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Query Number: 1302-1 February 2013

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Requested Information:

Gloria is looking for the parents of Martha Seeley b. c1758. She married Benjamin Giddings on 29 Dec 1774 and died in Poultney, VT on 11 Sep 1842.

Requester: Gloria Reynold | greynolds@burlingtontelecom.net

Initial Response Information:

An online source indicates that she was married in Sherman, Fairfield, CT in 1774. Sherman was part of New Fairfield until 1802 and most of the New Fairfield records were destroyed in a fire in 1867 according to the town website. Benjamin and Martha are both buried in East Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, Rutland, VT.

I found one Seelye family in Sherman in that time period: Abel Seeley b. 1739 New Milford, CT who married Betsey Briggs b. 1741 (I don’t have a marriage date). They are both buried in Sherman.

The children we have listed were born between 1765 and 1784. There is no Martha listed.

The youngest child, John Seelye, born 1784 married Anna Giddings for his 1st wife and married 2nd Rachel Main. Rachel Main Seelye married James Giddings after John Seelye died. This shows some connection between the Seelye and Giddings families.

If any reader has information on Martha Seeley, wife of Benjamin Giddings, please contact your Query Editor

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