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Ebenezer SEELEY

Ebenezer SEELEY

Male 1756 - 1837  (81 years)

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  • Name Ebenezer SEELEY 
    Born 26 May 1756 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 2 Jun 1779  Litchfield, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1820 
    • Edinuen Seeley
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Edinuen Seeley
      [Ebenezer Seeley]
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Deerfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 3
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Deerfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania; Page: 2; NARA Roll: M33_113; Image: 14
    Military REV WAR 
    American 
    • There seem to be two distinct Ebenezer Seeleys in the Connecticut muster rolls. One survives to be on the 1840 pension roll.

      These are probably sons of Justus Seeley m Elizabeth Gibbs m Phoebe Bissell

      Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War
      p 115
      Captain Parmelee's Company
      In Garrison at Fort Schuyler alias Fort Stanwix
      David Sealey Enlisted 8 April 1777
      John Sealey Enlisted 8 April 1777
      Benjamin Sealey Enlisted 5 April 1777 Lame at Litchfield since 24 August 1776
      Ebenezer Sealey Enlisted 5 April 1777
    Died 23 Jun 1837  Deerfield, Tioga, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Quaker Burying Ground, Knoxville, Tioga, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ebenezer Seelye
      in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
      Name: Ebenezer Seelye
      Birth Date: 27 Mar 1756
      Birth Place: Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
      Death Date: 23 Jun 1837
      Death Place: Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Cemetery: Quaker Burying Ground
      Burial or Cremation Place: Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Has Bio?: Y
      Spouse: Mehetable Seelye
      Children: Sally Jane King
      Elanson Seelye
      Julius Seelye
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80504758&ref=acom
      1897 Tioga County, PA. History, Chapter 61, Biographical Sketches of Deerfield Township and Knoxville Borough--Westfield Township and Borough--Brookfield Township.
      EBENEZER SEELYE was born in Connecticut, and served throughout the Revolutionary War in Sheldon's Light Horse, a Connecticut company, a portion of the time under Washington. He was married in Connecticut to Mehetabel Todd, and later removed with his family to Lindley, Steuben county, New York, where he improved a large tract of land. In March, 1799, they removed from New York to what is now Deerfield township, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, and settled immediately east of Academy Corners. Here Mr. Seelye erected a saw-mill in 1810, one of the first in the Cowanesque valley. He died June 23, 1837, in the eighty-second year of his age. His wife died May 27, 1839, in her eighty-third year. their children were as follows: Mehetable, Anna, Lucina, Laura, Julius, Elanson, Harvey, Eleazer, and Sally, who was born May 4, 1800, the first female child born in Deerfield township, and married Prince King. Mr. Seelye was a Quaker in religion, an upright man, and a good neighbor and citizen. Many of his descendants are among the leading people of Tioga county.

      1897 History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 14, page 206, -- Early Settlers Who Were Revolutionary Soldiers --
      Ebenezer Seelye, a native of Connecticut, settled immediately east of Academy Corners in 1798, and resided there until his death, June 23, 1837, in the eighty second year of his age. He served throughout the Revolutionary War in Sheldon's Light Horse, a Connecticut company, and a portion of the time under Washington. Before coming to Tioga county he became a Quaker, and was a consistent adherent of that faith during the remainder of his life. He lies buried in the old Quaker burying ground at Knoxville.
    Person ID I44421  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

    Father Justus SEELEY,   b. [1724],   d. 3 Nov 1795, Litchfield, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Pheobe BISSELL 
    Family ID F12734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mehitable TODD 
    Married 2 Jun 1779  First Congregational Church, New Milford, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.rockvillemama.com/nmmarr.htm
      TOWN OF NEW MILFORD
      LITCHFIELD COUNTY
      CONNECTICUT

      EARLY MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1800
      Records of The Congregational Church
      Ebenezer Seelye of Litchfield Mabel Todd June 2, 1779

      Ebenezar Seelye
      in the Early Connecticut Marriages
      Name: Ebenezar Seelye
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's Name: Mabel Todd
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1779
      Marriage Place: New Milford, Litchfield
      Ancestry.com. Early Connecticut Marriages [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Original data: Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.
      Volume 3 Page 116
      Ebenezar Seelye of Litchfield & Mabel Todd 2 June 1779
    Children 
     1. Anne SEELEY
    Family ID F13322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Revolutionary War Pension: Nil