Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mystery #4: Julia Seeley

Little is known about the Julia Seeley who married Samuel Gordon in Bradford County, PA. Her gravestone inscription indicates that she was born in 1813 and died in 1899. According to the 1850 Census, Julia was born in Pennsylvania.

Reportedly, Seeley descendants still living in the Gillett, PA area have no knowledge of her parentage. There have been many guesses. One has her as the daughter of a William and Fannie Gray Seeley. But, that daughter was named Juliette and was born in 1812. Records of the Seeley Genealogical Society show Juliette being born in Sullivan County, NY. Another researcher of this surname believes that Julia was the daughter of one of the three James Seeleys living in Bradford County, PA in 1820, with the common ancestors, Nathaniel Seeley and Jemima Collins.

No comments:

Post a Comment