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Query Number: 1311-2 November 2013

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Requested Information:

I was contacted by Lowana who is a descendant of Edwin J. Seeley (Lowana, Lloyd M, Albert, Merrick, Edwin J.) She has a copy of the marriage certificate of Edwin J Seely and Carrie Coburn. It states that Edwin was b. in Monroe Co. NY. She wants to identify Edwin’s parents.

Requester: Lowana Seeley Mannlein | dlmannlein@centurylink.net

Initial Response Information:

1880 census: Brooks, Newaygo, MI
Seeley, Edwin age 28 works at saw mill b. NY NY NY
Seeley, Carrie wife age 18 b. IN OH IN
Seeley, Anna dau. age 1 MI NY IN
Edwin Seeley, son of Emma and Hiram Seeley, b. abt 1852 NY, d. 11 Jan 1886 Alpine, Kent, MI, married, RR hand
1900 census Traverse, Grand Traverse, MI
Galbreth, Cashirs b. Jul 1856 MI, OH, NY, saw filer, md 12 yr to
Galbreth, Carrie b. Feb 1862 IN, OH, IN, has had 6 ch., 6 are living
Galbreth, Flora C b. Apr 1889, Nellie b. Jul 1891, Margrett b. Jan 1896, all b. MI, MI, IN
Seeley, Allice, step-dau b. Mar 1879, Maryc A, son b. Dec 1880, Eva E dau. b. Oct 1886, all b. MI, MI, IN
In 1910 in Traverse it is Cassius J Galbreath b. OH, Oh, OH, millwright at saw mill, md 22 yr to Carrie. It is 2nd marriage for both. Galbreath children Nellie and Marguerite M are still with them.
California Death Index
Name: Marguerite Muriel Goodspeed
Soc. Sec. No. 373058983
b. 10 Jan 1897 MI
d. 25 Feb 1980 San Diego
Mother’s Maiden Name: Coburn Father’s Surname: Galbreath
This shows that this is the same Carrie as married Edwin Seeley.
I have not been able to identify Edwin in the 1870 or 1860 censuses.
1850 census Clarkson, Monroe, NY
Seely, Rhoda age 60 b. NY
Seely, Norman age 30, Laville age 21, Hiram age 25, Eunice age 17, Alanson age 7, all b. NY
Norman Seeley b. 1820, d. 1853 age 33; buried at Clarkson, Monroe, NY
Rhoda Seeley is the wife of SGS# 1908, Bennett Seeley. Hiram is listed as one of his sons. Can anyone find proof that this Hiram is the father of Edwin?

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