2002 Listings

Query Number: 0211-12

Requested Information

Andrew is seeking a connection between his great great grandmother, Harriet Seeley Vedder and Capt. Robert Seeley (assume Robert Seeley 1602-1667).

Requester

Andrew Waber | brainiac1082@netzero.net

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded to Andrew that he and Dan share common ancestors and thus the same line back to Robert Seeley (SGS # 1), the Winthrop Fleet immigrant.

Daniel has sent him a Gedcom file on his Seelye lineage and they have talked a few time via email over the last few days. He has sent Gedcom on his data from Harriet Seelye Vedder. This file only has Harriet included but contains data on her descendants and all of her spouses family. Daniel will send a copy to any who would like a copy.

Below is a list of how Andrew and Daniel are connected.

  • Lyman SEELYE #767
  • Charles Wesley SEELYE #834
  • Ambrose Griswold SEELYE #788
  • Charles Parsons SEELYE #863
  • Harriet Louisa SEELYE #790
  • Daniel Parsons SEELYE #924
  • Bessie Antinica Vedder #51889
  • Thomas Vedder Waber #51882
  • John Thomas Waber #51881
  • Andrew Joseph Waber #51879

Andrew Joseph Waber (by the way he was born in 1982) is the second cousin, thrice removed of Daniel Parsons SEELYE.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-11

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Kris is seeking info on the ancestors and siblings of Jesse (sp?) Seely who shows up in the 1900 Brooklyn, NY census. He was b. in May 1865 in NY and m. Ellie (b. in England) with four children – Adele, Abenzyer (sp?), Harry, and Welling.

Requester

Kris Seely | kiseely@holycross.edu

Response Information

No info was received on this recent query. If anyone has info, please contact Kris, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-10

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Terry is seeking proof of a legal name change for Joseph Pennock Seeley. He was b. 22 Feb 1765, the son of James Pennock & Margaret Seelye. “Family lore” says Joseph was a pharmacist who gave a customer the wrong prescription and died so he took his mother’s maiden name and fled town, moving to New York where he lived until he died. Joseph later discovered that the woman had died before taking the prescription. Joseph m. Chloe Castle (b. ca 1763) in Woodbury, CT ca 1783.

Requester

Terry Birch | tbirch@starband.net

Response Information

No info was received on this recent query. If anyone has info, please contact Terry, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-9

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Michele is seeking info on Martin Seley, b. ca 1816 in Upper Canada. He m. Irena Cummings ca 1842 and had the following children, all born in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada: Samuel [b. 1843], George [b. 1845], Ann [b. 1847], David [b. 1850; this is Michele’s great grandfather], John [b. 1852], Martin J. [b. 1855], Charlotte [b. ca 1860], and William H. [b. ca 1863]. Martin had a brother Samuel, b. 1812 who died in 1868 unmarried. In 1861, he shared a 300-acre lot in Rawdon, Canada (?) with a 42-year-old Levi Seeley and Levi’s wife Abagail.

Requester

Michele Seeley Proke | kproke@shaw.ca

Response Information

Dan Seelye could find no match in his files. A check of the 3 SGS publications also came up negative. If anyone has info that would help Michele, please contact her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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Update to Query # 0211-9: Re Martin Seley

The submitter was Michele Seeley Proke, Email kproke@shaw.ca. Michele requested info on Martin Seley who was b. ca 1816 in Upper Canada. Again, two SGS Members responded. First, Arthur Wade (Email awade@sympatico.ca) of Campbellford, Ontario sent Michele an Email saying he had info regarding Martin Seeley and he began an Email dialog sharing information with her. Second, SGS Assistant Genealogist Dian Little sent Michele an Email stating a Martin Seeley living in 1878 in Hastings Co Ontario was listed on p77 of Illustrated Historical Atlas of Hastings & Prince Edward Co’s 1878, Mika Publishing Bellville 1977. Dian also found a listing for Martin Seeley, Stirling Hanstings Co, sawmill in The 1857 Directory of the Province of Ontario in The Ontario Register, 1780s – 1870s CD # 204, FTM Genealogical Records.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-8

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Tammy is seeking info on Dr. Cm (?) and Catherine Seeley of San Francisco and has a photo of Catherine that she hopes someone might recognize. Tammy says her great grandmother lived at her (Catherine’s?) address and Tammy says her great grandmother’s sister is buried with Catherine (no location given).

Catherine Seeley

Requester

Tammy Taylor | tammytaylor@snowcrest.net

Response Information

Chris Havnar, the SGS Query Area Coordinator for Northern California, asked Tammy some questions regarding her query and nothing had been heard by Newsletter deadline. Tammy also provided the adjacent electronic copy of the photo of Catherine to the Newsletter Editor. If anyone has any info that might help Tammy, please contact her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-7

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Dwight is seeking help or suggestions in finding the ancestors of Job Tripp and his wife Becky Seeley. They may have lived in Wysox Township, Bradford County, PA or in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, PA during the time period 1795 to 1805 then moved to Washington County, PA in 1806. Some sources state Job’s wife was Mary Martin so Dwight may be working on more than one Job Tripp. Dwight has not been able to document the parents.

Requester

Dwight Fisher | dfisher@ezi.com

Response Information

Terry Tietjens, Seelye Research Director, responded that he could not find these names in his SGS data at the Research Center. However, he said that the 1790 census records for Luzerne County, PA showed TWO Job Tripps’, one had a wife, 3 daughters, and 3 sons. The other had a wife, one daughter and no sons. (Wives names aren’t listed in census records before 1850.) Terry says the 1800 census enumerates a Job Tripp in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, PA with a wife, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. The 1800 census shows another Job Tripp in Tunkhannock Twp., Luzerne County, PA listing a son and a daughter. The 1830 census for Abington Twp., Luzerne County, PA lists Job Tripp (age 70 – 79), a wife (age 50-59), two sons (age 15-19 and age 20-29) and two daughters (age 15-19 and age 20-29). Suggestions include: contacting the County Clerk for Luzerne County for Tripp land records, County Historical Society for documented histories that may include Tripps (for example, neighboring Bradford County that includes Wysox has published two county history books, one before and one after the 1890s). Abington, Huntington and Tunkhannock Township church records may list birth, death, or marriage info. Local tax records and cemetery listings may also be helpful and might be found on local genealogical society web sites. If anyone has additional info that will help Dwight, please contact him, copy to Jim Seeley. [Also see Query #0208-3 Regarding Becky Seeley.]

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-6

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Gerry is seeking info on the origins of John Seely, Hannah Gardner and their children. John and Hannah are his 4th-great grandparents who lived in the North Square area of Boston, MA in the 1760s and 1770s and were Loyalists. Gerry has found baptism records from the Old North Church for their children Elizabeth, David, James, Sarah, and Love. Gerry believes John is the John Ciely listed in Stark’s The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Other Side of the American Revolution. John’s daughter, Sarah, married Gerry’s ancestor John Field at St. Paul’s Church in Halifax in June 1789.

Requester

Gerry Field | gfld@attbi.com

Response Information

A search of the 3 SGS Publications did not find a match for the John Seely that Gerry is seeking. If anyone as info on John Seely or his wife Hannah Gardner, please pass it to Gerry Field, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-5

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Gene has info that shows Oliver Leanard Millard married Electra Seelye (no dates provided). A friend’s bible shows Oliver L. Millard b. 24 Feb 1793 m. Deborah Seelye on 24 Feb 1816. Gene wondered if two Oliver Millards married into the Seelye family.

