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Query Number: 1411-3 November 2014

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Requested Information:

Wayne is looking for photos, family information, books, stories, etc., for his second-great-grandmother, Caroline Frances Seeley. Caroline was born 23 May 1834 in NY to Jesse and Prudence Brown Seeley. He knows that Caroline was married in Medina Co., OH, on 25 Jan 1853, to Wellington Lappin, that they lived in Franklin Co., TN in 1870, that Wellington died there 25 Apr 1882, and is buried in the Lappin Cemetery. Caroline died in 1913 and is also buried in Lappin Cemetery. The 1900 Census shows Frances C. in Medina Co., OH, married to Rufus A. Low (17 years). Rufus died in 1902 in OH.

Requester: Wayne Boy | wayneandbecky@yahoo.com

Initial Response Information:

From findagrave.com
– Rufus Anthony Low
– B. Feb., 1828, Granger, Medina Co., OH; d. 1 Nov 1902, Granger, Medina County, OH
Rufus Anthony Low, son of Hiram Low and Anna, was born in Feb 1828 in Granger. He died 1 Nov 1902. He married Francis Caroline (Seeley) Lappin, daughter of Jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown, on 25 Nov 1884 in Medina Co., OH (Vol. F p. 247). She was born on 23 May 1834 in New York. She died 9 Jun 1913 in Marion Co., TN. Earlie, he had married Elizabeth Prudence Seeley, daughter of Jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown on 9 Sep 1857 in Medina Co., OH (Vol. C p. 127). She was born about 1835 in Carlisle, Schoharie, NY. She died 9 Mar 1884, at her home (Granger).
Rufus A. Low’s will (Medina Co. Probate Court)
– Frances C Low listed as widow; Ella Porter of Medina, OH, R. F. D. No. 3, listed as daughter; Elmer, Dasie, and James Porter listed as his three grandchildren; Rufus listed as resident of Granger.
Death notice in Medina Gazette, 6 Nov 1902, p. 6
– Lowe–At home in East Granger, Nov. 1, Anthony Lowe, aged 73 years. Funeral Nov. 4 at the house; burial at East Granger Cemetery.
Obituary in Medina Gazette, 13 Nov 1902, p. 6
– R. A. Lowe died at his home, Nov. 1, after an illness of four weeks. He has been a resident of this place for a goodly number of years. The funeral was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. McCartney, of East Granger. He was buried at East Granger.
1870 census Granger, Medina, OH
– Low, Anthony, age 40, farmer, b. OH
– Low, Elizabeth age 35, b. NY
– Low, Ella, age 9, b. OH
1880 census Granger, Medina, OH
– Low, Rufas A, age 57, b. OH, NY, NY, farmer, md.
– Low, Luella, age 19, dau., b. OH, OH, OH
1900 census Granger, Medina, OH
– Porter, Otis E, b. Feb 1863, OH, PA, OH, day labor, md. 13 yrs to
– Porter, Luella, b. Feb 1863, OH, Oh, NY, 3 ch., 3 living
– Porter, Elmer L, b. June 1887, Daisy T, b. Jul 1889,
– James A, b. Oct 1896, all b. OH, OH, OH
Next home
– Low, Rufus, b. Feb 1828, OH, NY, NY, farmer, md. 17 yrs to
– Low, Frances C, b. May 1833 NY, NY, NY, 0 ch, 0 living
1860 census York, Medina, OH
– Lapin, Willington, age 29, farmer, b. OH
– Lapin, Caroline, age 25, b. NY
– Lapin, Jesse, age 7, Durant age 5, Idelbert, age 4, all b. OH
– Patterson, Margaret, age 76 b. VT
1870 census District 10, Franklin, TN
– Lappin, William, age 41, farmer, b. OH
– Lappin, Carolin, age 36, b. NY
– Lappin, Joseph, age 17, Robert, age 15, Idelbert, age 13, Harmon, age 6, Larua ,age 4, Arther age 3, all b. OH
1880 census District 12, Marion, TN
– Lappin, J M, age 26, b. OH, OH, OH, farming
– Lappin, Martha, age 26, b. TN, TN, TN
– Lappin, Frank, age 2, b. TN, OH, TN; Caroline E age 6 mos. b. TN, TN, TN
– Lappin, Caroline F, age 48, mother, b. OH, NY, NY
– Lappin, Harmon G, age 17, brother, farming, b. OH, OH, OH
1910 census Civil District 4, Marion, TN
– Lappin, Jesse, age 56, b. OH, OH, NY, farmer, md. 34 yrs. to
– Lappin, Martha E, age 56, b. TN, TN, TN, 9 ch., 9 living
– Lappin, Mattie E, age 18, Bertha, age 16, William M, age 12, all b. TN, OH, TN
– Lowe, Francis C, mother, age 75, wid., b. NY, NY, NY
Caroline Frances and Elizabeth are both daughters of Jesse Seeley and his wife, Prudence Brown. Their line is Jesse, David, Jesse, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Robert. David, their grandfather, is SGS# 1993.
If anyone has family memorabilia to share with Wayne, please contact him at the address above.

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