Sgt. John Seeley

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Sgt. John Seeley

Also Known As: "Seelye"
Birthplace: Easthampton, Suffolk County, Province of New York, Colonial America
Death: May 21, 1740 (52-61)
New Milford, Litchfield County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial: West Meetinghouse Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Seeley and Deborah Redfield
Husband of Martha Seeley
Father of John Seeley; Mary Weller; Benjamin Seeley; Joseph Seeley, Sr; Col. Ephraim Seeley and 7 others
Brother of Benjamin Seeley; Sarah Fitch (Seeley) and Axel Seeley Sr
Half brother of Margaret Seeley; James Redfield and Jane Redfield

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About Sgt. John Seeley

John Seeley was born around 1683, probably in Easthampton, L.I., but he was around 13 when his father died and he spent his teens in his step-father's home in Fairfield. Around 1707 he married a woman named Martha, and they had twelve children:

  1. John b. ca 1708,
  2. Mary b. ca 1710, m. Obdiah Weller 1728,
  3. Benjamin Bpt 12 Dec 1712 Fairfield, m. Deborah Hitchcock 1735,
  4. Joseph b. ca 1714 m. Thankful Bartlett Weller 1735,
  5. Ephriam b. ca 1717 m. Keziah Hurlbut 1743,
  6. Ruth b. ca 1719,
  7. Nathaniel b. ca 1721, m. Abigail Howard 1745,
  8. Justus b. ca 1724 m (1) Elizabeth Gibbs 1747,
  9. Nehemiah b. ca 1726,
  10. Ebenezer b. 25 Sep 1729 New Milford, m. Hannah Hungerford 1752,
  11. David b. 4 Sep 1731? New Milford,
  12. Sarah bpt 31 Mar 1734 New Milford, m. Benjamin Ruggles 1750; p. 25

John Seeley's will, in May 2, 1740 named his wife Martha, all his children, and Ruth's daughter Abigail Hamblin

Some children were:

John Seeley b. 1708 Fairfield Ct. d. 2 May 1746

Mary Seeley b. abt 1710 married 12 Nov 1728 New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. to Obadiah Weller (28 Aug 1699 Sprinfield Hampden co. MA-17 Mar 1755 Oblong, Dutchess Co. NY, parents were John Weller and Rebecca Cooley) Child of Obadiah and Mary was Amos Weller.

Benjamin Seeley b. 12 Dec 1712, New Milford, Litchfield, CT. d. 28 Apr 1777 Fairfiled CT. married Deborah Hitchrock. Child of Benjamin and Deborah was Nehemiah Seeley b. abt 1732.

Joseph Seeley b. abt 1714 Fairfield CT. Married Thankful Bartlett (b. aft 1716) Children were Martha, Martha, Abner, Margaret, Joseph, Justice (all born between 1737 & 1745)

Ephraim Seeley b. abt 1717 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. d. 25 Aug 1777 Danby, Rutland Co., VT. married Feb 1741/2 Woodbury CT. to Keziah Hurlbut (b. 2 Mar 1718/9 Woodbury CT. d. 5 Dec 1800 Dany, Rutland Co., VT, daughter of Cornelius Hurlburt and Margaret Butler) Child of Ephraim and Keziah was Keziah Seeley

Ruth Seeley b. 1719 New Milford, Litchfield, CT

Nathaniel Seeley b. 1721, New Milford, Litchield, CT d. 1 Dec 1757

Justus Seeley b. 1724, New Milford, Litchfield, CT d. 14 Dec 1795

Nehemiah Seeley b. 1726 New Milford, Litchfield, CT married Abigail Guyer (b. 12 Apr 1755 Fairfield, Fairfield, CT.)

Ebenezer Seeley b. 25 Sep 1729 New Milford, Litchfield, CT d. 6 Nov 1806 Pownal, Bennington, VT married Hannah Hungerford (b. 25 Oct 1732 d. 1 Sep 1818 Pownal CT)

David Seeley b. 4 Sep 1731New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. married NN Sibble (b. abt 1731)

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Sarah Seeley b. 31 Ma 1734 New Millford, Litchfield CT

One source notes his birth as 1684 in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, and his death as 2 May.

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Sgt. John Seeley's Timeline

Easthampton, Suffolk County, Province of New York, Colonial America
Fairfield, Fairfield, Ct, United States
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
December 12, 1712
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
Of New Milford, Litchfield, Ct, United States
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, British Colonial America