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Rebecca SEELEY

Rebecca SEELEY

Female - 1883

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  • Name Rebecca SEELEY 
    Born Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death James
    Gender Female 
    Birth [1800-1810]  [1
    Birth [1807]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth [1804]  NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth [1812]  NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth [1803]  ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Margaret
    Birth Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: James
    Birth ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900: James
    Residence 4 Dec 1831  [Aylesford, Kings, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 7 Jun 1834  [Aylesford, Kings, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 7 Sep 1835  [Aylesford, Kings, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1840  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph Johnson in the 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Joseph Johnson
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Perry, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 [Joseph]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 [Margaret]
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [Barbara]
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 [Rebecca]
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
      Year: 1840; Census Place: Perry, Washington, Maine; Roll: 152; Page: 94; Image: 193; Family History Library Film: 0009709
      Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
      Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    Residence 20 Aug 1850  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Rebecca Johnson in the 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Rebecca Johnson
      Age: 43
      Birth Year: abt 1807
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Home in 1850: Perry, Washington, Maine, USA
      Gender: Female
      Family Number: 123
      Joseph Johnson 46 Laborer NB
      Rebecca Johnson 43 NB
      John Johnson 16 Laborer NB
      Joseph Johnson 15 Laborer NB
      Margaret E Johnson 11 ME
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Washington, Maine; Roll: M432_273; Page: 92A; Image: 180
      Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
      20 August 1850
    Occupation 23 Jun 1860  [3
    Blind pauper 
    Residence 23 Jun 1860  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rebecca A Johnstone in the 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Rebecca A Johnstone
      Age: 54
      Birth Year: abt 1806
      Gender: Female
      Birth Place: Nova Scotia
      Home in 1860: Perry, Washington, Maine
      Post Office: Perry
      Family Number: 380
      Joseph Johnstone 56 Laborer ME Pauper
      Rebecca A Johnstone 54 NS Blind pauper
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Washington, Maine; Roll: M653_454; Page: 55; Image: 56; Family History Library Film: 803454
      Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
      23 June 1860
      Previous households: Joseph Seeley s Ephraim, John Seeley s Joseph
    Occupation 1 Jul 1870  [4
    No occupation, Blind 
    Residence 1 Jul 1870  Gardner, Worcester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Rebecca Johnson in the 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Rebecca Johnson
      Age in 1870: 58
      Birth Year: abt 1812
      Birthplace: Nova Scotia
      Home in 1870: Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Gardner
      Charles Gay 42 Works in sawmill MA
      Margarett Gay 32 Keeping house ME
      Ellie Gay 16
      Laura Gay 12 Attends school ME
      Rebecca Johnson 58 No Occupation NS Blind
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_653; Page: 40B; Image: 85; Family History Library Film: 552152
      Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
      Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
      1 July 1870
    Occupation 15 Jun 1880  [5
    Pauper 
    Residence [1810]  Township 1 [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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
    Residence [1818]  [Eastport, Washington, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 15 Jun 1880  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Rebecca Johnson in the 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Rebecca Johnson
      Age: 77
      Birth Year: abt 1803
      Birthplace: Maine
      Home in 1880: Perry, Washington, Maine
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Rebecca Johnson 77 ME
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Perry, Washington, Maine; Roll: 489; Family History Film: 1254489; Page: 166B; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0778
      Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ? Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
      Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
      15 June 1880
      In the household of Loring and Jane Gardner
      No relation
      Pauper
    • Rebecca Johnson
      in the U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes
      Name: Rebecca Johnson
      Township: Perry
      County: Washington
      State: Maine
      Previous Residence: Perry, Washington
      Enumeration Date: Jun 1880
      Schedule Type: Pauper and Indigent Inhabitants in Institutions, Poor-Houses or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses
      Schedule Page: 14
      Schedule Line: 49
      Page: 11193
      Line Number: 02
      Maine State Archives; Augusta, Maine; U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes; Year: 1880; Roll: 20-161
      Amount expended during census year by town of Perry: $66.00
    Died 28 Aug 1883  Perry, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Town and vital records, 1790-1865, 1819-1891
      Authors: Perry (Maine). Town Clerk (Main Author)
      Format: Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
      Town and vital records, 1790-1865, 1819-1891
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11735
      [88/339]
      p 138
      Family Record
      Joseph Johnson and Rebecca his wife
      Barbary Johnson born in Elsford NS Dec 4th 1831
      John Johnson born in Elsford NS June 7th 1834
      Joseph Johnson born in Elsford NS Sept 7th 1835
      Recorded Dec 27th 1837
      by John Gleason Town Clerk
      Mrs Rebecca Johnston died in Perry August 28, 1883
      [Aylesford, Kings, NS]
    Person ID I45309  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

    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 Joseph JOHNSON,   b. [1804], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870 CENSUS 
    Married C 1817 
    Children 
     1. James JOHNSON,   b. [2 May 1818],   d. 12 Aug 1901, Pembroke, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Barbara JOHNSON,   b. 4 Dec 1831, Aylesford, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS?
     3. John JOHNSON,   b. 7 Jun 1834, Aylesford, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     4. Joseph JOHNSON,   b. 7 Sep 1835, Aylesford, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     5. Margaret E JOHNSON,   b. [1838], Pembroke, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1874, Gardner, Worcester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F13736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Census 1880: no information about parents
      Maine Wills and Probate: Nil
      Death James: Rebecca Seeley
      Readex: Nil

      Town and vital records, 1790-1865, 1819-1891
      Authors: Perry (Maine). Town Clerk (Main Author)
      Format: Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
      Town and vital records, 1790-1865, 1819-1891
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11735
      [88/339]
      p 138
      Family Record
      Joseph Johnson and Rebecca his wife
      Barbary Johnson born in Elsford NS Dec 4th 1831
      John Johnson born in Elsford NS June 7th 1834
      Joseph Johnson born in Elsford NS Sept 7th 1835
      Recorded Dec 27th 1837
      by John Gleason Town Clerk
      Mrs Rebecca Johnston died in Perry August 28, 1883
      [Aylesford, Kings, NS]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2922] Census, US Federal, 1810, Department of Commerce, (1810).

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

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

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

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