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Query Number: 1608-2 August 2016

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Requested Information:

New SGS member Steve is a grandson of Mildred Bertha Sealey. Mildred’s line goes back via Albert Kipling, Albert Burtis, John Edward, Daniel, John Sealey b. 1786 and died 1855, son of James Sealey (1747-1788) and Martha Smith. Steve has been able to use various vital records, probate records, etc from Hempstead, Nassau County, NY to verify the information back to John. However, he wants to confirm that John is the son of James who is the son of Israel b. 1727 CT, son of Ebenezer (1696/7 – 1767).

Requester: Steven Schluter | steven.schluter@gmail.com

Initial Response Information:

This Ebenezer is our SGS# 63. According to our information Israel, (SGS# 187), son of Ebenezer and Mercy Dean was born 4 Sept 1727 and died 1792, unmarried. Our source is Ebenezer’s will which mentions Israel among the sons but James among the grandchildren listed. Additionally, this Israel left his property to his younger brother Josiah when he died.
The Barbour Collection lists Israel born 4 September 1727 as a son of Ebenezer and Mary. Is Mary the same woman as Mercy? All the children of Ebenezer are born in Stamford, CT to Ebenezer and Mercy/Marcy except for Israel and Bazaleel (who was born in 1725), both born in Stamford to Ebenezer and Mary.
Steve found a copy of a letter from the Long Island Historical Society to another Sealey descendant asking about this line. The letter cites an unpublished manuscript from the Wardwell collection that states that John the father of Daniel was the youngest son of James, son of Israel. It would help if someone could locate this manuscript and see what sources it used.
Any other information showing that this Israel was married and had children would also be helpful as would a copy of the will leaving his property to his brother.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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