EDWIN C. SEELEY of Trenton, was born in Salem, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, in 1839, son of Jacob Seeley,- grandson of John Seeley, and great-grandson of Michael Seeley, who served in the army during the Revolutionary war.
Jacob Seeley, son of John Seeley, married, and was the father of the following children : Frederick K.. married (first) Mary Edwards, (second) Emmeline Fritz: four children by the two marriages. John W., married Margaret Raber; six children. Samuel P., married Lizzie Paterson; four children, all teachers in public schools. Philip H., married Sarah Harmon. Edwin C., of whom later. Martha, wife of Erastus I. E. Patterson. Rachel, wife of Thomas Edward; six children. Delia, wife of Norman Hess. Henry, married Mary Seibert. Cecelia, wife of Christian Smithers.
Edwin C. Seeley, son of Jacob Seeley, attained to the age of twenty-two during the first year of the Civil war, and in April, 1862, enlisted in Company F, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, Captain Speece and Colonel E. B. Harvey commanding. The regiment was sent to the front and was attached to the Army of the Potomac. The first engagement in which they took part was at Drainsville, after which they were ordered to Alexandria and to the James. They then participated in the seven days’ fight in the Wilderness and the Seven Pines, going thence to Baltimore, where Mr. Seeley was honorably discharged in October, 1863. He returned home and took a course at Eastman’s Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York, after which he entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as telegraph operator, from which position he was promoted to that of station agent at Lawrence Station, which he held until 1892. In 1889 he bought the Dr. Clark farm of one hundred and ninety-eight acres, in Lawrence township, and worked it on shares until 1892, when he resigned his position as station agent in order to devote his entire attention to his property. He conducts a small dairy, cultivating most of the land with a view to general farming. He holds the office of inspector of roads and also serves on the board of education. He belongs to the Telegraph Benevolent Association. He upholds the principles of the Republican party. He is a member of the Lutheran church.
Mr. Seeley married Ella Sutphin. They have no children.
[Son of Jacob Seeley SGS# 3463 – Edwin C.; Jacob (SGS # 3463); John; Michael; John; Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]
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