Peter Howard SEAMAN and his wife, Urania Adeline McLEAN became homesteaders in Nebraska. Along with many of their friends and neighbors from Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario, they chose to become pioneers in the 1870's. More information is here.

Caleb Seaman (1740-1820)

This website details the genealogy and lives of the descendants of Caleb Seaman (1740-1820).

Caleb Seaman was a great grandson of Capt. John Seaman and was born on Long Island in the colony of New York. A Loyalist, Caleb supported the crown during the Revolutionary war. After the war and his release from prison, he and his family left New York state and moved to Canada. In 1789 they settled in Ontario along the St. Lawrence River near Brockville. In recognition of his loyalty to the Crown, he was granted 200 acres of land. Several of his children were also granted their 200 acres.

Caleb setup shop as a blacksmith in the village of Lyn and raised his children. Of those 11 children, as adults, most stayed in Canada while some chose to make their homes across the river back in the young United States.

The descendants of Caleb now number into the thousands and are spread out from coast to coast, both in Canada, the United States and beyond. The stories of many of them are within this website.

Many materials on this site are restricted to family members. If you are a descendant of Caleb Seaman, you may wish to request an account here.

Feature Articles

feature 1 United Empire Loyalists is the name given to those British Loyalists, such as Caleb Seaman, who resettled in present day Canada after the American Revolution. More

feature 2 Drummond Island Michigan became home to many of the descendants of Daniel Murray Seaman, a grandson of Caleb and an early adherent to the Mormon religion. His family settled the island in 1853. More

feature 3 The Migration to Nebraska took place in the 1870's. Many families left Ontario, Canada to homestead on the frontier of the still growing United States. More

feature 4 Military Service was performed by many of the Seaman family yet chosen as a career by but a few. More

tour bus thumbnailA brief guided tour of some of this site's points-of-interest. Take a look.

tree thumbnail A tree showing 4 generations of Caleb Seaman's descendents. See if you can find your grandparents or perhaps, great-grandparents listed. Take a look.

swirlSame Surname - Different Family is not at all an uncommon situation. More than one family with the surname of Seaman came to live in the US and Canada. More

chain linksSeaman Family Genealogy Resources that have been encounted online are listed here

office thumbnailThis Site is a collabrative effort by members of the Caleb Seaman family. Your assistance is welcome! More

Calendar thumbnailEvents of interest to the Seaman family are listed Here

Calendar thumbnailWords of wisdom (and otherwise) from your webmaster. Actually more of a place to tell about what happens around here to make this website grow.

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