Requester

Gene Burgess | geneburgess@san.rr.com

Response Information

According to the SGS 7th Generation Families book, Deborah Seelye (SGS # 790) was b. 20 May 1795 in Kingsbury, NY and m. Nov 1817 Oliver Leonard Millard. As a widower, Oliver m. as 2nd wife, his wife’s niece, Electa Seelye, SGS # 2222. Electa was the daughter of Deborah’s brother, Benjamin. Deborah is a 7th generation Seelye in the line of Nehemiah, Benjamin, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Robert (1602-1667). Dan Seelye provided a Group Sheet that agreed with the 7th Generation book and Marshall Seelye (the Query Area Coordinator for NY) provided additional information from the files of Judge John Austin of Queensbury. If anyone has additional info on Oliver L. Millard descendants, please send it to Gene Burgess, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-4

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Volney is seeking a Seeley connection to Richard Seeley Townsend (1827-1902) who m. Elizabeth Warmingham, 1836-1904. His parents were John Townsend and Sarah Seeley (no dates). Volney says Richard was born in Ireland. His mother, Sarah Seeley was also born in Ireland. Her husband, John, was born in England. They came to the US in 1832. Richard and his wife died in Cayuga County, NY.

Requester

Volney J. Powers, anyone who has info on his query also send it to his brother, Al Powers and to his cousin Melanie Richards. | volneyp@webtv.net, alpowers@wideopenwest.com and mmrichards@comcast.net.

Response Information

This Seeley line from Ireland is interesting. A check of the 6th and 7th Generation SGS Books found no match for either Sarah Seeley or John Townsend. However, there are many Sarah Seeley’s listed for which there is little or no information known. Most of the Seeley’s listed in our SGS Publications were descendants of Robert and/or Obadiah who immigrated in the 1600’s whereas, Sarah immigrated from Ireland. This appears to be a Seeley line for which we have no info. If any reader has information on this line, please let Volney and Al Powers and Melanie Richards know, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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Update to Query # 0211-4: Re Richard Seeley Townsend

The submitter was Volney J. Powers, Email volneyp@webtv.net. SGS Member Arlene Sealy Patterson, in replying to this query, reported that she has Tounsends in her family line. Arlene’s Email address is patterson553@wmconnect.com if anyone wants to share data with her. She said that she sent a report on the John Sealy Family (submitter # 599), as did her cousin, Lucille Hastings (submitter # 631).

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-3

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Kelly is seeking information about Freeman Hall Seeley (b. 1830, d. 1916) and Harriet Maria Mount (b. 1845, d. 1937). Their son, Riley Mount, was Kelly’s great-great grandfather.

Requester

Kelly S. George | norstar_k9@hotmail.com

Response Information

The SGS Publication The Seventh Generation Families list Freeman Hall Seeley, Jr. as SGS # 2791. He was b. 17 Feb 1830, Long Hill/Weston, CT; d. 26 Mar 1916, Chester County, TN; bur. at Sweet Lips, TN; m. 1st, 1849, St. Louis, Mo, Catherine Churchill (d. New Orleans, LA); m. 2nd, 26 May 1862, Cairo, IL, Mary Gilkey of Athen, IL; m. 3rd, Esther Martha Smith (d. 1863); m. 4th, Mrs. Esther King; m. 5th, 20 May 1866, Jackson, TN, Martha J. Graham; m. 6th, Mar 1879, Chester County, TN, Harriet Maria Mount (b. 7 Aug 1845, Jack’s Creek, Chester County, TN, d. 9 Nov 1937, Chester County, TN). His father was Freeman Hall Seeley, SGS # 1100 in the seventh generation of the Nathaniel Seeley line. His line was Agur/Augar, Joseph, Joseph, John, Nathaniel, Robert. If any reader is in this line and you can provide Kelly info not found in the 3 SGS Publications, please contact her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-2

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Annabelle was born in Houston, TX on 30 Dec 196?, was separated from her father, J. Randall Seelye, and grew up in foster homes. His last known address was Ishpeming, Michigan. Annabelle is requesting any information on her family.

Requester

Annabelle Seelye Fhur | fuhrs@tiadon.com

Response Information

Annabelle Seelye Fuhr was looking for information about her father. We were recently contacted by Roger R Seelye (seelyerr@chartermi.net) who says he is a cousin of J. Randall.
SGS Updated Response:

TX Birth Index
Annabelle June Seelye b. 30 Dec 1966 in Harris Co. TX to Jay Randall Seelye and Edwina June Dalton

CA Birth Index
Jay Randall Seelye b. 20 Jun 1948 in Los Angeles County, mother’s maiden name Walls.

MO Marriage Index
Jay Randall Seelye age 26 md 29 Apr 1966 at Joplin, Jasper, MO to Edwina June Dalton age 20

CA Marriage Index
Jay R Seelye age 30 md Elizabet A Delay age 26 on May 24 1979 in Calaveras Co. CA
Social Security Death Index
Edwina J. Seelye b. 19 Nov 1945, d. 13 Jan 2006 – Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, SS # issued in CA

CA Birth Index
Eleanor Elizabeth Seelye b. 9 May 1984 Sonoma Co. CA, mother’s maiden name Delay

From our database:
Jay Randall Seelye b. 1948 Los Angeles CA to Gloria Jean Walls and Howard Seelye. Gt-gt-gt grandson of Schubel Seelye, SGS# 2486

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0211-1

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Rhonda requests any information on her gggrandfather, William Henry Seeley, b. 1846, d. 1905. He married Leah Belle Staley, b. 1874. No location information [city, county or state] was provided.

Requester

Rhonda Seeley | cowgrlrj@yahoo.com

Response Information

No information was found regarding this William Henry Seeley in the 3 SGS Publications. Although there are three William Henry Seeley’s in the 7th Generation Book, none is a match in either dates or wife’s name. It is recommended the submitter try to determine where William Henry Seeley lived and then start consulting census records and contact the State’s Department of Vital Records for birth certificates, etc. If anyone has info that would help Rhonda, please reply to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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Update to Query # 0211-1: Re William Henry Seeley

The submitter was Rhonda Seeley, Email cowgrlrj@yahoo.com. Rhonda requested any info on her gggrandfather, William Henry Seeley, b. 1846, d. 1905 who m. Leah Belle Staley b. 1874. Two SGS Members responded. First, Judith Wilkins found William and Leah Belle in the 1880 census. William was listed as age 25, b. IL. Leah B. is listed as a 6-year old, b. IL, living with her father George W. Staily and mother Mary Staily in Sumpter, Cumberland, IL. Second, Dan Seelye provided a file which was forwarded to Rhonda containing info on William’s parents (William A. Seeley and Clara Budd), on William Henry’s first wife (Catherine Ann Stirewalt) and their 6 children, and on William Henry’s second wife, Leah Belle Staley and their 6 children. No match for William A. Seeley who m. Clara Budd was found in the 3 SGS Publications.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-10

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Skip is seeking info on the relatives of Austin Seeley (a Civil War Veteran) and his sister Mercy Seeley (Skip’s 3g grandmother). They were both the children of Austin H. Seeley (b. 1799, Bennington, VT) and his wife Mary (unknown, b. 1804, NY). Skip listed other data on their relatives.

