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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published by Chapman Publishing Co., in 1895.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JUDGE JONAS SEELY, who was born July 23, 1776, succeeded Judge Sayre to the office of Supervisor by election in April, 1808, and held the same, by repeated elections, until 1814. He also filled the same office in 1822, 1826 and 1833. In 1821, with Hon. Robert S. Rose, of Fayette, he was chosen to represent Seneca County as delegate in the Constitutional Convention held in this state, and in 1823 and 1824 he was elected Member of Assembly from this county. In 1832 he was a Presidential Elector, and voted, in the Electoral College, for Andrew Jackson as President of the United States. He served as a magistrate and as Associate Judge for a number of years. His death occurred August 15, 1851, at the age of seventy-five.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, New York published in 1895. 

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