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Ephraim SEELEY

Ephraim SEELEY

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  • Name Ephraim SEELEY 
    Born [1757]  [Fairfield, CT] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/sc3616.htm
      Emmerich's Chasseurs
      Certificates of Enlistment and Oaths of Fidelity, 17781779
      SC3616
      QUANTITY: 1 box (ca. 0.25 cubic ft.)
      ACCESS: Open to research
      ACQUISITION: Purchase, Henkels, 1925
      PROCESSED BY: Vicki Weiss, Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, February
      2013
      [New York State Library]
      Ephraim Seely's Attestation
      22d March 1779
      Capt Ogden's Troop

      I Ephraim Seely of the County of Fairfield in Connecticut aged Twenty Two years by Trade a Carpenter declare that I am a True and faitfull Subject of his Majesty King George the Third and that I have no Rupture, nor ever was troubled with Fits; that I am not disabled by Lameness or otherwise, and that I have voluntarily inlisted myself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, and a Private Dragoon during the present Rebellion or Disturbance in America in a Troop of Dragoons commdd by Capt Benjamin Ogden belonging to the Battalion of Chasseurs whereof Anreas Emmerick is Lieutn Colonel Commdr, and that I have received the Inlisting Money which I agreed for.

      Witness my Hand, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      Ephraim Seely

      This is to certify that the above named Ephraim Seely came before me, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of West Chester, declared that he had voluntarily inlisted himself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, in the above-mentioned Battalion of Chasseurs, and doth acknowledge to have head read unto him the second and sixty Sections of the Articles of War, against Mutiny and Desertion, and took the Oath of Fidelity mentioned in the Articles of War.

      Sworn before me, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      David Oakley Justice
    Gender Male 
    Birth Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries
      by Martha Joanna Lamb , Pond, Nathan Gillett , 1832-, John Austin Stevens
      Publication date 1877

      Contribution to the history of
      WESTCHESTER CO., N. Y. The Original enlistment papers of a troop of Col. Emmerick's dragoons, enlisted in Westchester County, in 1778 and 1779, were recently shown me by a gentleman resident in that County, to whom they belonged. They are fifty in number, in perfect preservation, printed on a single page of foolscap size, the blanks filled up by the enlisting officer, and are all signed by the respective men; a minority only making their marks. Immediately following is the certificate of the Justice of the Peace, before whom the enlistment was signed, and the oath of fidelity taken, who in almost every instance was David Oakley a well known old Westchester name.

      The following is a perfect copy of one of the papers, the italics denoting the blanks in the original filled up in writing. " I Gilbert Lounsbury, of the County of Westchester in New York Gavernmenty aged 25 years, by trade a carpenter, declare that I am a true and lawful subject to his Majesty King George the Third, and that I have no Rupture, nor ever was troubled with Fits; that I am not disabled by lameness or otherwise, and that I have voluntarily inlisted myself to serve his Majesty King Ceorge the Third, as a Private Dragoon during the present Rebellion or Disturbance in America, in a corps of Provincial Chasseurs, whereof Andreas Emmerick Esq,, is
      Lt, Col, Commander, and that I have received the enlisting moneys I agreed for.

      Witness my Hand this 10 Day of May,
      1877. Gilbert J.ounsbury."

      " This is to certify that tlie above-named Gilbert Lounsbury came before me, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Westchester, and declared he had voluntarily inlisted himself to serve his Majesty King George the Third, in the above mentioned Corps of Provincial Chasseurs, and doth acknowledge to have heard read unto him the Second and Sixth Sections of the Articles of War, against Mutiny and Desertion, and took the oath of Fidelity mentioned in the Articles of War.

      Sworn before me, this first Day of August, 1778.

      David Oakley, Justice."

      Of the fifty in the annexed list,thirty-four are those of Westchester men, and they are so familiar at this day, that they read like the jury lists published in the Whiteplains paper now. There is no county in the Union where the old people have stuck to their old homes more closely than in Westchester, and as every family had members on each side in the Revolution, and in many cases on both sides alternately, this fact is not at all singular. As to their occupations they were "husbandmen " and mechanics, the former slightly the more numerous, and their ages varied from seventeen to forty.

      There were in the troop, one New York City man, one Long Islander from Queens County, one man from Fairfield, now Bridgeport, in Connecticut, two Pennsylvanians, two Jerseymen, six natives of " Old England," which term was universally used in, and before the Revolution to distinguish Englishmen born in England, from those born in America, for both were " Englishmen,'* of course, in fact and in law. And there was also one trooper described as "of the Empire of Germany."

      The list of the troop is carefully made from the original documents. It is very interesting, and strikingly illustrative of the famous "Neutral Ground" of history, romance, and song. The commander of the troop was Captain Benjamin Ogden, many of the enlistment papers bearing his name endorsed upon them.

      Natives of Westchester:
      Shubal Kniffin, John Brown, Philip Hunt, Jacob Van Tassel, Anthony Beatlebum, Gilbert Lounsbury, Benjamin Golden, Stephen Smith, William Akerly, John Baisley, James Simmons, Jesse Purdy, David Lyons, Reuben Akerly, Robert Crooker, Joseph McKeel, Shubal Merrit, Gilbert Deane, Stephen Sherwood, Caleb Griffin,
      William Davenport, Thomas Bird, Abraham Brundige, Thomas Briggs, John Vail, Joseph Sutton, Nehemiah Marshall, Abraham Akerly, Thomas Green, Samuel Cornell, Benjamin Castin, Gilbert Dickinson, John Anderson, Joshua Taylor.

      New York City
      Jacob Chappell

      Queens County
      Charles Justice.

      Connecticut
      Ephraim Seely of Fairfield.

      Pennsylvania
      William McCarley of Chester County. Jasper Leesley of Phil

      New Jersey
      Gershom Hilyard of Somerset,
      Jeremiah Hemsted of Middlesex

      "Old Englandy"
      John Hamilton of Cumberland, Richard Rogers of Chester, John Ambler of Yorkshire, John Foster of Staffordshire, John Ellis of Suffolk.

      Germany Gotfried Fehr.

      -Guy of Scarsdale
    Birth CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880 sons Joseph, Abraham
    Birth [1756-1766] 
    Birth [1756-1774]  [1
    Birth [1766-1784]  [2
    Birth C 1749  New Milford, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • First Families
      SEELY: Ephraim Seely born c1749 New Milford, CT, s/o Joseph Seely and Thankful Bartlett, m. Anna - : came to NB in 1783 as Loyalists: settled at Keswick in York County and then at Grand Lake in Queens County:
      Children born before 1794:
      1) Jerusia Seely:
      2) Gideon Seely:
      3) Isaac Seely:
      4) Jemima Seely:
      5) Polly Olmstead Seely:
      6) Joseph Gidney Seely.
      Sources: MC1/Seeley #1,2,3,4: see also MC80/1676 Harold Fanjoy and C.G. Ward?s The Seelys of New Brunswick, 1992, pages 32, 336: see MC80/2354 Saint John Branch, NBGS: Arrivals 99: our first families in New Brunswick, page 236: surname was also spelled Seelye.
    Birth Bef C 1756 
    Birth 1758  Stratford, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Descendants Of Robert Seeley ( 1602 1667) And Obadiah Seeley ( 1614 1657) Generations One Through Five
      by The Seeley Genealogical Society - Compiled by Madeline M. Mills & Katherine M. Olsen
      Published 1997
      p 48
      Joseph Seeley [Joseph, John, Nathaniel, Robert] b 5/25 April 1728 Stratford d 1777/1778 Stratford will proved 24 February 1778

      m Jerusha Hubbell b 19 May 1728/1729 d 1809 Trumball d Andrew Hubbell. [Andrew Hubbell mentioned his daughter Jerusha Seeley in his will dated 3 July 1777.]

      Joseph was of Stratford. His will 6 October 1777 proved 24 February 1778. The will mentioned his wife Jerusha nad 12 children

      1. Michael/Mikel Seeley b 1756 Stratford d 24 October 1826 m c 1775 Amy Beardsley. See Note in 6th Generation Book.
      2. Ephraim Seely b 1758 m unnamed
      3. Gideon Seeley b 1760 m Bettie Wheeler d David Wheeler
      4. Ezra Seeley b 1764 Stratford
      5. Agur/Augar Seeley b 1766 Stratford d 30 March 1835 m 7 July 1784/1786 Stratford Charity Hall b 1765 d July 1831 d William Hall r Weston
      6. Lyman/Lymon Seeley b 1768 Stratford bapt 20 November 1769 m unnamed
      7. John Seeley b 1770/1771 d PA m1 Stratfield 8 July 1792 Anna Gilbert (b 2 May 1762 d 1848 bur Coventry , NY d John Gilbert m Sarah Marchant) Divorced. After divorce Anna Gilbert m as 1st wife Salmon Curtis. m2 Bainbridge, NY Polly Newton
      8. Sarah Seeley
      9. Jerusha Seeley
      10. Naomi Seeley
      11. Beulah Seeley
      12. Hannah Seeley

      References
      Christ Church Stratfield
      Esther S Houtz research
      Families of Old Fairfield by Donald L Jacobus
      St John's Church Bridgeport
      Stratford Huntington records
      Elizabeth S White research
    Military From 22 Feb 1777 to 19 Mar 1779 
    Capt Robert Warner Company, Col Samuel Wyllys, 3rd Connecticut Battalion 
    • https://archive.org/stream/waroftherevolution00recorich#page/n205/mode/2up
      Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War
      by Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office; Johnston, Henry Phelps, 1842-1923
      Published 1889
      p 178
      Ephraim Seeley
      Warner Company [Capt Robert Warner, Col Samuel Wyllys, 3rd Connecticut Battalion]
      Enlisted 6 January 1778
      Term: Duration of the War
      Deserted 19 March 1779

      See also petition of Keziah Seeley m Shubel Seeley daughter of Joseph Seeley now of age of Augusta:
      Seeley Kezia Elizabethtown 1802 453 S 6 7 RG 1 L3 C-2808
      http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?q2=29&q3=2612&sqn=1188&tt=1319&PHPSESSID=npfo6qij0n1rpue06msk2mqnj1
    • Ephraim Sealy
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephraim Sealy
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 15 Jun 1777
      Military Place: USA
      State or Army Served: Continental Troops
      Regiment: Battalion
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      A Muster Roll of Captain Gideon Brownsons Company in the Battalion of Forces in the Service of the United Stated, Commanded by Colll Seth Warner Esqr
      23 1777 Janry 26 Ephraim Sealy during War
      June 15th 1777 Mustered there Captain Gideon Brownson's Company as Specified in the above Roll

