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Henry Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: March 1876

Henry and Elizabeth (Sharer) Seely, the former born in York State, the latter a native of Indiana, were married in Indiana. They were the parents of seven children, two of whom are living; John Seely, born in Stark county, Ill., March 1, 1839, and Lydia A., wife of Zara Barnett, now of Nebraska. On the death of this lady, he married Harriet A. Boardman, and on her death married Almira C. Smith, by whom he had three children, namely: William H., a resident of Bradford; Rose E., and Sophia, living with mother at Bradford. Henry Seely was engaged as a farmer in Indiana until his removal to this State, as told in the general history. He entered 320 acres of land on sections twenty-seven and twenty-eight, Penn. When he first commenced farming his nearest neighbors were eight miles away, he being the first settler in Osceola township. He at one time was the only stock dealer in the township. He owned the land on which the grove stands, known as “Seely’s Point.” In political matter he was a Republican, and held several offices; was a member of the Methodist church until he died in March, 1876.

Page 635, “Documents and Biography pertaining to The Settlement and Progress of Stark County, Illinois” written from records and personal reminiscences by M.A. Leeson, published M.A. Leeson & Co., Chicago, Ill, 1887.

[Henry is SGS # 3605 – Henry; Israel, William; Jonas; Ebenezer, Jonas; Obadiah]

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