Biography of James W. Seeber
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Seeber, James W., was born in Huron, February 10, 1850, a son of Jacob W., and Alvira (Chase) Seeber, the other children being: Anna M.; Mason; Smith, who enlisted in the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and died at Martinsburg during service of fever; William, a sailor, who was drowned in Lake Ontario on June 17, 1871; and Frances. Jacob, the father, was a native of Madison county, born in 1808, and was a son of William Seeber, also of this State. Jacob came to Huron about 1841, and died here in 1860. His widow now lives with James W., and is in her eightieth year. She is a daughter of Daniel and Jane Servis Chase, a native of Minden, Mass., who died in 1874. aged ninety nine years, nine months and fifteen days. After the death of her husband Mrs. Seeber and her son Smith conducted the farm until 1861, and after the death of Smith the farm was conducted by her alone until in 1882 our subject purchased it. He lost his house by fire, but has replaced it with a larger and more commodious one. The place consists of eighty six acres. In 1871 he married Mary, daughter of Martin and Abida. McLanglan of Huron, who was born in this town March 8, 1851. They have had three children: M. Dewey, born October 14, 1879, and died June 19, 1894; Willie F., born February 8, 1876; who died aged eighteen months; and J. Clayton, born May 29, 1884. Mr. Seeber is an Odd Fellow and a Republican, who cast his first ballot for U. S. Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Seeber are members of the Huron Grange No. 124.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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