      Ephram Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephram Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 4 Aug 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephram Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      A Muster Roll of Capt Robert Warner's Company in the Battalion of Connecticut Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys ? 1778
      Ephraim Seley Sick near camp
      White Plains Augt 4th 1778 Then Mustered Capt Robt Warner Company as Specified in the Above Roll

      Ephriam Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephriam Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephriam Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      Capt B Warner's Pay Roll Octr 1778
      Ephraim Seley Private July 1 Novr 1 4 months 2 - - Total: 8 - - July Aug & Sept pay retained

      Ephram Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephram Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: Aug 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephram Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      A Pay Roll of Capt Robert Warner Company in the Battallion of Connecticut Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys for the month of August 78
      Ephram Seely Private
      Commence of Pay August 1
      To What Time of Pay Septermr 1
      Time Servd 1 month
      Pay per Month 2 0 0
      Sum Total 2 0 0

      Ephram Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephram Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 1 Sep 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephram Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      A Muster Roll of Capt Robert Warner's Company in the Battallion of Connecticut Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys from the first of Augt 1st Septr 78
      Ephram Seley Sick near Camp
      White Plains Septr ? 1778 Then Mustered Capt Robert Warner's Compy as Specified in the Above Roll

      Ephram Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephram Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 19 Sep 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephram Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      A Roll of Capt Robert Warner Compy in the Battallion of Connecticut Foreces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys Septr 19th 1778
      Ephram Seley During war

      Ephriam Seley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephriam Seley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 3 Oct 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Ephriam Seley
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 51-52); 3d Regiment, 1781-1783 (Folders 53-62)
      A Muster Roll of Capt Robert Warners Company in the Battallion of Connecticut Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys Taken for the Sept AD 1778
      Ephriam Seley inlisted Feby 22 77 3 years Sick in hospittal at Fish kills 15 Sept
      Fredericksburgh Octbr 3 1778 then Mustered Capt Robert Warners Company as Spesified in the above Roll.

      Ephriam Sely
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephriam Sely
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 4 Nov 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 1st Battalion State Regiment
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      A Muster Roll of Capt Robert Warners Company in the Battallion of Connecticut Forces in the Service of the United States Commanded by Colo Samuel Wyllys Taken for Octobr AD 1778
      Ephriam Sely
      Inlisted Feby 22 77
      On furlough Octobr 30 By Colo Wiggins Comd 7 days

      Ephraim Siley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephraim Siley
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 12 Dec 1778
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 3d Battalion
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      Muster Roll of Capt Henry Champion's Co of Light Infantry in the 3d Connecticut Battalion in the service of the United States Commanded by Col Samuel Wyllys For Novr 1778
      Ephraim Seley Recd from 4 Co
      Reading Decr 12th 1778 Mustered Capt Champions Co of Light Infantry as per the above Roll

      Ephram Seely
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Ephram Seely
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 5 Jan 1779
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 3d Battalion
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      Muster Roll of Capt Henry Chamyons Compy of Lt Infantry in the 3d Comm Battalion in the Service of the United States Commd by Co Saml Wyllys for Decr 1778
      Inlisted Feby 17 Ephraim Seely 3 years On comd at Hors Neck
      Reding Jany 5th 1779 Mustered Capt Champions Co of Lt Infantry as pr the above Roll

      Epharam Seely
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Epharam Seely
      Gender: Male
      Military Date: 4 Mar 1779
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Regiment: 3d Battalion
      Rank: Private
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.
      U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 for Epharam Seely
      Connecticut 03d Regiment, 1777-1780 (Folders 45-50)
      A Muster of Capt Henry Champions Co of Lt Infantry in 3d Connecticut Batalion in the Service of the United States Comd by Colo Saml Wyllys for Month Feby 1779
      Inlisted Feby 77 Epharam Seely On duty
      Reading Marh 4 Mustered Capt Champions Compy of Light Infantry as Spesified in the above Roll

      Eph Seeley
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Eph Seeley
      Gender: Male
      Military Place: Connecticut, USA
      State or Army Served: Connecticut
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
      Original data:
      Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington.
      Ephr Seeley
      Payroll Jan-Feb 1779 $6.60 each month Deserted
    Living 6 Oct 1777 
    • Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999
      Name Joseph Seelye
      Probate Date 6 Oct 1777
      Probate Place Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
      Inferred Death Year Abt 1777
      Inferred Death Place Connecticut, USA
      Item Description Probate Records, Vol 24-25, 1787-1798
      p 445
      In the Name of God Amen
      I Joseph Seelye of Stratford now in perfect reason and soundness of mind being apprehensive of my approaching death knowing that God has appointed for all men to die now think my Duty to dispose of all those worldly goods which God in his goodness has given me. My precious and immortal soul I commend to God who gave it thro Jesus Christ my body to the dust in hopes of a resurrection with the just. What of those worldly goods to be disposed of is now my last Will and testament after all my just debts and funeral Charges are paid the rest I dispose of follows.

      Imprimis- I give to my beloved wife Jerush Seelye the use of my house and the use of half my lands adjoining to said house during her natural life and after her death to be equally divided among my five sons Michael, Ephraim, Gideon, Ezra, Agur, Liman & John.

      In the next place I give my beloved sons Michael, Ephraim, Gideon, Ezra, Agur, Liman & John all the rest of my lands to be equally divided amongst them enjoining all of my aforementioned sons to pay a dowry to my five daughters Sarah, Jerush, Hannah, Neaomia & Bulah all my well beloved daughters they are to be pd the sum of Forty Shillings lawful money at the time of age or marriage

      Lastly my beloved wife Jerush Seelye and my beloved son Michael Seelye I make my Executors of this my last Will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 6th day of October AD 1777

      In presence of David Booth
      Hannah Sundeling? [Her mark]
      Noadiah Warner

      Joseph Seeley [Seal]

      Fairfield County
      Stratford Feby 24th 1778 personally appeared Messrs Noadiah Warner and David Booth witness to the within and made solemn oath that they saw the within names testator sign the within will in each of their presents and that the witness signed as such in this and each their presents and they say they understood it to be his last Willand testament and that they judges him to be of a sound disposing mind and memory at the time.

      Sworn before me Daniel Fairchild Jus of Peace Str Court of probate held at Fairfield April the 6 1778. Then the above and foregoing Will was exhibited to this Court for probate and being proved was by said Court approved and ordered to be recorded. Just Hezekiah Stillman Clerk
      True copy of ? Just J Rowland Regr Recorded in 1797 by ? of heirs ?
    Military From 21 Mar 1779 to 29 Apr 1779 
    Emmerich's Chasseurs 
    Enlisted 22 Mar 1779  Capt Ogden's Co, Emmerich's Chasseurs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • www.nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/pr/sc3616.pdf
      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/sc3616.htm
      Emmerich?s Chasseurs
      Certificates of Enlistment and Oaths of Fidelity, 17781779
      SC3616
      QUANTITY: 1 box (ca. 0.25 cubic ft.)
      ACCESS: Open to research
      ACQUISITION: Purchase, Henkels, 1925
      PROCESSED BY: Vicki Weiss, Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, February
      2013
      [New York State Library]
      Ephraim Seely's Attestation
      22d March 1779
      Capt Ogden's Troop

      I Ephraim Seely of the County of Fairfield in Connecticut aged Twenty Two years by Trade a Carpenter declare that I am a True and faitfull Subject of his Majesty King George the Third and that I have no Rupture, nor ever was troubled with Fits; that I am not disabled by Lameness or otherwise, and that I have voluntarily inlisted myself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, and a Private Dragoon during the present Rebellion or Disturbance in America in a Troop of Dragoons commdd by Capt Benjamin Ogden belonging to the Battalion of Chasseurs whereof Anreas Emmerick is Lieutn Colonel Commdr, and that I have received the Inlisting Money which I agreed for.

      Witness my Hand, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      Ephraim Seely

      This is to certify that the above named Ephraim Seely came before me, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of West Chester, declared that he had voluntarily inlisted himself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, in the above-mentioned Battalion of Chasseurs, and doth acknowledge to have head read unto him the second and sixthy Sections of the Articles of War, against Mutiny and Desertion, and took the Oath of Fidelity mentioned in the Articles of War.

      Sworn before me, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      David Oakley Justice
    Residence 22 Mar 1779  Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • www.nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/pr/sc3616.pdf
      Emmerich?s Chasseurs
      Certificates of Enlistment and Oaths of Fidelity, 17781779
      SC3616
      QUANTITY: 1 box (ca. 0.25 cubic ft.)
      ACCESS: Open to research
      ACQUISITION: Purchase, Henkels, 1925
      PROCESSED BY: Vicki Weiss, Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, February
      2013
      [New York State Library]
      Ephraim Seely's Attestation
      22d March 1779
      Capt Ogden's Troop

      I Ephraim Seely of the County of Fairfield in Connecticut aged Twenty Two years by Trade a Carpenter declare that I am a True and faitfull Subject of his Majesty King George the Third and that I have no Rupture, nor ever was troubled with Fits; that I am not disabled by Lameness or otherwise, and that I have voluntarily inlisted myself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, and a Private Dragoon during the present Rebellion or Disturbance in America in a Troop of Dragoons commdd by Capt Benjamin Ogden belonging to the Battalion of Chasseurs whereof Anreas Emmerick is Lieutn Colonel Commdr, and that I have received the Inlisting Money which I agreed for.

      Witness my Hand, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      Ephraim Seely

      This is to certify that the above named Ephraim Seely came before me, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of West Chester, declared that he had voluntarily inlisted himself to serve his Majesty King GEORGE the Third, in the above-mentioned Battalion of Chasseurs, and doth acknowledge to have head read unto him the second and sixty Sections of the Articles of War, against Mutiny and Desertion, and took the Oath of Fidelity mentioned in the Articles of War.

