Biography of Robert R. Seaver
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Seaver, Robert R., Stockholm, was born in Crown Point, August 5, 1825. His father was Robert R., son of Parley and Polly (Cram) Seaver, and was born in Stoddard, N. H., October 9, 1802. He came with his parents to Essex county, and in 1831 they came to Stockholm. The death of Parley Seaver occurred in 1842. Robert R. married in Essex county, Maria Chellis, a native of Vermont, born in 1800. She was a daughter of John Chellis, an early settler of Essex county, who was in the war of 1812. He died in Stockholm, aged 104 years. Robert R. Seaver and wife had eleven children, of whom five sons and three daughters survive. Mr. Seaver died in 1876 and his wife in 1882, the latter at the age of eighty two years. Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, coming to Stockholm when five years of age. He has always been a farmer, owns 122 acres of land and keeps twelve cows. For several years he has made a specialty of breeding Hambletonian horses. In 1849 Mr. Seaver married Candice Kingsbury, by whom he has six children: Samantha M., married A. C. Munson of Stockholm, and has one child, Jessie P.; Emily S., married L. S. Newton, and they have three sons, Rolla, Herbert and Raymond R.; Ada, wife of L. D. Hobner of Stockholm, has two children, Ira and Oscar R.; Chaylon T., married in Michigan and has one child, Reabelle; he is now in Alaska; Lyndon R., married Lillian Dutton, by whom he has two children, Mildred L. and Herold I.; he is a member of I. O. O. F., Winthrop Lodge No. 620.; Elma, wife of Eddie Gaddis of Gouverneur, and they have three children, Raymond, Ruth and Fred. In early life Mr. Seaver was a Whig. but later became a Republican. He has always declined public office. He is a member of P. of I. Eureka Lodge No. 162, and P. of H. Winthrop Lodge No. 538.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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