Requester

Skip Warren | swarren77@msn.com

Response Information

The SGS 7th Generation Book lists, as SGS # 756 (7th generation in the Nathaniel line), Austin Seelye (b. 1799), m. Mary Jane Hart (b. ca 1804, NY). Four children are listed: SGS # 2158, Austin Seelye, Jr. (b. ca 1827, PA) m. Jane (b. 1835), lived in Magnolia IA; SGS#2159, William Seelye (b. ca 1828, PA, d. Waldron, Hillsdale County, MI) m. Mercy Weed; SGS#2160, Andrew Seelye (b. ca 1834, PA) m. Melissa (b. ca 1840, PA); and SGS#2161, Mercy Seelye (b. ca 1848). Austin Seelye’s (SGS#756) line is listed as David (6), Austin (5), Nehemiah (4), Robert (3), Nathaniel (2), and Robert. Although this appears to be a reasonably good match, the SGS 7th Generation Book also lists SGS#742, Austin H. Seeley (b. 4 Mar 1799 in Arlington, VT, d. 21 Mar 1865 and bur. Girard Cemetery, Girard, PA. However, this Austin Seeley’s wife and children are not a match with the info Skip provided. If anyone has info that would help Skip, please reply direct to him, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-9

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Virginia is searching for the parents of Mary/Marcy Seely b. 22 Feb 1874 in Newark, NY and d. 16 or 21 Feb 1941 in Utica, NY at what is now the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center. Mary/Marcy was adopted by a Freislich but date of adoption is unknown.

Requester

Virginia Beckett Gakle | becgak@infinet.com

Response Information

Ann Hall, SGS Chief Genealogist, was unable to locate the ancestors of Mary Seely and forwarded Virginia’s query to the SGS Query Team. So far, no additional responses have been received. If anyone has info that would help Virginia, please reply direct to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-8

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Trevor requests info on Capt. John Seeley who Trevor has listed as son of Ephriam Seeley, Jr. and Hannah Fithian per research done by Edna May Tegen Stanier. Trevor lists John as b. 13 Aug 1751, d. 29 Apr 1825, 1st m. Pheobe Truax and 2nd m. Diannah Yeomans. John’s bible can be found at Rutgers University Library. Trevor states John is not listed in Ephriam’s Will.

Requester

Trevor Kirkpatrick | kirkite@comcast.net

Response Information

Ann Hall, SGS Chief Genealogist, responded that Ephriam Seeley (SGS#104) and Hannah Fithian’s family are listed on pages 44 and 45 of the Nathaniel Section of the Generations One Through Five SGS Book. However, there is no John listed among their children. Ephriam’s Will is listed as a reference. Dan Seelye (SGS Director and former President) also responded with comprehensive data on the family of John Seely (b. 13 Aug 1751, d. 29 Apr 1825) m. Phoebe Truax (b. 23 Feb 1752, d. 24 Apr 1790) (and other spouses) that matched. This data was provided by Ken McCrea on 15 Jan 1999, Email Ken@GgermanNames.com. Ken McCrea was also searching for a John Seely’s connection to the Seeley family. Perhaps these researchers will compare notes and let SGS know of the connection so our records can be updated. Meanwhile, if anyone else has info that would help Trevor, please reply direct to him, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-7

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Based on the following information Holly and Ves provided, they ask, “What is the relationship between DuBois Houston and Nathaniel DuBois Houston?” The information they provided was: “15 Oct 1844 Jane Seeley (SGS # 3819) m. Nathaniel DuBois Houston (b. 17 Mar 1819), son of John and Julia Ann (Wheeler) Houston of Edenville, NY; they resided in Florida, NY. About 1903, Bessie and Edmund Seely (b 1889 and 1892 respectively) appear in a photograph labeled, in their mother’s hand, ‘… at Cousin De Bois [sic] Houston’s back door… Florida, NY.’ Bessie and Edmund’s Seeley line is: Edmund Hills Seely (1892-1971); Francis McLain Seely (1861-1943); Edmund Seely (SGS # 3815)(1827- 1900).

Requester

Holly and Ves Childs | holly@childsfamily.com or ves@childsfamily.com

Response Information

Although Edmund Seely (SGS # 3815) and Jane Seely (SGS # 3819) are first cousins, per the SGS 7th Generation Book, no information has been received regarding the relationship of DuBois and Nathaniel DuBois Houston. If anyone has such info, please contact Holly and Ves Childs, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-6

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Mary Tim and Joyce are trying to locate Richard J. Seely, b. 1938 who did a lot of research on his line (which is the same as Mary Tim and Joyce). Richard was known to have lived in Chicago in the early 1990s. Mary states they descend from Jehu Seely [SGS # 3279] and Rhoda Weed. According to a book written by Richard J. Seely in 1986 he lived at 7912 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60634.

Requester

Mary Tim Baggott and Joyce Fesler | baaggottj@voicenet.com and joycefesler@email.msn.com

Response Information

The Query Team had no info regarding the current location of Richard J. Seely. If anyone has such info, please contact Mary Tim Baggott and Joyce Fesler, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Mary Tim Baggott (marytim@baggott.net) was trying to contact Richard, a descendant of Jehu (SGS #3279) for more information on Jehu’s family. She has recently been in touch with another family member who knows Richard. If anyone wants more information on this line they can contact Mary Tim. Jehu and his wife, Rhoda Weed, had six children: Amzi, Benjamin Waring, Sarah (Sally) Weed GRANT, Hannah Eliza (Eliza) SMITH, Mary BUTTON and Ameriah. Mary Tim is now looking for descendants of Mary BUTTON and Ameriah.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-5

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Brenda is seeking the lineage of Robert Seeley Brooks, b. 8 Nov 1908 in NY and m. Mary Astley in 1932.

Requester

Brenda Wilkinson | brendawilkinson@mailstation.com

Response Information

This query was submitted to Terry Tietjens, Director of the Seelye Research Center. He could find no info on Robert Seeley Brooks in his files and he forwarded the query to the SGS Query Team. Dan Seelye responded that he could find no information either. Marshall Seelye, SGS Area Coordinator, obtained additional info on Brenda’s line from her. Robert’s siblings were James, Eddie, and Charlotte. Robert died about 1982 in Newport News, VA and his cremated remains are at the St. George Crematorium. If anyone has information that might help Brenda, please respond directly to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-4

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Loreen is seeking information on her great-grandmother Sarah E, Seely’s ancestors and on her siblings. She found the SGS number assigned to Sarah on Dan Seelye’s Home Page. Loreen provided considerable information on her great-grandmother, including her husband, Jacob W. Ostrander.

Requester

Loreen Wells | loreenwl@open.org

Response Information

Loreen’s great-grandmother’s and great-grandfather’s names were found on page 104 of the Obadiah Section of the SGS 7th Generation book. Sarah is an eighth generation descendant of Obadiah. Loreen was provided a listing of her descendants back to Obadiah and a listing of Sarah Seely’s siblings.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-3

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Dwight is looking for a Becky Seeley who m. Job Tripp. They had a child Joseph Tripp who was b. ca 1793 in PA and d. 12 Jun 1869.

Requester

Dwight Fischer | dfisher@ezl.com

Response Information

The 6th Generation Book (Nathaniel line, page 1) lists, as SGS # 607, a Rebecca Seeley (bapt. 8 Feb 1764) as the dau of SGS # 202, Nathaniel Seeley and Rebecca Hubbell. The age of SGS # 607 is about right to have possibly had a son b. ca 1793; however, no additional information is known about this Rebecca Seeley. If anyone has additional information that might help Dwight, please respond directly to him, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-2

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Rebecca is looking for any family of Rufus Anson Seely/Seeley (b. ca 1829) such as parents or siblings. Rebecca believes that Rufus m. Maria Antoinette Latham (b. ca 1831 and resided in Poughkeepsie, NY per 1880 census). It listed Lincoln, Maria as mother b. ca 1792 (?).