      Sworn before me, this Twenty Second Day of March 1779
      David Oakley Justice
    Immigration From [12 Sep 1783 to 27 Sep 1783] 
    • http://www.uelac.org/Loyalist-Ships/Fleets-NY-NB.pdf
      Loyalists Evacuated from New York to New Brunswick
      Fall Fleet
      Arrival: 27 September 1783
      Ann, Guides and Pioneers, 204
    • Fall Fleet
      Sep 27, 1783 Elizabeth American Legion 112
      Sovereign 1st DeLancey's 243
      Pallisar 2nd DeLancey's 215
      Ann Guides and Pioneers 204
      Apollo King's American Dragoons 316
      William King's American Regiment 345
      King George
      Apollo Loyal American Regiment 289
      Ann
      Martha Maryland Loyalists 72
      Duke of Richmond 1st NJ Volunteers 371
      Duke of Richmond 2nd NJ Volunteers 298
      Commerce 3rd NJ Volunteers 189
      Elizabeth
      Ranger 3rd NY Volunteers 217
      North Carolina Volunteers
      Commerce 1st Pennsylvania Loyalists 73
      Prince of Wales
      Montague American Regiment 355
      Elizabeth
      Queen's Rangers 397
      King George Royal Garrison Battalion
      Martha Unattributed passengers
    • http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/g&p/gphist.htm
      The corps, consisting of 100 officers and men plus 103 dependents, embarked for the River Saint John on 12 September 1783 where they were disbanded on 10 October 1783.
    Residence 5 Jul 1785  [Lot 11 Keswick or Mactaquat?] Keswick River, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 29 Jul 1785  Not "between the Nashwaak and the Madam Keyswick" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 5 Aug 1785  Block 3, Keswick River, Bright, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Winslow Papers
      https://lib.unb.ca/winslow/fullimagerecord.cgi?id=4956&level=3&DOCURL=%2Fwinslow%2Ffullrecord.cgi%3Fid%3D658%26level%3D2%26BACKSTR%3Dfields%3DTitle%2cCreator_name%2cSubject%2cSource%2cETC_Sequence%26order_by%3DIdentifier%26level%3D2%26Creator_name%3D%26Title%3D%26Subject%3D%26Source%3D%26Keyword%3Dseel&angle=0
      A Return of the Commissioned, Non Commissioned Officers, Drummers & Private Men, Women & Children of the Late Corps of Guides and Pioneers, Augst 5th 1785 on Block No 3.
      Name: Ephraim Seely [Private]
      Men: 1 [Ephraim]
      Women: 1 [Ann]
      Children over ten:
      Children under ten: 1 [Jerusha]
      Men servants:
      Women servants:
    • Most were granted land in Queensbury 1788. Those who were not: David Davis, John Ferris, John Hunt, David Johnson, Charles McCarthy, Dr Archibald McDonald, James Niles, Thomas Sanderson, Ephraim Seeley, Levi Shuttleworth, Abraham Storms, John Vance, James Wingfield, Stephen Kiff, Edward Royar]
      Asten, Benjamin One of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition: Benjamin Austin, Charlotte 1789] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Babb, James Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled at Bright [Petition: York 1785] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Block No. 3 Apparently roughly equivalent to the Parish of Bright: Guides & Pioneers settled on
      Brown, Captain Ebenezer Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright Parish [3 Petitions Yorl 1785; 2 Petitions York 1787] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Brown, Ensign John Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright Parish [Petitions King, York, Northumberland, Carleton] [Grants: Numerous. Grant to Jonathan Brown Queensbury, York 1788]
      Brown, Silvanus ["Volunteer"] Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright Parish [Petitions: Nil.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Burns, Daniel of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1787 No County, Capt Brown Guides and Pioneers] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Burris, James Burrows, James [Petitions: James Burris/Burress York 1785, 1786.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant North Side Bay of Fundy, Sunbury 1785. Grant Island Rights St John River 1789.]
      Burrows, James "Burris" of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright
      Close, Lieutenant Abraham Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [b Greenwich, Fairfield, CT m Esther Bloomer s Benjamin Close m Patience Tyler] [Petitions York 1785, 1787, 1791] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Collard, Edward of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1797 1816 Carleton, 1800 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Crawford, Samuel Of the King's American Regiment: settled in Bright [Petitions: York 1764, 1785, 1787, 1788.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant St John River Island Rights, York 1793]
      Davis, David Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1785 York, 1785 Sunbury.] [Grants: Nil]
      Evans, Sergeant John Of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1785, 1787 York. [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Ferris, John Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [m Mary Eliza Stilwell d Daniel Stillwell m Susannah Hedden [b Staten Island]] [Petitions 1785 Queens] [Several Grants Sunbury, York 1700s]
      Grant, Sergeant Samuel Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright 1785 [Petitions: 1785, 1787 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Green, Sergeant Henry of the Guides & Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1785, 1788 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Guides and Pioneers settled in Block No.3, includes modern Parish of Bright: list of its discharged members and number of dependents settled as of 1785/8/5
      Gunter, Dr. Charles Settled in Bright p. 2 [Petitions 1785, 1787 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Hart, Joseph Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [b PA m Catherine Gump (Johann Georg Gump m Maria Risina Mack: daughter Ann d 1771) s Joseph Hart m Elizabeth Collett: daughter Ann Folwell]
      Heart, Joseph Hart, Joseph [Petition 1785 No County Guides and Pioneers] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Huggeford, [ ] Apparently made a return of disbanded Loyalist troops: cover of
      Hunt, Lieutenant John Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled at Bright [Petition 1787 York.] [Several Grants 1700s Sunbury, York]
      Husbands, Lieutenant Andrew Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1787 1789 1791 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Hustead, Lewis Settled in Bright: cover of [Petitions: Nil.] [Grants: Nil]
      Johnson, David Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1797 Queens.] [Grants: Nil]
      Kendal, Solomon "Kendle" of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1789 Queens.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Kendle, Solomon Kendal, Solomon
      Lawrence, John Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [b NY m Mary Raezell, m Elizabeth McConnell s Joseph Lawrence m Patience Moore: daughter Ann d 1833] [Petitions 1784, 1785 York (Jonathan 1787).] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant Fredericton, York 1788]
      Leach, Isaac [he] settled in Bright [Petition 1785 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant St John River Island Rights 1793.]
      Lint, Abraham Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1787 York.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Lint, John Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [b NY m Elizabeth Niles?/De Pew? s Abraham Lint m Jane Corsen] [Petition 1796 Queens.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant Parr Town, Sunbury 1785. Grant St John River Island Rights, York 1793.]
      Maning, William Manning, William [Petition 1785 1787 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Manning, William Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright
      Maxwell, Andrew apparently made a return of Loyalist settlers in his area, one that included Isaac Leech [Petition 1787 1792 York.] [Grant Cleoncore Island, Sunbury 1785. Grants Nashwaak River, Sunbury 1785. Grant Carleton Township 1785. Grants Fredericton Parish, York 1788. Grant Island Rights St John River 1789.]
      McCarty, Charles Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grant: Nil]
      McDonald, Dr. Archibald Of [the Guides and Pioneers]: settled at Bright [Petition 1810 York] [Grants: Nil]
      McDonald, John III Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled at Bright [Petitions 1780s Queens, Northumberland, York]
      McEwen, John Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [b NJ m Elizabeth Gray s Malcolm McEwen m Anna McCuaige (d William Gray m Janey Sherwood)] [Petition 1786 1787 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Merrit, Peter Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
      Messuck, Nathan Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1785 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Morris, Amos - Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1796 1799 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant St John River Island Rights, York 1793]
      Mullen, John - Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1785 St John 1786 1796 Kings.] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Musters in Bright 1785/8/5
      Niles, James Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1786 1786 York] [Grants: Nil]
      Parsons, Levi Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1787 1799 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant St John River Island Rights, York 1793]
      Richard, Stephen Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1787 1790 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Sanderson, Thomas Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1787 York] [Grants: Nil]
      Seely, Ephriam Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1785 1786 York; Petition 1797 Queens]
      Shuttleworth, Levi Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
      Storms, Sergeant Abraham Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1800 York] [Grants: Nil]
      Taylor, John I Of the Guides and Pioneers: Quartermaster: settled in Bright [Petition 1780s Northumberland, st John, Queens, Charlotte, York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Vance, John Of I Batt'n Delancey's Brigade: settled in Bright: cover of [Petition 1801 Charlotte] [Grants Meductic, Sunbury 1784. Grant St David 1797]
      Vincent, Ens. Elijah Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
      Wall, Sergeant Patrick Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions 1785 1786 1787 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Williams, Captain Jonathan Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [b NY d ON m Maria Titus (d Johannes Titus m Leah Andreis: daughter Anna m William Bennet) s John Williams m Judea] [Petitions 1785 1786 1786 1788 1796 1802 York] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788. Grant Parr Town 1785. Grant Island Rights St John River 1789]
      Williams, Sergeant Gilbert Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petition 1786 1787 1795 York; 1789 Queens] [Grant Queensbury, York 1788]
      Wingfield, James Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
      [Kiff], Sergeant Stephen Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
      [Royar], Edward Of the Guides and Pioneers: settled in Bright [Petitions: Nil] [Grants: Nil]
    Residence 14 Aug 1790  [Grand Lake, Canning] Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC0QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.queenscountyheritage.com%2FNewsletters%2F4-1-February1984.pdf&ei=vI5_VKjMI5GaigLkk4HIDw&usg=AFQjCNFNc9sYT1YTma5bH4mOe9CdR03AUQ&bvm=bv.80642063,d.cGE
      Grand Lake Queen's County Aug 14 1790
      We the subscribers inhabitants of Queen's County in New Brunswick and Belonging to Capt David Brills Company of Militia observe with Great Satisfaction the Patriotic Exertions Now making by so many of our fellow subjects at this eventful moment by offering their Contributions in and of the national means for Prosecuting the Present War Actuated by an inviolable attachment to our most Gracious Sovereign and the British Constitution we Ernestly Desire to immitate as far as our Circumstances will enable us so lawdble an example and do Promise to Pay to our Captain on or before the first Day of November next ensuing the Date here of the Sum expressed against our Respective names to be by him Paid into the hands of our Colnel and transmitted to his Excellency the Duke of Portland one of his Majestys Principle Secret ry of state in such a mode as his Excellency the Lieutenant govenor of this Province may be Pleased to Direct

      Name of Subscriber
      Ephraim Seely
      ...
      Jonathan Park
      ...
      John Park
      [No Gidney or Olmstead]
    Residence 18 Feb 1794  Grand Lake, Canning, Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The children were baptised by Rev Richard Samuel Clarke who was the minister at New Milford for many years before coming to Gagetown and later settling in St Stephen.

      http://vre.lib.unb.ca/motty/
      Marianne Grey Otty Database
      Anglican, Gagetown, Queens, NB
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Polly Olmsted Dau Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Joseph Gidney Son Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Jerusia Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Gideon Son Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Isaac Son Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna
      February 18, 1794 Seelye Jemima Dau Baptism Grand Lake Ephraim & Anna

      This appears to be the order in which they were recorded:
      Seelye Jerusia
      Seelye Gideon
      Seelye Isaac
      Seelye Jemima
      Seelye Polly Olmsted
      Seelye Joseph Gidney
    Residence 31 Oct 1794  Waterborough, Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 28 Jan 1797  Waterborough, Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Sep 1798  Waterborough, Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deed
    Occupation 12 Sep 1799 
    Cooper 
    • I checked the first index of Queens County registry books for Seeleys. None were called coopers.

