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Justus Azel Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 17, 1779

Date of Death: April 1, 1859

Birth Place: Connecticut

Death Place: Pleasant Grove, UT

SEELY, JUSTUS AZEL (son of Justus Seely of Canada). Born Nov. 17, 1779, in Connecticut. Came to Utah Sept. 29, 1847, John Taylor company.

Married Mehitable Bennett 1800, Luzerne, Pa. She was born Nov. 17, 1779.

Their children: Rachel b. Sept. 1801, m. Parlin Webb; John, died; Elizabeth, m. James Young; Mary b. Jan. 24, 1810, m. John Hemmenway; William Stewart b. May 18, 1812, m. Elizabeth DeHart; Justus Wellington b. Jan. 30, 1815, m. Clarissa Jane Wilcox, m. Sarah Jane McKinney; Sarah b. Aug. 27, 1817, m. Asa McGann; David b. Oct. 12, 1819, m. Mary Pettit. Family home in Canada.

Justus Azel Seely's tombstone

High priest. Built the first coopershop in Salt Lake. Cooper; sailor and lumberman. Died April 1, 1859, Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913.

[Justus Azel is SGS# 836 – Justus Azel; Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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