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Gideon SEELEY

Gideon SEELEY

Male *[1786] - 1866

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  • Name Gideon SEELEY 
    Born *[1786] 
    • 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.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Feb 1794  Anglican, Gagetown, Queens, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://vre.lib.unb.ca/motty/
      Marianne Grey Otty Database

      On this site you will find transcribed Anglican Church records from the Gagetown, New Brunswick area. The original nine record books were kept by a series of travelling ministers and covered the years 1786 to 1841, containing lists of marriages, baptisms, and deaths. The records centre geographically on Gagetown, Queen?s County and particularly focus on the New Brunswick communities of Fredericton, Saint Marys, Lincoln, Grand Lake, Waterborough, Long Island, Wickham, Hampstead, Maugherville, Petersville, Sheffield, Kingston, Springfield, Greenwich, and Saint John. The communities are mainly located in King?s, Sunbury, and York Counties of New Brunswick, but entries as far flung as Nova Scotia, Ontario, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York are included.

      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

      The children were baptised by Rev Richard Samuel Clarke who was the minister at New Milford for many years before coming toe Gagetown and later settling in St Stephen.
    • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbqueens/gageangbapt-ns.htm#S
      Seelye Gideon 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
      Seelye Isaac 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
      Seelye Jemima 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
      Seelye Jerusia 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
      Seelye Joseph Gidney 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
      Seelye Polly Olmstead 18 Feb 1794 Grand Lake Seelye Ephraim and Anna By Rev. Richard Clarke
    Birth [1781-1790]  [1, 2
    Birth [1773]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth [1781]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth [1778]  [5
    Birth [AUGUST 1777] 
    • Eastern Argus
    Birth [1776-1794]  [6
    Birth Foreigner Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1820. 1 foreigner not naturalized in household
    Birth Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death daughter Lydia
    Birth ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: Lydia, Irene
      Census 1900: Irene
      Census 1920: Irene
    Birth NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: son Gideon
    Residence 20 Dec 1810  Plantation 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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 10 Apr 1814  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1816  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1820  Plantation 10 [Edmunds], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Siely
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Plantation 10 [Edmunds], Washington, ME
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [Lydia]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Lydia]
      Foreigners not Naturalized: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4
      Source Citation
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Plantation 10, Washington, Maine; Page: 276; NARA Roll: M33_37; Image: 167
    Residence 1830  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: German Luly
      [Gman Seely]
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Edmonds, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 [Aaron]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 [Thursa, Mary Ann]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 [Cynthia, Lydia]
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 [Lydia]
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
      Source Citation
      1830; Census Place: Edmonds, Washington, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 47; Page: 325; Family History Library Film: 0009701
    Residence 1840  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Sealey
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Edmonds, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 [George]
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 [Moses]
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [Aaron]
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [Irene]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 [Mary Ann, Thursa]
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [Cynthia]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [Lydia]
      Schools - No. of Scholars at Public Charge: 6
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10
      Source Citation
      Year: 1840; Census Place: Edmonds, Washington, Maine; Roll: 152; Page: 132; Family History Library Film: 0009709
    Occupation 24 Sep 1850  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 24 Sep 1850  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Gideon Sealey
      in the 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Sealey
      Age: 77
      Birth Year: abt 1773
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Home in 1850: Edmonds, Washington, Maine, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 19
      Gideon Sealy Jr 33 Farmer ME
      Susannah Sealy 19
      Solomon Sealy 8
      Sarah J Sealy 1
      Gideon Sealey 77 Farmer NB
      Moses Sealey 18 Farmer ME
      Irene Sealey 15
      George R Sealey 10
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Edmonds, Washington, Maine; Roll: M432_272; Page: 93A; Image: 182
      24 September 1850
    Occupation 9 Jun 1860  [4
    Fisherman 
    Residence 9 Jun 1860  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Gideon Seiley
      in the 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Seiley
      Age: 79
      Birth Year: abt 1781
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Maine
      Home in 1860: Eastport, Washington, Maine
      Post Office: Eastport
      Family Number: 58
      Caleb B Lingley 45 Fisherman ME
      Irene Lingley 26
      George H Lingley 18 Fisherman ME
      Elizabeth A Lingley 16 NB
      Robert S Lingley 12 ME
      William E Lingley 8
      Edward M Lingley 4
      Loraine Lingley 1
      Gideon Seiley 79 Fisherman ME
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastport, Washington, Maine; Roll: M653_455; Page: 703; Family History Library Film: 803455
      9 June 1860
    Died 26 Jan 1866  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Vital Records Eastport Sentinel
      p 218
      Volume 48 # 11 31 January 1866
      Deaths: In Eastport, 26 Jan 1866, Gideon Seeley, 88y

