Alexander M. Seeley

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: January 29, 1815

Birth Place: Fairfield, VT

Alexander M. Seeley, farmer, section 20, Big Prairie Township, was born in Fairfield, Franklin Co., Vt., Jan. 29, 1815, and is a son of Seth C. and Ann (Bradley) Seeley, both of whom were natives of Connecticut. The father was born in 1789, in Bridgeport, of English descent. The mother was born in 1788. Mr. Seeley resided in his native State until he was 17 years old, when his parents removed to Monroe Co., N. Y., where he remained until he attained to man’s estate. On finding himself in legal freedom he came to Michigan and settled in Jackson County, where he lived two years. In 1837 he went to Ionia; County, where he became the proprietor of 160 acres of land, on which he operated 16 years. He sold his estate, and in 1854 came to Newaygo County and made a permanent settlement on 160 acres of land, all in a state of nature. He has placed 80 acres in a fine state of cultivation. He has been a resident of Big Prairie nearly 30 years, and during that time has been Justice of the Peace upwards of 20 years continuously. In political affiliation he is a Republican.

Mr. Seeley was married at Jackson, Mich., Aug. 31, 1836, to Harriet E. Moon. She is a daughter of James and Susannah (Pool) Moon, and was born July 24, 1817, in the State of New York. As nearly as can be ascertained, her parents were born respectively in 1784 and 1789, the father of English, and the mother of Welsh parentage. Following is the record of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Seeley; Almeron S., Mary E., Truman C. (dec), Harvey K. (dec), and Clarissa E.

Page 344-345, “Portrait and biographical album of Newaygo county, Mich., containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county … also containing a complete history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time,” published by Chapman Bros., Chicago, 1884.

[Alexander is SGS # 1146 – Alexander Muson; Seth Clarke/Clark; Seth; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]