Sunday, August 9, 2009

The William & Mary Sealy Family

The Sealys were a young family. And although I have not located baptismal dates for them, they are named in the Salt Lake Tribune (under the name Sely) as one of the members preparing to leave Cane Creek in October 1884. The Sealy family then shows up in Manassa, Colorado in June of 1885 (under the name Seely) living next to Mary's parents. Despite this, the Sealy family do not appear to have stayed in Colorado, since after they died they are buried in Tennessee.

William Scott Sealy was born in 1855 in Tennessee. He married Mary on January 5th 1875.
Mary Ann Talley was born on Dec 13, 1860, the daughter of Elisha and Barbara Talley. She was 24 and married at the time of the massacre. She is in the 1880 census living with her husband, William Sealey, at Cane Creek and were still living there at the time of the massacre.

“Old Lady Sealy” was still living in Lewis County when Elder Bean visited in 1895. Although he did not meet her, residents with whom he spoke claim she was a Mormon “but she won’t admit to it.”

Susan A Sealy was born in 1876. Since this would mean Mary would have to have been pregnant at age 15, it is possible Susan is her step daughter.

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