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Query Number: 1108-1 August 2011

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Requested Information:

Charles’s maternal grandfather was Howard Seeley born 1879 Port Latour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia who married Bertha Ellen Vantassel of Digby, Nova Scotia in 1900. Ted says Howard’s father Joseph was born in Barrington Nova Scotia and he thinks Joseph’s wife was Sophia Latham . At one time the family lived in a house around Pubnico Lake near Pubnico Nova Scotia. Ted would like to know his family’s ancestry.

Requester: Charles Pitman | tedpittman@hotmail.ca

Initial Response Information:

1891 census South End, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Seeley, Josiah age 49 b. NS, parents b. NS, Methodist, fisherman
Seeley, Sophronia, age 37 b. NS, parents b. NS, Methodist,
Seeley, Rosanna, age 19, Howard N age 11, Stella age 9, Joseph age 7, John E age 1, all b. NS
Berry, John age 21, laborer b. NS

1881 census Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Seeley, Josiah, age 28 b. NS, laborer
Seeley, Sophia, age 27 b. NS
Seeley, Rosana, age 12 b. NS

1871 census Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Sealy, George age 56 b. NS, free baptist, of scottish origin, seaman, md to
Sealy, Deborah, age 56 b. NS
Sealy, Josiah, age 27 b. NS, seaman
Sealy, Nathaniel age 24, William N age 16, John age 16, Elias Jones age 10, Elizabeth A age 18, Marguerit age 12, all b. NS
Next house
Sealy, John Elizar age 33 b. NS, Catholic, Scottish, seaman, md to
Sealy, Anne Seraphie age 27, b. NS, Catholic, French
Sealy, John Reulim age 4, Anselm Sifsrid age 2, both b. NS

George Sealy is listed in the 1861 census of Yarmouth Nova Scotia with 8 males and 3 females in the household

1881 census Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Seeley, George age 69 and Deborah age 67 with Anne age 28, Nelson and John, twins age 26, Maggie age 23 and Elias J age 20, all b. NS
In 1891 at Pubnico Head, Yarmouth, NS the family is George Seeley age 77, Deborah age 75, John age 36, Margaret age 31 and grandson Josiah age 9, all b. NS
In 1901 at Pubnico Head, Yarmouth, NS the family is Deborah Seeley, widow b. 10 Nov 1814, her son John b. 23 June 1855 and her dau. Margaret b. 13 June 1859, both single, all b. Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Marriages, Yarmouth County
Josiah Seeley age 35 widower, resides Yarmouth, b. Rockingham to Geo and Deborah , mariner, md 28 Dec 1895 at Rockingham to Etta G. Morton, age 34, spinster of Rockingham b Rockingham to Wentworth and Eleanor

Nova Scotia Deaths
Miss Margaret Seeley b. 1855 Pubnico, Yarmouth, NS, dau. of George Seeley and Deborah Seeley d. Jun 23 1938 Argyle, Argyle, NS

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