Descendants of William Seale

 

Generation 1

 

1.      WILLIAM1 SEALE was born in 1638 in St Mary,Whitechapel,Middlesex,England. He died in 1704 in Essex Co, VA. He married Susan Stow in 1664 in England. She was born in 1638 in Lancaster Co, VA. She died in 1704 in Essex Co, VA.  William is my 9th Great Grandfather.

 

Notes for William Seale: Immigrated to the US 1665.

 

Name: William Seale Year: 1665

 

Place: Maryland or Virginia Source Publication Code: 8510 Primary Immigrant: Seale, William

Annotation: Index from manuscript by Arthur Trader, Chief Clerk in the Maryland Land Commission, 1917. And see nos. 4507-4511, Land Notes.

Source Bibliography: SKORDAS, GUST, editor. The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. 525p. Repr. 1986.

 

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William Seale and Susan Stow had the following children:

 

2.               i. ANTHONY2 SEALE was born in 1670 in Old Rappahannock, VA. He died on 17 Apr 1746 in St Anns, Essex Co, VA. He married Mary Hannah Samuel in 1690 in Essex Co, VA. She was born in 1674 in Prince William Co, VA. She died in 1729 in Caroline Co, VA.

 

ii.       CORNELIUS (SR) SEALE was born in 1670. He died in 1746.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH SEALE.

 

iv.      JOHN SEALE was born in 1686. She died in 1765.

Generation 2

 

2.      ANTHONY2 SEALE (William1) was born in 1670 in Old Rappahannock, VA. He died on 17 Apr 1746 in St Anns, Essex Co, VA. He married Mary Hannah Samuel in 1690 in Essex Co, VA. She was born in 1674 in Prince William Co, VA. She died in 1729 in Caroline Co, VA.

 

Anthony Seale and Mary Hannah Samuel had the following children:

 

i.        WILLIAM3 SEALE was born in 1692. He died in 1744.

 

4.               ii. ANTHONY (CAPT) SEALE was born about 1695 in King George Co, VA. He died on 15 Oct 1781 in Prince William Co, VA. He married Anne Bristow, daughter of John Bristow and Mary Nichols on 04 Dec 1720 in Virginia. She was born in 1700 in Essex Co, VA. She died between 1781-1785 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

iii.      WILLIAM SEALE was born in 1698. He died in 1766.

 

iv.      JOHN SEALE was born in 1702. He died in 1745.

 

v.       THOMAS SEALE was born in 1706. He died in 1789.

 

vi.      HANNAH SEALE was born in 1710.

 

vii.     ELIZABETH SEALE was born in 1712.

 

viii.    CORNELIUS SEALE was born in 1715. He died in 1775.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      ANTHONY (CAPT)3 SEALE (Anthony2, William1) was born about 1695 in King George Co, VA. He died on 15 Oct 1781 in Prince William Co, VA. He married Anne Bristow, daughter of John Bristow and Mary Nichols on 04 Dec 1720 in Virginia. She was born in 1700 in Essex Co, VA. She died between 1781-1785 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

Notes for Anthony (Capt) Seale:

 

The will of Anthony Seale of Prince William County, Virginia as recorded in Will Book G, page 130:

 

"In the name of God Amen I Anthony Seale of Prince William County and Commonwealth of Virginia being of perfect health and of sound memory thanks be to God do make this my last will and testament. Item I give my wife Anne Seale one feather bed and furniture also I give her my negro man Sambo and my Negro boy George and my mulatto woman Jenne. and after my wife's death I give my Mulatto woman Jenne with all her increase unto my son John Seale and the before named negroes Sambo and George with the bed and furniture I leave at my wife's own disposal. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Seale my negro boy Moses and my negro boy Ben unto him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betty Brown my negro woman Judah and her child named Hagar with all their future increase unto her and her heires forever and at her death for the said negroes for to be at her own disposal. Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Seale my plantation whereon I now live with all my lands thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.

 

He thesaid John Seale paying unto William Seale, Thomas Seale, Charles Seale and Dorothy Stribling twenty five pounds sixpence each and my will is they be contented therewith. Item I leave all my horses and mares, cattle sheep and hogs with my household furniture and all my plantation utensils and what money I now have or hereafter may have to be sold for hard money except the money I and the money arising from the sale thereof be equally divided among all my children except what pays my last debts And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons John Seale and Anthony Seale and my son in law William Brown my exectors. This my last will and testament whereof I have hereunto let my hand and affix my seale this 16th day of August anno domini 1781.

 

Anthony Seale  (seal)

 

George King Robert Brown Thomas Bird William Roundtree."

 

Anthony (Capt) Seale and Anne Bristow had the following children:

 

4.               i. WILLIAM4 SEALE was born on 03 Dec 1722 in Christchurch, Middlesex Co, VA. He died about 1799 in Moore Co, NC. He married Winnefred Dameron in 1744 in Virginia. She was born about 1725 in Virginia. She died after 1760 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

ii.       MARY ELIZABETH SEALE was born on 25 Feb 1724 in Christchurch, Middlesex Co, VA. She died on 29 Dec 1783 in Virginia. She married Peyton Buckner in 1744 in Virginia. He was born about 1710 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died about 1750 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

iii.      THOMAS SEALE was born on 10 Aug 1727 in Virginia. He died on 18 Jun 1798 in Amherst Co, VA. He married Clara Sanders in 1747 in Virginia. She was born about 1730 in Amherst Co, VA.

 

iv.      CHARLES SEALE was born on 10 Feb 1729 in King George Co, VA. He died about 1798 in Fairfield Co, SC. He married Lydia Muse in 1746 in Virginia. She was born about 1730 in Virginia. She died on 18 Nov 1792 in Fairfield Co, SC.

 

v.       BETTY SEALE was born about 1731 in Prince William Co, VA. She married WILLIAM BROWN.

 

vi.      LEONARD SEAL was born about 1732 in Essex Co, VA. He died on 10 Sep 1776.

 

vii.     ANTHONY SEALE was born on 10 Apr 1732 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1794 in Wilkes Co, GA. He married Ann Jarvis in May 1763 in Wilkes Co, GA. She was born about 1737 in King George Co, VA. She died in 1806 in Georgia.

 

viii.    ROBERT SEAL was born about 1734 in Virginia. He died before 1781 in Virginia.

 

ix.      JOHN SEAL was born on 03 Jun 1736 in Virginia. He died in 1815 in Prince William Co, VA. He married Sarah Jarvis in 1754 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born in 1733 in Prince William Co, VA. She died before 1790 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

x.       RICHARD SEAL was born about 1739 in Virginia. He died before 1781 in Caroline Co, VA. He married UNKNOWN. She was born about 1741 in Caroline Co, VA.

 

xi.      DOROTHY SEAL was born on 17 Jun 1739 in Virginia. She died in 1821 in Prince William Co, VA. She married Francis Stribling on 07 Jul 1755 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1716 in Prince William Co, VA. He died about 1795 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

xii.     SAMUEL SEALE was born about 1740 in Essex Co, VA. He died before 1781 in Virgina.

 

xiii.    ELIZABETH SEALE was born about 1744 in Virginia. She died before 1781 in Virginia.

 

xiv.    CORNELIUS SEAL was born about 1748 in Virginia. He died in 1808 in Elbert Co, GA. He married Jane Dawson in 1768 in Virginia. She was born about 1747 in Amherst Co, VA. She died in 1818 in Wilkes Co, GA.

 

Generation 4

 

4.      WILLIAM4 SEALE (Anthony (Capt)3, Anthony2, William1) was born on 03 Dec 1722 in Christchurch, Middlesex Co, VA. He died about 1799 in Moore Co, NC. He married Winnefred Dameron in 1744 in Virginia. She was born about 1725 in Virginia. She died after 1760 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

William Seale and Winnefred Dameron had the following child:

 

5.               i. JOHN5 SEALS was born before 1744. He died in Oct 1777 in North Carolina. He married RACHEL ROCHESTER. She was born in 1741 in Virginia. She died in 1835 in North Carolina.

 

Generation 5

 

5.      JOHN5 SEALS (William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born before 1744. He died in Oct 1777 in North Carolina. He married RACHEL ROCHESTER. She was born in 1741 in Virginia. She died in 1835 in North Carolina.

