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Query Number: 0102-6 February 2001

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Requested Information:

Glena’s great-great grandmother was Mary Ann Seeley, b. 1826 in NY, and then she migrated to Boone Co., IN. She m. Andrew King in Boone Co., on 25 Mar 1844. Andrew and Mary Ann appeared in a Boone Co. census with their three children and just below them in the census was a Silas C. Seeley born 1784 in NY with a wife named Sally (b. NY in 1810). They had a daughter, Glena assumes, named Hester J. Irving. Glena believes Silas C. was Mary Ann’s father. Is Silas C. the same as Silas H. Seeley (who was b. about 1784 and d. in IN and had wives named Caroline and Mary Bowles) per Dan Seelye’s Web Site? Andrew King and Mary Ann Seeley ended up in Franklin Co., IL and are both bur. near Glena’s home. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Requester: Glena Piper | bobnglen@midwest.net

Initial Response Information:

Dan Seelye’s initial response provided Glena a Family Group Sheet on Silas H. Seely. He later emailed Glena that it is possible Silas S. and Silas H. Seely of Boone Co., IN were the same person. Silas H. Seely is SGS # 1790 (page 88 of the Obadiah Section of the SGS Seventh Generation Book) and is recorded as having 2 wives, Caroline ___ (d. between 1819 and 1824) and Mary Bowles. Marriage and death records of Boone Co., IN should be consulted to see if Silas married a third time.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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