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Gideon SEELEY

Gideon SEELEY

Male 1760 - Bef 1800 CENSUS?

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  • Name Gideon SEELEY 
    Born 1760 
    • 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
    Gender Male 
    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 1 May 1778 
    [Stratford, Fairfield, CT] 
    • See Military notes for Gideon Seeley m Sarah Mallory
    Residence 1790  Huntington, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Giddeon Sealee
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Giddeon Sealee
      [Giddeon Seales]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 [Gideon]
      Free White Persons - Females: 2
      Number of Household Members: 4
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 97; Image: 444; Family History Library Film: 0568141
    Death Bef 1809 
    • Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999
      Name Jerusha Tongue
      Probate Date 5 Aug 1809
      Probate Place Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
      Inferred Death Year Abt 1809
      Inferred Death Place Connecticut, USA
      Item Description Probate Records, Vol 5-6, 1805-1820
      There are two copies of the will in the probate records, one far more legible that they other.
      p 396
      In the name of God amen. I Jerusha Tongue of Trumball in the County of Fairfield & state of Connecticut although labouring under some indisposition of body at the present yet being of sound disposing mind memory & understanding through the mercy of God do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and from following.

      First & principally I resign my soul whenever it shall please God who gave it to require it from me with the utmose humility into his almighty hands who is my Creator humbly hoping for a blessed immortality through the merits & remediation of my blessed Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ & my body I dispose may be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as for my temporal estate & concerns with which it has pleased God in his great goodness & mercy to intrust me with I give devise & dispose thereof as follows.

      In the first place I give & devise unto my dear & affectionate husband Jonathan Tongue of sd Trumball the full use improvements & occupation of one piece or parcel of land to me belonging containing about 4 acres & situated in sd Trumball & lies adjoining the dwelling house of the sd Jonathan Tongue to have & to hold the use & occupation thereof during his natural life to be improved as he may think proper with a remainder over in ? as follows

      to wit

      1 acres of sd land I give & devise unto Buler Hart my granddaughter & daughter of my daughter Sarah Hauley wife of Andrew Hawley of sd Trumball to her heirs forever. The remained and residue of st land I give and devise unto my natural sons & daughter and their heirs forever in equal portions (viz) Michael Seeley, Ezra Seeley, Agur Seeley, John Seeley, Lyman Seeley, Sarah Hawly, Jerusha Sherman, Hannah Bull & Naoma Fitch

      Item. I will that during my husband's occupation of sd land that he pay all necessary & ? taxes that may acrue on sd land.

      Item. I give and bequeath all the presonal property with which I am possessed to my beloved husband Jonathan Tongue. And lastly I do make institute my sd husband Jonathan Tongue executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

      This 5th of Augt AD 1809
      Jerusha Tongue [Her mark] [Seal]

      Signed sealed published & pronounces by the sd Jerusha Tongue as her last will and testament in the presence of each of us who in her presence & in the presence of each other we hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
      Abijah Gifford
      Silas Nichols
      Amos H Wheeler
      witnesses

      Fairfield county SS Trumball Novr 6th 1809 personally appeared Abijah Gifford, Silas Nichols & Amos H Wheeler & made oath that they subscribed their names ? to the foregoing will in the presence of the testator & in the presence of each other ? the ? signed ? their presence ? the same to be her last will & testament & that they judge the testator to be of sound mind & memory sworn before me
      Lewis ? Just Peace

      At a special court of probate ? Stratford Novr 9th 1809. The foregoing will ? to sd court for approbation the same being proved is by sd court approved and ? ? ? sd Executors ? the trust ? him by the ? & gave ? ? ?
    Died Bef 1800 CENSUS? 
    Person ID I46171  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 13 May 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 Elizabeth WHEELER,   d. Bef 1800 CENSUS? 
    Married Bef 6 Mar 1780 
    • Stratford Deeds
      Gideon & Bette Seeley to John Merritt et al Volume 17 Page A Division 6 March 1780 15 A Pine Sw
    Married Bef 1788? 
    • THE FAMILIES OF OLD FAIRFIELD
      p 1027
      WHEELER FAMILY (DR. JOHN)
      Wheeler, David, s. of Dr. John [Vol. I , p. 675]. Bapt. at Stratfield, 20 Sept. 1713; d. 1767; m. Betty . Adm'n granted, 19 Oct. 1767, to Betty and Moses Wheeler; distribution ordered to the seven children, 6 Mar. 1770; and made to the Widow, Nathaniel, Abigail, Elizabeth, Betty, Johanah, Content, and David-Beach. Distribution of Est. of David of Stratford, 1788?: double portion to Nathaniel Wheeler; Abigail wife of John Merrit; Elizabeth wife of Elihu Gilbert; Betty wife of Gideon Seeley; Joanna wife of John Gilbert; Content Wheeler; David-Beach Wheeler. Betty Wheeler of Stratford was appointed guardian to Joanna, Content, Betty, and David-Beach Wheeler, 5 Apr. 1768
    Family ID F13907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Early Gideon Seeleys of Stratford
    Early Gideon Seeleys of Stratford

  • Notes 
    • Census 1800: Nil
      Census 1810: Nil
      Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War: Nil
      Church Abstracts: Nil
      Marriages: Nil
      Deaths: Nil
      Stratford Probate -1809: Nil
      Stratford Probate: Nil
      Revolutionary War: Gideon Selah r Fairfield
      Revolutionary War Land Bounty Pension: Nil

      Some have Gideon Seeley m Elizabeth Wheeler s John Seeley m Hannah Peet

      Militia notes below probably Gideon Seeley s Joseph Seeley m Hannah Peet or Gideon s Gideon.
    • These are not him:
      Gideon Seelye
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Seelye
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [1776-1794]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 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
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Page: 180; NARA Roll: M33_1; Image: 117

      Gideon Seeley
      in the 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Gideon Seeley
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [1781-1790]
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
      1830; Census Place: Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; Series: M19; Roll: 6; Page: 173; Family History Library Film: 0002799
    • Sixth Generation
      p 43
      #359 Gideon Seeley [Joseph, Joseph, John, Nathaniel, Robert) b 1760 Stratford m Bettie Wheeler d David Wheeler r Huntington, CT
      Enlisted for service during the war in Captain Brinsmade's and Captain Nichols's companies.
      No issue found.

      History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. II Part II
      Surnames, V-Z
      p 1027
      Wheeler Family (Dr John)
      David Wheeler m Betty - s Dr John
      ...
      Distribution of Estate of David of Stratford 1788?: ...Betty wife of Gideon Seeley