Alson Seelye

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Death: 1852

In 1877, Earl G. Post was married to Carrie M. Seelye who was born in Davison township, this county, where she grew up and was educated. She is the daughter of Alson and Lorenza (Wicker) Seelye, the former of whom was born in Saratoga county, New York, and when a young man came to Michigan and took up government land in section 33, four miles south and one-half mile west of the village of Davison. He and his brother cleared the first land in the township, being among the earliest pioneers there. In 1842 Alson Seelye married Lorenza Wicker, a native of Rutland Vermont, and a daughter of Reuben and Reptentence (Ives) Wicker. She came to Genesee county, Michigan with her parents in 1836, the family locating in Groveland, where the father died a short time later.

After his marriage, Alson Seelye moved upon the farm he had entered from the government, improved the same and there he and his wife spent the rest of their lives. He also purchased eighty acres from Lysander Van Tyne, making in all a farm of one hundred and sixty acres. During his first years of farming here he was compelled to haul his grain to Pontiac to market and to have it ground. His death occurred in 1852. He was handy with tools, and in the early days made spinning wheels and reels from the settlers, working in his shop during the winter months and farming in the summer time. When he first came here the country was covered with a dense forest and Indians and wolves were plentiful.

Extracted from the biography of Earl G. Post, Page 707, “History of Genesee County Michigan” By Edwin O. Wood, LL.D. President Michigan Historical Commission, Volume II, Published Federal Publishing Company, Indianapolis, Indiana,

[Alson is SGS #2101 – Alson; Abel; Nathan; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]