      I checked the first index of Charlotte County registry books for Seeleys. None were called coopers.

      I checked the first index of Saint John County registry books for Seeleys. None were called coopers.

      Justus Azel Seeley s Justus William Seeley was a cooper.
    Residence 12 Sep 1799  Passamaquoddy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 2 Page 359
      Charles Frost yeoman Plantation 1 [m Abigail Hibbard s John Frost m Abigail Dunham]
      Ephraim Sealey cooper Passamaquoddy
      $12
      4 acres
      beginning at a tree marked X at the northwest corner of the land belonging to said Frost [Plantation 1]
      running back 30 rods from the water
      to extend in width so far as to include said 4 acres
      conditioned that the said Sealey shall never sell or convey the said land to any person whatsoever without first offering the same to said Frost for said amount of $12, said Frost paying said Sealey for his improvements thereon whatever is reasonable.
      12 September 1799
      Charles Frost
      Wit: John Brewer, Hannah Brewer
      Recd & Regd 2 October 1799
    Residence 1800  Township 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ephraim Sealy
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Township 1, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 [Joseph, Abraham]
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1 [Isaac]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Ephraim]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3 [Jemima, Mary, Eliza Black d John m Jerusha?] [1790-1800]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [Anna] [1775-1784] [Recorded in the wrong column? Or Jerusha? If so where is Anna?]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
      Number of Household Members: 8
      Source Citation
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Township 1, Washington, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 8; Page: 637; Image: 56; Family History Library Film: 218678
    • Enoch Bowen b c 1770 s Peter Bowen m Elizabeth Harding m Jane Clark d William Clark m Rebecca Austin
      John Black Loyalist b c 1760 Scotland m Jerusha Seeley d Ephraim Seeley m Ann
      William Bugbee Jr b 1700 Dorchester, Suffolk, MA s William Bugbee m Hannah Maxfield m Rebecca Champney d Robert Champney m Rebecca Brewer
      William Bugbee b 1741 Dorchester, Suffolk, MA s Daniel Bugbee m Abigail Rice m Hannah Maxfield d John Mafield m Sarah Ordway
      Delpha Boyden b 1771 Stoughton, Norfolk, MA s Jacob Boyden m Sarah m Mary Morse d Asa Morse m Hannah
      James Chubbuck b 1767 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s James Chubbuck m Melia Whiton m Sarah Stoddard d Nathaniel Stoddard m Sarah Jane Gardner
      John Crew
      John Frost b 1751 Wells, York, ME s John Frost m Abigail Dunham m Lucy White b Halifax
      Simon Frost b 1766 Perry, Washington, ME s John Frost m Abigail Dunham m Elizabeth
      Samuel Frost
      Charles Frost b 1771 Perry, Washington, ME s John Frost m Abigail Dunham m Abigail Hibbard
      Alexander Hodge One of the first permanent settlers in the St Croix valley
      Otis Lincoln b 1763 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s William Lincoln m Mary Otis m Elizabeth Thompson d Archibald Thompson m Martha Robinson
      Moses Lincoln b 1762 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s Welcome Lincoln m Sarah Gill m Sarah Wilder d Theophilus Wilder m Lydia Cushing
      Zachariah Loring b 1733 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s Jacob Loring m Hannah Jacob m Mary Joy d Samuel Joy m Thankful Lincoln
      Peter Loring b 1763 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s Zachariah Loring m Mary Joy
      Zacheus Loring b 1773 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s Zachariah Loring m Mary Joy m Eliabeth Clark d Joseph Clark m Sarah Foss
      Thomas Laseur
      William Morrison Loyalist b c 1760 Scotland m Lydia Trott d John Trott m Lydia
      Alexander Patterson b 1763 Londonderry, Rockingham, NH s Alexander Patterson m Elizabeth Arbuckle m Mary Nelson d David Nelson m Hannah Bailey
      Nathaniel Stoddard b 1758 Hingham, Plymouth, MA s Nathaniel Stoddard m Elizabeth Sprague m Sarah Jane Gardner d Simeon Gardner m Hannah Cockerill
      Daniel Swett b 1763 Hampton Falls, Rockingham, Nh s Moses Swett m Eunice Rogers m Jane McNeil s John McNeil m Elizabeth Rolf
      Ephraim Seeley Loyalist b c 1756 Stratford, Fairfield, CT s Joseph Seeley m Jerusha Hubbell m Anna
      John Trott Loyalist b c 1772 ME s Joseph Trott m Sarah m Eliabeth McLean
      Widow Trott Loyalist b c 1775 Machias, Washington, ME d James Berry m Sarah Libby m James Trott s John Trott m Sarah
    Residence 3 May 1809  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 8 Page 466
      Aaron Phelps yeoman Plantation 1 [m Martha Mahara s Nathaniel Phelps m Dorcas Hart]
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $100
      westerly half of a certain tract or lot of land lying in Plantation 1
      being the same lot which was purchased by John Mahar & myself of Capt John Crane and the same half which was quit claimed to me by said John Mahar as by their deed on record will appear
      50 acres
      3 May 1809
      Aaron Phelps
      Wit: Jonathan Weston [m Jane Nelson s Jonathan Weston m Lucy Parker], Stephen Bruce
      Recd & Regd 21 August 1810
    Residence 1 Oct 1809  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 6 Page 5
      Ephraim Sealy cooper Plantation 1
      Asa Webber [m Elizabeth McDonald s John Webber m Alice Hasty] & Asaph Rand [m Lucinda Cushing s Ezekiel Rand m Anna Demary] yeomen Plantation 1
      $100
      4 acres Plantation 1
      1 October 1809
      Ephraim Sealy
      Wit: Benj Larkin, Oliver Shead
      Recd & Regd 21 October 1809
    Residence 1810  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ephraim Sealy
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Plantation 1, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 [Abraham]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 [Joseph]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 [Ephraim]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 [?, ?] [1800-1810]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [?] [1795-1800]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Anna]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 7
      Source Citation
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Plantation 1, Washington, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 655; Image: 00656; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Residence 20 Dec 1810  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 7 Page 496
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      Isaac Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $30
      in Plantation 1
      east on land of John Mahar 26 rods the north corner being 20 rods from an ancient hay road
      the said lot running 26 rods wide across the lot to the proprietors of said Plantations land
      reserving however 1 rod in width on the east side near Mahars lot for a road
      8 acres
      20 December 1810
      Ephraim Seely
      Wit: James Campbell [m Susannah Coffin s Alexander Campbell m Elizabeth Nichols], Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 20 December 1810
    • Volume 7 Page 497
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      Gideon Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $40
      in Plantation 1
      east on land of John Mahar 30 rods
      north on lot of Isaac Seely
      west on the Proprietors land
      South on my own land
      being 30 rods wide
      lot 3
      10 acres
      however reserving one road wide on the east side for a road
      20 December 1810
      Ephraim Seely
      Wit: James Campbell, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 20 December 1810
    Residence 7 Jun 1816  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 8 Page 361
      Ephraim Sealy cooper Plantation 1
      George Spurrier labourer Plantation 1
      $20
      3 acres
      beginning at a pine stump marked X at the south side of the old hay road and running south three degrees west 20 rods
      thence south eighty seven degrees east 24 rods or thereabouts to a stake and stone one rod westerly of John Mahar's west line
      thence by a line running parallel to said Mahar's line at one rod distance from the same 20 rods
      thence north 87 degrees west to the place of beginning
      7 June 1816
      Ephraim Sealy
      Wit: Benjamin R Jones [m Mehitable Hersey s Samuel Jones m Mary Richards], John Leighton
      Recd & Regd 8 June 1816
    Residence 28 Aug 1816  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume 8 Page 469
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantaiton 1
      John Kendall gentleman Eastport
      $200
      Land in Plantation 1
      easterly on land John Mahara
      southerly on land of John Frost
      westerly on land of Theodore Lincoln
      northerly on Little River
      westerly half of the original lot number 6 conveyed to me by deed of Aaron Phelps saving and excepting out of the ten acres
      to Isaac Seely, Gideon Seely and George Spires
      28 August 1816
      Ephraim Seely
      Anna Seely [Her mark]
      Wit: John Barston, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 2 September 1816
    Residence 1820  Not in Perry or Washington County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Perry incorporated 1818
    Residence 1822  Not in St Andrews. Not in Digdeguash. Not in St George. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ephraim Seeley's whereabouts are unknown for the years between 1816 and 1823.
      Jerusha Seeley m John Black: Digdeguash
      Gideon Seeley: Edmunds
      Isaac Seeley: Eastport
      Jemima Seeley m Ephraim Severance: Bradford, NH then Dexter, ME
      Joseph Seeley: Perry
      Abraham: Perry
    Residence 30 Jul 1823  Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume H Page 350 [357/547]
      No 277
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      Andrew Greer Saint Patrick
      $20
      Ten acres situated in Digdeguash
      Bounded on the North by John Black
      West by Ephraim Deely [Seelye. See Volume N Page 293 Patrick Bearney to William Carson]
      South by William Carson
      East by John Black
      The above land to comprise sixteen rods front
      30 July 1823
      John Black [His mark]
      Jerutha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: John McCallum [His mark] [Peter McCallum Loyalist. Probably his brother John m Patience Seelye]
      Hugh McGowan [His mark]
    Died Between 30 July 1823 and 14 Jan 1824  [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Lot 7 Digdeguash note.
    Residence 6 Jan 1826  Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume I Page 114 [117/553]
      No 87
      Andrew Greer yeoman Saint Patrick
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds 4 shillings
      Digdeguash, Saint Patrick
      10 acres
      Bounded on the North by land belonging to John Black
      West by land belonging to Ephraim Deely
      South by land belonging to John Black
      6 January 1826
      Andrew Greer [His mark]
      Wit: S W Whitlock [Samuel Hallet Whitlock , Atty, b St John]
      William Carson [b Fermanagh i 1812 m Sarah Acheson 1830 r Elmsville]
    Residence 21 Nov 1827  Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume N Page 293 [296/553]
      No 233
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      William Carson yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds
      10 acres
      north by John Black
      west by land belonging to Ephraim Seelye
      south by land belonging to William Carson
      Patrick Bearney
      Wit: Peter McCallum Jr
      21 November 1827
    Death 21 Nov 1827 - 1831  [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mentioned in a deed 1827. Not taxed 1831.
    Religion [Episcopal] 
    • The first four children of Joseph Seeley and Thankful Bartlett were baptized in the Congregational Church in New Milford, the last in 1741. But there is no mention of the last five children. The first Episcopal Church in New Milford was built in 1743, although it was serviced by a minister from Roxbury. A permanent minister in New Milford didn't come until later and records of baptisms, marriages and burials did not begin until after 1800.

