Mari, this is a real mystery!There is a Samuel in the William line, who married Sarah Seely, the d/o Bezeleel Seely and Zerviah ?.His dates are about right, and the fact that your Sarah Seely was born at Setauket, L.I. sure makes this look like YOUR Samuel.But ... none of his children are the same as the children of your Samuel, and all of his children were born in Orange County, NY, way up into the 1790s.
This Samuel was a great-grandson of A-1 William Satterly, one of the four sons of the Rev. William Satterly of Devon, England who migrated to the colonies in the mid to late 1600s.A-1 William (1632-1677) settled on Long Island around 1650 and was one of the first proprietors of Brookhaven, Setauket, Long Island.He drowned in Long Island Sound, along with two other prominent citizens, on the way back from having their grain ground on the Connecticut side, because there was no grist mill on the Long Island side of the Sound.
I'll use Goldie's alphanumeric system, whereby the letter refers to the generation (starting with A as the immigrant generation) and the number is the order of birth in the family as far as that is known.It helps me keep the generations straight .
So, A-1 William was a son of the Rev. William Satterly, vicar at Ide in Devon.Goldie traced the Rev. Willliam back to the family that held the Sotterly manor in Suffolk from the time of Henry III (early 13th century), until the aftermath of the Wars of the Roses in 1469.The Sotterleys were on the losing side, but a daughter had married a Playter who was a Yorkist, and they ended up with the manor.From then on it passed down through the Playter family.
A-1 William married Mary Jenner at Setauket around 1660, and they had an unknown number of children; we know something about three of them, including B-1 William, who ws b. 22 Dec 1660 at Setauket and died there in 1722.He married Elizabeth Mary Moger, who was a daughter of John Moger, who drowned along with A-1 William.B-1 William lived at Setauket all his life and was a leading citizen
B-1 William and Elizabeth [Moger] had 10 children, including C-7 Nathaniel, who was b. in 1708 at Setauket.
C-7 Nathaniel was m. #1 to Sarah Wood in 1733-34, and they had 7 children, including D-5 Samuel (who may or may not be your Samuel).
D-5 Samuel was b. at Setauket in March 1741 (or 1746?) and d. 4 Feb 1804 at Chester, Orange Co., NY.He was m. #1 to Sarah Seely, b. 1743 at Setauket, d. 1792 at Goshen, NY.She was the d/o Bezeleel Seely and Zerviah [?], and they had 9 children.He was m. #2 on 25 Oct 1797 at Goshen, NY to Margaret "Peggy" Smith, who was b. 1756 at Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY.There were no children from that marriage.
The 9 children of D-5 Samuel and Sarah [Seely], all born at Goshen, NY, were:
E-1 Elizabeth, b. 1779
E-2 Samuel, b. 1772
E-3 Elnathan, B. 1774
E-4 Jonas, b. 2776
E-5 Sarah "Sally," b. 1778
E-6 Azuba "Polly," b. 1784
E-7 Mary Ann, b. 1787
E-8 Julia, b. 27 Jan 1790
E-9 Eliphalet, b. 1792.A note says this child may have died "very young."Since his birth year coincides with his mother's death year, I wonder if she died giving birth to this last child. She would have been 49 years old!
There is no sign that any of these children, or any of their children, went to Ohio or Kentucky.Some of them ended up in Aurora, Illinois, but most stayed right in Orange County, NY as far as Goldie got down the generations, which was only as far as the F level.There seems no doubt, however, that these children's mother was a Seely, because several of the children's children were given Seely as a middle name.Also, there are some Seelys named as executors of E-4 Jonas's will.
I sure don't know what to make of this.We often find errors in Goldie's work; she got a lot of her information from informants whose records and memories were fallible, and she seldom tells us her sources.But I don't think I've ever seen such a complete disconnect.
Goldie did research several lines that she was unable to connect up with any of the four sons of the Rev. Wm., and it's possible the rest of your line may hook up to one of those.When I have a chance I'll see if I can find anything.In the meantime, I admit I'm baffled!