|Birth: ||May 20, 1795|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1854|
New York, USA
Deborah & Oliver were married on his birthday in 1816 and relocated to Lockport, Niagara, New York. She was the daughter of Capt. Nehemiah Seelye and Mary Amelia Hopkins who were originally from New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut and relocated to Kingsbury, Washington, NY where they are both buried in the Kingsbury Hamlet Cemetery.
Deborah moved with her husband and young son Junius to Lockport, Niagara Co., NY in 1817 Where Oliver had been hired to build bridges over the Erie Canal, he constructed the bridge known as "Millard's Bridge" over the Canal.
His children with Deborah Hopkins Seeley:
1. Junius Ashley Millard
b. Nov 16, 1816 Hampton,Washington, NY
d. March 7, 1900, Hersey, Osceloa, Michigan
Buried Wayland, Allegan, Michigan Cemetery
next to his wife Narcissa Balch Harroun.
2. Mary Amelia Millard
1818 Lockport, NY - 1883 Somerset, NY.
Married 1838 to Alexander Campbell
they lived in Newfane, Niagara, NY
Produced 12 children
3. John Jay Leonard Millard
1820 Lockport, NY. (died young)
4. DeWitt Clinton Millard
1823 Lockport - 1886 Lockport
Married in 1849 Angeline L. Willard
Produced 6 children.
Buried next to O.L. & Deborah (Seelye) Millard
Gasport - Union Cem. Royalton Center, NY
5. Cornelia Hortense Millard
1830 Lockport, NY - 1906
m. Gaston J. Bangham 1827-1905.
parents of 4 children.
Following Deborah's death at an early age Oliver married second to Electa (Seelye) Clark, widow of Byron Garrett Clark and the niece of Deborah Hopkins Seelye. Electa was the daughter of Benjamin Seelye & Eunice Barnham who were originally from Hampton, Washington, NY but later relocated to Wayne, NY.
The Hopkins line behind Oliver's wife Deborah Hopkins Seelye back through her mother Mary Amelia Hopkins (wife of Capt Nehemiah Seelye) follows to the Mayflower Giles Hopkins line through his descendant Joseph Hopkins & Mary Berry.
The Hopkins line on the Millard side of this family goes to John Hopkins of Cambridge (1634)who many claim may have been a son of Stephen Hopkins and his 1st wife, and brother to Giles Hopkins but there is no documentation available to prove that John of Cambridge was actually an older son of the Mayflower Stephen Hopkins.
Deborah's Mother - Mary Amelia (Hopkins) Seelye in the later twenties (1820) drove a chaise from her Kingsbury, Washington, NY home across the country to visit her son Joseph in Rose, Wayne, NY and then on farther to her daughter, Deborah Millard in Lockport, NY. The chaise was the first covered vehicle seen in Niagara County. She left it with the Millards and returned via the Erie Canal packet.
Nehemiah Seelye (1743 - 1802)
Mary Amelia Hopkins Seelye (1750 - 1834)
Oliver Leonard Millard (1793 - 1877)
Orangeport Union Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Shen Smith
Record added: Apr 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109676738