Category: J. Montgomery Seaver Fraud

Categories: Frauds and Fabrications


Jesse Montgomery Seaver (1890-1975) was an American who published and sold numerous fraudulent genealogies in the 1920s and 1930s, all or most of which were supposedly published by the fake "American Historical-Genealogical Society." His first two books, "The Seaver Genealogy" (1924) and "The Holcomb Genealogy" (1925) are considered legitimate. The subsequent books are not. Some of his books are available for free online at Hathi Trust.

For an account of his life and career, see "The Strange Case of Jesse Montgomery Seaver, Rogue Genealogist" on pages 15-19 in The CONNector: Connecticut State Library newsletter. Vol. 19, #2, May 2017: link to the newsletter and link to the specific article. Also see G2G thread "Questionable Source: American Historical-Genealogical Society".

Titles for these surnames have been found on the internet: Allen, Baker, Bell, Bennett, Brooks, Campbell, Carr, Chase, Cook, Davis, Ford, Gordon, Hughes, Hunter, Jackson, Keith, Kennedy, Lee, Macdonald, Martin, Murray, Perkins, Price, Reynolds, Roberts, Robertson, Rogers, Stewart, Taylor, Thomas, Wallace

This category is a location to identify the profiles of people whose biographies or family histories have been affected -- or may have been affected -- by J. Montgomery Seaver's fraudulent genealogies. "Affected" is the operative word -- listing in this category does NOT mean that the profile itself is fraudulent; hopefully it is listed because the fraud has been identified and corrected.

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Person Profiles (36)

A

abt 1758 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 26 Dec 1819 photo
17 Oct 1743 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts - 26 Mar 1806
04 Aug 1706 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts - 26 Aug 1755 photo

B

abt 15 Oct 1676 Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony - 17 Mar 1755 photo
17 Feb 1714 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts - 31 Aug 1804
abt 1650 England - 08 Jun 1702
abt 1677 Colerain, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland - abt 1722
abt 1685 Ireland - 25 Jul 1757
31 Oct 1810 - 04 Jan 1882 photo
abt 1600 Slade or Llangennith, Glamorgan, Wales - abt 1675 photo
13 Mar 1784 - 01 Oct 1846
abt 1650 Wales - abt 1700
abt 1515

C

26 Aug 1737 New Kent, New Kent, Virginia - Sep 1781 photo
23 Jul 1676 Turkey Island, Henrico County, Virginia Colony - 22 Jul 1736 photo

F

abt 1605 Gelli-hir, Ilston, Glamorgan, Wales - bef 1676
21 Apr 1752 Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut - 03 May 1821

G

15 May 1719 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts - 10 Dec 1787

H

02 Sep 1824 - 1899
abt 1680 Bridgetown, County Cork, Ireland

J

abt 29 Jun 1620 England - aft 23 May 1683 photo

M

1344 Athelhampton House, Dorset, England - 1420

R

17 Aug 1746 Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay - 25 Nov 1833
16 May 1704 County Cork, Ireland - Jul 1785
Mar 1674 Britfieldstown, County Cork, Ireland - 1744

R cont.

27 May 1738 Britfieldstown. County Cork, Ireland - 27 Jun 1814
1706 Scotland
abt 1699 Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Colony of Virginia - bef 12 Aug 1760
1713 Henrico County, Virginia - 04 Nov 1774
abt 1656 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 1739

S

1836 Illinois - 15 Aug 1867
06 Apr 1649 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay - 21 Jun 1679
18 Sep 1692 Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts - 11 Jan 1769
abt 1714 Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts - abt 24 Nov 1786

T

30 Aug 1718 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 20 Sep 1802

W

abt 1714 Caherduggan, County Cork, Ireland




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