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Seals from Tennessee/Texas

Seals from Tennessee/Texas

Hank Garrison (View posts)
Posted: 953336181000
Looking for info on my grandfather, Newton Charles Seals. He was born around Nashville on 15 Aug 1874. His parents were John Jackson Seals and Centa Ann Purkey. Grandfather's siblings were John, Tennie, Sarah, Tilman, Jack, and William. They moved from Tennessee to Texas. They lived in Fannin and Grayson counties. Grandfather died on 9 Mar 1953, in Colbert, Oklahoma. I would like to hear from anyone that has information on either Tennessee or Texas. Thanks.

Seals Family

Hank (View posts)
Posted: 953740632000
You are the only person to mention John Jackson Seals. This was my great grand fathers name. I remember dad saying that my grand father,Jessie Lee Seals B:1887 D:1947, had half brothers and sisters (I don't have any names) is it possible this is the same John Jackson Seals?
Terry Lee seals

John Jackson Seals

Hank Garrison (View posts)
Posted: 953767692000
Thanks for the info Terry. I do not have any info on John Jackson Seals other than his wifes name, Centa Ann Purkey. My Grandfather, N.C. Seals, was born 15 Aug 1874, in or near Nashville. He married Ora May Curlee in Indian Territory on 19 April 1898. He died in Colbert, Oklahoma, 9 Mar 1953.They lived near Bells, Fannin County, Texas several years around the early 1900's. My mother was born there. We may very well be related through John Jackson Seals, but I have no proof as of this time. I have been researching my father's family and just started doing Mom's side. See if you came come up with anything and I will do the same. Keep in touch and lets see if we can sort this out. Thanks again. Hank.

John Jackson Seals

Terry Lee Seals (View posts)
Posted: 953827395000
The following information is what I have on John Jackson Seals,compiled from an old family Bible; B:8/29/1864,D:12/24/1951,M:Lucindy (luciny,Lucy)Levesta Cope she died in 1900 in Rogersville,TN. Maybe this will shed some light on our mystery??
Keep in touch, Terry Lee Seals

Seals in Fannin County

Cindy Trahan (View posts)
Posted: 954253355000
My grandfather Bon Homer Seals lived in Savoy, TX I remember always passing through Bells to go visit him. How many Seals can there be there? Savoy had a population of around 300. Bells may have been bigger. Homer had one sibling - Zoe Seals Miles. His father was Stokley Goodall Seals Born in Morgan Co. Missouri on Aug. 21,1858 died Jan. 4, 1896. Stokley was married to Rosa Jane Christian. If your great-grandfather turns out to be my g-grandfather's brother, then I can give you what I've found from my late mother's records and internet links. Good Luck!


Hank Garrison (View posts)
Posted: 954726644000
Bells was and is a small town. My mother was born near there. I do not know if our seals are related. I know almost nothing about generations preceding my Grandfather N. C. Seal. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to John Jackson and Centa (Purkey) Seals. However, I believe I have heard the name Homer Seals mentioned at some time years ago. There may be a connection somewhere there, but I do not have enough information to recognize it. Any ideas? Let me know. Thanks.

Some Seals Names

Cindy Trahan (View posts)
Posted: 954735685000
Among my late mothers papers was an invitation to a Seals Family Reunion held in Pikesville, TN on July 2, 1977. I have tried to contact the sender (Ellen Seals)of the invitation, but to no avail. She had traveled quite a bit to track down the following information:
Bon Homer Seals parents were Stokley Goodall Rosa Jane Christian. Homers only sibling was his sister Zoe.

Stokley Goodall Seals (B: Aug 21, 1858) siblings were:
Martha Emma Randa Seals (B: Aug 8, 1861)
Elbert J. Seals (B:May 30, 1866)
Monroe Seals (B:Dec 24,1867)
Laura Etta Seals (B:Feb 18, 1874)
Charley Irving Seals (B:Jan 14, 1877)
Nancy Leona Seals (B:Aug 4, 1879)
Stokley Goodall Seals parents were Meril Pinkney Seals (B:Aug 16, 1837).
Meril Pinkney's siblings were:
Rachel Cole (Died 1901)
Josiah J. Cole(Died 1868)
WIlliam G. Cole (Died 1894)
Eliza Emaline Cole (B: 1831, D: 1854)
Nancy Angeline Seals (B:July 12, 1833)
Bethel Goodall Seals (B: Jan 25, 1841)

Meril Pinckney's parents were Solomon Seals (B: March 4, 1810) Lydia Shockley Cole.
Aolomon had numerous siblings including:
John Wesley Seals (B: about 1797)
James Seals (B: about 1803)

I was only able to start tracing by going up the family tree and working back down. I found John Wesley Seals first, then his siblings, then his children. Good luck!

John Jackson Seal

hank Garrison (View posts)
Posted: 956706194000
Hi Terry,
I just received information that My John Jackson Seal and Centa Purkey had 13 children and number five was John J. Seal born 1864. This matches the date you sent me, but I have his wife as Ellen Ruth Dodson. I know nothing of other wives or children at this time, but ithis may be your John J. Seal. This info is from a book written by Alton Greene. I do not have a copy, but I am going to look for one. Do you have anything new? Keep in touch. Hank

re: Some Seals Names

Sandra Bradford (View posts)
Posted: 956866137000
In reading your message I saw the names James and John Seals....I would be interested in the info you have on them as I have members in my family by that name and the time period is the same. You can e-mail me at Thanks.

re: Some Seals Names

Sandra Bradford (View posts)
Posted: 956866237000
In reading your message I saw the names James and John Seals....I would be interested in the info you have on them as I have members in my family by that name and the time period is the same. You can e-mail me at Thanks.
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