I am the great-grandson of John Byron Seeley (1843-1926 ) and Jane Ann (Wasson) Seeley (1855 -1939 ).John B's father was Austin Seeley (circa 1803 - early 1850's).Austin spent many years in Inverness County in Nova Scotia near the River Denys Basin where he operated a sawmill.
He married Lucy Vaughn in 1836-37.Their children were James W. (1838), Hiram H., John Byron (1843), Ann, Jane, Walter, and Benjamin Franklin.The family left Nova Scotia in the early 1850's and moved to Refrew, Ontario.Austin died in 1858 (or so) and many family
members moved to Illinois.Census records from some of Austin's children indicate that they believed their father was born in New York.However, my great-grandfather's census records denote his father, Austin was born in Massachusetts.
Please note Austin Seeley of Vermont is not the Austin we are referring to.
I descend from the Obadiah line.
Obadiah: 1630/31 ( England ? ) - Aug 25, 1657 ( Stamford, Conn) Jonas:1653Stamford - 1703 Stamford Ebenezer: Jan 18 1696/97 -1767Goshen, NY Ebenezer: March 19, 1720/21 New Canaan, Conn Ebenezer:1745 - May 26, 1833, St John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ame looking for more detailed information on Austin Seeley and a link to Ebenezer.Family lore is that Austin's father was James D. Seeley, son of Ebenezer Seeley. In 1783Ebenezer, a United Empire Loyalist, was kicked out of Orange County, New York, and took his family to St. John, New Brunswick.
We would be interested in any information on Austin Seeley, his possiblefather James D Seeley, or his potential grandfather, Ebenezer.We would also appreciate any information on Lucy Vaughan (Austin's wife), who we believe is from a shipbuilding family in eastern Canada.If you have any information, please email me at:firstname.lastname@example.org