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Barnum D. Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: July 29, 1848

Birth Place: Ovid, NY

Barnum D. Seeley was born July 29, 1848, at Ovid, Seneca Co., N. Y. He is the son of Hon. John E. Seeley, of Seneca county. Judge Seeley was a lawyer of eminence and ability. He was on the bench as County Judge several years, and was elected member of Congress from his district in 1870, serving two terms. He was born in July, 1810, and died at 65 years of age. His son bought 80 acres of land on sec. 24, this tp., in 1874, which he holds at $60 per acre. He married Dec. 28, 1869, Addie, daughter of Sylvester and Rebecca Thomas, of Ovid. They have two children Nellie, born Oct. 31, 1870, and Sylvester, June 19, 1877. Three children died in infancy. Mr. Seeley is a Republican and a member of the Baptist Church.

Page 714, ” History of Kent County, Michigan ; together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships … biographies of representative citizens. History of Michigan ..,.” published C.C. Chapman & Co., Chicago, 1881.

[Grandson of John Beardsley SGS #1961 through his son John Edward and his wife Cornelia De Forest – Barnum D.; John Edward, John Beardsley (SGS # 1961), John; Hezekiah; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

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