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Lieutenant Samuel C. Seeley

Original Member, admitted 1783

Lieutenant Samuel Seeley

Began his service before the Revolutionary War in Captain Hammelton’s Company of Artillery, State of New York. Ensign in the 1st Regiment NJ Line 29 Oct 1778. 2nd Lieutenant 29 Oct 1778. Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment New Jersey Line on 11 Mar 1780. Fought in the Battles of White Plains, Brandywine, Trenton, Short Hills, Germantown, Monmouth, and Connecticut Farms. Wounded at the Battle of Springfield. Fought at Yorktown. Retained in and last served in Cumming’s New Jersey Continental Battalion from Apr 1783. Served to 3 Nov 1783. Born in Orange County, NY on 10 Jun 1759 and died in Dingman’s Ferry, PA on 28 Sep 1819. Brigadier General in the PA Militia, 24 Mar 1798, commanding troops in Wayne County. First Judge of Pike County, PA, 1798-1803. Associate Judge of Wayne County, PA 1798-1803. Cousin of General Washington. Freemason and Master of Lodge #82, Milford, PA in 1800. Married Patience Morrell on 19 Sep 1784. [Sources: M; H; (66); (98); (C); Vertical files at Anderson House. Pic: (J).]