Requester

Rebecca Mullineaux | vancenrebecca@sbcglobal.net

Response Information

The only listing that is close in the SGS Publications is the 7th Generation Book that lists, as SGS # 4029, a Rufus Bell Seely (b. 1 Feb 1831 – just two years after the birth date of Rufus as listed by Rebecca) whose parents lived in Munda, NY. (Mapquest.com does not display a Munda, NY). Ann Hall, SGS Chief Genealogist, reported that the 1870 Federal Census Index for Rockland, Sullivan County, NY, line 185 listed a Rufus Seely (age 29, bp NY) with the family of David Seeley (67 yrs, bp CT) and Mary (60 yrs, bp NY). If anyone has additional information that might help Rebecca, please respond directly to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0208-1

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Ione Paul is seeking information on her ancestors Olive Seeley who m. Mathew Beebe (b. 1795 in Rutland, VT and d. in 1890 in Traverse, MI. Olive and Mathew Beebe had a daughter, Josephine (b. 20 Jun 1824, d. 25 Mar 1895) who m. Doctor John Dixon DeVeling, b. 26 Mar 1827 in Colbourg, Ontario, Canada and d. 27 Mar 1914 in Blackwell, OK. He is bur. beside his wife in Chebanse, IL.

Requester

Ione Paul

Response Information

Ann Hall, SGS Chief Genealogist, wrote Ione Paul that she had found the following info in the 1880 census for Chebanse, Iroquois, IL – – John D. Develing, Male, Married, White, Age 50, Born: Canada. Josephine Develing Fem Married, White, Age 45, Born VT. Clara A. Develing, Fem, White, Age 17, Born IL. Ann suggested Ione search previous Federal Census records. No info on Ione’s Olive Seeley or Mathew Beebe could be found in the 3 SGS Publications. If anyone has information on Ione Paul’s Seeley ancestors, please write to her, copy to Jim Seeley, Ann Hall, and Terry Tietjens.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-11

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Charles Willis is seeking pedigree data for John and Martha Seeley whose daughters married John Inslee in the early 1800s. They lived in Gorham, NY, Seneca County, NY, and finally in Michigan.

Requester

Charles R. Willis | c_r_willis@msn.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye provided Mr. Willis with a Group Sheet on Julia Ann Seeley [b. ca 10 Oct 1801, d. ca 30 Dec 1872 in Hamburg Twp. MI] who m. John Inslee [b. 6 May 1788 in NJ and d. 22 Jul 1872 in Hamburg Twp., Livingston County, MI]. Dan also provided 1850 Census data from Hamburg Twp., Livingston County, MI that listed a Martha Seeley, age 74, living with an Inslee Family. However, he had no connection between Martha and Julia Seeley or information on their ancestors. If anyone has additional information that could help Charles, please reply to him, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-10

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Laura is trying to confirm the burial location of her ancestor, Daniel Dwight Cadwell in the Avon Cemetery, Lorain County, OH. Laura has a letter stating its author had seen markers that showed Daniel Cadwell was buried between Anson Kinney and Cornelius Seeley. However, several Cemetery contacts stated that there is no one there by that name. Laura is asking SGS for information confirming Cornelius Seeley was buried in the Avon Cemetery in Lorain County, OH.

Requester

Laura Dreyer | Ldreyer2@prodigy.net

Response Information

John Seely responded that the SGS Database has a Mary Cadwell m. Cornelius Seeley 27 Feb 1844 in Lorain County, OH. This indicates there may be a relationship between Laura’s ancestor Daniel Dwight Cadwell and Mary Cadwell, Cornelius Seeley’s wife. Dan Seelye sent Laura a Group Sheet that shows Cornelius Seeley was buried at the Avon Cemetery. Dan did not have the source of his information. If anyone has additional information that could help Laura, please reply to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-9

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Anne is seeking information on Lois Seeley who was 83, b. NY and living with Anne’s husband’s great great grandparents in the 1850 Owego, Tioga County, NY census [making Lois’ birth date ca 1767]. She is believed to have been living with them during the 1840 census as well.

Anne is also seeking information on Nathaniel Seeley, b. 1788 m. Lucy Kelsey. They had a son George Griffith Seeley, m. 1st Julia A. Morris. Julia d. 1844; m. 2nd 1846 Ursula Allen Elwood.

Requester

Anne Townsend | anneto@a-znet.com

Response Information

John Seely, SGS Database Coordinator reported that he has no Lois Seeley in his database and no matching Lois Seeley could be found in any of the 3 SGS Publications. However, I am not aware of any Seeley’s who lived in the Tioga County, NY area until several years after Lois Seeley’s probable birth in 1767. We know that many/most of the Seeley’s in that area came from Orange County, NY. It is possible Lois was the mother, grandmother, or elder family member of one of the great great grandparents of Anne’s husband who lived in the Tioga County, NY area during the census of 1840 and 1850. So, a search of census and other records in Orange County, NY during the earlier years of Lois’ life may provide a lead.

John Seely did report a match for the Nathaniel Seeley Anne is looking for. We believe he may be SGS # 1701 found on page 63 of the Obadiah section of the 7th Generation Book. Nathaniel m. 16 Feb 1809 Lucy Kelsey [b. 31 Aug 1791, d. 15 Sep 1873] dau. of Abner and Ann Easton Kelsey of Elmira, NY. Nathaniel and Lucy are listed as having 9 children, one of which was George Griffin/Griffith Seely [b. 16 Jul 1814, Osceola, PA and d. 9 Apr 1874 Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA] and was married to Julia A. Morris, then to Ursula Ellwood. Nathaniel Seeley’s [SGS # 1701] line is Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, Jonas, Obadiah. Dan Seelye sent Anne a Group Sheet on Lucy and Nathaniel Seeley. If anyone has additional information that could help Anne, please reply to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-8

Requested Information

Valeria is seeking information on her husband’s grandparents, Ethel L. Seeley [b. 1886, d. 20 Jun 1937] and Samuel Johnston [b. 1874, d. 27 May 1923]. Valeria says descendants of this couple live in northwest PA but other family members believe they may have originated from the WI or MI areas. She lists the children of Ethel and Samuel Johnston as: Walt, Robert, Russell [b. 22 Jul 1914, d. Jul 1973], Pearl, Homer, Paul Everett [b. 21 Jul 1905, d. 24 Nov 1981], Earl [b. 1908, d. 1934], and Ruby [b. 1922, d. 1966]. Paul Everett Johnston is Valeria’s father-in-law.

Requester

Valeria Johnston | Okiehummer@aol.com

Response Information

A review of the 3 SGS Publications found no mention of Ethel L. Seeley or Samuel Johnston. Dan Seelye responded that he could offer no help either. If anyone has information that could help Valeria, please reply to her, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-7

Requested Information

Dick is seeking evidence to confirm the date of death of Mary Marcella Seeley. Dick believes her date of death is 1883 based on Trenton Cemetery, Trenton Township, Pierce County, WI records as listed on the web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~wipierce/ trentoncem.txt where “Mary M. Adams” is listed as the wife of Jeremiah Adams. However, the SGS 7th Generation Book lists her date of death as 27 Aug 1851. Dick is also seeking information on the names of the children of one of Mary Marcella Seeley’s daughters, Mary Abigail Adams [Dick’s great grandmother] and on Mary Abigail’s marriage to David McClure Pilsen to confirm his Mother’s records. Dick submitted his query via Dan Seelye after he had run across Dan’s web page at http://home.att.net/~seelyegen.

