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John S. Seaman was born in Madison county June 8, 1836, son of George and Matilda Seaman. George Seaman is among the earliest settlers of Parish, having settled on the same farm on which he now resides and which he cleared himself. He has been in Parish over fifty years, and reared eighteen children, many of whom are now residing in Oswego county. Subject was educated in Parish, and went to work at farming. He volunteered in the late Civil War in 1862 and went to the front with the 147th N. Y. Inft., and participated in seventeen of the principal battles; among others were Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, etc., and numerous skirmishes; he was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and confined at Belle Island and Libby prison for fifty-two days. He married Florine Allen, and has two children, Leroy and Flossie May.

 

Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1895, p. 50.

 

 

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