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Henry Martyn Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: October 2, 1828

Birth Place: South Onondaga, NY

SEELY, Henry Martyn, educator, was born in South Onondaga, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1828; son of Joseph Owen and Susanna (Stearns) Seely; grandson of Gideon, Jr., and Esther (Owen) Seely, and of George and Hannah (Bailey) Stearns, and a descendant, in the eighth generation, of Robert Seely, who came to America in 1630, was a pioneer and surveyor, resided successively at Watertown and Weathersfield, N.Y., New Haven, Conn., Huntington, L.I., Stamford, Conn., and New York city, and died in New York, Oct. 14, 1667. He was graduated from Yale, Ph.B., 1856, A.M., 1860, and from the Berkshire Medical institution, M.D., 1857; was professor of chemistry at the latter institution, 1857-62; professor of chemistry and toxicology at the medical department of the University of Vermont, 1860-67, and was elected professor of chemistry and natural history at Middlebury college, Vt., in 1861. He was twice married; first, Sept. 1, 1858, to Adelaide E., daughter of Lewis and Desiah (Halbert) Hamblin of Perryville, N.Y.; and secondly, June 11, 1867, to Sarah T., daughter of Amos and Susanna (Barnaby) Matthews of New Haven, Vt. He was the unsuccessful candidate for governor of Vermont on the Prohibition ticket in 1886 and 1888; secretary of the state board of agriculture, 1875-78, and edited three volumes of reports; a member of the American Chemical society; the Geological Society of America; the Vermont Botanical club; the Biological society of Washington, D.C., and various medical, social and political organizations of his adopted state.

Page 294 of Johnson, Rossiter, ed. “Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans”. Volume IX. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.

[Son of Joseph Owen Seely SGS # 3100 – Henry Martyn; Joseph Owen (SGS # 3100); Gideon; Gideon; John S.; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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SEELY, Henry Martyn, college prof.; b. South Onondaga, N.Y.. Oct. 2. 1828; s. Joseph Owen and Susanna (Stearns) Seely; Ph.B.. Yale, 1856 A.M.. 1860; M.D., Berkshire Med. Instn.. 1857; studied at Freiberg and Heidelberg, 1867-8; m. Adelaide E. Hamblin, of Perryville, N.Y., Sept. 1, 1858 (died Aug. 25, 1865); m. 2d, Sarah ,T. Matthews, of Fair Haven. Vt., June 11. 1867. Prof chemistry. Berkshire Med. Instn.. 1857-62. U. of Vt., 1860-7; prof, chemistry and natural history, 1861-92. natural history, 1892-5. emeritus prof., 1895. Middlebury Coll. Sec. Vt. Bd. of Agr., 1875-8; edited 3 vols, of reports. Prohibition candidate for gov. of Vt, 1886, 1888. Home: Middlebury, Vt

Page 956, “Who’s Who in New England,” Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, Second Edition, 1916, A.N. Marguis & Company, Publishers, Chicago.

[Son of Joseph Owen Seely SGS # 3100 – Henry Martyn; Joseph Owen (SGS # 3100); Gideon; Gideon; John S.; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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