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Biographical sketch of David Seaver, Sr

From Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas"

DAVID SEEVER, SR. Farmer, is a native of Chambersburg, Franklin Co, Penn., born in 1810, His eldest brother, Abraham, was in the war of 1812, There were ten more in his father's family, of which he was the youngest, During his early manhood he learned milling and also the thorough system of farming used in Penn. In 1831, he married Miss Helen, of Chambersburg, and on account of his failing health they moved to Indiana onto a farm, where he remained until 1857, when he emigrated to Kansas, locating on Section 28, and took 320 acres, some of it laying in Section 27. Erecting a log house, they lived in it till it was destroyed by lightning. They then built the stone one now used. Of war reminiscenses, Mr. Seever has seen a great deal, being here at the time John Little was killed by Montgomery's men, and in 1861 he was at home on his farm, when Gen. Price came along and captured him, taking him to Lexington, Mo., together with his son William and Mr, Chapman. He was set set liberty in some 22 days afterward, and made his way home again, having passed through these perilous times, He is now enjoying a time of peace and the promise of a most bountiful harvest for the year 1882. In 1878 he was elected Township Treasurer and has held it since, having been Township Clerk and school officer from time to time. His family numbered twelve, two of whom are deceased, His son John, who is now at home, was a member of the brave Sixth Kansas Regiment. They farm about 200 acres now. (The above was taken from the History of the State of Kansas. Printed in 1883. Cannot account for the difference in spelling at this time.)

Owner/Source"History of the State of Kansas" by Wm G. Cutler
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