Ancestral Lineage

Seager. The Seager family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in New York.

Nichols. The Nichols family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Haley. The Haley family tree originated in Scotland, Ireland, and England The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri.

Alger. The Alger family tree originated in England. The branches (descendants) of this family tree took their “roots” to America settling in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

A few interesting tidbits about my ancestors...

Grandmother was a very proud, dignified lady. I can’t ever remember seeing her when she didn’t look like she had just stepped out of a “band box.”

Tiny, frail, and uncomplaining, this little old lady, who had married so inexperienced and apparently so unfitted for the rigorous life she was to live, had borne 14 children, helped civilize two frontiers, and lived almost to the end of one of America’s most stirring centuries of progress. She lived to be 82 years, 11 months, and 4 days old.

Susan, widowed at the age of 33, sent the colored woman away and took the load of the large estate and a large family to rear upon her own young shoulders. They proved to be capable ones, for she was credited with having had shrewd business ability “for a woman.”

She was a quiet, pious-natured lady who took life in all its seriousness and dignity. She had not time and little understanding for anything of a frivolous nature.

Thomas was not old enough to join the army at the commencing of the war, having two brothers in the service who lost their lives there, General Washington, being posted in the matter, said, “No, you stay with your parents, this is the lazy battle, its now death or victory, you lost two brothers and one will not make much difference now,” . . . he was much noted for his strength, activity, courage, and durability. He was a Bible reader and follower of the same, choosing patriotic society, cultivating the spirit of liberty, free trade, and sailer’s rights.

His slogan was, “watch everybody. An honest man doesn’t mind being watched, and a dishonest one needs it, so watch them all.”

Great-grandfather was never considered a wealthy man. (At his death he left 240 acres of land.) But he was highly respected in the community and greatly loved by his family, a kindly disposed and religious gentleman.

As her name suggests she was a very charitably disposed woman and possessed a host of admiring friends.

She made beautiful bread and meat was always cooked perfect. . . . Grandma was very quiet and neat. You hardly knew she was around and working most of the time.

He loved children and was nice to everyone. He had many friends and never looked down on anyone no matter how low they had gotten. He tried to help them.