      * * *
      Readex Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Mortuary Notice page [3], vol. 34
      Date February 9, 1866
      Source
      Daily Eastern Argus
      Place(s) of Publication Portland, Maine

      Died
      In Eastport, 26th ult, Mr Gideon Seely, aged 88 years 5 months.
    Person ID I42762  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2020 

    Father Ephraim SEELEY,   b. [1757], [Fairfield, CT] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 30 July 1823 and 14 Jan 1824, [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna PARKER,   b. Bef C 1759,   d. Aft 28 Aug 1816  (Age > 57 years) 
    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.
    Family ID F12562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jemima,   b. Bef 1788,   d. BY C 1815  (Age > 27 years) 
    _MARI 29 Jan 1808  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/117665?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Records of births, deaths, marriages and marriage intentions, ca. 1760-1930
      Authors: Eastport (Maine). Town Clerk
      Records of births, deaths, marriages and marriage intentions, ca. 1760-1930
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10838
      7834653
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834653?cat=117665
      [258/539]
      Gideon Seely & Mrs Jemimah Gates both of Plantation No one
      Intention entered Jany 29 1808
      Date of certificate Feby 14

      GIDEON SEELY: Gideon Seely married Mrs. Jemimah Cates on Jan 29, 1808 in Washington County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Eastport
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010838.
    Married 14 Feb 1808  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia JONES,   b. [1791-1794],   d. Bef 1840 CENSUS 
    _MARI 10 Apr 1814  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gideon SEELEY,   b. Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1887, Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia SEELEY,   b. Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1892, Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cynthia SEELEY,   b. 25 Jun 1821,   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS?
     4. Aaron SEELEY,   b. Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1879
     5. Mary Ann SEELEY,   b. 15 Jun 1827,   d. 11 Aug 1847, Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     6. Thursa SEELEY,   b. 15 Jun 1829,   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS?
     7. Moses SEELEY,   b. 15 Dec 1831,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     8. Irene SEELEY,   b. Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923
     9. George M SEELEY,   b. [1840], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870 CENSUS?
    Family ID F12695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1800: Not counted with parents?
      Census 1820: 1 foreigner not naturalized
      Census 1830: No aliens
      Census 1850: Sealey
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      War of 1812: Col Jacob Ulmer's? See Below
      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Charlotte County Court of Equity: Nil [See letter on file]
      Maine Wills and Probate: Nil
      Naturalization: Nil
    • War of 1812

      Colonel Jacob Ulmer

      Gideon Seely
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Gideon Seely
      Company: COL' ULMER'S REGIMENT U. S. VOLUNTEERS.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 185
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
      Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls.

      Isaac Seely
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Isaac Seely
      Company: COL. ULMER'S REGIMENT U. S. VOLUNTEERS.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 185
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      Joseph Seely
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Joseph Seely
      Company: COL. ULMER'S REGIMENT U. S. VOLUNTEERS.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 185
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      * * *
      Col Oliver Shead

      Joseph Seely
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Joseph Seely
      Company: 3 REG'T (SHEAD'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 185
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1025] Census, US Federal, 1830, Department of Commerce, (1830).

    2. [S2924] Census, US Federal, 1840, Department of Commerce, (1840).

    3. [S543] Census, US Federal, 1850, Department of Commerce.

    4. [S315] Census, US Federal, 1860, Department of Commerce, (1860).

    5. [S572] Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine, 1818-1900, Edited by Kenneth L Willey, (Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1996).

    6. [S2923] Census, US Federal, 1820, Department of Commerce, (1820).