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John H. Seeley

53 Market St.

By: Hunter Crary

John H. Seeley (1829-1883) was born in Dekalb and moved to Potsdam in c.1852 after buying Josias Smith. He and his wife Roxana (nee Coryell) had nine children, only three of which survived maturity. A son and daughter died of scarlet fever two years before the map was made. By 1865, Seeley also functioned as a travel agent for the Grand Trunk Railway and the Ontario Steamboat Company. He was one of Bayside Cemetery's founding trustees in October of 1865. His death in 1883 after a lengthy illness was widely mourned in Potsdam. Buried in Bayside Cemetery.

Sources

Courier and freeman., September 25, 1861, February 18, 1863, October 05, 1864,October 25, 1865, March 27, 1879, February 12, 1880, December 12, 1883, March 05, 1902, April 16, 1902, August 20, 1902

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