Thomas Seeley

about 1817–
Bocabec, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Seeley was born about 1817, in Bocabec, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Orange Seeley, was 51 and his mother, Rachel Milliken, was 43. He married Jane MacKensie on 9 May 1837, in St. George, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St. George, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada for about 20 years and Fifield, Price, Wisconsin, United States in 1905.

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Thomas Seeley
Jane MacKensie
Marriage: 9 May 1837
Daniel Seeley
George Seelye
about 1850–1878
Barbara Seeley
about 1852–
Rachael Sophia Seeley
Neil Angus Seelye
Dorothy Jane Seeley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1837St. George, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 12
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 37
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seli ‘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. See also Selman .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 (7)

    • Thomas W Seeley in household of Alexander Patterson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
    • Thomas W Seelye, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
    • Thomas Seelye, "New Brunswick Census, 1861"

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