|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1770|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1817|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
"Valentine died on Friday, 27 June 1817 at the family home at 90 Beekman Street, City, County & State of New York, at age 47 years, 3 months and 25 days of consumption in the front room. He was buried at the Friend's Cemetery on North Street. "Friends" [Quakers] did not have headstones to mark their graves. A few years later, all the graves there were moved to a location adjoining the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Valentine's son spent much time and money trying to locate his father's remains but to no avail. Valentine was laid to rest in a grave unknown."
Obituary Notice of Dr. Valentine Seaman, June 27, 1817 - Died, Friday morning last, Dr. Valentine Seaman in the 48th year of his age. -- Rarely has it happened that we have been called to deplore the loss of an individual who was more distinguishedly useful than Dr. Seaman.
Nature had endowed him with uncommonly active and vigorous mental powers, and by study and observation he had stored his mind with a fund of knowledge seldom attained by an individual.
Dr. Seaman has filled several important stations with distinguished honor to himself.
He was for many years one of the surgeons of the New York Hospital, and clinical teacher of surgery in that distinguished charity.
He had held a professorship in one of our medical schools - and as a private practitioner, has had uncommon public patronage.
In whatever point of view we regard his character, we see much to admire, and much that is worthy imitation.
His deportment towards his professional brethren was marked with the scrupulous integrity, and he always acquired thier respect and esteem.
He was most ardently attached to his profession, and a zealous promoter of every improvement in the science conducive to the healing art.
As a public teacher, we venture to assert he has rarely been surpassed by any one in this country.
His instructions were conveyed in a familiar manner, and were calculated to make the strongest impression on the mind of his pupils.
He was ever anxious to imprint on the heart of the student principles of sound morality, and while he labored to make them good physicians, he was desirous of making them good men.
His amiable and unaffected manners endeared him to his patients and the conscientious and unremitted discharge of duty as a physician, induced them to place almost unlimited confidence in his skill.
In the performance of the duties of husband, parent, neighbor and friend, he was a pattern deserving imitation. Such was Dr. Seaman.
"This those who knew him know, and those who loved him tell."
Elizabeth Seaman Leggett (1815 - 1900)*
Friends Quaker Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Ray Henry
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66005885