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Query Number: 1608-3 August 2016

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Requested Information:

This query also deals with a son of SGS#63, Ebenezer Seeley. This is about Nathaniel who is SGS# 189. Donna is applying for a membership in the Sons of the American Revolution for her husband, Rick. She has his line back through his grandmother to Mahala Seely who md Andrew Miller. A biography of Mahala Seely Miller (“Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa” 1889) states that she was born in Wells, Bradford, PA to William Seely, son of Samuel. William’s wife was Sarah Judson. Mahala married Andrew Miller in Wells in 1839 and they moved to Iowa in 1857. Donna has this William as the son of Samuel SGS# 501, son of Nathaniel, SGS#189. She needs documentation that this is correct and would also like to know about Nathaniel’s war service.

Requester: Donna Scott | dmsmfcpa@yahoo.com

Initial Response Information:

This information does not agree with what we have in the SGS printed “The Sixth Generation Families of Obadiah Seeley”. We have a son William for Samuel but he is married to a different woman and has different children listed in the 7th Generation volume. However, Donna’s information does agree with that of J Kelsey Jones (see http://www.joycetice.com/kelsey/kjws3.htm). We have a note in the printed volumes that there is confusion between the William, son of Samuel, SGS# 501 and William, son of Samuel, SGS# 467. Unfortunately, we have neither of these Williams married to Sarah Judson. This would be a good problem for a professional researcher to tackle as we have had several queries about these Williams. Also see Query 0105-10.

Responder: SGS Query Editor