William Seeley

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Death: March 1857

Birth Place: Seneca County, NY

William Seeley, a native of Seneca County, New York, came to Madison County, Illinois, in 1818, and brought his family in 1820. He came to Bailey’s Grove, La Salle County, in the fall of 1828, and brought his family in the spring of 1830; he settled on Section 19, just east of Bailey’s; he subsequently laid out the town of Lowell, on the Vermillion, and in company with Charles Elliott built the stone mill now standing; he held the office of Justice of the Peace several years; was County Commissioner, and prominent among the early settlers; he died March, 1857. His children were: John, who died single; William, married Belle Tylee, they are in Kansas; Randolph, married Clarissa Ellsworth, are in Nebraska; Samuel, married Hattie Tylee, live in Lowell; Anna, married a Mr. Knight, live in Chicago; Mary, married Ebenezer Burgess, now deceased; Eveline married Barnum Newton; Sarah, married John Seeley, now dead.

Pages 288-289, “History of La Salle County, Illinois, A Sketch of the Pioneer Settlers of each Town to 1840”, By Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 77 and 79 Madison Street, 1877.

[William is SGS # 3036 – William; Jonas, John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]