 

John Seals and Rachel Rochester had the following children:

 

6.               i. FRANCIS6 SEALS was born in 1749 in Virginia. He died in Sep 1792 in Cabarrus Co, NC (Coldwater Baptist Church Cem). He married SION SIGNE SINTHA OLSEN. She was born about 1755 in Norway. She died between 1830-1849 in Washington Co, IN.

ii.       JOHN BERNARD SEALS was born in 1763 in Virginia. He died in 1821. He married MARY ANN VESSEL. She was born in 1763. She died in 1821.

 

iii.      SON SEALS.

 

iv.      SON SEALS.

Generation 6

 

6.      FRANCIS6 SEALS (John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1749 in Virginia. He died in Sep 1792 in Cabarrus Co, NC (Coldwater Baptist Church Cem). He married SION SIGNE SINTHA OLSEN. She was born about 1755 in Norway. She died between 1830-1849 in Washington Co, IN.

 

Notes for Francis Seals:

 

** Francis Seal - served as a private in the North Carolina Light Dragoons, Continental Line. He was paid 4 pounds on 25 Jan 1777 for "riding express". He was paid 116 pounds, 27 shillings for 17 months service that included the entire year 1777. He received a land grant of 182 acres after the war.

 

"Abstract Of The Army Accounts Of The North Carolina Line - settled by the commissioners at Halifax from the 1st September, 1784, to the 1st Feby, 1785 and at Warrenton in the year 1786, designating by whom the claims were receipted for respectively." Francis SEALS' number is 2756, and received by Philip FISHBURN.

 

27 Nov 1789, Francis SEALS was granted a land warrant of 182 acres for serving in the Revolutionary War. From the transcript of the Cabarrus County, North Carolina Court Minutes 1793-1797 by Betty J. CAMIN. There were no DAR records for Francis SEALS although his name appears on the Roster of Soldiers From North Carolina in the American Revolution. On page 306 of this book, Francis SEALS, Private was granted a land warrant of 182 acres for serving 24 months. The date of the warrant was Nov 27, 1789 and apparently the Officer was Caleb FIFER, Esqr.

 

1793-1797, A transcript of the Cabarrus County, North Carolina Court Minutes 1793-1797 by Betty J. CAMIN mentions the orphan children of Francis SEALS. This transcript reads as written by Beatrice: "Pg. 25: The Court then proceed to Appoint Eli CORZINE guardian to Mary SEALS, Samuel SEALS, William SEALS, John SEALS, and Elizabeth SEALS, Orphan Children of Francis SEALS deceased and ordered by the Court to [give] Bond & Security in the Sum of two hundred pounds for each child, who produced Alexander FORGUESON [sic] for his Security. Pg. 26: The Grand Jury presents to the Care of this Court the orphan children of Michel LEWIS deceased & the orphans of Francis SEALS deceased. Pg. 29: [Ordered] by the Court that Elizabeth SEALS an orphan child of Francis SEALS deceased aged Eleven years be bound an Apprentice to James HUIE to the Weaver Trade for and during the term of Seven years and the said master obliges himself to pay unto the Said orphan what the law directs at the expiration of the Said Term. Pg. 61: [Ordered] by the Court that Elizabeth SEALS an orphan child of Francis SEALS deceased be rebound to Benjamin VIOLES [sic] [until] she attains the age of eighteen years being now twelve years and a half of age, the Said Master obliges himself to pay unto the Said orphan what the Law directs. The said orphan was formally [sic] bound to James HUIE, which came into court and relinquishes his Right of Said orphan to the Said VIOLES [sic]."

 

Notes for Sion Signe Sintha Olsen:

 

1800, "Signe SEALES" (Sinah SEALS) was enumerated in the 1800 census of Cabarrus Co., NC, on page 689, and line 13.

 

In the household of Signe SEALES ("SEALES" with an "ES" ending): 2 males 10-16,

 

1 male 16-26,

1 female 16-26,

1 female 26-45 (Signe).

 

Signe SEALES is believed to be the widow of Francis SEALS, the Revolutionary War soldier. That Signe SEALES is the widow of Francis SEALS is consistent with the possible age of his widow. (There is a "Sion SEALS" enumerated in the 1810 census of Cabarrus Co., NC who also is believed to be Sinah/Signe SEALS, widow of Francis SEALS.)

 

On the same page in this 1800 census, George VOILES is listed just before Signe SEALES' name, with 1 male 16-26, and 1 female 16-26. Others also listed in this 1800 census are Roland VOILES, Hannah VOILES, Arron [Aaron] TOWNSEND, Lewis TOWNSEND, Charles TOWNSEND, and William TOWNSEND.

 

1810, Sion SEALS" was enumerated as head of household in the 1810 Cabarrus County, NC census, on page 389, and line 3. In the household of Sion SEALS are 2 males 26-45, and 1 female 45 and over (Sion). If this is Sinah, widow of Francis, between the years 1800 and 1810, one male left home, which may be our William who married 1803. Esther would be married with Eliz. living with her in 1800, Eliz. m LOFTON in 1803. That would leave Samuel and John still at home in 1810. John and Samuel would be close to 16 in 1800 to make them 26 in 1810. The [1793-1797] court minutes for [Cabarrus] County only mentioned minor children, not heirs.

 

Sion'Signe Seals is living with her son, John, in the 1830 Washington Co, IN census age 60-70.

 

Francis Seals and Sion Signe Sintha Olsen had the following children:

 

7.               i. ESTHER7 SEALS was born in 1776 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died on 20 Jan 1859 in Richland Twp, Rush Co, IN. She married (1) BENJAMIN REESE VOYLES SR, son of Thomas Voyles and Sarah Shinn in 1793 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born in 1772 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in 1825 in Washington Co, KY. She married (2) JAMES THOMAS BOLING JR on 22 Aug 1814 in Washington Co, KY. He was born in 1773 in Washington Co, KY. He died in Rush Co, IN.

 

ii.       MARY SEALS was born about 1777 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

8.               iii. ELIZABETH SEALS was born on 14 Feb 1779 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died on 28 Feb 1881 in Hancock Co, IL. She married William Lofton, son of Isaac Lofton Sr and Mary Unknown on 19 Oct 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born about 1781 in North Carolina. He died in Jun 1851 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL.

 

9.               iv. WILLIAM W SEALS was born in 1782 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 24 Jan 1857 in Edgar, Edgar Co, IL. He married Rachel Townsend, daughter of William Townsend Sr and Elizabeth McGraw on 02 Jul 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1782 in North Carolina. She died between 24 Apr 1865-1870 in Douglas, Clark Co, IL.

 

10.            v. JOHN SEALS was born in 1785 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in 1850 in Posey, Washington Co, IN (Simeon Lofton Graveyard Posey, IN). He married Mary (Polly) Lofton, daughter of Isaac Lofton Sr and Mary Unknown in 1816 in Washington Co, IN. She was born about 1785 in North Carolina. She died in 1847 in Stotts City, Lawrence Co, MO (Beck Cem, Stotts City, MO).

 

11.            vi. SAMUEL SEALS was born in 1790 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in Oct 1850 in Pulaski Co, IL. He married Mary (Polly) Unknown in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1790.

 

12.            vii. FRANCIS SEALS was born between 1794-1796 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between 1840-1850 in Caldwell Co, KY. He married UNKNOWN. She was born between 1801-1810.

 

Generation 7

 

7.      ESTHER7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1776 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died on 20 Jan 1859 in Richland Twp, Rush Co, IN. She married (1) BENJAMIN REESE VOYLES SR, son of Thomas Voyles and Sarah Shinn in 1793 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born in 1772 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in 1825 in Washington Co, KY. She married (2) JAMES THOMAS BOLING JR on 22 Aug 1814 in Washington Co, KY. He was born in 1773 in Washington Co, KY. He died in Rush Co, IN.

 

Notes for Esther Seals:

 

Name on headstone is 'Hester'.  All other documents say 'Esther'.

 

Notes for Benjamin Reese Voyles Sr:

 

December 1797 - Benjamin Voiles bought land from Henry Townsend on a draft of Coldwater. Witness - Thomas and Sarah Voyles (Cabarrus County Deeds) 18 April 1798 Benjamin Voiles jury from Capt. Purviance's Militian Co.

 

April 1799 - Petit Jury

 

16 July 1799 - Petit Jury

 

22 October 1800 - Thomas Voiles and John Chamberlain as executors of William Viles, deed, sell land on Coldwater. Witnessed by Easter Viles, Benjamin Viles and William Townsend

 

1805 Tax List in Granger County, Tennessee

 

11 April 1809 to 10 April 1810 in U.S. Army (records of 1812) Probably the reason that he does not show up on the 1810 census with Ester Voiles who lives next door to Thomas and Sarah Voiles.

