The court-martial ended the Naval career of James T. Seaver. Then I wondered if he had a family, and who his parents were. The answers first came in the U.S. Census - see Seavers in the News - Post 4: Finding James T. Seaver in the U.S. Census. There were more answers in Vital Records - see Seavers in the News - Post 5: Finding James T. Seaver in Massachusetts Vital Records. Finally, I wondered who his parents were. I had a clue in the previous post from James T. Seaver's marriage and death records. Can I find birth, marriage and death records, and census records, and parent's names for his parents?
1) My first search for James H. Seaver (or James N. Seaver?) and/or wife Rachel (or Racheal) B. Seaver was in the 1850 U.S. Census. I found who I think is Rachael B. Seaver in the 1850 U.S. Census living in Gloucester, Massachusetts: