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Abraham SEELEY

Abraham SEELEY

Male *[1800] - 1887

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  • Name Abraham SEELEY 
    Born *[1800] 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1790-1800]  [1
    Birth [1800-1810]  [2
    Birth [1801-1810]  [3
    Birth [1791-1800]  [4
    Birth [1801]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth [1805]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Birth [1810]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Birth [1803]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Birth At sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage 2 Margaret
    Birth Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Isabel
    Birth NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880 daughter Betsey
    Birth Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900 daughter Betsey son Stillman
      Census 1910 son Stillman
    Birth England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death daughter Betsey
    Birth ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880 son Jacob daughter Eliza, Isabella
      Census 1900 daughter Isabell
      Census 1910 daughter Isabella
      Census 1920 son Jacob, Stillman
      Census 1930 son Stillman
    Birth MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900 son Jacob
      Census 1910 son Jacob
    Birth CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900 son Robert
    Birth At sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900 daughter Margaret
    Death Bef 1900 CENSUS 
    Residence 14 Jan 1824  [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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]
    Residence 1830  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Abraham Seeley
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Perry, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [Abraham]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [Martha]
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2
      Source Citation
      1830; Census Place: Perry, Washington, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 47; Page: 226; Family History Library Film: 0009701
    Residence 1837  Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1840  Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Abraham Sealey
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Dennysville, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [Jacob]
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [Abraham]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 [Isabella, Hannah]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [Martha]
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 6
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
      Source Citation
      Year: 1840; Census Place: Dennysville, Washington, Maine; Roll: 152; Page: 134; Family History Library Film: 0009709
    Occupation 27 Sep 1850  [5
    Laborer 
    Residence 27 Sep 1850  Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Abram Sealey
      Age: 49
      Birth Year: abt 1801
      Birthplace: Maine
      Home in 1850: Dennysville, Washington, Maine
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 53
      Abram Sealey 49 Laborer ME
      Jane W Sealey 36 ME
      Jacob W Sealey 19 Laborer ME
      Eliza A Sealey 17
      Isabella Sealey 12
      Hannah E Sealey 10
      Betsey Sealey 7
      Leah Sealey 3/12
      Source Citation
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Dennysville, Washington, Maine; Roll: M432_272; Page: 101B; Image: 200
      27 September 1850
    Occupation 12 Jun 1860  [6
    Farm laborer 
    Residence 12 Jun 1860  Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Abraham Sealey
      Age in 1860: 55
      Birth Year: abt 1805
      Birthplace: Maine
      Home in 1860: Dennysville, Washington, Maine
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Dennysville
      Abraham Sealey 55 Farm laborer ME
      Jane Sealey 48
      Isabell Sealey 26 Domestic ME
      Hannah Sealey 18 Servant girl ME
      Betsey Sealey 16 Domestic ME
      Leah Sealey 7
      Robert C Sealey 3
      Source Citation
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Dennysville, Washington, Maine; Roll: M653_455; Page: 674; Family History Library Film: 803455
      12 June 1860
    Residence 1 Jun 1870  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Abraham Seeley
      Age in 1870: 60
      Birth Year: abt 1810
      Birthplace: Maine
      Home in 1870: Edmunds, Washington, Maine
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Dennysville
      Abraham Seeley 60 Laborer ME
      Isabella Seeley 30 Washerwoman ME
      Robert C Seeley 13
      Seward W Seeley 5
      Stillman Seeley 11/12
      Source Citation
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Edmunds, Washington, Maine; Roll: M593_562; Page: 265A; Family History Library Film: 552061
      1 June 1870
    Occupation 1 Jun 1880  [8
    Laborer 
    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
    Residence [1810]  [Township 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] [Polly?]
      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 1 Jun 1880  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1880 United States Federal Census about Abraham Seely
      Name: Abraham Seely
      Age: 77
      Birth Year: abt 1803
      Birthplace: Maine
      Home in 1880: Edmunds, Washington, Maine
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Martha Jane Seely
      Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Laborer
      Name Age
      Abraham Seely 77 ME CT England Laborer Old age
      Martha Jane Seely 66 ME ME ME Keeping house
      Robert C. Seely 22 Laborer
      Source Citation
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Edmunds, Washington, Maine; Roll: 490; Family History Film: 1254490; Page: 274C; Enumeration District: 180
      1 June 1880
    Died 6 Jul 1887  Edmunds, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42794  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 14 Mar 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 Martha Jane WHITNEY,   b. 7 Feb 1813, Columbia, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married C 1830 
    Children 
     1. Jacob W SEELEY,   b. 17 Feb 1831,   d. April 1920  (Age 89 years)
     2. Eliza A SEELEY,   b. 17 Jan 1833, Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1916, Lubec, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Isabella SEELEY,   b. 18 Dec 1837,   d. 30 Jun 1913, E M Insane Hospital, Bangor, Penobscot, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Hannah E SEELEY,   b. 16 Dec 1839,   d. 13 Aug 1863, Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Betsey F SEELEY,   b. 7 Apr 1844,   d. 11 Oct 1906, Machias, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Margaret Leah SEELEY,   b. Dennysville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1919
     7. Isaac SEELEY,   b. 6 Jul 1852,   d. 1855  (Age 2 years)
     8. Robert Crossett SEELEY,   b. 13 Oct 1858,   d. 6 May 1926  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F12705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census 1820: Nil
      Census 1850: Sealey
      Census 1860: Sealey
      Census 1880: Seeley father b CT mother b England. Infirm: Old age
      Civil War: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      War of 1812: Nil
      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Washington County Atlas 1881: A Sealey in Edmunds south of Dennysville Post Office
      Charlotte County Court of Equity: Nil [See letter on file]
      Maine Wills and Probate: Nil
      Columbia Vital Records: Nil [FHL]
      Naturalization: Nil
      Dennysville Marriages & Intentions: Nil
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/117590?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records, 1792-1892
      Authors: Dennysville (Maine). Town Clerk
      Vital records, 1792-1892
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10828
      8128210
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008128210?cat=117590
      p 45
      [31/128]
      Children of Abraham Sealey & Jane Whitney his Wife
      1 Jacob W Born Feb 17 1831
      2 Eliza Ann Born Jan 17 1833
      3 Isabella Born Dec 18 1837
      4 Hannah E Born Dec 16 1839
      5 Betsey F Born April 7 1844
      6 Leah P Born May 9 1850
      7 Isaac Born July 6 1852
      8 Robert C Born Oct 13 1858

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

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

    3. [S1025] Census, US Federal, 1830, Department of Commerce, (1830).

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

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

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

    7. [S530] Census, US Federal, 1870, Department of Commerce.

    8. [S186] Census, US Federal, 1880, Department of Commerce, (1880).