Requester

Dick De Geus | rdegeus@attbi.com

Response Information

Kathie Olsen reports that the death date given in the SGS 7th Generation Book for Mary Marcella Seeley, SGS#2974, is wrong. The death date of her sister Elizabeth, SGS#2977, was inadvertently used as the death date of Mary Marcella Seeley and will be corrected in the next errata pages. Kathie has no further info on Mary M. or her descendants except the notation that she had 9 children. This notation agrees with the records Dick received from his Mother. He provided some data on the 9 children to SGS. If anyone has additional information that could help confirm Dick’s line, please reply to him, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-6

Requested Information

Darlene is seeking information on the descendants of Jesse Seeley [b. 18 Aug 1808 Carlisle, Schoharie, NY d. 9 Jan 1888 Medina, OH] and Prudence Brown [b. 2 Oct 1809 NY d. 22 Oct 1883 Medina, OH]. They were m. 18 Feb 1830. Jesse is the son of David Seeley and Ursula Sweetman.

Requester

Darlene Seeley Baker | Dbaker@ci.glendale.ca.us

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded with a Group Sheet on Jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown listing 15 children: Marietta Arabell, Caroline, Delia, John V K, Wesley Allen, Samuel Brown, Emma Jane, Esther (Hester), George Delwin, Nathan S, Mary Oviatt, Harmon J, Carrie G, Hiram G, Elizabeth, and Charles. This Jesse Seeley is believed to be the son of David Seeley [SGS#1993 in the Nathaniel line] and Ursula Sweetman. Dan also sent Darlene 1880 census data on John B. Seeley, his wife Sarah E. and their two children George A. and Malissa E. Seeley all from Prairie City, McDonough County, IL. If anyone has additional information that could help answer Darlene’s questions please reply to her direct, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Update to Query # 0205-6: Re Jesse Seeley

The submitter was Darlene Seeley Baker who has since joined SGS. Darlene was seeking info on the descendants of Jesse Seeley who is possibly the son of SGS # 1993 David Seeley and Ursula Sweetman. The SGS response in the May Newsletter listed Jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown’s 15 children. On 14 July, SGS Member Jackie Maurer sent Darlene an extensive file [from Email address searcher@mindspring.com] on the descendants of Jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown. On 22 October, Tim Kalee, Email tim.kalee@dcsmich.com, wrote Darlene that he was descended from Jesse Seeley’s son Samuel Brown Seeley, Tim’s ggg-grandfather. Tim is also seeking info on Jesse Seeley’s descendants.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-5

Requested Information

Jean is seeking some form of proof [or rationale that indicates] that William Seeley, listed as SGS #3184, is the son of John Seeley, SGS #1390 [7th generation]. Jean believes William’s son Charles Seeley and wife Amy Prichard are her great-great grandparents. However, Jean has information that indicates that her William and Charles may descend from John S. Seeley, SGS #149 or that her William may be William H. Seeley [SGS #1137]. Jean is trying to determine which William is her ancestor, and to which line [Nathaniel or Obadiah] is she connected. She is seeking the full name of her William’s wife. Jean Richards and her cousin, Kay Larsen [KaySFO@aol.com], have provided rationale for the ancestral links described above.

Requester

Jean Seeley Richards | Jbeoabn@aol.com

Response Information

Jean Richards is an SGS Member and has access to the 3 SGS Publications. If anyone has information that could help answer Jean’s or Kay’s questions please reply to them direct, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-4

Requested Information

Pepita Ferrari is a Director/Producer for Films Piche Ferrari Inc. She has done research for a documentary film on Sarah Emma Edmonds, the Canadian girl who enlisted in the Civil War as a man named Franklin Thompson. Then on 27 Apr 1857 she married Linus H. Seelye a carpenter and Freemason of Saint John, New Brunswick. Pepita is now completing the research phase of a documentary film on this woman’s life for television and expects to enter production this summer and fall. She is in touch with families in New Brunswick and Fort Scott, KS. Pepita is looking for any new material since her last contact with SGS in late 1997.

Requester

Pepita Ferrari | peppich@pop.total.net

Response Information

Terry Tietjens responded that the Seelye Research Center has copies of Behind Rebel Lines, the incredible story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by Seymour Reit and Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by Emma E. Edmonds. Terry also said The Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, KS had sent many related materials from their archives and offered to make and send copies. He suggested Pepita consult pension records of Franklin Thompson and contact Mrs. Leone Cullor and Mr. Ed McCreedy of Fort Scott, KS (living relatives) for information. If anyone has what is considered more recent research information, please contact Pepita Ferrari, copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Update to Query # 0205-4 Re: Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye

The submitter was Pepita Ferrari, Email peppich@ pop.total.net. She is a Director/Producer for Films Piche Ferrari Inc. She was seeking any updated information from SGS since her last contact with us in 1997. Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye was a Canadian girl who enlisted in the Civil War as a man, Franklin Thompson. In 1857, Sarah married Linus H. Seelye of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The May 2002 Newsletter provided an interim response in which Terry Tietjens listed the documents held at the Seelye Research Center. As a result of that query and interim response, Rena Mooney [Email mooneytree@hotmail.com] notified Ms. Ferrari and SGS that a couple of references not listed in the interim response were: (1) A screenplay by J. Myra Kopell titled She rode with the Generals, and (2) a book of the same name and Rena provided the following “BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sylvia G. L. Dannett, She Rode with the Generals: The True and Incredible Story of Sarah Emma Seelye, Alias Franklin Thompson (New York: Nelson, 1960). Betty Fladeland, ‘Alias Franklin Thompson’, Michigan History 42 (December 1958). Betty Fladeland, ‘New Light on Sarah Emma Edmonds, Alias Franklin Thompson,’ Michigan History 47 (December 1963). Mary Hoehling, Girl Soldier and Spy: Sarah Emma Edmundson (New Your: Messnor, 1959). Houston Post, September 7, 1898, June 2, 1901, February 26, 1967.”

Thank you Rena. Rena is a descendant of Schubel Seeley, SGS # 2486 in the Nathaniel line.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Update to Query # 0205-4: Re Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye

According to SGS Member Arthur Wade of Campbellford Ont., Emma’s husband, Linus, was Arthur’s great uncle. Linus returned to NB Canada, and changed his name back to Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-3

Requested Information

Jack and Cheryl are searching for the parents of Benjamin Seely, b. 31 Dec 1778, d. 8 Sep 1864 in Southport, Chemung County, NY, and who m. Permilia Edsall [b. 30 Nov 1788, d. 6 Sep 1866]. Cheryl descends from Benjamin Seely. Jack and Cheryl provided SGS her line back to Benjamin.

Requester

Jack and Cheryl Brooks | jlbrooks@wi-net.com

Response Information

Bradford County, PA is adjacent to Chemung County, NY. The History and Geography of Bradford County Pennsylvania 1615-1924 By Clement F. Heverly, Promoted and Published by THE BRADFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, page 378 states “Parmilia Edsal m. Benj. Seely and had a brother named Seeley in 1850.” Also, tax records place a Benjamin Seeley (Seely) in Columbia Twp., Bradford County, PA in 1812 and in Wells Twp, Bradford County, PA in 1821, 1822, and 1829. These data may not pertain to the same Benjamin nor does it connect Benjamin to his ancestors but it may be helpful. If anyone has further information on this query, please reply to the submitters copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

J. Kelsey Jones (montrose@npacc.net) has provided Jack and Cheryl with information showing Benjamin to be the grandson of Nathaniel Seeley (SGS # 189) and Jemima Collins and son of Israel Seeley and Millicent Strong. In addition he shows Permelia Edsall to be the daughter of Sarah Seeley and Samuel Edsall with Sarah being a younger sister of Israel Seeley so Benjamin and Permelia were cousins. They were parents to 15 children: Caleb, Alexander, Alfred, Aletta, Emily J., Sarah C., Elizabeth Jane, Frances, Millicent, Lewis, Adaline, Ellen M., and Harrison and an unnamed son and daughter. Cheryl is descended from Caleb.

