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The Michael Seaver Family Home Page

Updated October 23, 2007

Michael Carter Seaver


We are currently researhing the following family names:
Bell-Cook-Houghton : Ferguson-Reddick : Seaver-Hansel-Moore

The Hansel - Seaver family; both progenitors from Tennessee, circa 1800 to present, earlier if possible. Grandfather's name was Wiley DeWolf Seaver. His father was Christopher Seaver married to Fannie Camp(bell) in May 1877.

The families Reddick and Ferguson; a first and second marriage for Great-Grandmother Carrie Thompson who immigrated from Denmark. These families were centered in McElroy/Westby, Montana during the 1900's. Grandmother Carrie immigrated from Denmark. She married Lewis L Reddick and they had four children together. She then married widower Ferguson. Grandmother Carrie eventually moved to Santa Rosa, California where she lived out her final days.

The Bell family (from Pennsylvania) married into the Cook family,(from New York) after both families migrated to Iowa. Our bible traces their births, deaths and marriages back to 1730. Apparently they settled in Iowa in the early to mid 1800's.

Susan Day Bell, (born in PA, do Thompson Bell and Susan Day Richards), migrated to Dubuque, Iowa with her father and mother. There, Susan Day married S.P. Cook, (New York) and they moved to Delware Co., Iowa. My g-grandfather, Arthur Bell Cook, was born in 1865. Also born to that marriage: Eliza and Effie Mabel Cook. After S.P. Cook's death, abt 1871, Susan Day Bell Cook moved her small family to Monicello, MN. Her older sister, Almira Davis Bell,(married to George Washington Riggs), was already living in Monticello. Here, Susan Bell met one of the Riggs family brothers-in-law, Eli Newell Houghton. They were married in 1874, and subsequently had two children, one of whom was named Minnie. Susan Day Bell Cook Houghton was buried in the Houghton Family Estate, now owned by the Ewing Family.

Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated, and of course, we will share what we have.

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