sheets provided by Susanne were forwarded to John Seely, Dan Seelye and to the Seeley Research Center in Abilene, KS. No additional information as of 17 October 2000.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0011-1

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I am trying to determine the ancestry of John Seeley. My ancestor, John Chambers was in Wyoming. Chambers and Seeleys are associated from early on when Robert Seeley and Thomas Chambers were both in New Haven. The families never seem to “connect” but have many associations for a couple hundred years including two sisters from Ireland, one who married my great grandfather and one who married Benjamin Seeley. I am trying to determine if this John Chambers/John Seeley is another close connection between MY Chambers and the Seeley family. About 1784 a John Chambers and John Seeley were both appointed Justices of the Peace in the CT County of Westmoreland which was actually northeastern Pennsylvania. Questions are: was the JP John Seeley from Morris Co New Jersey, married Elizabeth Lindsley and migrated to Lindley, NY about 1800 or was the JP John Seeley enumerated in the census for Luzeme County PA 1810?

Requester

Carol Church | church@voyager.net

Response Information

Dan Seelye replied to Carol that the only information he could find is a Martha Seeley, daughter of Daniel & Phebe (Wood) Seeley, who married a John Chambers. She was born about 1795 in Sara. Co. NY. This was from the SGS files of John Seely. (Data as of 17 October 2000)

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0008-12

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Karen is requesting documentation on Hannah Seeley, wife of Peleg Harrington (b. 5 Nov 1786).

Requester

Karen Hammond Clark | dmorris1@nycap.rr.com

Response Information

SGS Response Update:

John Seely, SGS Database Coordinator, notified Karen by email on 10/28/00 that SGS Member A. Maureen Du Four descends from Peleg Harrington through his son, Seeley Harrington and may be able to help sort out the Harrington line. John passed Karen Ms. Du Four’s address and phone number. On 8/20/00, Kathie Olsen said she would make corrections based on Karen’s research to the Sixth and Seventh Generation Books.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0008-2

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Sharilyn is interested in accessing Seeley genealogical material that has been published. She is looking for information on Michael Seele/Seely/Feele who served as baptismal sponsor in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1743. (Sharilyn believes the old style S and F were often confused.)

Requester

Sharilyn Whitaker | sharilyn@northcoast.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded by providing ordering information for the three SGS Publications and provided his home page at http://home.att.net/~seelyedan. He also sent Sharilyn a GEDCOM file on her Sarah Seeley. (Genealogist’s note: Members, please bear with me on this. I probably should have assigned this a new query number.)

Responder: SGS Query Editor