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Bishop Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: February 10, 1794

Birth Place: Williston, Chittenden County, VT

SEELEY, BISHOP, born Feb. 10, 1794, at Williston, Chittenden county, Vt. Betsy Brush was born Oct. 18, 1795, at Waltham, Vt. Her father was a Colonel in the Revolution. Bishop Seeley and Betsy Brush were married Aug. 14, 1816, at Madrid, St. Lawrence county, New York, and their six children were born there. The family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving Nov. 13, 1835, in the Farmington settlement, in what is now Cartwright township. Of their children–

SUSAN P., born Aug. 8, 1818, was married in Sangamon county, Illinois, Dec. 25, 1838, to Robert B. Zimmerman. See his name.

LUCIUS A., born Aug. 10, 1820, was married in Sangamon county, Oct. 16, 1844. to Sophia H. Buckman, and moved to Oregon in 1850. They have ten living children, and reside near Portland, Oregon.

JOSEPH S., born Oct. 20, 1824, in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., was brought up in Sangamon county, Ill., went to Oregon in 1848, was married there, had two children, and lives in Wasco county, Oregon.

GEORGE B., born June 8, 1829, in New York, was married April 26, 1850, in Sangamon county, Ill., to Mary L. Child. They are without family, and reside, at Abilene, Kansas.

STEPHEN B., born May 29, 1832, in New York, was married in Tazewell county, Ill., Oct. 1, 1854, to Agnes R. Powers, who was born in Hardy county, West Va. They have three living children, LUCIUS A., GEORGE B., and FANNIE, and reside adjoining Pawnee, Sangamon county, Ill.

JANE L., born Sept. 20, 1834, in New York, was married March 19, 1856, in Sangamon county, Ill., to James McCoy. See his name. They have four living children, HARRIET, ROBERT B., SEELEY and MARTHA, and reside in Topeka, Kansas.

Bishop Seeley moved in 1853 from Farmingdale to Springfield, where he and his wife now reside–1876.

Pages 644 – 645, “History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois,” by John Carroll Power, Sarah A Harris Power, published by Edwin A. Wilson & Co., Springfield, Illinois, 1876.

[Bishop is SGS # 3052 – Bishop; Stephen Bishop; John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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