The SGS Generations One Through Five show Israel (SGS #484) to be a son of Bazaleel Seeley (#186). J. Kelsey Jones places him in Nathaniel’s family based on an account in the Towanda, PA Reporter Journal of 4 June 1885. An account in the same paper on 14 May 1885 places Benjamin as a son of Israel Seeley, although he does not appear in Israel’s family in the SGS Sixth Generation volume. Please contact J. Kelsey Jones if you want further information on these families. Please contact the Query Editor if you can prove or disprove these family alignments.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-2

Requested Information

Laura is trying to find the children of Abner Seelye, b. 1808 in CT, d. 1883 in Baxter, IA, m. 1829 to Julia Ann Rosein (b. 25 Jul 1809, d. 2 Apr 1883). Laura’s line is Raymond F. Seelye, Paul Abner Seelye, Earl Abner Seelye (b. 1891), and James Abner Seelye. She wonders if her line descends from Abner Seelye, b. 1808.

Requester

Laura Seelye Wesselhoff | laurawellelhoff@juno.com

Response Information

The initial SGS response failed to identify the ancestors for Abner Seelye and we still can’t, but we have heard from a cousin in Laura’s line who also descends from Abner Seelye (b. 1820 or 1821 in Ohio) and Lucretia Joy (b. 1826 in Maine). He is James Virgil Seelye from Pekin, Illinois. His dad is James Glen Seelye, also from Pekin. According to Jim: his grandfather was Glen Bryan and his great grandfather was James Abner Seelye. James Abner was born in Pekin, Illinois in 1852. He died in Pekin at the age of 83. James Abner’s parents were Abner Seelye/Seley/Sealy (b.1820 or 1821 in Ohio) and Lucretia Joy (b.1826 in Maine). They were married in Tazewell Co., Illinois in 1844 and lived in the city of Pekin in Tazewell Co., Illinois from 1844 thru at least 1852.

Children:
1) William H.; b. 1844 in Illinois
2) Louisa L.; b. 1847 in Illinois
3) Caroline: b. 1849 in Illinois
4) James Abner; b. 1852 in Illinois

In 1854, Abner married Mariam Merill (b.1827 in Maine). They were married in Tazewell Co., Illinois. They lived in Pekin, Illinois from 1854 to at least 1860.

Children:
5) Amelia; b. 1853 in Ohio, Probably Mariam’s child before marriage to Abner.
6) Ida; b. 1859 in Illinois

In 1861, Abner married Catherine Emerick (b.1843 in NY). They were married in Tazewell Co., Illinois. They lived in Pekin, Illinois thru at least 1880 (probably until almost 1900).

Children:
7) John; b. 1862 in Illinois
8) George; b. 1864 in Illinois
9) Daisy B.; b. 1866 in Illinois
10) Lilly W.; b. 1868 in Illinois
11) Margaret; b. Sep. 1869 in Illinois
12) Catherine; b. Feb/Mar. 1880 in Illinois
13) Gertrude; b. Feb/Mar. 1880 in Illinois

James Abner married Frankie Herriford in the town of Bernadotte in Fulton Co., Illinois on May 30, 1872. They both died in Pekin, Illinois in 1935. They lived in Pekin, Illinois all their lives and had 9 children.

Children:
1) Blanche Vogel; b. Mar 1881, Pekin, Illinois
2) Cora Court; b. Apr. 1876, Pekin, Illinois
3) Harry Seelye; b. Oct. 1877, Pekin, Illinois
4) Henry Seelye; b. Nov. 1879, Pekin, Illinois
5) Myra Wynn; b. 1881, Pekin, Illinois
6) Daisy (Schwemin) Duncan; b. Mar. 1883, Pekin, Illinois
7) Louise Bussert; b. 1885, Pekin, Illinois
8) Earl Seelye; b. Jul. 1890, Pekin, Illinois (Laura Seelye Wesselhoff’s great grandfather)
9) Glen Bryan Seelye; b. Jul. 1896, Pekin, Illinois (Jim Seelye’s grandfather)

If anyone else familiar with this line can determine the ancestry of Abner Seelye, please contact James Virgil Seelye (seelyjv@gallatinriver.net), Laura Seelye Wesselhoff (laurawesselhoff@juno.com), copy to Jim Seeley (jrseeley@aol.com).

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded to Laura with a Family Group Sheet listing the following children of Abner Seelye (SGS # 2278) and Julia Ann Rose who m. in 1829: Thomas Seeley [b. 13 May 1831], Sally Seeley, Andrew Jackson Seeley [b. 1834], Charles O. Seeley [b. 1837], Emily Seeley [b. 1840], Horace Burr Seelye [b. 1843], Erastus Orrin Seeley [b. 1846], John R. Seeley [b. 1849], Rionel Floyd Seeley [b. 1852], and Netta Seeley [d. at age 3]. Dan also provided references along with a name and the address of who submitted the data. Kathie Olsen responded that her records agreed with Dan’s as far as the Children of Abner SGS # 2278 goes. However, this data does not connect Laura’s line with Abner SGS # 2278. Dan Seelye also reported a James A. Seeley who m. Frankie Hereford from the Illinois State Marriage Index, Fulton County, IL and recommended Laura check that marriage record for parents names. If anyone has further information on this query, please reply to the submitter copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0205-1

Requested Information

Ted is requesting the ancestry of Reuben Seely who was enumerated in the 1820 census of Florence Twp., Huron County (now Erie County), OH. Ted is wondering if Reuben is connected to the Jehial Seeley (1781-1873) who lived/died in Berlin Twp., Erie County, OH and listed as SGS # 2282 in the 7th Generation Book.

Requester

Ted Reising | tedohio@yahoo.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded that he found the following data in John Seely’s SGS Database: Reuben Seeley b. ca 1800, Ohio(?) m. 15 Oct 1825, Huron County, OH Clarissa Allen. No ancestry was listed for them in this database. If anyone has further information on this query, please reply to the submitter copy to Jim Seeley.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-8

Requested Information

Karen is trying to determine the parents of her Great grandfather Sherman M. Merrill. She has two possibilities: (1) Elam P. Merrill and Phebe Seelye or (2) Selah (Seelye?) Merrill and Lois Fuller. Her Great grandfather Sherman was b. 28 Oct 1828 in NY State and was m. 11 Jun 1849 to Cordelia Stafford at Danby, VT (he was from Kingsbury, NY and she was from Plattsburgh, NY). Sherman m. 2nd Susan B. Walton, 25 Feb 1875 in Gallatin, TN. Karen would appreciate any help.

