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The Tie That Binds

MARTHA BEELER:  [2]
daughter of Isaac Beeler and Jane Hughes
Born: 14 May 1822 Wayne Co., IN
Died: 9 November 1912 Lee Co., IA
Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Lee Co., IA
Married: 1 May 1845 Dover, Lee Co., IA Bk. 1, page 152,  record # 516
     ELI SEELEY
     son of Abner Seeley and Lucy Osborne
     Born: 7 May 1813 Fairfield Co., CT
     Died: 4 April 1896 Lee Co., IA
     Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Lee Co., IA

CHILDREN OF ELI AND MARTHA:

    1. Eli Seeley
         b. 2 July 1848
         d. 7 July 1848 Lee Co., IA
    2. Lucy Jane Seeley + Samuel Benjamin Davis
    3. Marietta Seeley
         b. 24 September 1854 Lee Co., IA
         d. 24 June 1880
         burial: Sharon Cemetery
    4. Theodore F. Seeley + Leah Jane Dinsmore
         b. 5 December 1856 Lee Co., IA
         d. 1 March 1897
         burial: Sharon Cemetery
    5. Ada M. Seeley
         b. 25 October 1859 Lee Co., IA
         d. 26 June 1881 Lee Co., IA
         burial: Sharon Cemetery
    6. William Beeler Seeley + Elizabeth Ketcham
    7. George Lincoln Seeley
         b. 15 May 1865 Lee Co., IA
         d. 14 May 1897
         burial: Sharon Cemetery
    8. Benjamin Eli Seeley
         b. 1869 Lee Co., IA
         d. 9 June 1869 Lee Co., IA
         burial: Sharon Cemetery

SOURCES:
1850 Ft. Madison, Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 24 October 1850 Page: 386B
Dwelling - Family 1450 - 1450
There are no children in the household.

1860 Harrison Twp, Lee Co., IA
Enumeration date: 25 & 26 June 1860  Page: 284
Dwelling - Family 375 - 361

1870 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 20 August 1870  Page: 156A, line 15
Dwelling - Family 170 - 170

1880 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA Federal Census
ED: 9, Page: 115C, line 38
Enumeration date: 5 & 7 June 1880
Dwelling - Family 60 - 61
Lucy Davis and Mable are visiting in the home.

1900 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA
ED: 61, sheet 1, line 31
Enumeration date: 1 June 1900 Page: 306A
Dwelling - Family 9 - 9

1910 Center Twp., Henry Co., IA Federal Census
ED: 33, sheet 6, line 59
Enumeration date: 29 April 1910 Page: 82
Dwelling - Family 132 - 135
Martha is 89, widowed, she has borne 7 children, 2 children living

Reference from Seeley Genealogic Society
SGS # 119_L_8
ELI SEELEY (8) [Abner(7), Nathan(6), Nathan(5), James(4), Nathaniel(3), Nathaniel(2), Robert(1)]

Family History relates: On the day of their marriage, in 1845, Eli Seeley was shearing sheep for Isaac Beeler; and he just stopped long enough to get married, then went right back to shearing sheep.
As soon as the ceremony was over, Martha Beeler Seeley took off her wedding ring, wrapped it in tissue paper and put it away in her trunk and so the saying goes, “she never wore it again”.

Updated 7 January  2008     Contact Virginia L. Aldridge