      The Joseph Seeley family was probably Episcopal. Son Ephraim Seeley's children were baptized in the Episcopal Church in Gagetown. Ephraim Richmond, grandson of Joseph Seeley was often mentioned in the early records of St John's Episcopal of New Milford. So it is possible that the family subscribed to the Congregational Church in New Milford until there was an Episcopal Church established there. It is too bad that there are no records of early baptisms, marriages and burials by the ministers and missionaries of the Church of England who first came to New Milford. The remaining Seeley children--Joseph, Thankful, Justus, Keziah and Ephraim--were probably baptized by one of those missionaries or ministers. In fact, it is possible that Ephraim and Anna Seeley were married in the Episcopal Church too.
    Residence [1778-1783]  [NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence [1800]  At sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Abraham is said to have been born at sea
    Military
    • The history Ephraim Seeley's Revolutionary War service is long and contradictory. His service began in 1777 as a Rebel enlisted for a bounty, continued as a scout for the British, and ended by mustering out in Canada after the war was over. It is difficult to say what swayed Ephraim to choose the sides he did, when he did. Certainly the pay for service in the Connecticut Militia for Stratford was a motivator, as well as the resolve of the Town to support the Rebel cause. And after the Americans losing numerous battles in 1778, Ephraim may have known what was good for him and enlisted with the King's army. For whatever the reasons, Ephraim's military record shows that he was neither a zealous Rebel nor a fervent Loyalist, but a certain kind of pragmatist.

      Ephraim Seeley enlisted for the town of Stratford, probably in 1777. His enlistment date is given as 22 February 1777, in the muster rolls of Capt Robert Warner's Company, but doesn't appear on muster rolls for that company until late summer 1778. The name Ephraim Seeley appears twice on a list of men in the 4th Brigade of the Connecticut Militia commanded by Colonel Samuel Whiting. In both instances, the Ephraim belonged to Stratford, in two different companies. One company was led by Capt Abraham Brinsmade of Stratford. There are no records detailing these early militias, but Capt Brinsmade's company was present for the Raid on Danbury by the British in April 1777. Capt Brinsmade disappears from the Connecticut military record after the Raid. The other company with an Ephraim Seeley was led by Captains Booth and Nichols. I was unable to identify either of these in later military records. Colonel Whiting commanded the 4th Connecticut for most of the remainder of the war. In any case, both of these Ephraims were likely the same man, and identical to our Ephraim.

      Ephraim next shows up on a muster roll of Captain Robert Warner's Company. This unit was commanded by Colonel Samuel Wyllys. It belonged to the 3rd Regiment in the Connecticut Line, part of the Continental Army in 1778. The company camped at several locations in Connecticut and New York during Ephraim's service, inluding White Plains, Fredericksburgh, Reading and New Milford.

      From December 1778 through March 1779, Ephraim was on duty at Horseneck in Greenwich, Connecticut. A little more than 20 miles way, there was a considerable British force encamped at Kingsbridge, Bronx. It has been conducting raids on American points in Connecticut, and the landing at Horseneck was in their sights. On the morning of February 26th, the British raided the landing and quickly drove off the small American contingent. Three weeks later Ephraim was absent from the American muster roll and on March 18th he was reported deserted from "H Neck." On March 21st he enlisted with Emmerich's Chassuers, a unit that was attached to the British Loyal American Regiment, and one of the regiments that had dislodged the Americans from Horseneck. The Chassuers were soon dissolved due to internal politics, and the men were reassigned to other regiments. Ephraim Seeley appears on the April through June Muster Roll of the Guides and Pioneers, another detachment associated with the Loyal American Regiment.

      The Guides and Pioneers were raised in New York City in 1776 under the command of Colonel Beverly Robinson. The unit was comparatively small, never at any time more than 150 men. One writer described them as a "set of notorius villains," apparently due to the nature of their service. They were called on to act as guides and scouts, and sometimes spies. "Pioneer" in this sense refers to a soldier who would clear the way for the army. So according to the British themselves, the Guides and Pioneers were quite useful. Sir Henry Clinton, the British Commander in Chief, described the unit:

      "A body of [Loyalists] whose Age and information with regard to the Country render their active Services desirable are formed under a Gentleman of most respectable character (Colonel Robinson) into a Corps of Guides and Pioneers. The service of these persons is frequently called for, and is ever cheerfully given: I shall not however disguise to your Lordship that Several Officers are in this Class from whom there is little probability of deriving any advantage. It is often more satisfactory to themselves, and excites less jealousy in others, that they be supposed in real Employment and not receiving a bare Eleemosynary Subsidy." (Source: Great Britain, Public Record Office, Headquarters Papers of the British Army in America, PRO 30/55/2482.)

      Ephraim Seeley belonged to the company commanded by Lieutenant (later Captain) Jonathan Williams. While other companies from the regiment participated in the Battle of Rhode Island when the British were under seige, the Southern Campaign taking Charleston, Williams's company remained in New York. Although the Guides and Pioneers were encamped at Bushwick, Brooklyn, but Ephraim was known to have been on duty at Holland's Ferry in Manhattan, Huntington on Long Island, and Paulus Hook in Jersey City. Ephraim did spend a couple of months in Virginia in the summer of 1781. Several of the guides and pioneers were drafted into the force that was conducting raids and taking part in various skirmishes along the Virginia coast, first under General Phillips then under General Cornwallis. When Washington cornered Cornwallis and forced his capitulation, Ephraim may have been one of the nearly 8000 prisoners of war. From the Muster Roll at Bushwick, Ephraim was only said to have been on the "present expedition," and back in camp by the next muster in December.

      After the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, New York became a rather unpleasant place for the remaining Loyalists. The Corps left New York in September of 1783 with a fleet of other Loyalists regiments and went to New Brunswick. They landed at St John and disbanded there 10 October 1783.

      In a 1785 petition to the government regarding land he was occupying at Keswick, Queens County, Ephraim Seeley claimed that he had served five years in the Guides and Pioneers. Captain Jonathan Williams vouched for him in an accompanying letter. Documents pertaining to the Guides and Pioneers have been lost for the earlier years with muster rolls surviving from 1779. Since we known Ephraim signed on with the Chasseurs in early 1779, and continued service with the Guides and Pioneers through late 1783, his time with the army was a bit exaggerated..When they Loyalists fled New York in 1783, Ephraim and his family were probably aboard the Ann which sailed from New York on September 12th and arrived at New Brunswick in the 27th. Captain Jonathan Williams was supposed to be aboard the ship Generous Friends which left in July.

      [Williams spent about 10 years in New Brunswick before returning to New York and eventually settling in Ontario.]
    Military [1776?] 
    [British prisoner of war?] 
    • New York in the Revolution as colony and state : a compilation of documents and records from the Office of the State comptroller
      by New York (State). Comptroller's Office
      Published 1904
      Volume 2
      p 238
      Prisoners Sent to Other State
      British Prisoners of War
      p 240
      Seely Ephraim
    Person ID I42086  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 

    Father Joseph SEELEY,   b. 5 Apr 1728, Stratford, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 6 Oct 1777 and 24 Feb 1778  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Jerusha HUBBELL,   b. 19 May 1729,   d. 1809, Trumball, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married C 1746 
    Family ID F13896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna,   b. NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Aug 1816 
    Married C 1779  [NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Petition 5 July 1785: 3 children dead since settlement. 1 child born
      Return 5 August 1785: 1 child under 10
      1794: 6 children baptized at Gagetown [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph]
      Petition 28 January 1797: 7 children [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph, ?]
      Petition 3 March 1797: 6 children [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph]

      Jerusha [1771-1778]
      2 or 3
      Gideon [1773-1781]
      Isaac [1788] [1785-1790]
      Jemima 1790
      Mary [1791-1794]
      3
      Abraham [1800]
      Rebecca [1800-1812]
      1

      It wasn't until March 1779 that Ephraim Seeley ended his stint with the Continental Army and took up with Emerich's Chasseurs. Given that his wife was from New York, and the Chasseurs were stationed there, there's no good reason to believe he was married long before this time. In fact, his wife's family may have been New York Loyalist, which may have played a role in his change of loyalty. It wouldn't be unreasonable to conclude that he was married about this time.

      Ephraim Seeley may have had as many as 15 children, most likely born after 1779. According to a petition that he made in July 1785 he had 3 children who died since he settled, and 1 child was born. The next month a return of the settlement was taken, this only showing 1 child. Nine years later he baptized 6 children at th Anglican Church at Gagetown. A petition in January 1797 indicated he had 7 children at the time, another in March records 6.

      It is tempting to say that Jerusha was the the one child first born in New Brunswick, but all records giving her age put her birth at much earlier, a range from 1771 to 1778. So let's say Ephraim and Anna were married about 1779 and Jerusha born not too long after. As for the discrepency with the number of children given in the petitions, I imagine it is just that-a discrepency. Jerusha was born before coming to New Brunswick, along with two other children. The other two died after settlement, and another was born. The first child born in New Brunswick was probably Gideon, likely after the August 1785 return.

      The next 4 children are known and are the remaining part of the 6 baptized at Gagetown in 1794. Another child was born between then and another petition in 1797, but that child apparently died in 1797. Judging from the census of 1800, two more children were born between 1797 and 1800. Three more children were born between 1800 and 1810.
    Children 
     1. Jerusha SEELEY,   b. *[1779], [NY] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1860
     2. SEELEY,   b. *[1781], CT or NY? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [1783-1785], [Keswick, York, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. SEELEY,   b. *[1783], CT or NY? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [1783-1785], [Keswick, York, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gideon SEELEY,   b. *[1786],   d. 26 Jan 1866, Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Isaac SEELEY,   b. [1788], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1852, Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jemima SEELEY,   b. [Grand Lake, Queens, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1866
     7. Mary Ann Olmstead SEELEY,   b. St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871 CENSUS
     8. Joseph Gidney SEELEY,   b. [1794],   d. 8 Nov 1885, Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Child SEELEY,   b. 1794-1797,   d. Between 28 Jan 1797 and 3 Mar 1797, [Waterborough, Queens, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Female SEELEY,   b. *[1797-1800],   d. Aft 1810 CENSUS
     11. Male SEELEY,   b. *[1797-1800],   d. Between [1800 and 1810]?
     12. Abraham SEELEY,   b. At sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1887, Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Rebecca SEELEY,   b. Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1883, Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Female SEELEY,   b. [1800-1810],   d. Aft 1810 CENSUS
     15. SEELEY,   b. NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. C 1826
    Family ID F12562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Collected Notes on the Guides and Pioneers from Numerous Sources
    Collected Notes on the Guides and Pioneers from Numerous Sources
    Ephraim Seeley Guides and Pioneers Service Records
    Ephraim Seeley Guides and Pioneers Service Records
    Holland's Ferry
    Holland's Ferry
    Ephraim Seeley Revolutionary War Continental Army Records
    Ephraim Seeley Revolutionary War Continental Army Records
    Ephraim Seeley Connecticut Militia Records
    Ephraim Seeley Connecticut Militia Records
    Ephraim Seeley Military
    Ephraim Seeley Military
    Ephraim Seeley Military Timeline
    Ephraim Seeley Military Timeline

  • Notes 
    • See estimated marriage date for discussion of children.

