Stephen Seely

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: August 28, 1816

Birth Place: Columbia County, PA

Seely, Stephen, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Vinton; born in Columbia Co., Penn., Aug. 28, 1816; came to this county in 1875; has 227 acres of land, valued at $12,000. Politics, Republican. Married Eliza Ann Hodgson; she was born in New York Aug. 14, 1826; mother of nine children — Angeline, born Jan. 1, 1846; Orin, born Aug. 5, 1848; Charles, born Aug. 7, 1850; George, born Jan. 28, 1851; Almeda, born April 7,1853; Laura, born May 2, 1851; Granville, born Sept. 7, 1855; Ashley, born Jan. 10, 1867. Emigrated from Pennsylvania to Richland Co.; lived there four years, thence to Ogle two years; helped to carry the chain to lay out Oregon and Dyersville; thence to Stephenson Co., Ill.; lived there thirty-five years; thence to Benton Co., Iowa, where he has resided since; has a fine orchard with the choicest fruits; has a beautiful farm, and is one of the sound farmers. Had a son in the 46 th I. V. I. (1878 Eden Township)

“The History of Benton County, Iowa” published by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1878.

[Stephen is SGS# 3342 – Stephen; Jacob; John Nichols; Samuel; Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]