 

1810 Ester Viles next door to Thomas, her father- in- law with 6 children, 4 males, 2 females.

 

7 May 1812 Thomas Voyles is guardian of Chary Voyles, (his granddaughter) ( Washington County, Marriage Book 1:p, 119)

 

22 August 1814 Ester marries James Bolen/Boling/Bowling

 

10 Feb 1824 Benjamin Voiles/Viles marries Leah Powell in MErcer County Kentucky (Book 1: p. 300)

 

1825 Benjamin Voiles/Viles on the Tax list in Washington County, Kentucky

 

Benjamin Reese Voyles Sr and Esther Seals had the following children:

 

i.        CHARY8 VOYLES was born in 1793. She married JOSEPH HENDRICKAON.

 

ii.       JONATHAN VOYLES was born in 1794.

 

iii.      JOSEPH VOYLES was born on 05 May 1796.

 

iv.      BENJAMIN REESE V OYLES JR was born in 1803. He married POLLY BOYD. He married ORPHA E MICHAEL.

 

v.       BELENDA VOYLES was born in 1805.

 

vi.      INFANT BOY VOYLES was born before 1810.

 

vii. INFANT GIRL VOYLES was born before 1810.

 

James Thomas Boling Jr and Esther Seals had the following children:

 

i.        ELIJAH8 BOLING was born on 20 Dec 1815.

 

ii.       LETISHA BOLING was born on 20 Dec 1815.

 

iii.      HESTER BOLING was born on 08 Jul 1817.

 

iv.      MELISSA BOLING was born on 11 Sep 1821.

 

8.      ELIZABETH7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 14 Feb 1779 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died on 28 Feb 1881 in Hancock Co, IL. She married William Lofton, son of Isaac Lofton Sr and Mary Unknown on 19 Oct 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born about 1781 in North Carolina. He died in Jun 1851 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Seals:

 

April 1796 - Benjamin Voiles took Elizabeth Saels, an orphan of Francis Seals, on indenture until she becomes 18 years of age (Cabarrus County Court Records)

 

Bride:  Seals

 

Groom: William Lofton Bond Date: 19 Oct 1803 County: Cabarrus Record #: 01 119 Bondsman: Rice Dulin Witness: John Simianer Bond #: 000008911

 

Comment:  No Given Name For Bride

 

William Lofton and Elizabeth Seals had the following children:

 

i.        FRANK8 LOFTON was born between 1792-1827.

 

ii.       ISAAC LOFTON was born between 1792-1827. He died in Possibly went to CA. He married Margaret Wimp on 27 Sep 1849 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

iii.      MARY (POLLY) LOFTON was born between 1792-1827. She died before 1850 in Washington Co, IN. She married Bennett Holtzclaw on 24 Aug 1834 in Washington Co, IN. He died before 1850 in Washington Co, IN.

 

iv.      NELLIE ROYCE LOFTON was born between 1792-1827.

 

v.       SIMON LOFTON was born between 1792-1827.

 

14.            vi. NELSON LOFTON was born on 25 May 1808 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 31 Jan 1892 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL. He married (1) LOVINA HUNTSMAN on 11 Apr 1841 in Hancock Co, IL. She was born on 21 Apr 1823 in Perry Co, Ohio. She died on 17 Sep 1868 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born in 1846 in Illinois. She died before 1880 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL.

 

14.            vii. ISABELA LOFTON was born on 08 Feb 1813 in Kentucky. She died on 21 Jul 1910 in Livingston Co, MO. She married DAVID AUSTIN. He died before 1870 in Livingston Co, MO.

 

15.            viii. FRANCIS R LOFTON was born on 25 May 1816 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 30 Apr 1900 in Wheatland, Yuba Co, CA. He married Jemina Hardin on 14 Apr 1836 in Hancock Co, IL. She was born about 1816 in Kentucky. She died in Wheatland, Yuba Co, CA.

 

16.            ix. JEFFERSON LOFTON was born in 1823 in Indiana. He died on 04 Apr 1901. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born about 1826 in Indiana. She died before 1862 in Hancock Co, IL. He married (2) SARAH JANE MERRILL, daughter of Nathaniel Merrill and Lucinda Bassett on 18 Aug 1861 in Colusa, Hancock Co, IL. She was born about 1842. She died in Sep 1918.

 

9.      WILLIAM W7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1782 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 24 Jan 1857 in Edgar, Edgar Co, IL. He married Rachel Townsend, daughter of William Townsend Sr and Elizabeth McGraw on

2    Jul 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1782 in North Carolina. She died between 24 Apr 1865-1870 in Douglas, Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for William W Seals:

 

24 May 1839, William SEALS (of Edgar Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale Edgar Co., IL, located in Aliquot NESE, of Section 15, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, 40.00 acres, for $50.00. Recorded in Vol. 291, page 234.

 

19 Jun 1854, From the 1854 Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: "This 19 day of June 1854 Rachel SEALS widow Relinquishes her Right to administrat

 

[sic] on the estate of her said husband William SEALS and suggest the Name of Charles HOLLINSWORTH [sic] as her Choice for administrator of said. [Signed] Rachel, HOLLINSWORTH [sic]." "Rachel, HOLLINSWORTH" is how it is signed. (Note: In Edgar Co., IL on 04 Jul 1861 Joseph C. HOLLINGSWORTH [with "ings"] married Sarah F. TAYLOR of unknown TAYLOR relationship.)

 

27 Sep 1854, From the Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: Robert DOWNS, George STEPHENS and Jacob DOWNS are authorized by the Court at Paris, Illinois to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of William W. SEALS late of the County of Edgar and State of Illinois, deceased.

 

25 Nov 1854, From the Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: Robert DOWNS, George STEPHENS and Jacob DOWNS are certified by the Edgar County Court of the State of Illinois as appraisers of the estate of William W. SEALS, deceased.

 

25 Nov 1854, The Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased, on the paper titled, "Widow's Specific Property," Robert DOWNS and George STEPHENS, appraisers of the estate of William W. SEALS, deceased, certify that Rachel SEALS, widow of said deceased, is entitled to the following articles and amount of personal property as her sole and exclusive property forever: beds, bedsteads and bedding for herself and family, household and kitchen furniture, one spinning wheel, one loom and its appendages, one pair of cords, one stove and pipe, wearing apparel for herself and family, one milch cow and calf for every four persons in the family, one horse, one woman's saddle and bridle, provisions for herself and family one year, two sheep for each member of the family and the fleeces taken from same, food for the above stock for six months, fuel for herself and family for three months, and other property, the total value of specified property to the amount of $248.00. This property was approved 19 September 1855 and "Recorded on page 374."

 

25 Nov 1854, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, all from the same paper: "Wm SEALS Decd Appr Bill Filed 19 Mar /55. An Estimate of the value of the property Here allowed the widow [Rachel SEALS] of Wm W. SEALS deceased." A list of various items such as loom, stove and pipe, milk cow and calf, horse, provision one year, two sheep, food for stock, wood, one wheel, bed and bedstead, bedding, household and kitchen furniture are valued at $223.00.

 

"An acount [sic] of Notes and Acounts of Wm. W. SEALS Deceased" lists several thirty-dollar notes on Peter J. COOK due starting on December 25, 1854 and continuing on the same date of the month every year until 1865. At the end of these notes is, "All the foregoing Notes is [sic] to Be paid in good trade at the [county or bounty?] Selling price." One, "Note on Alexander SEALS to be paid in good trade. One for thirty dollars due Dec 25, 1853. 1 for twenty dollars due December the 5th 1848." Another, "An account against Peter J. COOK $16.74." And "An account against James CANADY $18.00." Lewis STEEPLETON and Fredrick LOCKER are listed as having due notes. (Elsewhere in these probate papers, Lewis is "Lewis STAPLETON.") This paper is dated 25 November 1854 and was signed by George STEPHENS and Rott [sic] DOWNS (Robert DOWNS), but filed on 19 Mar 1855.

 

25 Nov 1854, Also from the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased, same date of 25 Nov 1854: This record is called "An Inventory of Notes and accounts belonging to the Estate of Wm W. SEALS Decd." It appears to be another list of the notes for Peter J. COOK for December 25 of every year from 1854-1865 for $30.00 each (12 years for a total of $360.00). The notes are payable in trade. One note on Alex SEALS due Dec 1853 payable in trade $30.00. Another note on Alex SEALS due Dec 25, 1848 for $20.00. One note on Lewis STEEPLTON [sic] Dec 25, 1854 for $4.00. One note on Fred LAUGHN [sic] (or LOCKER?) Dec 25, 1854 for $18.00. One note on Peter J. COOK for $16.74. One note on James CANADY for $18.00. Another note on Alexander SEALS for $18.25. [Signed] Reuben LOVELL. Inventory approved and recorded 08 May 1855.