Requester

Karen Merrill Martin | kmmartin@nehalemtel.net

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded that according to his files Phebe Ann Seeley’s parents were Justus Seelye (SGS # 315) and Betsy Fuller. However, the Generations One Through Five SGS book contains a note on page 44 of the Nathaniel Section that says Justus was, in the author’s opinion, previously incorrectly listed and that Justus was the son of David Seelye (SGS # 298). The Sixth Generation Families SGS book assigns this Justus Seelye SGS # 914 [Justus Seelye (b 26 Apr 1771; “died in the West”), m 19 Oct 1790, Elizabeth Fuller (d 2 Dec 1832, Queensbury, NY)]. The Seventh Generation SGS book lists 15 children for Justus and Elizabeth Fuller, the 9th being Phebe Seelye (SGS # 2493). According to this reference, Phebe was b 10 Feb 1804/5, d 19 May 1856, and m 1832 Elom/Elam Merrill. The Generations One Through Five SGS book note (page 44, Nathaniel Section) states “There are still questions to be resolved.”

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-7

Requested Information

Herman is interested in information on the descendants of Charles H. Seelye (b 1840; d 1919) SGS #2600 (see 7th Generation Book, Obadiah Section, page 65) and his wife, Julia Rockwell (b 1848; d 1926). They lived in Lindley, NY. He is especially interested in the descendants of the daughters: Anna who m. Alfred C. Brown; Stella who m. 1st Eugene J. Harrington and 2nd Linus Inman; and Catherine who also m. Linus Inman. There were also five sons in the family, Joseph W.; Frank; John Emerson; Herman W. (b 1874; d 1912) and Lyle G. (b 1872). Lyle G. had a daughter, Hazel (b 1896) who m. a Mr. Baker. Herman was interested in her (Hazel’s) descendants as well.

Requester

Herman J. Seelye | ehseelye@pacbell.net

Response Information

According to a Family Group Sheet provided by Dan Seelye, Hazel Seely’s son, Dr. Lyle Abelbert Baker (b. 25 Jul 1921 in NY and d. 2 Dec 1981 in Merced, CA) was a veterinarian and died in an auto accident. Dr. Lyle Baker’s father, per the Death Certificate (and probably Hazel’s husband), was Archie Baker.

Their updated query seeks birth, death and marriage information on the descendants of Catherine, a daughter of Charles H. Seelye, SGS # 2600 [eighth generation in the Nathaniel line] and on Catherine herself. Dan Seelye provided Herman and Elaine a Group Sheet that listed the children of Catherine Seelye [b. 5 May 1881] and her husband, Linus Inman as: Kenneth Inman [b. ca 1906], Lester Inman [b. ca 1906] and Charles Inman. The submitters had that info less the birth dates. The submitters also reported that Charles Inman had two children who they understood lived in the Chicago area. Dan’s Group Sheet listed the following data on Charles H. Seelye’s daughter, Catherine: b. 5 May 1881, Lindley, Steuben County, NY. She m. Linus Inman (E.W.?), ca 1899, in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. Catherine died 12 Sep 1906, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC. Linus was of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. Any members who have birth, death or marriage info on Catherine’s descendants are requested to contact Herman and Elaine Seelye at the above Email address, copy to Jim Seeley.

[Herman also reported that his brother Raymond died 13 Mar 2002 in Ocala, FL and that the interment would be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Parma, OH where his father [Thomas Seelye] and mother are buried.]

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Update to Query # 0202-7:

The submitters were SGS Members Herman and Elaine Seelye, Email ehseelye@postoffice.pacbell.net. Their updated query seeks birth, death and marriage information on the descendants of Catherine, a daughter of Charles H. Seelye, SGS # 2600 [eighth generation in the Nathaniel line] and on Catherine herself. Dan Seelye provided Herman and Elaine a Group Sheet that listed the children of Catherine Seelye [b. 5 May 1881] and her husband, Linus Inman as: Kenneth Inman [b. ca 1906], Lester Inman [b. ca 1906] and Charles Inman. The submitters had that info less the birth dates. The submitters also reported that Charles Inman had two children who they understood lived in the Chicago area. Dan’s Group Sheet listed the following data on Charles H. Seelye’s daughter, Catherine: b. 5 May 1881, Lindley, Steuben County, NY. She m. Linus Inman (E.W.?), ca 1899, in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. Catherine died 12 Sep 1906, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC. Linus was of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. Any members who have birth, death or marriage info on Catherine’s descendants are requested to contact Herman and Elaine Seelye at the above Email address, copy to Jim Seeley.

[Herman also reported that his brother Raymond died 13 Mar 2002 in Ocala, FL and that the interment would be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Parma, OH where his father [Thomas Seelye] and mother are buried.]

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-6

Requested Information

Janet is looking for ancestors and descendants of John Brown Seeley b. 3 Jun 1835 in NY. He m. Sarah Elizabeth Miller, b. 23 Sep 1837 in Canada. Their children were George Avery Seeley b. 1862 in WI, Melissa Seeley b. 1866 in MI, and Susan Seeley b. 1868 in IL. George Avery Seeley is Janet’s Grandmother’s father.

Requester

Janet Lewellen | Jadonlew@aol.com

Response Information

Neither a review of the 3 SGS Publications nor the SGS Database provided a link to John Brown Seeley. John Seely, SGS Database Coordinator, responded that he received a query from Lou Ann Moore in 1993 regarding John Brown Seeley and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Miller. John provided Janet Ms. Moore’s address. A somewhat remote theory the query submitter may want to pursue is as follows: John Brown Seeley may have been a descendant of either Jonas Seely, Jr. (SGS# 1736) or Peter Townsend Seely (SGS # 1742), or one of their brothers. Jonas and Peter both married sisters whose last names were Brown, i.e., Temperance Ann and Mary Caroline respectively. Jonas had 2 children with middle names of Brown. The second one, Joanna Brown Seely died when she was only 23 months old on 4 May 1837. Jonas named their next child, who was born on 8 May 1837 – just 4 days after Joanna Brown Seely’s death, Joanna Seely. Given the youngster’s untimely death, the propensity for giving middle names to honor mother’s maiden surnames, and the timeframes these brothers’ children were born, it’s possible a “missing” John Brown Seely could fit into one of these family groups.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

Update to Query # 0202-6 Re: John Brown Seeley

The submitter was Janet Lewellen, Email jadonlew@aol.com. The February 2002 Newsletter provided an interim response but we were unable to find a John Brown Seeley in our SGS database. In July, Janet discovered that John’s daughter, Melissa E. Seeley [Lissie Seeley Farr] was b. 1867 in Richfield Twp., Genessee County, MI. Genessee County, MI research yielded a couple of Seelyes. One was Abel Seelye. Janet now asks if anyone has info on Seelye’s who settled in Genessee County, MI between 1837-1867. She believes they may be the link to her John Brown Seeley who m. Sarah Elizabeth Miller from Canada abt 1857. Dan Seelye responded that he found, in the 1880 census for Prairie City, McDonough, IL, a 45 year old John B. Seeley, a 42 year old wife Sarah E. Seeley with two children: 18 year old George A. Seeley and a 14 year old daughter, Melissa E. Seeley. Meanwhile, Janet has been in contact with two cousins who have joined the search for John Brown Seeley’s parents; they are Lou Ann Moore and Darlene Seeley Baker.

