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Justus Wellington Seeley

Also Known As: "Justice", "Seely", "Seelye", "Whallington Sele"
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Mt.Pleasant, Sanpete , Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Mt.Pleasant, Sanpete , Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Justus Azel Seeley and Mehitable "Hettie" Bennett Seeley
Husband of Clarissa Jane Seeley (Wilcox) and Sarah Jane McKinney
Father of Orange Seely; Sarah Jane Tidwell; Don Carlos Seely; Hyrum Seleey; Justus Wellington Seely, II and 8 others
Brother of Mehitable Seeley; Rachel Seeley; Rebecca Seeley; John Seeley; Elizabeth Seeley and 4 others

Occupation: Justice of Peace, City Councilman, LDS Bishopric, farmer, Farmer, Cooper, Sailor, Saw Mill Operator
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Justus Wellington Seeley

Justus Wellington Seeley, son of Justus Azel Seely and Mehitable Bennett, was born January 30, 1815, Pickering, Canada. Came to Utah September, 1847, John Taylor company. Family home Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Settled at Mt. Pleasant 1859. Justice of peace at Mt. Pleasant 20 years, member city council 1877-81 and 1883. Member ward bishopric 20 years. Farmer. Died April 28, 1894, at Mt. Pleasant.

Marriages and Children

  1. Clarissa Jane Wilcox (daughter of Hazard Wilcox. Jr. and Sarah Seely of Charleston, Iowa, pioneers September 29, 1847, John Taylor company), married March 10, 1842, Charleston, Iowa. She was born October 1, 1821; came to Utah with husband in 1847. Their children:
    1. Orange born February 20, 1843, married Hannah Olsen;
    2. Sarah born April 10, 1844, married W. J. Tidwell;
    3. Don Carlos born January 4, 1846, married Hannah E. Reynolds
    4. Hyrum born March 29, 1848, married Mary E. Goldsbrough;
    5. Justus Wellington born June 25, 1850, married Annie E. Reynolds;
    6. William Hazard born October 25, 1852, married Charlotte Reynolds;
    7. John Henry born April 29, 1855, married Margaret Peel January 15, 1880;
    8. Mary Miranda born June 25, 1857, married Christian F. Peel;
    9. Joseph born March 30, 1862, married Sarah H. Allen;
    10. Stuart Randolph born February 16, 1865, married Millie Nielsen.
  2. Sarah Jane McKinney (daughter of William McKinney and Sarah Wilcox) who was born December 23, 1837, in Lewis county, Missouri, married November 17, 1873. Salt Lake City. Only child:
    1. Eva Rebecca born December 6, 1874, married Jens Christian Christensen.


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 109
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1152
  • Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy: Mar 17 2016, 23:49:09 UTC
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Justus Wellington Seeley's Timeline

January 30, 1815
Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada
February 15, 1837
Age 22
February 20, 1843
Age 28
Nashville, Jackson, IA, USA
April 10, 1844
Age 29
Lee County, Iowa, United States
January 4, 1846
Age 30
Charleston, Lee County, Iowa, United States
February 3, 1846
Age 31
March 29, 1848
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
March 29, 1848
Age 33
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
June 25, 1850
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States