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Sylvanus Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: January 5, 1795

Date of Death: April 2, 1849

Birth Place: Green County, PA

Sylvanus Seeley was born in Jefferson, Green county, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1795. He read medicine under his father (Dr. John W. Seeley) in Howland township, this county, and in 1812, though only seventeen years old, entered the service as surgeon’s mate to Dr. John D. Harmon, the friend and contemporary of his father. He was present at the attack on Fort Mackinac, and rendered Dr. Harmon efficient assistance. In the year 1814 he married a daughter of colonel George Jackson, of Virginia, which circumstances induced him to locate in that State. After a few years he returned to Warren, and until his death stood high as a physician, his reputation going beyond the limits of Trumbull county. He died April 2, 1849. He has two surviving children, viz: Mrs. Cyrus VanGorder, of Warren, and George J. Seeley, of Cleveland.

Page 289, extracted from “History of Trumball and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches'” Vol. I, Published, Cleveland: H.Z. Williams & Bro. 1882

See biography of his wife as Mary Jackson Seely.

[Sylvanus is SGS # 3394 – Sylvanus; John Williamson; Sylvanus; Christopher, Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

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