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54. Elizabeth Luther "Betsey" PICKEL1 was born on 15 May 1826 in Perry, Franklin County, Ohio.1

Seeley and Betsey said to have married at the Mormon Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

Listed on the plaque "In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers"
The Names of the Pioneers who Arrived in this Valley, July 24, 1847 - includes Seeley Owen.

Her Membership in the LDS church lists her birth date and her father as "Monard" Pickle, mother as Barbary. She was baptised, May 1840, and received a Patriarchal Blessing, 7 jul 1845, at Nauvoo, Hancock Co, IL. Her full name is given as Elizabeth Luther Pickle.

Children of Seeley and Betsey are listed as Seeley Jr., Barbara Elizabeth, Hannah, Jewel (Julia), Joseph, and Minard.

The 1850 census lists him in Salt Lake Co. UT as age 45, a farmer, born in
Vermont. He has a wife Elizabeth aged 24, two children listed also: Ann aged
12 yrs and Samuel aged 1.

I have not seen the following for myself:
In the 1856 Utah Territory Census Seeley Owen is
listed living in Provo. With him are Lydia, (maybe 1st wife); Elizabeth;
Ellen (probably Helen); Paul; Anne Samatha; Seeley, Jr; Jane; Emeline;
Samuel; Barbary; Hannah; Ameilia; Melissa; Meinerva; Jacob and Sylvister.
Seeley Owin Sr was Morman and may have had more than one wife. [I see no evidence of plural marriages in the census records. Seeley may have been married prior to his marriage to Elizabeth, but if so, she must have been deceased]

1860 Census. Provo, Utah Territory. Hh 2153
Seeley Owen, age 55, chair maker, b. VT
Elizth. age 34, b. Ohio
Born in Utah Territory: Barbra E. age 6, Hannah 5, Seeley 3, and Julia age 4 months.

1870 Census. Provo Ward 3, Utah Co, Utah Territory. Hh 26
Seeley Owen, age 65, Carpenter, b. Vermont
Elizabeth 46, b. Ohio
Born Utah: Hannah 15, Seeley 12, Julia 10, Joseph 8, Mine, age 5

1880 Census. Walsburg, Wasatch Co, Utah, Hh 65; Round Valley Creek
Seeley Owen, age 76, Stockman, b. VT
Elizabeth, 56, b. IL, parents born Penn.
Joseph 18, Drives stock
Miner P. 13
John C. Gilson, grandchild age 6
[Daughter Hannah married John William Gilson - she died 11 Aug 1872 in Wallsburg.]

Elizabeth married again - husband seen on FamilySearch as Philip Hull.
1900 Census. Williams Twp, Coconino, Arizona Territory, Hh 57
Elizabeth Hull, b. May 1826, age 74, widow, married for 49 years; 9 children - 5 are living, b. Ohio, parents b. NJ
Joseph Owens, son, b. Oct 1861, 38, b. Utah, father b. VT, mother b. OH, Farmer
Minor Owens, son, b. Jan 1865, 35, b. Utah, father b. VT, mother b. OH, Stock raiser
John Gilson, Grandson, b. Aug 1875, 24, b. Utah, father b. MO, mother b. Utah, RR Fireman

Elizabeth Luther "Betsey" PICKEL and Seeley OWEN Sr. were married on 27 March 1847.1 Seeley OWEN Sr. was born on 20 March 1805 in Chittenden County, Vermont. He died in 1881 at the age of 76 in Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona.

Seeley said to be a son of Ethan Owen born 1774 in Poultney, Rutland Co., VT, and died May 21, 1849 in Camden, Schyler Co., IL. Ethan married HANNAH SEELEY January 26, 1801 in Milton, Chittenden Co., VT, daughter of SHELDON SEELEY and DEBRA BOWKER. She was born December 25, 1783 in Thetford, Orange Co., VT.
SEELEY OWEN, b. March 20, 1805, Milton, Chittenden Co., VT
He married LYDIA ADELINE OWEN November 27, 1834 in Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL, daughter of IRA OWEN and BETSY CASTLE. She was born July 01, 1811 in Milton, Chittenden Co., VT, and died September 19, 1846 in Winter Quarters, NB.

1840 Census. Schuyler Co, IL
Seeley Owen: 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40 (Seeley) ; 1f under 5 (Ann), 1f 20-30 (Lydia)

1850 Census. Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
Seeley Owens, 45, b. VT
Elizabeth 24
Ann, 12 (child of Lydia's)
Samuel, age 1

1860 Census. Provo, Utah County, Utah Territory
Seely Owen, 55
Eliz'th. Owen, 34
Barbra E. 6. Hannah 5. Seely 3. Julia, age 4 months.

1870 Census. Provo Ward 3, Utah Co, Utah, Hh 26
Seely Owen, 65, Carpenter, b. VT
Elizabeth 46, b. Ohio
All born in Utah: Hannah 15. Seeley 12. Julia 10. Joseph 8. Miner, age 5

1880 Census. Wallsburg, Wasatch Co, Utah
Round Valley Creek, Hh 65
Seeley Owen, 76, Stockman, b. VT
Elizabeth, 56, wife, Cook, b. IL, parents b. PA
Joseph, 18, son, Drive stock, b. Utah
Miner P., 13, son, b. Utah
John E. Gilson, 6, grandchild, b. Utah, father b. MO, mother b. Utah

Seeley was a member of the LDS Church.
Baptism Date: March 20, 1837 Ordained Seventy Date: March 18, 1845 Officiator: Joesph Young
LDS Temple Ordinance Data: Endowment Date: January 3, 1846 Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA Sealed to Spouse Number 1 Date: January 7, 1846 Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA Sealed to Spouse Number 2 Date: March 22, 1847 Sealed to Spouse Number 3 Date: November 27, 1853 Sealed to Parents Date: May 14, 1970 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
In 1850, Seeley had a household of 4 and a real wealth of $200. Comments: #21. Seeley was one of the original pioneers of Utah. After arriving in the Great Salt Lake Valley in July 1847, he remained there only a few weeks as he returned to Winter Quarters with President Brigham Young later the same year. On July 24, 1854, he gave a pioneer speech at a celebration at Union, Salt Lake, utah. He lived for sometime in Wallsburg, in the Provo Valley, and was accidentally killed while working on the Atlantic-Pacific Railroad near Flagstaff, Arizona in 1881.

Spouses were listed as Lydia Ann Owens, Elizabeth Pickle, Helen Louisa Frederick Jefferds

Descendants have joined the Sons of Utah Pioneers.