 

24 Jan 1857, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: "January 24th 1857 Received of Rueben LOVELL administrator of William SEALES [sic] Decd the Sum of Sixteen Dollars & Seventy four cents being an heir of Said estate Error of fifty cents on Peter J. COOK acct. [Signed] Peter J. (his mark) COOK."

 

24 Jan 1857, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: "January 24th 1857 Received of Rueben LOVELL administrator of William SEALES [sic] Deceased the Sum of Eighteen Dollars & twenty five cents being an heir of Said Estate [Signed] Alexander (his mark) SEALES [sic]."

 

23 Aug 1860, From the probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: "Received of Ruben LOVELL Administrator of the Estate of William SEALS decd the sum of Two Hundred and Thirty Seven Dollars and twenty five cts it being the Total amount Recd. [Signed] Rachell [sic] (her mark) SEALS. Attest--J.W. MORGAN. Ballance [sic] Due her Estate 19.25." J.W. MORGAN is related to granddaughter Rachel MORGAN mentioned in the William W. SEALS probate. Rachel MORGAN had married John W. MORGAN in Edgar Co., IL on 22 May 1855. The marriage is recorded in Volume B, page 8, license #SA 2373.

 

24 Apr 1865, In the probate papers for William W. SEALS there were several names, including Peter J. COOK'S, mentioned in "Settlement & Vouchers" by Reuben LOVEL (one "L") Administrator of William W. SEALS, deceased. "To Acnt. Recd. of Peter J. COOK on Inventory $210.00; to Lewis STAPLETON [sic] $4.00; to Fred LAUGHIN [sic] $18.00." Peter J. COOK is the husband of Eliza Jane SEALS. This paper also notes, "By Amt Pd widow on Specific allowance $209.25." This is the last time the widow Rachel is named in these papers and may presuppose she died after 24 Apr 1865, but before 1871, the last dated entry on these papers.

 

23 Sep 1868, From the probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County. To the Judge of the County Court of Edgar County, September Term, A.D. 1868. The undersigned [Reuben LOVELL] administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of his acts and doings as such Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased from his last settlement to September 23 A.D. 1868; he is to be charged with the following, to wit: Aug 18, 1868. Items of receipts: To cash reced on [foreclosure] of mortgage: Amount $174.10." Items paid out amounted to $49.01, leaving a balance due of $125.09.

 

Oct 1868, On this probate term date a very important document was created which lists the heirs of William W. SEALS. From the October Term A.D. 1868 probate paper for William W. SEALS, deceased, Ruben (Reuben) LOVELL, Administrator of the estate William W. SEALS, makes his report of the HEIRS of William W. SEALS. The report of the heirs as I transcribe it, retaining punctuation and spelling:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County.

"To the judge of the Edgar County Court of the October Term AD 1868.

"The undersigned Ruben LOVELL Administrator of William W SEALS deceased by Elisha LOVELL his atty in fact make the following report of the heirs of the said William W SEALS deceased To Wit- Alexander SEALS, Even [Evan] SEALS, Francis SEALS, Rachel CANADY, The heirs of ____ COOK late wife of Peter COOK To Wit- Rachel MORGAN Julia HATLEY Elisabeth [sic] COOK Milla COOK Rebecca J COOK James COOK And Mrs ____ TAYLOR wife of Ireson TAYLOR To Wit- William TAYLOR, Caroline SPARKS, Sena ASHLEY, Caroline HATLEY [William W. SEALS' great-granddaughter], Francis M. TAYLOR, James P TAYLOR J ____ TAYLOR & Elisabeth BURNS The forgoing are the children and grand children of William W SEALS deceased and are the heirs of said deceased as far as I have been able to learn.

 

"Ruben LOVEL [sic] Administrator of W.W. SEALS deceased by Elisha LOVELL An atty in fact."

The underscores (____) in the transcription above indicate there was a blank space left in the writing (where a name could later have been placed): "heirs of [blank] COOK," "Mrs [blank] TAYLOR," and "J [blank] TAYLOR."

 

Though Sena ASHLEY had married William H. McFARLAND on 21 Jul 1864, she is here in 1868 addressed as Sina ASHLEY rather than as McFARLAND!

 

"James P TAYLOR" would be Peter J. TAYLOR as listed in 1860 Marshall, Clark Co., IL census. It may be that his middle name is James--Peter James TAYLOR.

 

"The statement, "& Elisabeth BURNS," almost seems to be inserted as an afterthought. This Elizabeth is not very likely William's sister Elizabeth who married William LOFTON. Another probate document dated 20 May 1871 listing William's heirs (children only) lists Elizabeth BURNS as a daughter. No further information available on her.

 

The administrator Ruben LOVELL does say, "The forgoing are the children and grand children of William W. SEALS decease and are the heirs of said deceased AS FAR AS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LEARN."

 

20 May 1871, Quoting from the 1854 probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County, To the Honorable R.B. LAMON, Judge of the County Court of Edgar County. May Term, A.D. 1871. The undersigned Ruben LOVELL & Elisha LOVEL [sic] his attny in fact, Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of his acts and doings as such Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased from his last Settlement to May 20th A.D. 1871; charge with the following, to-wit: May 20th 1871. Items of Receipts: To cash on hand of last settlement. Amount: $125.09. He asks to be credited with the following sums, paid out as per receipts exhibited. May 20th 1871. Items Paid Out." The "Items Paid Out" amounts were for $3.00 and $1.50, for a total of $5.00.

 

Included with this 1871 record is a paper with a list of the heirs of William W SEALS, deceased: Alexander SEALS, Even (Evan) SEALS, Francis SEALS, "heirs of Mrs ____ Peter J. COOK She is deced Children with him." Heirs of Mrs ____ TAYLOR wife of Ires [sic] TAYLOR, Mrs Rachel CANADY, Mrs Elizabeth BURNS (Elizabeth was previously thought to be a BOLING due to difficulty of deciphering the handwriting of the last name in the list of heirs on the October Term A.D. 1868 paper). The references to underscores (____) herein indicate there was a blank space left in the writing: "heirs of Mrs [blank] Peter J. COOK," and "heirs of Mrs [blank] TAYLOR."

 

On the "Recapitulation" page of this report is a handwritten statement: "These are Said heirs in this Estate Alexander SEALS is indebted to the Estate $68.25 and is wholy [sic] usolvent [sic] Rachel CANADY is indebted to the Estate thirty two dollars and is insolvent Mrs. Peter J COOK an heir owe sixteen[?] and seventy five cents. All debts have been paid and the above amount [$120.09] is for distribution among the heirs He asks for rule of distribution. [Signed] Ruben LOVELL Administrator of the Estate William W SEALS Deceased per Elisha LOVELL atty in fact." This record is recorded in Probate Record B, Page 163.

 

William W Seals and Rachel Townsend had the following children:

 

17.            i. ALEXANDER SETH8 SEALS SR was born in 1806 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between May 1871-1880 in Clark Co, IL. He married Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy, daughter of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 22 Dec 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born in 1807 in Virginia. She died about 1860 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       EVEN SEALS was born in 1810 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

18.            iii. SINAH LUCINDA SEALS was born on 08 Nov 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She died on 01 Jan 1864 in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL. She married Irason Taylor Jr, son of Irason Taylor Sr and Rosanna Unknown on 25 Jun 1831 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1813 in Virginia. He died in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL.

 

iv.       CYNTHIA ANN SEALS was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1896. She married MCDOWELL ARCH. He died about 1893.

 

19.            v. ELIZA SEALS was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died between 1862-1864 in Clark Co, IL. She married UNKNOWN BURNS. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER PARKER on 11 Sep 1833 in Floyd Co, IN. He died before 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (3) PETER J COOK on 15 Aug 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born between 1824-1826 in Lincoln Co, NC. He died in 1895 in Eagleville, Harrison Co, MO.

 

20.            vi. RACHEL SEALS was born in 1815 in Indiana. She died after 1880 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL. She married James Kennedy, son of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 30 Jan 1836 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1804 in Virginia. He died before 1870 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL.

 

21.            vii. FRANCIS SEALS was born on 22 Feb 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 22 Sep 1878 in Linn Co, Kansas. He married NANCY MELVINA TACKETT. She was born in 1828 in Virginia. She died in Kansas.

