Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Families & Individuals of the Tri-Counties
Celia Rumsey & Francis Shaw of Sullivan (Probable)
Name Celia Omira (Elmira) Rumsey 
Birth date and place 26 MAR 1836
Gray Valley, Sullivan Township
Death date and place 1917, PA
Cemetery ??
Parents Evalina Gray
Isaac St. John Rumsey
Spouses Willidue Downer
George G. Seelye
Francis Marion Shaw
Name Francis Marion Shaw
Birth Date and Place 05 JAN 1831, PA
Death date and place 25 FEB 1895
Mansfield PA
Cemetery Prospect Cemetery ?
Parents Mary A. Seeley
Rodney C. Shaw
Spouse Celia Rumsey
Photo: Celia Rumsey & Francis Shaw
Township: Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
of Sullivan Township
Year: Dec. 1865 
Photos from John Bauer
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July 1999 - A little earlier this evening I sent scanned copies of the two daguerreotypes I told you about.

I believe them to be my Mother's great grandparents--either Rodney C. Shaw and Mary Ann Seeley or Isaac S. Rumsey and Thankful Calkins. (Actually, Evalina Gray would have been the great grandmother, but these daguerreotypes, which are in Union cases, are most probably from the 1850-1859 period, after the infamous divorce.  Union cases came into vogue in the early 1850's, and by 1859 daguerreotypes were supplanted by photography.)

There is an outside chance that the subjects could be Lent D. Seeley and his second wife (Lucretia Burley?), as Celia O'Mira Rumsey's second husband was George G. Seeley. Celia was married in the parlor of Lent D. to my great grandfather, Francis Marion Shaw, in December 1865.

October 2000 - Mother and I have pretty well concluded that the two ambrotypes I sent you copies of are Francis Marion SHAW and Celia Omira RUMSEY "Seelye Shaw".  The occasion would have been their wedding in December of 1865.According to Mark Johnson, President of the Daguerreotype Society, who
has looked at color photographs of the images, they are from 1862-1864 period, possibly 1865.  There is a Civil War motif on one of the copper mats. I don't remember whether I told you this before.

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