Seelye Family Genealogy
Seelye Family Genealogy

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1. George Washington Seelye - was born on 23 Apr 1829 in Ohio and died on 22 Mar 1865 in Goldsboro, NC. .
George married Letitia Ann Bethel on 28 Aug 1850 in Noble Co., Ind.. Letitia was born on 24 Jan 1831 in Ohio. She was the daughter of Benjamin H. Bethel and Hannah Harper. She died on 18 Mar 1913 in Ligonier, Indiana and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. .

Letitia - Leticia A. Richmond is shown as owning a Farm in the North West corner of Noble Township, Noble Co. Ind in the 1874 map book. In 1900 census, she reported that she had 9 children, 5 still living.

1880 Census Noble, Noble Co. Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William Richmond self 53 OH Farmer PA PA  
Leticia Richmond wife 45 OH   VA PA  
John M. Richmond son 22 IN Farmer      
Ida M. Richmond dau 13 IN        
Alice N. Richmond dau 11 IN        
William F. Richmond son 9 IN        
Amelia J. Jones Step-Dau 24 IN   NY OH  
Grace Jones Step-G-Dau 2 IN   IN IN  

George - occupation: Capt. in Civil War - Died of a wound received at Bentonville during the Civil War. Listed as a merchant in Noble Co., Ind in 1850 and then a grocer in Wolf Lake, Ind. in 1860
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ellen J. Seelye was born Aug 1851 in Ind. and died in 1923 in Noble Co., Ind. and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty. .

Ellen - Married John William Cress in Noble CO., Ind. Jan 30 1872. 5 children - Ada Cress, Frances Cress, Mott M. Cress, Ruth Cress, and Fanny Cress.
ii.  Charles Edwin Seelye was born on 16 Jan 1853 and died on 12 Mar 1863 .

Charles - Married Mary A. Brackney in Noble Co., Ind Oct 5, 1898.
iii.  Amelia Jane Seelye was born on 9 Nov 1854 in Indiana and died on 8 May 1938 in Noble Co., Ind. and was buried in Wolfe Lake Cmty. .
iv.  Frances Mary Seelye was born on 17 Feb 1857.
v.  Albert Lincoln Seelye was born Dec/Jul 1860 and died on 9 Sep 1862 .
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2. Amelia Jane Seelye - was born on 9 Nov 1854 in Indiana and died on 8 May 1938 in Noble Co., Ind. and was buried in Wolfe Lake Cmty. . She was the daughter of George Washington Seelye and Letitia Ann Bethel.
Amelia married Levi M. Jones on 6 Oct 1875 in Noble Co., Ind..

Levi - Levi was not living with Amelia in 1880, and we have found no further trace of him.
  Then Amelia married Benjamin G. Hough on 22 Jun 1883 in Noble Co., Ind.. Benjamin was born Apr 1857 in Penn.. He was the son of David Hough and Amanda Guffey. He died in 1932 in Ligonier, Ind. and was buried in Oak Park, Ligonier, Ind. .

Benjamin -

Census: 1900 Ligonier, Noble Co., Indiana
name relation born in marital status born in father born mother born occupatin
Benjamin G. Hough Head Apr 1857 43 m-16 Penn:Penn Penn Day Laborer
Amelia Hough wife Nov 1855 44 m-16 Indiana Vermont Ohio
Kittie Hough Daughter Mar 1884 16 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Mabel Hough daughter Aug 1886 13 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Seelye Hough Daughter Aug 1888 11 S Indiana Penn Indiana
Anna Hough Daughter Mar 1892 S Indiana Penn Indiana  
David Hough son May 1894 6 S Indiana Penn Indiana

Was a Street Car operator, living at 617 Eugene Stret in Indianpolis in 1921.

Pint of "White Mule" spoils Christmas Plans

Plans for what promised to be a pleasant Christmas for the family of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Bargersville, Ind. were marred by an accident, a pint bottle of "white mule" and the police yesterday. Their automobile, laden with toys and other Christmas presents, crashed into a Stock Yards street car, operated by Benjamin Hough, 617 Eugene street, motorman. Mrs. Smith suffered a slight cut on the right hand. Motor Policemen Harms and Owens declared that they found a bottle of "mule" in the automobile. Smith was taken to police headquarters, charged with operating a blind tiger and with driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. (Note: A "blind tiger" is a place where alcholic beverages are sold illegally - a speakeasy - after the early custom of exhibiting animal curosities in speakeasies.) He was held by the police for appearance tomorrow in City court. (The Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Indiana - 1921 December 18)

Amelia - In 1880 was living with her mother Letitia and step-father Wm. Richmond.
Children with Levi M. Jones
i.  Maud Jones was born on 11 Aug 1876 in Noble Co., Ind. and died on 9 Jun 1879 in Noble Co., Ind and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty. .
ii.  Grace Jones was born about 1877 and died on 14 Aug 1879 in Noble Co., Ind and was buried in Wolf Lake .
iii.  Grace O Jones was born on 1 Apr 1878 in Noble Co., Ind..
Grace married Audley Green on 14 Sep 1901 in Noble Co., Ind. Audley was born on 24 Sep 1876 in Indiana. He is the son of John Green and Mary D. Pancake.

Audley - Also married Opal Nefer on May 11, 1912 in Noble Co. Indiana.

Census: 1920 Perry Twp, Noble Co., Indiana
Name Relation age born in father born mother born occupation
Audley Green head 43 In In In butcher - C & A Green
Opal Green wife 30 In Switzerland In none
Ralph Green son 5 In In In none
Avis Green dau 17 In In In none
(Sources: - 1 (Book 8, page 190 and Book 13, page 281) - 2)

Grace - Grace is shown at age 2 in the 1880 Census. Married Audley Green in Noble Co., Ind Sep 14, 1901. (Sources: - 1 (Noble Co. Indiana Book 8 page 190) )
iv.  Fannie Jones was born on 1 Jul 1880 in Noble Co., Ind. and died on 11 Mar 1881 in Noble Co., Ind and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty. .
Children with Benjamin G. Hough
See Hough family for children.
1 Indiana Marriages 1845-1920
2 database of Dan Bell Web:

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