      Seeleys of New Brunswick Fanjoy and Ward: s Joseph Seeley m Thankful Bartlett
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      York County Marriages: Nil
      Petition 5 July 1785: wife [Anna] 3 children. Children dead since settlement and 1 child born.
      Return 5 August 1785; 1 man, 1 woman, 1 child under 10 [Jerusha]
      1794: 6 children baptised [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph]
      Petition 28 January 1797: wife [Anna] 7 children [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph, ?]
      Petition 3 March 1797: wife [Anna] 6 children [Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac, Jemima, Mary, Joseph]
      Direct Tax 1798: Nil
      Census 1820: Nil
      Saint Patrick Assessment 1822: Nil
      Saint Patrick Assessment 1831: Nil
      St George Assessment 1831: Nil
      Census 1851: Nil
      Charlotte Marriages: Nil
      Registry Books - 1854: Nil [Also: Bearney/Birney/Burns; Carson; Spears/Spurrier; Dean; Flinn]
      St George Anglican: Nil
      St Stephen Anglican: Nil
      St Patrick Presbyterian: Nil
      Census 1850 Washington, ME: Nil
      Census 1860 Washington, ME: Nil
      Petitions: Nil
      Grants: Nil
      Early Probate: Nil
      Revolutionary War Land Bounty Pension: Nil
      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Esther Clark Wright Loyalists of New Brunswick: Ephraim Seeley Guides and Pioneers Keswick Queens
      St John County Registry Books: Nil
      Fold3 Revolutionary: Ephraim and Hannah Seelye in Vermont
      St Andrews Tax: Nil
      York Registry Books: Nil
      Valuations in Perry -1811 not represented
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      Loyalists to NB Holmes: Nil
      UEL Directory: Nil
      Loyalist Claims: Nil
      Sabine's Loyalists: Nil
      The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record: Nil
      New Milford Land Records -1796: Nil
      BMD Index New Milford: Nil
      St Ann's Anglican Campobello: Nil Marriages, Baptisms, Burials
      War 1812: Nil
      Charlotte County Court of Equity: Nil [See letter on file]
      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War: Nil
      Carleton Papers [Library and Archives of Canada]: Nil

      Other Seelye daughters:
      mother of Orlan S Dow born NB?
      Susan Libby or Seelye m John Hayman

      Abel Humphrey of the Guides and Pioneers was living on Deer Island in 1808
    • Questions to be answered:
      1. When and where was Ephraim Seeley married? What was Anna's maiden name and where was she from? They were married some time in the 1770s, just when is unclear. They were most likely married in New York, possibly in Connecticut. Finding a marriage record would certainly reveal Ann's Maiden name, but perhaps the middle names of children Joseph Gidney and Mary Olmstead could point to Anna's family.
      Check: New York City Revolutionary era Episcopal records. [Begin in Manhattan, then Bronx, then Long Island.]

      Bronx: nothing available. Checked at Bushwick.

      Manhattan records are quite available, but don't yield anything.
      Check Trinity Episcopal Manhattan for marriage. Available at NY Genealogical Biographical Society
      75 Broadway near Wall Street
      Christ Lutheran, New York, New York, New York computer printout; marriages, 1752-1776
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1002749 Item 19
      http://registers.trinitywallstreet.org/files/history/registers/registry.php+
      BMB registers search: Nil [Register data entry is ongoing.]
      LDS Batch M51059-1

      Church was organized in 1716 as Wall Street Congregation. Cf. New York City inventory of Presbyterian churches.
      48 5th Avenue
      Wall Street Church: baptisms, 1766-1803; marriages, 1765-1798.
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1017621
      LDS Batch: M507981

      First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York (New York City, New York)
      48 5th Avenue
      marriages, 1756-1809
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1017611
      LDS Batch: M507981

      Church was organized in Manhattan in 1749 by German members of Trinity Lutheran. Trinity reunited with Christ Lutheran in 1784 as the United German Lutheran Churches. Church is now Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Matthew.
      164 West 100th Street
      Marriage banns 1767-1773 Marriages 1767-1773
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1901795 Item 1
      LDS Batch M510321

      First and Second Presbyterian Church, New York, New York, New York computer printout; marriages, 1756-1813
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1002749 Item 13
      Batch M-50798-1: [Nil]
    • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcampob/camp9d.htm

      1811 Campobello Militia
      Please note this item was initially transcribed by Daniel F. Johnson, C.G.(Canada) and published in "Generations" (Summer, 1992, Issue 52, page 39). The original document may be found at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick RG 1 RS5 59, New Brunswick. Dated July 16 1811.
      57. Jonah Seeley 30 [1781] [Jonas is a name found in the Obadiah Seeleys and not the Robert Seeleys]
      Charlotte County
      Campo Bello March 10 1827
      I the undersigned do hereby certify that the preceding writing is a true copy of the List of Men and Officers in the Campo Bello Company of Militia, under my command by a commission dated 1 Nov. 1795, which lay dormant of necessity, when the last American war commenced, in order to institute a Command under the ? with the Inhabitants of the next district of the Enemy, approved by His Majesty's Ministers and the Commander in Chief of the Forces in this Quarter which Commission was not by me surrendered.

      David Owen

      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Registry Books Charlotte County: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
    • Lot 11 Bright granted to Darius Dickenson Grant Number 125 203 acres south side of the Keswick

      No disposal, possibly abandoned.

      Which lot is it?
      [Lot 11 on Keswick River] granted 1788 with Guides and Pioneers
      Darius Dickenson 203 acres West side of the river

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name SEALY, EPHRAIM
      Year 1785
      County York
      Microfilm F1028
      See petition of SEALY, EPHRAIM
      . MILITARY--GUIDES&PIONEERS, -----
      . SEALY, EPHRAIM

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1785 McPherson, James - 1785 Smith, Josiah
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288450
      8130846
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130846?cat=78954
      [639/876]

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton, Esquire, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick, Etc, Etc, Etc.
      The petition of Ephraim Sealy
      Humbly Sheweth
      That your Excellency's Petitioner has drawn three hundred Acres of Land On or Adjoining the River Mattamakisick [Keswick River] for himself as a Discharged Soldier of the Late Guides and Pioneers, his wife and three Children, which Land your petitioner is settled on and making every improvement in his power for the support of himself and family.

      That your petitioners Children are Deceased since his Arrival in the province but has Lately had one other Child Born. Petitioner therefore humbly Prays your Excellency would plan to Confirm to him the farm of three hundred Acres above mentioned as he has Settled and Improved the Same. And as in Duty Bound your Petitioner will Ever Pray
      Ephraim Seely [signature]
      St John 5th July 1785

      I Do Sertify that Ephraim Sealy Served five years in the above mentioned Regt During Which time he behaved himself as a very good man.
      Jonathan William Capt G & P

      Ephraim Sealy (late a soldier Guides & Pioneers) asks to be confirmed in a Lot of 300 acres Madamkeswick etc
      8th July referred for M Davidson's Report
      In Council 29th August
      Complied with
      Recd 5th July 1785


      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name SEELY, EPHRAIM
      Year 1786
      County York
      Microfilm F1032
      See petition of SEELY, EPHRAIM
      . MILITARY--GUIDES&PIONEERS, -----
      . SEELY, EPHRAIM

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1786 Partelow, Amos - 1787 Brundidge, Nathaniel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288454
      8191395
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191395?cat=78954
      [204/831] [Mactaquac River runs parallel to the St John between the St John and the Keswick. It is approximately on a line between Temperance Vale and Keswick Ridge.]

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esqr Captain General & Governor of the Province of New Brunswick & the Dependancies ther unto Belonging & Chamber & Vice Admiral of the same Etc Etc Etc
      The Petition of Ephraim Seely private Soldier in the Late Corps of Guides & Pioneers Humbly Sheweth that he Drew his Lands in Block No three on the Mactumquisick [Keswick] in Lott No Eleven by the First Survey when I settled but being informed that the Land run from one creek to the other I settled on that part of the Lott Next the Mactoquack where I Built and Cleared abought three or four acres and as that Land Next the Mactoquack is Vacant by the Last survey your petitioner prays that your Excellency Will take it into Consideration and grant him his Land where his Improvements is as I have a Large famely and have kin much put to it to make the small Improvement that I have made and should I lose them I shoald not be abel to make a Nother unless his Majesty Royal Bounty of provisions should be continued
      and I as in Duty bound will for ever pray
      Queensbougher
      [No signature]
      Augt 9th 1786

      Petition of Ephraim Seely
      Ephraim Seely
      In Council 1st Sept 1786
      To be registered for 200 acres on the Mactuquack including his improvements. [No grant in the index]
    • Lot 5 Northwest Grand Lake

      Acquired: 31 October 1794
      Disposed: 1798

      Ephraim Seeley and his family lived on Lot 5 Grand Lake several years by 1797, build a house and barn, clear land. He was using parts of Lot 4 to access parts of 5, so he applied to be granted 5, claiming it was vacant, escheated, and the original grantee was gone. John Dunham, the original grantee found out about this, re-applied for the grant to be registered to protect his claim. Ephraim was notified that his application would not be honored. He sold 5 in September 1798, then moving to Perry.

