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Query Number: 0011-1 November 2000

Requested Information:

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

Initial 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