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Notes for Jacob SEERY


From the history of Crawford Co, OH, Lykens Twp:

JACOB SEERY, farmer; P. O. Poplar was born in Ross Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1825 and is a son of Solomon Seery, Sr., one of the pioneers of this township. He passed his youth and early manhood in assisting his father and elder brothers to clear the old homestead. Not until 25 years old did he commence doing for himself. On Jan. 22, 1852, he was united in the bonds of wedlock to Miss Lavinia A. Coon, who was born Dec. 18, 1833, in the Dominion of Canada, and is a daughter of Elisha and Olivia (Boyce) Coon. In October 1840, they moved to Ohio, and settled in Crawford Co. After his marriage, Mr. Seery located on the farm on which he now lives, the improvements consisting of a small cabin and stable. It was partly cleared, and by industry and careful management he has brought it to a high degree of cultivation, and possesses one of the most valuable farms of the township. His marriage has proved a happy and prosperous one. and has been blessed with four children - Alvaro, De Forest B., Lorenzo M. D. and Reno Roscoe. The eldest died when 12 years old. Mr. Seery served in Company C. 136th O. N. G., during the late rebellion, being located at Fort Worth. He has served as Trustee, has been a Republican since the organization of the party, and was a Whig in early life.
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