Descendants and other kin of Arta McLean Seely and Alfaretta Neff Seely:

DO YOU KNOW?
...who in our family...
NOTE: Questions without links (words underlined in color) are “under construction,”, as web-folk tend to say. Please check back later. I plan to evolve this list of questions and answer-links very rapidly, if it succeeds in drawing any new attention to what I'm trying to say.
  • Directed a long, bloody civil war against her cousin, the King of England, eventually winning the throne for her own son?
  • Conquered England, taking it over from the Saxons?
  • Was Joseph Smith’s best friend?
  • Led an army of women in the Second Crusade?
  • Directed the Third Crusade?
  • Was jailed for months on suspicion of attempting to assassinate the Governor of Missouri?
  • Founded Hartford, Connecticut?
  • Took part in founding Cambridge, Massachusetts?
  • Took part in founding Watertown, Massachusetts?
  • Grew up in the household of Governor Bradford in Plymouth?
  • Led the founders of Lancaster, Massachusetts?
  • Took part in founding Carlisle, Massachusetts?
  • Made peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians in Plymouth?
  • Took over from Myles Standish when he retired?
  • Was imprisoned by her husband for the last sixteen years of his life?
  • Spent two years in the Jamestown settlement in Virginia before embarking for Plymouth as a Pilgrim?
  • Lost his father in the first terrible winter in Plymouth?
  • Was at Concord Bridge when the Redcoats came?
  • Built and ran the grist mill at Winter Quarters?
  • Named their child Oceanus, when he was born at sea on the Mayflower?
  • Made peace between the Dutch and the English in New Amsterdam/New York?
  • Purchased much of Rhode Island from Wamsutta, son of Massasoit?
  • Built a house around 1650 that still stands?
  • Became Empress of the Holy Roman Empire as a child, then later Duchess of Normandy and mother of the King of England?
  • Was with Brigham Young when he first saw the Salt Lake Valley?
  • Ran Brigham Young’s Beehive House for its first 25 years?
  • Founded East Mill Creek in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah?
  • Died and is buried at Winter Quarters?
  • Seems to have given Shakespeare the idea for one of his characters?
  • Died at Richardson’s Point during the exodus from Nauvoo?
  • Principal hero in the rescue of the Willie and Martin handcart companies?
  • Was the first American Express Agent in New England?
  • Was the first Mayor of New York?
  • Was captured with 8000 other Scots in the Battle of Worcester in 1651?
  • Was summoned to Canterbury for trial, but came to America instead?
  • Wrote a bullying letter to the Pope?
  • Took part in the settling parties that founded four cities in 17th-century America.
  • Laid out the streets and properties of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Wethersford and New Haven, Connecticut?
  • Received an arrow directly into his forehead while scaling an Indian palisade in the Pequot Wars (and survived)?
  • Taught statecraft to Eleanor of Aquitaine?
  • Arrived in America in chains in 1652?
  • Built the greatest European empire since the Romans?
  • Lost his parents’ empire by monumental incompetence and obnoxiousness?
  • Was the bad guy in the movie Braveheart?
  • Lost his fortune and his family by helping Joseph Smith?
  • Grew up in Brigham Young’s household, didn’t like it, and ran away?
  • Financed much of the exodus from Nauvoo to Winter Quarters to Salt Lake?
  • Became Queen of France as a teenager, and was later Queen of England?
  • Grew their hair and beards to serve as diplomatic envoys from Brigham Young to the Indians in Utah?
  • Served as the second Mayor of Salt Lake City?
  • Made peace between the Indians and the Mormons in early Utah?
  • Was on Lexington Green when the Redcoats came?
  • Took part in the action of the Lexington/Concord alarm in 1775?
  • Planted and tended the first cultivated tree in the Great Basin?
  • Worked alone on the Kirtland Temple, the night before its dedication?
  • Served lunch to President George Washington in Lexington in 1789?
  • Paraded the militia on Lexington Green, in preparation for the Redcoats?
  • Shushed Paul Revere in Lexington?
  • Died on Lexington Green?
  • Survived the action on Lexington Green and was killed later the same day?
  • Was murdered and beheaded in the first action of King Philip’s War?
  • Was massacred by Indians at Lancaster, Massachusetts?
Welcome and Index Guestbook Presentations People Places Updates Do you know?