 

10.      JOHN7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1785 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in 1850 in Posey, Washington Co, IN (Simeon Lofton Graveyard Posey, IN). He married Mary (Polly) Lofton, daughter of Isaac Lofton Sr and Mary Unknown in 1816 in Washington Co, IN. She was born about 1785 in North Carolina. She died in 1847 in Stotts City, Lawrence Co, MO (Beck Cem, Stotts City, MO).

 

John Seals and Mary (Polly) Lofton had the following children:

 

i.        LINDSEY8 SEALS was born between 1820-1830.

 

ii.       SON SEALS was born between 1820-1830.

 

23.            iii. ELIZA SEALS was born in 1821 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1893. She married HENRY ASHERS. He was born in 1819 in Indiana.

 

24.            iv. JERUSHA SEALS was born between 1830-1835 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1861 in Missouri City, Ft Bend Co, TX. She married Huston Beck on 30 Oct 1849 in Washington Co, IN. He died in Missouri City, Ft Bend Co, TX.

 

v.        SON SEALS was born between 1830-1835.

 

vi.       DORCAS SEALS was born between 1835-1840.

 

vii.      SON SEALS was born between 1835-1840.

 

11.      SAMUEL7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1790 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died in Oct 1850 in Pulaski Co, IL. He married Mary (Polly) Unknown in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1790.

 

Samuel Seals and Mary (Polly) Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        EVAN8 SEALS. He married (1) RACHEL LEE on 11 Feb 1830 in Morgan Co, IN. He married (2) NANCY MURRAY on 12 Dec 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. He married (3) HARRIET J (MRS) EATON on 29 Jul 1877 in Coles Co, IL.

 

24.            ii. ALEXANDER SEALS was born in 1817 in Morgan Co, IN. He married ELIZABETH C UNKNOWN. She was born in 1821 in North Carolina.

 

iii.      JANE SEALS.  She married Christopher Parker on 11 Sep 1833 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

12.      FRANCIS7 SEALS (Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born between 1794-1796 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between 1840-1850 in Caldwell Co, KY. He married UNKNOWN. She was born between 1801-1810.

 

Notes for Francis Seals:

 

It is presumed that Francis is a son of Francis & Mary. He was living with his sister, Esther in Washington Co, KY as Francis Seals, orphan. Esther was living with her father-in-law as her husband had deserted her & his children.

 

Living in Caldwell Co, KY 1840 with the following living in his household:

 

1  male 15-20

1 male 30-40

1 male 50-60

1 female under 5

1 female 30-40

 

He is not in the 1850 census

 

Francis Seals and Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        SON8 SEALS was born between 1826-1830.

 

ii.       SON SEALS was born between 1831-1835.

 

iii.      DAUGHTER SEALS was born between 1835-1840.

 

Generation 8

 

13.      NELSON8 LOFTON (Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 25 May 1808 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 31 Jan 1892 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL. He married (1) LOVINA HUNTSMAN on 11 Apr 1841 in Hancock Co, IL. She was born on 21 Apr 1823 in Perry Co, Ohio. She died on 17 Sep 1868 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born in 1846 in Illinois. She died before 1880 in Durham, Hancock Co, IL.

 

Nelson Lofton and Lovina Huntsman had the following children:

 

i.        GEORGE9 LOFTON was born in 1842 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

ii.       FRANCIS P LOFTON was born in 1845 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

iii.      MARIA E LOFTON was born in 1846 in Hancock Co, IL. She married Bartley R Dean on 03 Sep 1866 in Hancock Co, IL.

iv.       LOVINA LOFTON was born in 1847 in Hancock Co, IL. She married Ferdinand Victor on 07 Dec 1862 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

v.        JAMES W LOFTON was born in 1849 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

vi.       ABBEY LOFTON was born in 1854 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

vii.      SIMEON LOFTON was born in 1856 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

viii.     JOHN LOFTON was born in 1860 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

14.      ISABELA8 LOFTON (Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 08 Feb 1813 in Kentucky. She died on 21 Jul 1910 in Livingston Co, MO. She married DAVID AUSTIN. He died before 1870 in Livingston Co, MO.

 

David Austin and Isabela Lofton had the following children:

 

25.            i. LUCINDA9 AUSTIN was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Missouri. She died on 09 Jun 1871 in Lawrence, KS. She married UNKNOWN GRAY.

 

ii.       LOUISA AUSTIN was born in 1849 in Missouri.

 

15.      FRANCIS R8 LOFTON (Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 25 May 1816 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 30 Apr 1900 in Wheatland, Yuba Co, CA. He married Jemina Hardin on 14 Apr 1836 in Hancock Co, IL. She was born about 1816 in Kentucky. She died in Wheatland, Yuba Co, CA.

 

Francis R Lofton and Jemina Hardin had the following child:

 

i.        ALBERT9 LOFTON was born in 1838 in Hancock Co, IL. He married NANCY UNKNOWN. She was born in 1849 in Illinois.

 

16.      JEFFERSON8 LOFTON (Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1823 in Indiana. He died on 04 Apr 1901. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born about 1826 in Indiana. She died before 1862 in Hancock Co, IL. He married (2) SARAH JANE MERRILL, daughter of Nathaniel Merrill and Lucinda Bassett on 18 Aug 1861 in Colusa, Hancock Co, IL. She was born about 1842. She died in Sep 1918.

 

Jefferson Lofton and Elizabeth Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        LAVINA9 LOFTON was born in 1843 in Indiana.

 

ii.       PAULINA LOFTON was born in 1845 in Indiana. She married Jonah Cather on 11 May 1862 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

27.            iii. JOHN N LOFTON was born in 1848 in Indiana. He married Rebecca Wimp on 22 Mar 1872 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL. She was born in 1853 in Illinois.

 

iv.       AMANDA LOFTON was born in 1849 in Indiana.

 

v.        MANFORD G LOFTON was born in 1853 in Hancock Co, IL. He married Barbare Magdalena Hupfer on 20 Dec 1898 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

vi.       FRANKLIN LOFTIN was born in 1855 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

vii.      HENRY LOFTON was born in 1859 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

Jefferson Lofton and Sarah Jane Merrill had the following children:

 

viii.     IVA A LOFTON was born in 1864 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

ix.      CHARLES LOFTON was born in 1870 in Hancock Co, IL.

 

x.       ROSA LOFTON was born in 1875 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL.

 

17.      ALEXANDER SETH8 SEALS SR (William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1806 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between May 1871-1880 in Clark Co, IL. He married Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy, daughter of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 22 Dec 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born in 1807 in Virginia. She died about 1860 in Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals Sr:

 

27  Sep 1838, Alexander SEALES (of Clark Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in Clark Co., IL, located in Aliquot NWNE, of Section 22, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, Meridian

2.  (An Aliquot: "Signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity"--in this case, a fraction of land.)

 

Alexander Seth Seals Sr and Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy had the following children:

 

27.            i. MARY (MAY)9 SEALS was born on 03 May 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 18 Dec 1893 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She married ABNER GAUF SHERMAN. He was born on 19 Mar 1827 in Lancaster, Knox Co, OH. He died on 10 Jul 1919 in McMillan Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

28.            ii. ELIZABETH SEALS was born in 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. She died before 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL. She married Thomas Armstrong on 19 Feb 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He was born about 1834 in Indiana. He died after 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL.

 

29.            iii. SALLY (SARAH) SEALS was born in 1841 in Clark Co, IL. She married James Wesley Downs about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. He was born in 1829 in Illinois.

 

30.            iv. FRANCIS (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN) SEALS was born in 1842 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 02 Oct 1899 in Clark Co, IL. He married LUCY GIBSON. She died in Apr 1868 in Clark Co, IL. He married (2) MELVINA KIDWELL on 03 Nov 1868 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois. She died on 16 Apr 1909 in Buchanan Co, IL state hospitol. He married (3) EMMA DEWITT HOPKINS on 30 Aug 1891 in McDonald Co, MO. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

                     v.        ELIZA JANE SEALS was born in 1845 in Clark Co, IL. She married Dan or Fred Shepard on 05 Sep 1871.

 

31.            vi. WILLIAM D. SEALS was born in 1847 in Clark Co, IL. He married Maria Jones on 25 May 1867 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois.

