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Query Number: 1708-2 August 2017

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Requested Information:

Chris found obituaries for Horace J Seeley of Fort Ann, Washington County NY who died there in 1966 (no age mentioned) as well as his wife Anne Kelso Seeley who also died in Fort Ann in 1991, age 78. She found more information on Horace and Anne’s two daughters but only found limited earlier information on Horace.

1940 census: Fort Ann, Washington, NY · Sarah Scott head age 81 b. NY 1935 Same House · Arabelle Remington lodger age 84 b. NY · Horace J Seeley lodger age 27 b. NY 1935 Same House Bus Drive Public School · John J Obrien lodger age 24 b. NY Teacher Public School

WWII Army Enlistment

· Horace J Seeley of Washington County, NY born1913 NY, enlisted as a private at Albany, skilled driver, single with dependents

SSDI

· Horace Seeley b. 18 Jan 1913, d. Nov 1966

Findagrave

· Horace Seeley 1913-1966, buried at St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Cemetery, Fort Edward, Washington, NY. His wife Anne K. is on the same stone.

Who are his ancestors?

Requester: Chris Havnar | chris.havnar@gmail.com

Initial Response Information:

1930 census: Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Jeff, age 70 b. NY, VT, NY, widower, 1st married at age 53

1925 census: Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Jeff, age 68

· Seeley, Horace age 12

1920 census: Kingsbury, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Horace age 7 b. NY, NY, NY, boarding in the home of Arthur and Celia Brown

1915 census: Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Jeff, age 55 b. US

· Seeley, Lillian J age 45 b, US

· Cook, Floyd age 18, stepson b. US; Unace M age 15, Ethel M age 13, both step-dau., both b. US

· Seeley, Horace J age 2 b. US, son

NY County Marriages

At Fort Ann, Washington County

· Jeff Seeley, well driller of Ft Ann, age 52, born there to Horace Seeley and Samira Williams, his 1st marriage to

Lillian J Cook of Fort Ann b. Canada to John Bradway and Margaret Smith,. She is a widow and this is her 2nd marriage. License issued 12 Jan 1912, married 26 Jan 1912

· Horace Seely age 21 md to Sumira Williams age 16, both of Fort Ann by Rev S Dilaway of Granville on July 12 1849

1910 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Jefferson age 50 b. NY, NY, NY, laborer

1900 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Simmera b. Mar 1835 NY, NY, NY, widow, 8 ch., 7 living

· Seeley, Jefferson F b. May 1859 NY, NY, NY, pulp mill laborer

1892 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seley, Horace age 67 b. US, farmer

· Seley, Simara age 58 b. US

· Seley, Jefferson age 33 b. US, laborer

1880 census Pawlet, Rutland, VT

· Seeley, Jefferson age 20 b. NY, NY, NY, farm help for Townsend Nelson
1880 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seely, Horace age 52 b. NY, ENG, NY, patrolman on canal

· Seely, Samira age 47 b. NY, CT, NY

· Seely, Laura age 30, Andrew age 28, Nellie age 21, Nancy age 18, Calista age 14, all b. NY, NY, NY

1875 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Sealy, Horace age 47 b. VT, farmer

· Sealy, Semera age 43 b. Wash. Co

· Sealy, Andrew age 23, Nellie age 17, Franklin age 15, Nancy age 13, Clisty age 9, all b. Wash. Co.

1870 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seely, Horace age 42, b. NY, laborer

· Seely, Samina age 38 b. NY

· Seely, Andrew age 18, Lewellen age 15, Gertrude age 14, Nellie age 11, Frank age 10, Nancy age 8, Calista age 4, all b. NY

1860 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Horace age 37, b. NY, farmer

· Seeley, Semira age 28 b. NY

· Seeley, Laura age 10, Andrew age 8, Lewelyan age 5, Gertrude age 4, Nellie age 2, Frank age 1 month
1855 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Horace age 26 b. Washington Co NY

· Seeley, Simmira age 22 b. Washington Co NY

· Seeley, Laura E, age 5, Octalona A age 3, Philetus L age 1, all b. Washington Co NY

· Seeley, James, father, age 60 b. ENG, widower

· Eastman, Clark, boarder age 22, b. Washington Co NY

1850 census Fort Ann, Washington, NY

· Seeley, Horace age 24 b. NY, laborer

· Seeley, Semmira age 18 b. NY

· Seeley, Laura age 1 b. NY

ONT Canada Deaths

· Silas Seeley (LF Seeley), single b. 1 Aug 1853 US to Horace Seeley and Simmira Williams, d. 25 Aug 1933 at Algoma, ONT (this must be Lewellen Philetus)

I can’t positively identify James, the father of Horace (see 1855 census), in any earlier census record. If you can help please contact me.

Responder: SGS Query Editor