- Born: 26 Jun 1818, Wayne Co, Indiana, USA 401
- Marriage: Sarah Wellman on 25 Jun 1857 in Lawrence Co, Kentucky, USA 398
- Died: 1 May 1877, Lawrence Co, Kentucky, USA 401
- Buried: See Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Kentucky
The author's 3rd Great-Granduncle
According to Mike Ellis' (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:1125371):
"BIRTH: One source lists bd 22 June 1818. RESIDENCE: John and Sarah lived and raised their family on the old See farm, at the head of Gum or See Branch.
BIG SANDY RIVERBOATS: The following article, written by W.D. O'Neal, appeared in the Ashland Daily Independent newspaper on March 15, 1940. "The 'Dew Drop' lacked the lighting conveniences of boats of the present day. It ran at night by light from burning pine knots in iron baskets on the bow on each side, and pine torches were used in receiving and discharging passengers and freight. The river was the main artery of commerce and travel. All roads led to the river. It was the highway for those moving out and those moving in to this great valley. The 'Dew Drop' register of April 20, 1871 shows among the passengers leaving Catlettsburg and their destinations, the following: Pete Marcum and W.M. Marcum, Mouth of Blaine; John Caldwell, Whites Creek; J.G. Burgess, Burgess Landing; W.M. Cains, Jake Rice, Rolen Burns, F.T.D Wallace, Mrs. John Rice, J.N.See [John N. SEE], John Hatcher and Mont Goble, Louisa, KY. Other passengers were rigistered for points up the river. As interesting as steamboating may have been in the 60's & 70's on the Big Sandy, it was not always smooth sailing. There are several shoals where the current is too swift for a boat to stem its engine power and it was necessary to "warp" through. A line was pulled along the waters edge and fastened to some solid object, the other end was wound around the capstan, and the boat moved on by a combination of manpower. Sometimes there were amusing incidents. On one occasion the 'Dew Drop' was entering Wild Goose Shoal. The deck hands took the line and were wading up stream to make the tie when suddenly they stopped as they ran into a trout line. The mate yelled, 'hurry up'. One of the men replied, 'Alright captain, but you'll have to wait 'til I git these here d--m fishhooks out of my britches."
DEATH: Died of Lung Fever.
In his application for his marriage License he stated that he was born in W. County, Indiana."
John married Sarah Wellman, daughter of David H. Wellman and Rebecca Wilson, on 25 Jun 1857 in Lawrence Co, Kentucky, USA.398 (Sarah Wellman was born on 25 Jun 1840 399 and died in 1928 399.)
Marriage: June 25, 1857, John N See, Residence: Lawrence Co, Ky, 39, single, Birth: Wayne Co, WV, Sarah Wellman, Residence, Wayne Co, WV, 18, single, Birth: Cable Co, VA. 398