Surname: Seeley

Descendants of John Washburn of Duxbury, MA

The Washburn name in this country is a distinguished one. Perhaps it is as yet only a tradition that John Washburn, the ancestor of the Washburns here considered, was he who first served as secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Several governors of our States have borne the Washburn name and at one and the same time four of the name occupied seats in the United States Congress. And the branch of the Massachusetts Washburns seated in Middleboro and vicinity have borne no small part in the annals of the Old Colony and later Commonwealth. Capt. Amos Washburn was in command of a company in the American Revolution; one of his sons, a graduate of Harvard, was a talented lawyer at Middleboro; Edward Washburn, brother of Capt. Amos, was another patriot in the Continental army; and his son, Gen. Abiel Washburn, was one of the leading men of his time in Middleboro, the acknowledged leader of the Federal party, and for thirty-six years held commissions through the different grades of office in the State militia; while Luther, Cyrus and the late Bradford Sumner Washburn, in turn, were substantial citizens of the town, and the latter’s son, Judge Nathan Washburn, lawyer and present Justice of the Courts of Plymouth county, is giving a good account of himself.

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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Norwich Vermont in the Revolutionary War

The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This committee was five in number: Deacon Joseph Smalley, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hatch, Captain Hezekiah Johnson and John Hopson. There is much reason to believe, however, that this was not the first Committee of Safety that acted for the town; but was a new committee selected to conform to a recommendation made to the towns in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties by the Convention at Westminster which declared the independence of Vermont the preceding January. 1Governor and Council, Vol. I, p. 47. It is pretty certain that a company of militia was organized in Norwich as early as the year 1774 or 1775. Of this company Peter Olcott was chosen Captain and Thomas Murdock, Ensign, doubtless by the votes of the men enrolled in the same. The company was probably a purely voluntary organization of patriotic young men, in Colonel Seth Warner‘s regiment of Rangers in 1775, in the continental service. Colonel Timothy Bedell, of Haverhill, N. H., also raised a regiment the same year for service in Canada. Fresh regiments were enlisted early in the...

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Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Map and Occupants, 1890

The Cattaraugus Reservation, in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties, New York, as delineated on the map, occupies both sides of Cattaraugus creek. It is 9.5 miles long on a direct east and west line, averages 3 miles in width at the center, dropping at is eastern line an additional rectangle of 2 by 3 miles. A 6-mile strip on the north and 2 “mile blocks” at diagonal corners are occupied by white people, and litigation is pending as to their rights and responsibilities. The Seneca Nation claims that the permit or grant under which said lands were occupied and...

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Abstracts of Wills on File in the City of New York Surrogate’s Office 1660-1680

Abstracts of wills on file in the surrogate’s office city of New York 1660-1680. From May 1787 to the present, county surrogate’s courts have recorded probates. However, the court of probates and court of chancery handled estates of deceased persons who died in one county but who owned property in another. An 1823 law mandated that all probates come under the jurisdiction of the county surrogate’s courts. Each surrogate’s court has a comprehensive index to all probate records, including the unrecorded probate packets. Interestingly enough, there are wills existing and on record at the Surrogate’s Office in New York City for the time-span of 1660-1680. Genealogical extracts of these wills have been provided below.

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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan D. Seeley

Seeley, Jonathan D., Middlebury, was born in Danby, Vt., on March 30, 1793. He was educated in the common schools. His father was an early settler in Danby, Vt., and was born in 1758. He had a family of nine children, two of whore are physicians and practiced for some years in Addison county, Vt. The latter part of his life was spent in the West. His several children settled in various States. His son Jonathan was brought up to farming. He was married on May 2, 1817, to Rhoda Kelley, and by her had a family of eleven children, five of whom are now living — John A., Smith K., Isaac (who now resides on the old home place), Jennie A., Frank H. (who is a graduate of Middlebury College, and also of the Theological Seminary, and is a Presbyterian minister; he is now located at Delhi, Delaware county, N. Y.). Jonathan Seeley died on November 22, 1858, and his wife died on April 17, 1877. Mr. Seeley owned a place at Danby, Vt., where he remained until 1824, when he went to Brandon, Vt., to reside, and there purchased a dairy farm, where he remained until 1837, when he came to Middlebury, Vt., and settled on the Colonel Shipman place, which is now owned by his children, who now occupy a fine house which was built about...

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S Surnames – Medfield, Massachusetts Birth Records

SABIN Abigail, d. Nehemiah and Elizabeth, May 15 [1703]. Abigail, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Aug. 12, 1729. Elisabeth, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, June 5, 1711. Elisabeth, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Nov. 7, 1720. Nehemiah, s. Nehemiah and Elisa[torn], Sept. 9, 1713. Patience, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1723. Phebe, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Apr. 15, 1725. Sarah, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Jan. 10, 1708-9. Sarah, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Jan. 19, 1718-19. Stephen, s. Stephen and Elisabeth, May 14, 1727. Thomas, s. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Dec. 2, 1705. SANDERS Sarah, d. Daniel and Sarah, Sept. 21, 1715. SAWIN Emeline, d. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 5, 1844. George Washington, s. Phares and Hannah, SepL 29, 1822. Herbert, s. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 15, 1845. Mary M., d. Lewis L. and Emiline, Feb. 19, 1841. SEAVER (see Sever) Charles, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 17, 1808. Charlotte, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Oct. 23, 1804. Eliza, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Mar. 21, 1803. Leonard, s. Leonard and Charlotte, July 24, 1810. Lewis Hamlet, s. Samuel and Lucy, Feb. 14, 1808. William, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 23, 1806. SEELEY (see Ceiley). SEVER (see Seaver) Leonard, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept 15, 1777. Mary, d. Joshua and Hannah, Nov. 25, 1770. Samuel, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept. 14, 1780. Thomas, s. Joshua and Hannah, May 27, 1769. SEWALL Alice Ome,...

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Abraham Todd of South Salem NY

Abraham Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 21, 1738, in Greenwich Ct., died April 19, 1797, married Aug. 24, 1757, Lydia Husted, who was born Aug. 31, 1737, died Aug. 23, 1811. “After his marriage he settled in South Salem, N. Y., now Lewisboro, about three miles east of Goldens Bridge, New York. He was a farmer. His grave is on his farm. He served in the Revolution under Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedicts in the Associated Exempts, Westchester County militia. He was Lieut. in the Westchester County militia, Thirteenth regiment, under Col. Pierre Van Cortland and Col. Drake. He also served in the fourth regiment under Col. Thaddeus Crane. In the Westchester County records, Page 268, Land Bounty records, he was given land for his service in the fourth regiment during the Revolution.” From History of Families of Southern New York, by Lewis Publishing Company. Children: *350. Hannah, b. May 26, 1759. *351. Abraham, b. Feb. 23, 1762. 352. Lydia, b. June 22, 1764, m. Stephen Holley. 353. Mabel, b. March 15, 1769, d. June 22, 1793, m. Gideon Seeley. *354. David, b. July 29,...

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