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David Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: October 22, 1828

Birth Place: Williams County, OH

David Seely Is a resident of DeKalb county, Ind., where he settled in 1875, having been born in Williams county, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1828; he was living in Noble county, Ind., engaged as a stock broker, when at the age of 30, he enlisted at Chicago, Ill., Aug. 2, 1861, as a private in Co. H, 12th Ill. V.C., under Buford, Stoneman and Gregg. He took an active part in the battles of Williamsburg, Antietam, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Culpepper, Niggers Gap, Second Bull Run and a number of minor engagements. For about one month in 1862, he was detailed as orderly on the Peninsula; his honorable discharge was granted him at Donaldsonville, La., Aug. 2, 1864. He is the son of Ephriam and Abigail (Reynolds) Seely, both deceased; he was married in Noble county, Ind., to Orel Celestia, who was born in Lagrange county, that state, in 1845. They have one child, a son, Willis D. The parents of Mrs. Seely are John and Mary (Searles) Barry, the mother is still living at Garrett, Ind. Our comrade’s brother, Thomas Seely, was in the 74th Ind. V.I., and now resides in Danville, Ill. His great-grandfather Reynolds was in the Revolutionary War; his wife’s uncle, Robert Searls, and her grandfather John Searls, were soldiers; the former in the Civil War, and the latter in the War of 1812. Mr. Seeley is a pensioner, a member of Chas. Case Pots, No. 233, is a groceryman, and his address is Garrett, DeKalb county, Ind.

Pages 678 – 679, “Vol. II,. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen;” H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894

[Son of Ephraim SGS # 3453 – David, Ephraim (SGS # 3453); David; David; Charles; Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

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