      Petition of John Porteous and others?
      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name COOK, John
      Volume I
      Page 0
      Grant number 49
      Place Maquapit Lake
      County Sunbury
      Date 1786-06-07
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 200
      Microfilm F16308
      Comment Land Shared With Duncan Mcleod
      [John Cook
      Petitions: Unclear
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Unclear
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      UEL: Unclear
      Otty Database: Nil]

      Queens County Registry Books
      Book C Page 111 No 449 Lot 5 NW Grand Lake Ephriam Sealey from Duncan McLeod et ux
      Index: 208/265
      Book: 114/472
      31 October 1794
      Duncan McLeod Fredericton merchant and Elizabeth his wife
      Ephraim Seely Waterborough, Queens
      10 pounds
      one undivided half part of a certain lot or tract Lot 5 North West side of Grand Lake [granted to John Cook and D McLeod]
      bounded on the north by Lot 4 granted to John Dunham
      south Lot 6 granted to Isaac [Abraham] Jewell
      200 acres
      Duncan McLeod
      Elizabeth McLeod
      Wit: Danl Bradley
      Thos Wetmore

      Book D Page 111 No 648 Lot 5 NW Grand Lake Ephraim et Ux to Justus Earle
      Index: 198/246
      Book: 115/567
      12 September 1798
      Ephraim Seely Waterborough yeoman and wife Anne
      Justus Earle Waterborough
      47 pounds 2 shillings 6 pence
      half Lot 5
      Ephraim Seely [SS]
      Anne Seely [Her mark]
      Wit: Samuel Hustin, Andrew Smart
    • Lot 4 & 5 Keyhole

      Ephraim settled on 4, petitioned for 5. Others disputed his right to the lot.

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name SEELY, EPHRAIM
      Year 1797
      County Queens
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of SEELY, EPHRAIM
      . COOK, JOHN
      . DUNHAM, JOHN
      . MCLEOD, DUNCAN
      . SEELY, EPHRAIM

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick Etc Etc Etc

      The Petition of Ephraim Seely of Waterborough in Queens County
      Humbly Sheweth

      That the Petitioner purchased of Duncan McLeod the Original Grantee one half of Lot No 5 situated at the upper Key Hole on the North West side of the Grand Lake upon which he has built a House and Barn and resided for several years and has upon the said half Lot and the other half of the same Lot upwards of ten acres cleared. That John Cook the Grantee of the said last mentioned half of the said Lot No 5 has left the County & having made no improvement thereon the same has been lately escheated.

      That John Dunham the Grantee of Lot No 4 adjoining No 5 having made no improvement thereon it has also been escheated. That the whole of the Lot in which the Petitioner lives is so much broken in the front by water as to prevent him from passing to the rear thereof without trespassing upon No 4 upon which there is a ridge of about sixteen rods only that affords a passage to the rear of either Lot.

      That the Petitioner has cleared about an acre of No 4, has a large Family of a wife and seven children, and never has had any land granted him by Government in the Country.

      The Petitioner therefore humbly prays Your Excellency will be pleased to grant him the remaining half of the said Lot No 5 and also the Lot No 4 adjoining and he will ever pray Etc

      Ephraim Seely
      Gage Town
      28th January 1797

      Ephraim Seely
      Praying a Grant of half of Lot No 5 and Lot No 4 at the Key Hole North West side of Grand Lake. Grant to Samuel Dowling & Others.
      Filed 7th February 1797

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name SEELY, EPHRAIM
      Year 1797
      County Queens
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of THORN, STEPHEN
      . SEELY, EPHRAIM
      . THORN, STEPHEN

      To His Excellency Thomas Carlton Esqr Lieutt Govenor and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick Etc Etc Etc

      The Memorial of Stephen Thorn humbly Sheweth

      That he is a Setler upon No 4 Lot, the North West side of Grand Lake, which he purchased and made a Large improvement upon No 5 which was drawn by Burt and [Underwood crossed out] Woodworth the Northernmost half of said No 5 was owned by Burt, and your Memorialist exchanged the Land which he drew as a Sergeant in the York Volunteers to Burt for said half Lot and as your Memorialist has cleared 5 or 6 acres and is Building a Barn upon sd Lot and Underwood never has cut a single stick upon his half, your Memorialist as he has got a Wife and six children humbly Prays your Excellency in County would be pleased to Grant him the whole of said Lot No 5 and your Excellency's Memorialist will be in duty Bound to forever Pray
      Stephen Thorn
      Grand Lake
      March 3d 1797

      As the Land which I pray for in this memorial is in the Second Range Third Tier ? and ? ? as the Northwest side of Grand Lake

      Stephen Thorn
      Memorial
      Stephen Thorn asks for lot No 5 drawn by Burt Woodward having obtained half said by an exchange with Burt this lot is situated on the Grand Lake, the lot No 3 in the Grant to Saml Dowling & Others was the lot granted to Burt Woodworth

      March 22 1797
      Note lot No 5 is applied for by Ephm Seely 7th Feby 1797

      https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name SEALY, -----
      Year 1797
      County : Queens
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of DUNHAM, JOHN
      1796 Leonard, George Jr. - 1798 Raymond, Samuel Family History Library United States & Canada Film 1288462
      Caveat against a grant to ---- Sealy of No 4 Grand Lake
      Sealy to be notified hereof
      8th July 1797

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of New Brunswick etc etc etc

      The Memorial of John Dunham most humbly
      Sheweth
      That your Memorialist came to This Province with other Loyalists in the year 1783 and has continued to reside in it from that to the present time.
      That in the year 1784 there was granted to him a Lot Number 4 upon the Grand Bay upon which he has been constantly making improvements, and was about to proceed to clear & improve this lot above-mentioned, granted to him & for that purpose leased the same in the month of June now last past to one David Johnston.-That your Memorialist has been since informed that the said Lot was escheated in the month of August last upon the application of one Sealy, by whom as your Memorialist is informed, oath was made, contrary to the fact, that your Memorialist had quitted the Province.
      Under all these circumstances Your Memorialist, who can safely appeal to many respectable characters, for his industry, loyalty and exertions in the settlement of the Province, most humbly prays that your Excellency will be pleased to direct that the same lot may be registered to him for a re-grant thereof, as he means forth with to settled & improve the same.
      And as in Duty bound will ever pray
      John Dunham
      S John 6th July 1797
    • Perry Lot

      Washington County Land Records
      1785-1829
      Elias Bates to Caleb Seeley et al Volume 9 Page 76
      Charles Frost to Ephraim Seeley Volume 2 Page 359
      Aaron Phelps to Ephraim Seeley Volume 8 Page 466
      Ephraim Seeley to Gideon Seeley Volume 7 Page 497
      Ephraim Seeley to Isaac Seeley Volume 7 Page 496
      Joseph Farnham to Joseph Seeley Volume 11 Page 43
      Theodore Lincoln to Joseph Seeley Volume 16 Page 57
      Elias Bates to Josiah G Seeley et al Volume 9 Page 76
      Ephraim Seeley to John Kendall Warranty Deed Volume 8 Page 469
      Ephraim Seeley to George Spurrier Volume 8 Page 361
      Ephraim Seeley to Asa Webber et al Volume 6 Page 5
      Gideon Seeley to Isaac Hobat Mortgage Volume 19 Page 530
      Gideon Seeley to John Kendall Warranty Deed Volume 8 Page 467
      Isaac Seeley to John Kendall Volume 8 Page 468
      Joseph Seeley to Theodore Lincoln Mortgage Volume 16 Page 58

      Volume 2 Page 359
      Charles Frost yeoman Plantation 1 [s John Frost m Abigail Dunham b Wells]
      Ephraim Sealey cooper Passamaquoddy
      $12
      4 acres
      beginning at a tree marked X at the northwest corner of the land belonging to said Frost [Plantation 1]
      running back 30 rods from the water
      to extend in width so far as to include said 4 acres
      conditioned that the said Sealey shall never sell or convey the said land to any person whatsoever without first offering the same to said Frost for said amount of $12, said Frost paying said Sealey for this improvements thereon whatever is reasonable.
      12 September 1799
      Charles Frost
      Wit: John Brewer, Hannah Brewer [John Brewer m Hannah Mark]
      Recd & Regd 2 October 1799

      Volume 6 Page 5
      Ephraim Sealy cooper Plantation 1
      Asa Webber & Asaph Rand yeomen Plantation 1 [Asa Webber m Hannah McDonald s John Webber m Alice Harding] [Asaph Rand b NH m Lucinda Cushing]
      $100
      4 acres Plantation 1
      1 October 1809
      Ephraim Sealy
      Wit: Benj Larkin, Oliver Shead [m Nancy Young s Oliver Shead m Chloe Jones]
      Recd & Regd 21 October 1809

      Volume 8 Page 466
      Aaron Phelps yeoman Plantation 1 [m Martha Mahar s Nathaniel Phelps m Dorcas Hart]
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $100
      westerly half of a certain tract or lot of land lying in Plantation 1
      being the same lot which was purchased by John Mahara & myself of Capt John Crane and the same half which was quit claimed to me by said John Mahar as by their deed on record will appear
      50 acres
      3 May 1809
      Aaron Phelps
      Wit: Jonathan Weston [m Jane Nelson s Jonathan Weston m Lucy Parker], Stephen Bruce
      Recd & Regd 21 August 1810

      Volume 7 Page 496
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      Isaac Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $30
      in Plantation 1
      east on land of John Mahar 26 rods the north corner being 20 rods from an ancient hay road
      the said lot running 26 rods wide across the lot to the proprietors of said Plantations land
      reserving however 1 rod in width on the east side near Mahars lot for a road
      8 acres
      20 December 1810
      Ephraim Seely
      Wit: James Campbell, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 20 December 1810

      Volume 7 Page 497
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      Gideon Seely yeoman Plantation 1
      $40
      in Plantation 1
      east on land of John Mahar 30 rods
      north on lot of Isaac Seely
      west on the Proprietors land
      South on my own land
      being 30 rods wide
      lot 3
      10 acres
      however reserving one road wide on the east side for a road
      20 December 1810
      Ephraim Seely
      Wit: James Campbell, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 20 December 1810

      Volume 8 Page 361
      Ephraim Sealy cooper Plantation 1
      George Spurrier labourer Plantation 1
      $20
      3 acres
      beginning at a pine stump marked X at the south side of the old hay road and running south three degrees west 20 rods
      thence south eighty seven degrees east 24 rods or thereabouts to a stake and stone one rod westerly of John Mahar's west line
      thence by a line running parallel to said Mahar's line at one rod distance from the same 20 rods
      thence north 87 degrees west to the place of beginning
      7 June 1816
      Ephraim Sealy
      Wit: Benjamin R Jones, John Leighton
      Recd & Regd 8 June 1816

      Volume 8 Page 468
      Isaac Seely yeoman Eastport
      John Kendall gentleman Eastport
      $12
      8 acres in Plantation 1
      20 March 1814
      Isaac Seely
      Wit: William O'Brien, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 11 June 1814

