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Lyman Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 4, 1831

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH

Lyman Seely, deceased, was born near Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1831, son of Daniel and Abigail (Griswold) Seely, natives of New York. In 1846 his parents moved to Big Foot, Chemung Township, McHenry Co., Ill., and he was identified with the farming interests of the township from that time till his death May 1, 1884. He was one of the most highly esteemed citizens of McHenry County, a kind husband and an indulgent father. The farm contains 120 acres of land, and is well adapted to raising stock and small gain. Mr. Seely was married April 27, 1858, to Jemima Pease, a native of Ohio. She died October 1860. Oct. 15, 1861, he married Ruth A. Bigsby, a native of Columbia County, N.Y., daughter of Peter and Amelia (Dorin) Bigsby. Her parents moved to Walworth County, Wis., in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Seely had two children – Arthur N., born Feb. 26, 1865, and Emily G., born May 31, 1868. Mr. Seely was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church as are also his wife and children.

Page 500, “History of McHenry County, Illinois” Published by Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1885.

[Son of Daniel J. SGS # 3440 – Lyman, Daniel J. (SGS # 3440); Daniel, David; Charles; Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

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