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50. Elizabeth "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.


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