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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
Initial 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
Update to Query #0202-4