 

32.            vii. ALEXANDER SETH SEALS JR was born on 12 May 1849 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 20 Jun 1916 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He married Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff, daughter of Adam B Neff and Eliza Anne Lutholtz in 1876 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She was born in Aug 1861 in Indiana. She died in 1946 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

18.      SINAH LUCINDA8 SEALS (William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 08 Nov 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She died on 01 Jan 1864 in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL. She married Irason Taylor Jr, son of Irason Taylor Sr and Rosanna Unknown on 25 Jun 1831 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1813 in Virginia. He died in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Irason Taylor Jr:

 

1832-1840, According to the History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Irason TAYLOR is listed as one of the early pioneer settlers in St. Clair Co., Missouri between 1832-1840. In addition, Irason is the only TAYLOR listed in St. Clair County. No SEALS/SEALES are listed.

 

11 Jun 1832, Public land sale in Morgan Co., IN to Troson (Irason) TAYLOR, Section 23, T11NR1E, SE1/2 of NW1/4, 40 acres, southeast of Martinsville, Morgan Co., Indiana. (Key: T11NR1E = Township 11 North of Range 1 East.) Because of the handwriting, "Irason" may have looked like "Troson" when it was transcribed. This may have been Irason's first land purchase in Morgan Co., Indiana when he was about 19 years of age. These 40 acres are about a mile and a half directly west from the land he purchased on 03 Oct 1833. Today, Townsend Road runs through the extreme northeast corner of section 23. Indian Creek runs through the southwest quarter of section 23.

 

03 Oct 1833, Public land sale in Morgan Co., IN to Trason (Irason) TAYLOR, Sec 24, T11NR1E NW1/4 of SE1/4, 40 acres. Section 24 borders section 23 to the east. Townsend Road runs through sections 14, 23, and 24. This section of land Irason purchased is on Townsend Road today. Rachael (TAYLOR) HATLEY is buried in the Townsend Cemetery on this road near the junction of Townsend Road and Voyles Road in the southeast quarter of section 14 on land owned by the Albert J. VOYLES Farms, Inc.

 

11 Oct 1833, Deed from Irason and Sinah TAYLOR of Morgan Co., IN to Mathias WHETSTONE of Morgan Co., IN for land in Sec 23, T11NR1E, 40 acres for $100.

 

26 Feb 1836, Deed from Irason and Siney (Sinah) TAYLOR of Morgan Co., IN to Isaac D. HUFFMAN of Morgan Co., IN for land in Sec 24, T11NR1E, 40 acres for $120.

 

10 Sep 1844, Irason TAYLOR of Rives County, MO buys land at public land sale in St. Clair Co., MO, in Sec 25, T39NR27W.

 

Apr 1865, The McDonald County, Missouri TAYLOR family tradition states that when William H. TAYLOR and his family were emigrating in 1865 from Clark Co., IL to northern Missouri they saw the slow moving funeral train carrying the body of the assassinated American President Abraham LINCOLN to his final resting-place in Springfield, Illinois. William's son John Kurtright TAYLOR'S daughter Audrey (TAYLOR) BLISH thinks the funeral train was seen in Springfield. The sighting apparently depends on when the train traveled across eastern Illinois to Springfield or when it reached Springfield for the body of LINCOLN to be laid to rest.

 

Irason Taylor Jr and Sinah Lucinda Seals had the following children:

 

i. WILLIAM HARRISON9 TAYLOR was born on 22 Jan 1832 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 29 Aug 1887. He married POLLY ANN STINE. He married SARAH ELIZABETH

 

ARMSTRONG.

 

ii.       RACHEL TAYLOR was born on 25 Apr 1835 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 11 Apr 1856. She married JAMES HATLEY.

 

iii.      SON TAYLOR was born about 1836.

 

iv.      CAROLINE TAYLOR was born on 30 Aug 1838 in 1/12/1929. She married Isaac Sparksm Sr on 14 Feb 1856.

 

v.       ROCCENA TAYLOR was born on 11 Jul 1843 in 8/11/1918. She died on 11 Aug 1910 in Dolson, Clark Co, IL. She married FRANCIS M ASHLEY. He was born in Kentucky.

 

He died on 10 Dec 1862 in Tennessee. She married (2) WILLIAM H MCFARLAND on 21 Jul 1864 in Edgar Co, IL. He died on 08 Apr 1876 in Clark Co, IL. She married (3) NATHANIEL RECTOR MOUNTJOY on 13 Nov 1878 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

vi.       FRANCIS MARION TAYLOR was born on 25 Jul 1846 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 14 Aug 1932 in Van Wert Co, OH. He married Amanda Applegate on 29 Mar 1866.

 

vii.      PETER J TAYLOR was born in 1850.

 

viii.     JOSEPH TAYLOR was born on 14 Feb 1851 in Illinois. He died on 05 Dec 1931 in Fulton, Callaway Co, MO. He married Martha M Steepleton on 19 Dec 1875. She was born on 05 Aug 1858. She died on 23 Sep 1909 in Fulton, Callaway Co, MO.

 

19.      ELIZA8 SEALS (William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died between 1862-1864 in Clark Co, IL. She married UNKNOWN BURNS. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER PARKER on 11 Sep 1833 in Floyd Co, IN. He died before 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (3) PETER J COOK on 15 Aug 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born between 1824-1826 in Lincoln Co, NC. He died in 1895 in Eagleville, Harrison Co, MO.

 

Notes for Eliza Seals:

 

1814, Eliza Jane SEALS was born in Indiana to William W. SEALS and Rachel TOWNSEND. She married (1) Christopher PARKER, and (2) Peter J. COOK. Eliza

 

Christopher Parker and Eliza Seals had the following children:

 

i.        RACHAEL9 PARKER was born about 1838.

 

ii.       JULIA ANN PARKER was born about 1840.

 

iii.      ELENDER PARKER was born about 1846.

 

Peter J Cook and Eliza Seals had the following children:

 

i.        MILLIA9 COOK was born about 1849.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH COOK was born about 1852.

 

iii.      REBECCA J COOK was born about 1855.

 

iv.       JAMES B COOK was born about 1857.

 

20.      RACHEL8 SEALS (William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1815 in Indiana. She died after 1880 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL. She married James Kennedy, son of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 30 Jan 1836 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1804 in Virginia. He died before 1870 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL.

 

James Kennedy and Rachel Seals had the following children:

 

i.        FRANCES M9 KENNEDY was born about 1837 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       NANCY A KENNEDY was born about 1841 in Clark Co, IL.

 

iii.      ANDREW J KENNEDY was born about 1843 in Clark Co, IL.

 

iv.       GEORGE W KENNEDY was born about 1845 in Clark Co, IL. He married Eliza Unknown in Clark Co, IL.

 

v.        RACHEL E KENNEDY was born about 1850 in Clark Co, IL.

 

vi.       JAMES KENNEDY was born about 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He married JANE UNKNOWN. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

vii.      PETER KENNEDY was born on 19 Apr 1851 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 24 Apr 1920 in Clark Co, IL (Forsythe Cem, Clark Co, IL). He married SARAH JANE PINE. She was born on 02 Apr 1850 in Illinois. She died on 23 Aug 1938 in Clark Co, IL (Forsythe Cem, Clark Co, IL).

 

viii.     CAROLINE KENNEDY was born about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. She married (1) JOHN SAM GASSAWAY on 25 Dec 1873 in Clark Co, IL. She married (2) WILLIAM SWEENEY in 1900 in Missouri.

 

21.      FRANCIS8 SEALS (William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 22 Feb 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 22 Sep 1878 in Linn Co, Kansas. He married NANCY MELVINA TACKETT. She was born in 1828 in Virginia. She died in Kansas.

 

Notes for Francis Seals: Purchaser: SEALS FRANCIS Residence of Purchaser: CLARK Social Status:

 

Legal Description:

 

Aliquot Parts or Lot: SWNW Section Number: 23 Township: 12N

 

Range: 12W Meridan: 2

County of Purchase: CLARK

 

Details of Sale: Acres: 40.00

 

Price per Acre: 1.25 Total Price: 50.00 Type of Sale: FD

Date of Purchase: 01/09/1840 Volume: 291

Page: 264

 

Purchaser: SEALS FRANCIS Residence of Purchaser: EDGAR Social Status:

 

Legal Description:

 

Aliquot Parts or Lot: NESW Section Number: 15 Township: 12N

 

Range: 12W Meridan: 2

County of Purchase: EDGAR

 

Details of Sale: Acres: 40.00

 

Price per Acre: 1.25 Total Price: 50.00

 

Type of Sale: FD

 

Date of Purchase: 11/27/1849

Volume: 291

Page: 093

 

Francis Seals and Nancy Melvina Tackett had the following children:

 

i.        ALEXANDER9 SEALS was born in 1846 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

ii.       JOHN SEALS was born in 1848 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iii.      BRUL SEALS was born in 1850 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iv.       WILLIAM SEALS was born in 1854 in Illinois. He died before 1870.