      Volume 8 Page 469
      Ephraim Seely yeoman Plantaiton 1
      John Kendall gentleman Eastport
      $200
      Land in Plantation 1
      easterly on land John Mahara
      southerly on land of John Frost
      westerly on land of Theodore Lincoln
      northerly on Little River
      westerly half of the original lot number 6 conveyed to me by deed of Aaron Phelps saving and excepting out of the ten acres
      to Isaac Seely, Gideon Seely and George Spires
      28 August 1816
      Ephraim Seely
      Anna Seely [Her mark]
      Wit: John Barston, Jonathan Weston
      Recd & Regd 2 September 1816

      Volume 21 Page 351
      Ephraim Seeley Jr [From Edmund Warren 27 November 1829]
      Stephen C Foster
      $125
      14 years from 2 February 1828
      exclusive right and privilege of making, using and vending to other to be used the said patent right of the said thrashing machine in the towns of Baring, Calais, Robbinston, Perry, Lubec, Whiting, Cutler, No 13, 14, 17, 18
      5 September 1830
      Ephraim Seelye Jr
      Recd & Regd 8 October 1830
    • Lot 7 Digdeguash
      Granted: 1817
      Disposed: by 1830

      Ephraim Seeley occupied the southwestern 10 acres of Lot 7 granted to John Black, located on the Digdeguash River and Cannon's Creek as late as 30 July 1823. That portion seems to have reverted to John Black, because he sold it to George Spurrier 14 January 1824. It is likely that Ephraim Seeley died in that period. Just to the east of the Ephraim Seeley/George Spurrier parcel was another 10 acre parcel that was owned and occupied by Andrew Greer. He sold the lot in 1826 and soon moved to Deer Island. North of the Seeley/Spurrier parcel, and south of Walter Flinn's grant was a parcel of 13 acres, sold to Samuel Dean Junior in 1828.

      At some point John Black must have sold the 20 acres of the lot along the road to John McCallum (perhaps he mortgaged it to him), because McCallum conveyed those 20 acres to Samuel Dean Jr in 1829. The remaining 145 acres Black sold to Dean in 1829. It was probably about this time John Black moved to St George to live with his son John. He died there in 1846.

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name BLACK, John
      Volume 1
      Page 185
      Grant number 916
      Place Saint Patrick
      County Charlotte
      Date 1817-05-24
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 200
      Microfilm F16307
      Comment 4 Others
      Other names on this grant (5):
      RIOUX, John Jr. * 300 acres
      ROIX, John Jr. * 1047 acres
      STEWART, George 200 acres
      STEWART, James Jr. 175 acres
      STEWART, John 172 acres

      Volume H Page 350 [357/547]
      No 277
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      Andrew Greer Saint Patrick
      $20
      Ten acres situated in Digdeguash
      Bounded on the North by John Black
      West by Ephraim Deely
      South by William Carson
      East by John Black
      30 July 1823
      John McCallum
      Hugh McGowan

      Volume H page 349 [356/547]
      No 276
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      George Spurrier yeoman Saint Patrick
      On the north and west bounded by the Digdeguash River
      on the south by land owned and occupied by William Carson
      on the eastward by a certain hemlock stump marked X
      10 acres
      $10
      said land being at the place generally known and commonly called Cannon Creek
      14 January 1824
      John Black [His mark]
      Wit: Hugh McGowan, Abraham Seely [His mark] [Abraham Seelye s Ephraim Seelye]

      Volume I Page 114 [117/553]
      No 87
      Andrew Greer yeoman Saint Patrick
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds 4 shillings
      Digdeguash, Saint Patrick
      10 acres
      Bounded on the North by land belonging to John Black
      West by land belonging to Ephraim Deely
      South by land belonging to John Black
      6 January 1826
      Andrew Greer [His mark]
      Wit: S W Whitlock [Samuel Hallet Whitlock , Atty, b St John]
      William Carson [b Fermanagh i 1812 m Sarah Acheson 1830 r Elmsville]

      Volume J page 100 [103/553]
      No 80
      John Black farmer Saint Patrick
      George Spurrier farmer Saint Patrick
      4 pounds
      bounded on the west by land belonging to George Spurrier
      south by Thomas Carson
      East by land belonging to Andrew Grier
      north by a spruce marked X
      thence west or thereabouts to a birch tree marked X at Cunning Creek
      8 March 1827
      John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: Thomas Carson, Andrew Grier

      Volume N Page 293
      No 233
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      William Carson yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds
      in Digdeguash
      10 acres
      on the north by land belonging to John Black
      on the west by land belonging to Ephraim Seelye
      on the south by land belonging to William Carson
      1 November 1827
      Patrick Bearney
      Wit: Peter McCallum Jr

      Volume J page 19 [22/553]
      No 18
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick and Jerusha his wife
      Samuel Deane Jr yeoman Saint Patrick
      5 pounds
      beginning at a birch tree near the coal pit so called joining on land heretofore sold by the said John Black and his wife Jerusha to George Spurrier and running along the line of said land east and by north fifty rods
      thence north and by west forty four rods
      thence west by south and parallel with the first mentioned line to the shore
      thence along the bank of the shore to the first mentioned bounds
      13 acres
      being part and parcel of Lot number 2 granted to the said John Black in a grant to George Fisher and others
      8 January 1828 John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: Peter McCallum, George Spurrier

      Volume K Page 397
      No 355
      John McCallum yeoman Saint Patrick
      Samuel Dean Saint Patrick
      25 pounds
      20 acres
      part of Lot 2 granted to John Black
      lying on the Saint John Great Road of Communication
      Oblong figure square
      extending on the said great Road from one side of the said Lot Number 7 to the other
      thence taking in such a width to the westward as will contain the twenty acres
      13 April 1829
      John McCallum
      Wit: Peter McCallum, Archibald McCallum

      Volume K page 396
      No 354
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick and Jerusha his wife
      Samuel Deane Jr yeoman Saint Patrick
      11 pounds 5 shillings
      beginning at Walter Flinn's boundary line within 24 rods of the Main Road
      thence running a South course to William Carson's line
      thence West till the Parish Road
      145 acres
      part and parcel of Lot 7 granted to the said John Black in a grant to George Fisher and others
      22 March 1830
      John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: James Allenshaw, George Spurrier

      Volume O Page 93 [95/557]
      No 58
      Samuel Dean yeoman Saint Patrick
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick
      35 pounds
      commencing at a hemlock stump at the bridge of the old road to Saint Andrews and opposite Hugh McAbneys house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a large rock on Shingle Hill
      thence northerly until it strikes Walter Flins south line
      thence east along said line until it strikes the main road leading from St Andrews to Saint John at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned bounds
      [Apparently part of Lot 2 John Black]
      90 acres
      8 April 1835
      Samuel Dean [His mark]
      Wit: Fras McLowan, Edwd Reynolds

      Volume P Page 407 [410/550]
      No 362
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick and wife Catherine
      Jeremiah O'Donoghue
      30 pounds
      Commencing at a hemlock stump at the bridge on the Old road to St Andrews and opposite Hugh McAlevey's house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a large rock on Shingle Hill (so called)
      thence northerly until it strikes Walter Flinn's south line
      thence East along said line until it strikes the main road leading from Saint Andrews to St John at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned bounds
      90 acres
      15 November 1836
      Charles Green [His mark]
      Wit: Thomas Wyer, Gilbert Ruggles Junr

      Volume R Page 158 [161/659]
      No 155
      Jeremiah Donahue farmer Saint Patrick
      Charles Green Saint Patrick
      30 pounds
      commencing at a hemlock stump at the Bridge on the old road leading from St Andrews to St John
      and opposite Hugh McLeenan's house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a larger rock on Shingle Hill so called
      thence northerly until it strikes the - - this lot of land granted to Walter Flinn deceased
      thence east along the said line until it strikes the road leading from St Andrews to St John aforesaid at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned boundary
      90 acres
      Jeremiah Donahue [SS]
      Wit: Robert Walton, John Wilson
      25 January 1838

      Volume U Page 323
      No 494
      George Spirrier farmer Saint Patrick
      Alexander McMinn farmer Saint Patrick
      Beginning at a pine tree at the northwest corner of land formerly granted to William Carson
      to run east till it strikes the land formerly owned by Andrew Grier
      thence north along said line till it comes to a spruce stump at land owned by Samuel Dean
      thence west along said land untill it comes to Cannons Creek
      thence southerly along the windings of the shore to the place of beginning
      18 March 1847
      George Spirrier [His mark]
      Wit: James Brown, Daniel McFarlane

      Volume W Page 389
      No 2033
      Samuel Dean yeoman West Isles and wife Susan
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick
      15 pounds
      beginning at a pine stump on the shore at Walter Flinn's south line
      thence running due east till it strick Charles Green's line
      thence running south til it strikes William Carson's line
      thence till it strikes Andrew Grier's...
      thence running along the said line till it strikes the shore at the coal pit
      thence following said shore to the place of beginning
      15 July 1851
      Samuel Dean [His mark]
      Susan Dean [Her mark]
      In presence of George Mackay
    • Loyalists of New Brunswick. Esther Clark Wright
      Benjamin Seeley Connecticut Sheffield Long Reach, Kings, NB [m Deborah Loring s Joseph Seeley m Hannah Peet]
      Ebenezer Seeley NY Orange County, New York Parrtown (Saint John), Lot 1332 Washademoak, Queens, NB [m Bethia Gilbert. From Obadiah m Mary Angel]
      Ephraim Seeley Guides and Pioneers Keswick Queens County
      Ezekiel Seeley King's American Regiment Oromocto, Sunbury, NB [m Catherine Walsh s Obadiah m Sarah Holly. From Obadiah m Mary Angel]
      Gideon Seeley 2? 1? DeLancey's [s Joseph Seeley m Hannah Peet?]
      Joseph Seeley Connecticut Carleton, Saint John
      Justus Seeley Connecticut Sgt King's American Dragoons Carleton Lot 310 Charlotte County [m Matilda Reed s Joseph Seeley m Mercy Tupper]
      Michael Seeley Gagetown, Queens, NB [b SC or Ireland]
      Orange Seeley Beaver Harbor, St George, Charlotte, NB [s Justus Seeley m Sarah Stuart]
      Seth Seeley Farmer Connecitcut Parrtown (Saint John), Lot 389 Kingston, Kings, NB [m Sarah Scofield s Obadiah m Sarah Holly]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2920] Census, US Federal, 1800, Department of Commerce, (1800).

    2. [S2922] Census, US Federal, 1810, Department of Commerce, (1810).