Biography of Jacob Seaman
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Seaman, Jacob, was born in Castleton, Rensselaer county. July 28, 1849. His father was a merchant in Castleton, and after his school days he went into the store with which he has ever since been connected, and of which he is now sole proprietor The business was founded by N. N. Seaman & Sons in 1883, followed by J. & C. Seaman, and in the spring of 1895 the business passed into the hands of J. Seaman. In 1868 Mr. Seaman married Sarah Allendorph; they have one daughter, Della A., now Mrs. Arthur Backman. Mr. Seaman is a prominent and active Republican, is chairman of the town committee and has been delegate to many county and State conventions, and has also been trustee of the village of Castleton. Mr. Seaman's parents were Nathan N. and Rachel (Ostrander) Seaman, both of whom are Hollanders by descent. His father was a prominent man in his day and was justice of the peace for sixteen consecutive years. His brother, C. Seaman, who died in the spring of 1895, was twice president of the village. He was a prominent Mason and was treasurer of the lodge at his death. He was also secretary of the Castleton Cemetery Association, which was organized by N. N. Seaman, which office fell to Jacob upon the death of his father. Jacob Seaman owns one of the most historical landmarks of Rensselaer county, Castle Hill, a tract of twelve acres which has been in the family for over thirty years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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