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Julius Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: May 22, 1823

Date of Death: May 3, 1875

Birth Place: Yates County, NY

Death Place: Washington County, IA

JULIUS SEELEY, deceased, was a farmer and stock-raiser on section 8, Brighton Township. He was born in Yates County, N.Y., May 22, 1823, and was the son of Jerard and Matilda (Burrows) Seeley. He remained in Yates County, N.Y., until he was eighteen years old, when he went with his parents to Ashtabula County, Ohio. He was there married, on the 14th of August, 1844, to Miss Lucinda Haggerty, a daughter of Bartholomew and Theressa (Woodarth) Haggerty, both of whom were natives of New York, and among the pioneer settlers of Ashtabula county, Ohio, where Lucinda Haggerty was born March 25, 1827. In 1854, Mr. Seeley moved with his family to Hillsdale County, Mich., where they remained until 1865, and then came to Washington County, Iowa, and purchased a farm where Mrs. Seeley is yet living, on section 8, Brighton Township.

Mr. and Mrs. Seeley were the parents of two children: Harriet N., now the wife of David Nordyke of Brighton, and Horace, who married Miss Ida Stucker. Mr. Seeley died May 3, 1875. He was a man universally respected by all who knew him, honest and upright in all his dealings, and in his death Brighton Township lost one of its best citizens. Politically, he was a Republican, and a man who kept well posted in the affairs of county, State and Nation. Mrs. Seeley yet resides upon the old homestead, with her son Horace,w ho has charge of the farm which consists of 320 acres of land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation.

Pages 576-577, PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF WASHINGTON COUNTY with Full Page Portraits & Biographical Sketches of Prominent & Representative Citizens. Acme Pub. Co.; 1887.

[Julius is SGS# 2915; Julius; Jerod; Lemuel; Gideon; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]

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