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Query Number: 1702-2 February 2017

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While doing some research Judy came across Edward Robert Seeley b. in NJ. Judy sent along the information she found but she wasn’t able to tie him into any known Seeley line and wondered if we could help.
Judy’s information:
Generation No. 1
1. EDWARD ROBERT SEELEY was born 28 November 1851 in New Jersey, and died 22 November 1923 in Cumberland County New Jersey. He married EMILY JANE FOX 17 August 1871 in Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey (Source: 1) New Jersey County Marriages), daughter of GEORGE FOX and SUSANNA KANDLE. She was born 24 June 1851 in Friendship, Cumberland County New Jersey, and died 16 July 1908 in Cumberland County New Jersey.
• Notes for EDWARD ROBERT SEELEY:
1880 census Pittsgrove, Salem County New Jersey
• Seeley, Edward age 28 b. NJ – married – parents born NJ – farmer,
• wife Emily age 29 b. NJ – parents born N J
• daughter Anna M. age 7, son George F. age 4, William E. age 2, son Charles H. age 5 months, all b. NJ, parents b. NJ
1885 New Jersey State census: Millville, Cumberland County NJ
• Seeley, Edward, Emily, Anna, George, William, Charles, Eva, and Susan.
1895 New Jersey State census: Deerfield, Cumberland County NJ
• Seeley, Edward age 30-60, Emily age 30-60, William age 5-20, Eva age 5-20,Susie age 5-20.
1900 census Bridgeton, Cumberland County NJ
• Seeley, Edward age 49 b. November 1851 NJ – parents b. NJ- rents home – day laborer, md 29 yr to
• Seeley, Emily age 49 b. June 1851 NJ – mother of 8 children 4 living – parents b. NJ
• son William E. age 22 b. January 1878 – single – bottle blower, dau. Eva C. age 18 b. April 1882 – single – seamstress, dau. Susan age 15 b. September 1884 – single, all ch. b. NJ, parents b. NJ
Burials:
• Edward buried Nov. 1923 Friendship Finley Methodist Church Cemetery Bridgeton, Cumberland, NJ
• Emily buried July 1908, Friendship Finley Methodist Church Cemetery Bridgeton, Cumberland, NJ
Children of EDWARD SEELEY and EMILY FOX are:
i. LILLIAN FRANCES2 SEELEY, b. 09 March 1872, Deerfield, Cumberland County New Jersey (Source: 1) New Jersey Births & Christenings); d. 09 March 1872, Deerfield, Cumberland County New Jersey (Source: 1) New Jersey Deaths & Burials).
ii. ANNA MARY SEELEY, b. 01 March 1873, Deerfield, Cumberland County New Jersey; d. 15 August 1961, Cumberland County New Jersey.
iii. GEORGE SEELEY, b. 13 January 1876; d. 06 February 1890, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey.
iv. WILLIAM EDWARD SEELEY, b. 29 January 1878, New Jersey; d. 04 December 1971, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County California.
v. CHARLES HENRY SEELEY, b. 25 December 1879, Deerfield, Cumberland County New Jersey; d. 08 February 1890, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey.
vi. EVA CRANE SEELEY, b. 02 April 1882, Deerfield, Cumberland County New Jersey; d. 1962, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey.
vii. SUSAN FOX SEELEY, b. 19 September 1884, Cumberland County New Jersey; d. 01 June 1969, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey.
viii. NORRIS W. SEELEY, b. 16 March 1887, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey; d. 09 February 1890, Bridgeton, Cumberland County New Jersey.
Judy also included a lot of information on the descendants of Edward and Emily’s children which I can forward to anyone interested.

Requester: Judy Laslo | juteshouse@comcast.net

Initial Response Information:

1870 census Deerfield, Cumberland, NJ
• Hannon, George age 37, b. NJ, farmer
• Hannon, Harriet age 36, b. NJ
• Hannon, Catherine age 14, Elizabeth age 12, William age 11, Mary age 6, all b. NJ
• Seely, Edward age 18 b. NJ
1860 census Upper Pittsgrove, Salem, NJ
• Bates, Thomas age 25 b. NJ, laborer
• Bates, Elizabeth age 19 b. NJ
• Bates, Rebecca age 1 b. NJ
• Seeley, Edward age 8 b. NJ, domestic
In 1850 there are several Seeley families in the area:
In Pilesgrove, Salem Co.
• Chaiter Seeley age 70, wife Dianna age 67, both black and Martha A age 7, mulatto
• Wiliam S Seeley age 3 living with the family of John C Scudder age 53 and his wife Phebe age 45
In Upper Pittsgrove, Salem Co.
• Enly Seeley age 6 living with Charles Brown age 54, his wife Sarah age 45 and their children
In Bridgeton, Cumberland Co. (adjoins Salem Co.)
• Samuel W Seeley (SGS# 1232) with wife Henrietta and sons Robert M. age 18 and Charles P., age 14
• Adaline Seeley age 36 with ch. Martha age 11, Francis age 7, Harriet age 4, Alverta age 10 mos. Also Charles P Seeley age 20, and Jeremiah S Allen age 25 both house carpenters and Lydia Haines age 65
• Ephran Seeley age 24, wheelwright living with Micah Woodruff family
• John Seeley age 23, house carpenter with Mary age 19, living in home of Benjamin Sheppard
• Jane P Seely age 55 with Nancy age 26
• SGS# 2697 Charles Seely age 40, wife Sarah age 38, ch. Richard age 15, Mary F age 11, Charles M age 8, Elizabeth M age 5, Hosea F age 2
There are other Seeleys farther away in NJ but these seem the most likely to be related to Edward Robert Seeley in some way. If you have any information or suggestions for Judy please contact us.

Responder: SGS Query Editor