Franklin Hiram Seeley

3 August 1839–
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Franklin Hiram

When Franklin Hiram Seeley was born on 3 August 1839, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Jonathan D Seeley Jr, was 46 and his mother, Rhoda Kelley, was 41. He married Martha Crook Weeks on 27 June 1866, in Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Richfield Springs, Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States in 1880 and Delhi, Delhi, Delaware, New York, United States for about 20 years.

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Franklin Hiram Seeley
Martha Crook Weeks
Marriage: 27 June 1866
Louise M. Seely
Frank B. Seeley

Spouse and Children

27 June 1866
Addison, Vermont, United States



    Frank B. Seeley


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 25

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig, from sǣl ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.2 Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frank H Seeley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Seeley in household of Jonathan Seeley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Seeley, "United States Census, 1910"

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