Robert R. se (born Seeley)

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Gender: Male

Date of Birth: July 13, 1837

Captain Robert R. Seeley, son of Eber S. (who with his twin brother Silas, natives of Vermont, settled in Allen), was born July 13, 1837, in Allen, and was educated at Genesee Valley Seminary. In 1861 he was graduated from Bassini’s Musical School at Geneseo, and has taught music for 25 years. In 1862 he raised Co. I of the 160th N.Y.S.V., was its first lieutenant and was promoted to captain. He was wounded at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864. He served until the close of the war and was mustered out at Savannah, Ga. He is a charter member of the A.K. Thorpe Post, No. 86, G.A.R., was senior vice-commander at organization and for 8 consecutive years was commander. He was supervisor of Allen 2 years, and made his residence in Belfast in 1882, where he was elected justice of the peace in 1894. In 1870 he married Jane Armstrong, and has 2 children, Frank E. and Charles R. Frank E. had scarlet fever when 18 months old, and his hearing was so impaired that he is being educated at the Western New York Institute for Deaf Mutes.

Page 697, “Allegany County and its people. A centennial memorial history of Allegany County, N. Y. Also histories of the towns of the County Merrill,” Mrs. Georgia Drew, editor, publisher W.A. Fergusson & Co., Alfred, N.Y. 1896.

[Son of SGS # 3043 – Robert Renwick; Eber S. (# 3043); Jonas (# 1320); John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]