Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois - 1877
Edited by: Charles Bent
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
JEDUTHAN SEELY, SR., was born in Washington county, New York, in 1778 and moved to Cayuga county, New York, in 1802, thence to Geneseo county, in 1807, and thence to Chattaraugus county, in the same State, in 1823. In 1836 he came West with his son, Ebenezer, and settled in Portland. In the fall he was attacked with the prevailing disease, bilious fever, and sent for Dr. MAXWELL, a newly arrived physician, who, thinking bleeding was necesssary, tried the experiment, and his patient died in less than an hour, at the age of fifty-eight years. Mr. Seely married Miss Sally GIBBS, and their children have been Ebenezer, Horace, Jeduthan, Jr., Norman B., Alexander J., and Mary E., all of whom came West, and are further mentioned in this History. Mrs. SEELY moved soon after her husband's death to Jones county, Iowa, where shelived with her son, Norman B., until 1841, when she died.