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Query Number: 1111-4 November 2011

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Requested Information:

Marjorie is has two lines of descent from George and Alice Sealy of Burke County NC, through two of his daughters: Nancy Patience Sealy who married Samuel Criswell and Alice who married John Brown. Elisha Brown, son of Alice and John Brown married Margaret Criswell, widow of J. Horn, daughter of Nancy P and Samuel Criswell. Marjorie descends from their daughter Margaret Malinda, b. 10 Dec 1840 Hancock Co. IL, married Anciel Twitchell 23 Mar 1858 Beaver, Beaver Co. UT and died in Beaver 6 Aug. 1864.
George Sealy was born about 1740 and died in Burke Co. NC in 1811. He resided in Morganton, Burke, NC in 1810. His name appears in many Burke County records from the late 1770’s until his estate is settled in 1812. In the mid-1770’s he is mentioned in property transactions of Tyron and Rowan counties. The only clue to George’s origins is a 1778 property transaction in Burke County that mentions a line between (property of) Geo. Walker, Isuk Sealy and Geo. Sealy.
Marjorie has found a marriage of an Isaac Sealy to Mary Hughes on 21 Dec 1720 at Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA. Isaac was buried at Christ Church 1 Feb 1745. Marjorie wonders if George and Isuk Sealy of Burke Co. NC are sons of the Philadelphia Isaac Sealy. However there is also a line of Sealys in Rutherford County NC (which borders Burke Co.) who are related to Joseph Sealey of SC. However Marjorie hasn’t found any direct tie between George and these other Sealeys.

Requester: Marjorie Sanchez | Marjorie58@comcast.net

Initial Response Information:

We don’t have any further information on George Sealy and his family. We do get occasional queries about Sealy/Sealey families in the Carolinas and would love to have someone from that area on our Query team. If you can help with this family or with research in the Carolinas please contact me.

Responder: Query Editor

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