Herrick Bromley Seely

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: December 5, 1849

Birth Place: Monroe County, NY

H. B. SEELY, merchant, P. O. Jerome, was born in Monroe County, N. Y., December 5, 1835. In 1849, his parents, T. O. and Caroline Seely, removed from York State to Delaware County, Ohio. Mr. Seely was brought up on a farm, and educated in the district schools. He followed the vocation of a farmer up to 1865, when he came to Jerome Township and worked at carpentering one year. He entered the store of H. Lewis as clerk, and occupied that position till 1869, and the following year bought a stock of goods for himself, and has since been engaged in merchandising doing a successful business. His marriage with Miss Lurinda Wells, daughter of James Lovina Wells, which occurred June 24, 1862, was blessed with seven children-Sherman B., Albert L., Clifton, Anna, Jean, Mabel and Effa. Mr. Seely erected a store building in 1882, 24 feet by 70 feet in size, at a cost of $1,500. He carries a stock of goods amounting to $2,500, and enjoys an annual sale of $12,000.

Page 325, “The History Of Union County, Ohio,” Published by W.H. Beer & Co., Chicago, 1883

[H.B. is SGS # 3948; Herrick Bromley; Thaddeus O’Conner; Thaddeus; John; Ebenezer; Jonas; Obadiah]