Query Number: 0102-8 February 2001

Requested Information:

James L. Seely had at least two sons:

James L. Seely, b. 19 Jan 1801 in Cochecton, Sullivan Co., NY. His mother was Mary BAILEY who died when he was age 8. He was then raised by her sister, Temperance BAILEY. He moved to Yates Co. by 1828 and married there in 1836 to Maria(h) LITTLE, dau. of Francis LITTLE and Catherine WINFIELD, both originally from Ulster Co. They had four children: Marcus T. (b. 1838), Valencourt (b. 1 Feb 1840), James L. (b. 1844) and Mary M. (b. 1854). James was a farmer, teacher and finally a lawyer and resided in Dundee, Starkey, Yates Co.
Valencourt Seely, b. 1808, res. August 1824 in Bethany, Wayne Co., PA when Nathan SKINNER was appointed his guardian, as his father had been gone a long time. He resided PA until 1849 when he moved to Tusten/Lumberland, Sullivan Co., NY where he died 23 Apr 1875. He was married to Abigail and had Hamilton H., Mary, James L., Emily (Emma) A., Landford, Henry (all b. in PA), and Calvin (b. in NY).M
He worked as a shoemaker and postmaster.
In the 7th Generation Book, SGS # 1611 is Susanna Seely who married a Mr. Dunn and res. Starkey, Yates Co., NY. Is this a coincidence or could this be why James relocated to Yates Co.? Where does James fit into the family?

Requester: Linda Crocker | llbc100@msn.com

Initial Response Information:

Dan Seelye responded that he found the following data on a James L. Seeley in the files of John Seely:
James L. Seely, b. 1801 in Cochecton, Sullivan County, NY, d. 1875 in Comsted, Steuban County, NY. Ref: four children, spouse unknown.
Father – James Seeley, b. 1775 in Sullivan County, NY, m. 1801 in Cochecton, Sullivan County, NY Mary Bailey, d. 1809, Cochecton, Sullivan County, NY. No parents listed.

Responder: SGS Query Editor