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Justus Wellington Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: January 30, 1815

Date of Death: April 28, 1894

Birth Place: Pickering, Canada

Death Place: Mount Pleasant, UT

SEELY, JUSTUS WELLINGTON (son of Justus Azel Seely and Mehitable Bennett).

Born Jan. 30, 1815, Pickering, Canada. Came to Utah September, 1847, John Taylor company.

Married Clarissa Jane Wilcox March 10, 1842, Charleston, Iowa (daughter of Hazard Wilcox, Jr. and Sarah Seely of Charleston, Iowa, pioneers Sept. 29, 1847, John Taylor company). She was born Oct. 1, 1821; came to Utah with husband in 1847. Their children: Orange b. Feb. 20, 1843, m. Hannah Olsen; Sarah b. April 10, 1844, m. W. J. Tidwell; Don Carlos b. Jan. 4, 1846, m. Hannah E. Reynolds; Hyrum b. March 29, 1848, m. Mary E. Goldsbrough; Justus Wellington b. June 25, 1850, m. Annie E. Reynolds; William Hazard b. Oct. 25, 1852, m. Charlotte Reynolds; John Henry b. April 29, 1855, m. Margaret Peel Jan. 15, 1880; Mary Miranda b. June 25, 1857, m. Christian F. Peel; Joseph b. March 30, 1862, m. Sarah H. Allen; Stuart Randolph b. Feb. 16, 1865, m. Millie Nielsen.

Married Sarah Jane McKinney Nov. 17, 1873, Salt Lake City (daughter of William McKinney and Sarah Wilcox), who was born Dec. 23, 1837, in Lewis county, Mo. Only child: Eva Rebecca b. Dec. 6, 1874, m. Jens Christian Christensen. Family home Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Settled at Mt. Pleasant 1859. Justice of peace at Mt. Pleasant 20 years; member city council 1877-81 and 1883. Member ward bishopric 20 years. Farmer. Died April 28, 1894, at Mt. Pleasant.

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

[Justus Wellington is SGS# 2337 – Justus Wellington; Justus Azel; Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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