 

v.        SARAH JANE SEALS was born in 1856 in Missouri.

 

vi.       ASA SEALS was born in 1859 in Missouri. He died before 1870.

 

22.      ELIZA8 SEALS (John7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1821 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1893. She married HENRY ASHERS. He was born in 1819 in Indiana.

 

Henry Ashers and Eliza Seals had the following children:

 

i.        RANSON9 ASHERS was born in 1839 in Posey, Washington Co, IN.

 

ii.       JERUSHA ASHERS was born in 1841 in Posey, Washington Co, IN.

 

iii.      FRANCIS ASHERS was born in 1846 in Posey, Washington Co, IN.

 

23.      JERUSHA8 SEALS (John7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born between 1830-1835 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1861 in Missouri City, Ft Bend Co, TX. She married Huston Beck on 30 Oct 1849 in Washington Co, IN. He died in Missouri City, Ft Bend Co, TX.

 

Huston Beck and Jerusha Seals had the following children:

 

i.        MARY9 BECK was born in 1851.

 

ii.       JOHN J BECK was born in 1853.

 

iii.      WILLIAM D BECK was born in 1857.

 

24.      ALEXANDER8 SEALS (Samuel7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1817 in Morgan Co, IN. He married ELIZABETH C UNKNOWN. She was born in 1821 in North Carolina.

 

Alexander Seals and Elizabeth C Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        ELIZABETH9 SEALS was born in 1836 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

ii.       WILLIAM A SEALS was born in 1838 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iii.      THOMAS A SEALS was born in 1840 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iv.       MARY ANN SEALS was born in 1842 in Edgar Co, IL.


Generation 9

 

25.      LUCINDA9 AUSTIN (Isabela8 Lofton, Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Missouri. She died on 09 Jun 1871 in Lawrence, KS. She married UNKNOWN GRAY.

 

Unknown Gray and Lucinda Austin had the following child:

 

i.        ALICE GRAY10 GRAY was born in May 1870.

 

26.      JOHN N9 LOFTON (Jefferson8, Elizabeth7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1848 in Indiana. He married Rebecca Wimp on 22 Mar 1872 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL. She was born in 1853 in Illinois.

 

John N Lofton and Rebecca Wimp had the following child:

 

i.        IDA10 LOFTIN was born in 1874 in Dallas, Hancock Co, IL.

 

27.      MARY (MAY)9 SEALS (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 03 May 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 18 Dec 1893 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She married ABNER GAUF SHERMAN. He was born on 19 Mar 1827 in Lancaster, Knox Co, OH. He died on 10 Jul 1919 in McMillan Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

Abner Gauf Sherman and Mary (May) Seals had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES M10 SHERMAN was born in 1849 in Missouri.

 

ii.       JOHN H SHERMAN was born in 1851 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iii.      DANIEL SHERMAN was born in 1854 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iv.       SARAH FRANCIS SHERMAN was born in 1857 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

v.        MARY E SHERMAN was born in 1860 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

vi.       MARGARET SHERMAN was born in 1864 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

28.      ELIZABETH9 SEALS (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. She died before 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL. She married Thomas Armstrong on 19 Feb 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He was born about 1834 in Indiana. He died after 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Seals:

 

married a second time to Benjamin Parcel?  8 Nov 1859 Clark Co, IL.

 

Thomas Armstrong and Elizabeth Seals had the following children:

 

i.        MARIANE BARRY10 ARMSTRONG.  She married SINAH TAYLOR.

 

33.            ii. MARTHA J . ARMSTRONG. She married THOMAS BARTLY. She married HOBERT BARTLEY.

 

29.      SALLY (SARAH)9 SEALS (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1841 in Clark Co, IL. She married James Wesley Downs about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. He was born in 1829 in Illinois.

 

James Wesley Downs and Sally (Sarah) Seals had the following children:

 

   34.            i. ALLEN B10 DOWNS was born in 1858 in Illinois. He married ARDALA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1859 in Missouri.

 

ii.       MELINDA DOWNS was born in 1861 in Illinois.

 

iii.      ANDREW J DOWNS was born in 1863 in Illinois.

 

iv.       AFERD DOWNS was born in 1868 in Illinois.

 

30.      FRANCIS (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN)9 SEALS (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1842 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 02 Oct 1899 in Clark Co, IL. He married LUCY GIBSON. She died in Apr 1868 in Clark Co, IL. He married (2) MELVINA KIDWELL on 03 Nov 1868 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois. She died on 16 Apr 1909 in Buchanan Co, IL state hospitol. He married (3) EMMA DEWITT HOPKINS on 30 Aug 1891 in McDonald Co, MO. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals:

 

27  Nov 1849, Francis SEALS (of Edgar Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in Edgar Co., IL, located in Aliquot NESW, of Section 15, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, 40.00 acres, for $50.00. (An Aliquot "Signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity"--in this case, a fraction of land.) Recorded in Vol. 291, page 093.

 

Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals and Melvina Kidwell had the following children:

 

35.            i. ALLEN BRISTO10 SEALS was born in 1871. He died in 1944. He married JULIE A. BROWN. She was born in 1886.

 

36.            ii. ALEXANDER SETH SEALS was born on 28 May 1873 in Beardstown, Cass Co, MO. He died in 1949 in McDonald Co, MO. He married Emma DeWitt Hopkins on 08 Mar 1901. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iii.      SARAH JANE SEALS was born in 1877 in Illinois. She married SHERMAN REED.

 

iv.       JOHN W. SEALS was born in 1880. He married UNKNOWN PIERCE.

 

Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals and Emma DeWitt Hopkins had the following children:

 

v.        DOROTHY L SEALS was born in Jan 1892 in Kansas.

 

vi.       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARMSTRONG was born in Jul 1895 in Kansas. He married OLGA W. WISEMAN.

 

37.            vii. WILLIAM MCKINLEY ARMSTRONG was born in Feb 1897 in Kansas. He married Ivy Hoy on 23 Jun 1923.

 

31.      WILLIAM D.9 SEALS (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1847 in Clark Co, IL. He married Maria Jones on 25 May 1867 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois.

 

Notes for William D. Seals:

 

1870 Edgar Co, IL there is a William & Mary Seals living next to Even Seals. This may be the right William. Living with them is Arthur Sherman age 9.

 

13  Dec 1849, William D. SEALES purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in the SWNE, of Section 22, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, Meridian 2.

 

William D. Seals and Maria Jones had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES10 SEALS was born in 1868 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       HURLEY SEALS was born about 1871.

 

32.      ALEXANDER SETH9 SEALS JR (Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 12 May 1849 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 20 Jun 1916 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He married Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff, daughter of Adam B Neff and Eliza Anne Lutholtz in 1876 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She was born in Aug 1861 in Indiana. She died in 1946 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals Jr:

 

Pearlie is actually Amanda's daughter, sister to Mary. Alexander signed the birth certificate as the father.

 

Alexander Seth Seals Jr and Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff had the following children:

 

i.        WESLEY ADAM10 SEALS was born on 02 Feb 1877. He died on 06 Mar 1882.

 

39.            ii.      PEARLIE ERNEST SEALS was born on 30 Jul 1884 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She died on 03 Mar 1956 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married (1) JOSEPH IRA HUDGENS, son of Lewis Joseph Hudgens and Sarah Pernita Herring on 09 Feb 1901 in McDonald Co, MO. He was born on 02 Mar 1879 in Nodaway Co, MO. He died on 19 Sep 1937 in Wagoner, Wagoner Co, OK. She married FRED C NEHRBASS. He was born in 1875 in Wisconsin. He died in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iii.      THOMAS FRANKLIN SEALS was born in Feb 1887 in Missouri. He died in of Kansas City, MO. He married Maude Miller on 10 Feb 1908.

 

iv.       IDA LEE SEALS was born on 20 Mar 1889 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO.

 

v.        ALDA MYRTLE SEALS was born on 26 Jun 1894 in Tiff City, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 14 Jul 1961 in Southwest City, McDonald Co, MO. She married Thomas William Frye on 03 Oct 1912 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

vi.       NELLIE MAE SEALS was born in May 1897 in Indian Territory, OK. She died on 27 Nov 1969 in of Anderson, MO. She married George Nickles Sutton on 24 Jul 1912. He was born on 20 Jun 1889. He died on 01 Jun 1964.