Based on the census data Dan Seelye provided, Janet’s cousin Darlene developed a “hunch” that John Brown Seeley’s parents may be George Seeley and Henritta Taylor. George was b. abt 1797 in Norwalk, New London County, CT. No birth info on Henritta. Darlene asks if anyone has info on the children of George and Henritta. Darlene states George Seeley’s parents were Elisha Seeley [b. 5/16/1762 New Canaan, CT, d. 8/6/1816 Norwalk, CT] and Elizabeth Brown [b. 6/24/1769 Norwalk, CT, d. 3/19/1822]. Since the only son for George and Henritta that shows up is a George W. Seeley, Darlene [dbaker@ci.Glendale.ca.us]wonders if one of Elisha and Elizabeth’s other sons could be the father of John Brown Seeley. If anyone has info that would help identify the ancestry of John Brown Seeley, please contact Janet and Darlene, copy to Jim Seeley and reference SGS Query # 0202-6.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-5

Requested Information

Richard is researching his G-G-Grandfather, Lawrence Sealey, who was b. ca 1795 in Ireland, immigrated in the 1840’s, lived in Cohoes, Albany County, NY in 1860. He m. Margaret b. ca 1801 and she was still alive in 1880, but apparently Lawrence was not. Their dau. Mary m. Henry Holmes. Lawrence was naturalized in Albany County but filed his declaration of intent in Rensselaer County, NY. Richard has Lawrence’s naturalization papers. Richard is particularly interested in birth and death info on Lawrence and where and when he was born in Ireland.

Requester

Richard Holmes | rholmes@cinci.rr.com

Response Information

Dan Seelye responded that he has no data on this Lawrence Sealey. A review of the 3 SGS Publications revealed no connection and no further info has yet been received on this query.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-4

Requested Information

Marilyn states her Great Grandparent Martin Van Buren Seely was b. 30 Jan 1834 and d. in Prophetstown, IL. Her G-G Grandfather was Ebenezer Seely, b. 6 Nov 1802 in Cataraugus County, NY (?) and d. 6 Jan 1886. Marilyn is seeking info on Ebenezer Seely’s father (name, dob, location) and she would like to locate any living Seely relatives. She is aware of none.

Requester

Marilyn Seely VanStory | MVanStory3@aol.com

Response Information

First, Terry Tietjens, Director of the Seelye Research Center in Abilene, KS responded that Ebenezer Seely [8th Generation], SGS # 2660 seemed to be a good fit. Ebenezer’s parents were Jeduthan/Juduthen Seely [Ebenezer, David, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Robert] and Sally Mary Gibbs, dau. of William R. and Sally Mix Gibbs. Second, SGS 1st Vice President, Kathie Olsen responded that Betty Allen of Kimball, NE had submitted information on Ebenezer Seeley. Kathy stated that a history of Whitesides County, [NE?] contains a biography that indicates Ebenezer had three children, two died in infancy and one, Ralph M. Seeley, who was b. in 1867, was still alive when the book was published. Third, SGS Member Jane Carpenter responded to Marilyn VanStory that all the information Marilyn is asking for is on the Internet at Familysearch.org including all the relatives down from Martin V. Seely [Marilyn’s great grandfather]. Jane provided Marilyn instructions on locating Ebenezer at that web site. Jane is a former Assistant Genealogist of SGS. Thanks to Terry, Kathie and Jane for responding so completely to this query.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Response Information

The submitter was SGS Member Marilyn Seely VanStory, Email MvanStory3@aol.com. She was seeking information on the father of her great great grandfather Ebenezer Seely, b. 6 Nov 1802 and d. 6 Jan 1886 and information on any living Seely relatives. First, Terry Tietjens, Director of the Seelye Research Center in Abilene, KS responded that Ebenezer Seely [8th Generation], SGS # 2660 seemed to be a good fit. Ebenezer’s parents were Jeduthan/Juduthen Seely [Ebenezer, David, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Robert] and Sally Mary Gibbs, dau. of William R. and Sally Mix Gibbs. Second, SGS 1st Vice President, Kathie Olsen responded that Betty Allen of Kimball, NE had submitted information on Ebenezer Seeley. Kathy stated that a history of Whitesides County, [NE?] contains a biography that indicates Ebenezer had three children, two died in infancy and one, Ralph M. Seeley, who was b. in 1867, was still alive when the book was published. Third, SGS Member Jane Carpenter responded to Marilyn VanStory that all the information Marilyn is asking for is on the Internet at Familysearch.org including all the relatives down from Martin V. Seely [Marilyn’s great grandfather]. Jane provided Marilyn instructions on locating Ebenezer at that web site. Jane is a former Assistant Genealogist of SGS. Thanks to Terry, Kathie and Jane for responding so completely to this query.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-3

Requested Information

Esther is seeking further info on the descendants and ancestors of Frank Edward Seeley who was b. in Illinois on 2 Oct 1869 and d. in Minden Mines, MO on 12 Jan 1916 and who m. Alma Alene. They lived in Frontenac, KS and had 9 children: George Green; Mitt; Paul; Stephen; Hattie M.; David; Frank; Eugene; and Sara K. (Esther’s mother). Frank’s father was Samuel Seely who was born in NY.

Requester

Esther Sue Blackburn | EEssysue@aol.com

Response Information

John Seely responded that he could find no connection between Frank Edward Seeley and the Seeley’s in his SGS Database. A review of the 3 SGS Publications also revealed no connection and no further info has yet been received on this query.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-2

Requested Information

Bill’s son-in-law descends from Emeline Seely who married John Oscar Barton. He believes Emeline was born in Salt Lake City in 1851 and that she is the daughter of William S. Seel(e)y and Elizabeth DeHart. Bill is seeking further info on Emeline’s ancestors.

Requester

Bill Shull | wshull@kc.rr.com

Response Information

The SGS 7th Generation Book lists a William Stuart Seely (SGS # 2336) who m. 1st, 24 Nov 1832, Elizabeth Dehart (d. 6 Apr 1873, Mt. Pleasant, UT). William was b. 18 May 1812, Pickering, Ontario, Canada and d. 16/18 Sep 1896, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, UT; he was bur. in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. This William appears to be a match. His line is listed as Justus Azel, Justus William, Joseph, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Robert Seeley. Dan Seelye sent Bill a GEDCOM file of the ancestors of Emeline Seely and John Barton and requested Bill provide a GEDCOM file of Emeline’s descendants.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

Query Number: 0202-1

Requested Information

Dianna would like to connect with, share info with, and compare notes with anyone researching Schubel Seeley and his wife Martha Sarah Moon and their children. Schubel Seeley died in Crawford County, PA. She states her husband’s line is Louise, Thomas, Schubel, Justus, David, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Robert Seeley.

Requester

Diana Stuck | dreamer55_98@yahoo.com

Response Information

The SGS Publication Descendants of Robert Seeley (1602-1667) & Obadiah Seeley (1614-1657) The Seventh Generation Families lists who appears to be Diana’s Schubel Seeley as SGS # 2486 in that the wife’s name is the same, i.e., Schubel is listed as “m. 27 Jul 1812 Martha Moon” and the line is similar. SGS recommended Diana review the note in the Nathaniel Section, page 44 of the Generations One Through Five Book. That note essentially changes her husband’s line somewhat from – Schubel, Justus, David, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Robert Seeley – to Schubel, Justus, David, Justus, John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Robert Seeley; then review the resulting data in 6th and 7th Generation Families books to see if she agrees. If Diana’s data disagrees with the family listing per the 3 SGS Publications, she was requested to provide information that would justify her position so any new evidence can be considered for a possible change to the publication(s). Meanwhile, Diana would like to hear from cousins who believe they are descendants of Schubel Seeley.
Also see Query # 0202-8.

NOTE: Schubel Seeley (SGS # 2486) is a member of the EIGHTH Generation. Members are encouraged to send their 8th Generation Family information to John Seely (jrnmb@aol.com), Dan Seeley (seelyedan@worldnet.att.net), and Terry Tietjens (terryt@access-one.com).

Responder: SGS Query Editor