 

Generation 10

 

33.      MARTHA J.10 ARMSTRONG (Elizabeth9 Seals, Alexander Seth8 Seals Sr, William W7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale, Thomas). She married THOMAS BARTLY. She married HOBERT BARTLEY.

 

Hobert Bartley and Martha J. Armstrong had the following child:

 

i.        VELDMAH11 BARTLEY.

 

34.      ALLEN B10 DOWNS (Sally (Sarah)9 Seals, Alexander Seth8 Seals Sr, William W7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1858 in Illinois. He married ARDALA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1859 in Missouri.

 

Allen B Downs and Ardala Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        WILLIAM A11 DOWNS was born in 1878 in Missouri.

35.      ALLEN BRISTO10 SEALS (Francis (Benjamin Franklin)9, Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in 1871. He died in 1944. He married JULIE A. BROWN. She was born in 1886.

 

Allen Bristo Seals and Julie A. Brown had the following children:

 

i.        ROY LEONARD11 ARMSTRONG was born in 1909. He married CORA BELL TAYLOR.

 

ii.       DELL MAY ARMSTRONG was born in 1912. She married GEORGE KEY.

 

iii.      THOMAS ALLEN ARMSTRONG was born in 1915.

 

iv.       FANNIE ARMSTRONG was born in 1918. She married VICTOR FERGUSON.

 

v.        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARMSTRONG was born in 1921.

 

vi.       DAVIE RAY ARMSTRONG was born in 1925.

 

vii.      SYLVESTER ABRAHAM ARMSTRONG was born on 15 Jan 1928. He married SHIRLEY UNKNOWN.

 

36.      ALEXANDER SETH10 SEALS (Francis (Benjamin Franklin)9, Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 28 May 1873 in Beardstown, Cass Co, MO. He died in 1949 in McDonald Co, MO. He married Emma DeWitt Hopkins on 08 Mar 1901. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals:

 

28 May 1873, Alexander Seth SEALS was born to Benjamin Franklin SEALES and Melvina KIDWELL in Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois. He is buried in the Cummings Chapel Cemetery in McDonald County, MO. He married his stepmother Emma Dewitt HOPKINS in 1901.

 

Alexander Seth Seals and Emma DeWitt Hopkins had the following children:

 

i.        LOLA BELLE11 SEALS was born in 1902 in McDonald Co, MO. She died on 22 Feb 1978. She married VALENTINE (VOLLIE) HARDY.

 

ii.       MILTON DEWITT SEALS was born in 1904 in Oklahoma. He married Evelyn Ann Ruddick on 30 Oct 1937.

 

iii.      CLARA ALICE SEALS was born in Dec 1907 in Oklahoma. She died on 02 Mar 1988. She married Keneth Franklin Tye on 11 Feb 1932. He was born on 24 Aug 1915. He died on 10 Jan 1989.

 

iv.       ELSIE M. SEALS was born in 1910 in Oklahoma. She died in Oct 1980.

 

v.        CARL CLIFFORD SEALS was born on 13 Jul 1912 in McDonald Co, MO. He died on 22 Feb 1972.

 

37.      WILLIAM MCKINLEY10 ARMSTRONG (Francis (Benjamin Franklin)9 Seals, Alexander Seth8 Seals Sr, William W7 Seals, Francis6 Seals, John5 Seals, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born in Feb 1897 in Kansas. He married Ivy Hoy on 23 Jun 1923.

 

William McKinley Armstrong and Ivy Hoy had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN F.11 ARMSTRONG.

 

ii.       WILLIAM MCKINLEY ARMSTRONG was born in 1925.

 

iii.      CHARLES A. ARMSTRONG.

 

iv.       EUGENE E. ARMSTRONG.

 

38.      PEARLIE ERNEST10 SEALS (Alexander Seth9 Jr, Alexander Seth8 Sr, William W7, Francis6, John5, William4 Seale, Anthony (Capt)3 Seale, Anthony2 Seale, William1 Seale) was born on 30 Jul 1884 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She died on 03 Mar 1956 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married (1) JOSEPH IRA HUDGENS, son of Lewis Joseph Hudgens and Sarah Pernita Herring on 09 Feb 1901 in McDonald Co, MO. He was born on 02 Mar 1879 in Nodaway Co, MO. He died on 19 Sep 1937 in Wagoner, Wagoner Co, OK. She married FRED C NEHRBASS. He was born in 1875 in Wisconsin. He died in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Pearlie Ernest Seals:

 

Pearlie's mother was really Mary's sister, Amanda.  Amanda gave birth to Pearlie when she was

16.   Alexander is listed as the father on the birth certificate. After Pearlie's birth, Amanda left for the Indian Territory (OK). Pealie is listed in the 1900 census, McMillon Twp, McDonald Co, MO as niece in the household.

 

I don't believe Alexander is the 'bad guy' here. On the other hand, I believe he is the 'good guy'. He gave Pearlie a legal last name. Pearlie's middle name is Ernest. I believe this is either the first name or the last name of Pearlie's biological father. There was a 'Jacob Ernest' living as a lodger in the area at the time of Pearlie's birth.

 

Joseph Ira Hudgens and Pearlie Ernest Seals had the following children:

 

i.        LEWIS ALEXANDER11 HUDGENS was born in 1902 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. He died in 1902 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO.

 

ii.       BETTY HUDGENS was born in 1904 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died before 1910 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iii.      JETTIE CEDELIA HUDGENS was born on 07 Aug 1904 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 07 Dec 1988 in Elverta, Sacramento Co, CA. She married James Levi Young, son of James S Young and Mary Hansford on 30 Jun 1920 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He was born on 02 Aug 1884 in Ohio. He died on 13 Dec 1955 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co, CA.

 

iv.       LUELLA HUDGENS was born on 31 Oct 1906 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 03 Jan 1946 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married (1) RICHARD CROWDER on 16 Nov 1945 in Benton Co, AR. He was born on 28 Apr 1912 in Missouri. He died in Dec 1984 in Miami, Ottawa Co, OK. She married (2) WALTER FRANKLIN RAGSDALE, son of Joseph Ragsdale and Callvona Rowe on 14 Sep 1922 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He was born in 1902 in Missouri.

 

v.        JOSEPH ERNEST HUDGENS was born on 30 May 1908 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. He died on 16 Sep 1987 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. He married Grace J Ragsdale on 22 Apr 1926 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. She was born in 1911 in Missouri.

 

vi.       ADA MAE HUDGENS was born in 1910 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 20 Apr 2005 in Russellville, Pope Co, AR (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married ELMER HORACE DAY. He was born on 25 Nov 1873 in Ludlow, Livingston Co, MO. He died on 16 Aug 1945 in Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO.

                       vii.     KATY BEATRIE HUDGENS was born on 09 Apr 1911 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died in May 1977 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She

                               married LESLIE PARSONS. He was born about 1904 in Kansas.

 

                      viii.    ONA LEA HUDGENS was born on 29 Mar 1922 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 11 Jul 2005 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial

                               Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married WILLIAM C GILION. He was born on 06 Jan 1912 in Goodman, Anderson Co, MO. He died on

                               24 Sep 1993 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO).

 

                       ix.     LAURA RUTH HUDGENS was born on 31 Mar 1913 in Noel, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 29 Nov 1993 in Springfield, Green Co, MO (Burial Stone

                               Cem, Noel, MO). She married Robert A Henderson about 1934 in McDonald Co, MO. He was born on 11 May 1905 in Missouri. He died on

                               07 Feb 1991 in Missouri (Burial Stone Cem, Noel, MO).

 

                        x.      JOSEPH IRA (JR) HUDGENS was born on 27 May 1915 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. He died on 15 Nov 1987 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO

                               (Burial Lanagan Cem, Lanagan, MO). He married Hazel M Hendricks on 28 Feb 1942 in McDonald Co, MO. She was born on 27 Jul 1923 in Missouri.

                               She died on 26 Oct 1997 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Lanagan Cem, Lanagan, MO).

 

                        xi.    JOSEPH HENRY HUDGENS was born on 12 Jan 1920 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. He died on 15 Jan 2003 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO

                               (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). He married DOROTHY UNKNOWN. He married (2) NORMA JUNE KENNEY, daughter of John Frank Kenney and

                               Mary Margaret (Maggie) Brandon on 31 Mar 1961 in Miami, Oklahoma. She was born on 17 Dec 1929 in Hockerville, Ottowa Co, OK. She died on

                               30 Sep 1995 in Pocatello, ID.