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Judge Seth Alden Abbey
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1798
Delaware County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1880
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Seth Alden Abbey, son of Peter and Hannah (Alden) Abbey, born in Franklin, N. Y., October 3, 1798; died in Cleveland, Ohio, March 15, 1880.

Id#: 0000080
Name: Abbey, Seth A.
Date: Mar 16, 1880
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #001.

Abbey - March 15, 1880, Seth A. Abbey, in his 82d year. Burial private. Woodland Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.

With his brother, Dorrephus, Seth began the publication of a monthly newspaper in Albany in 1815, called The Friend. He was editor of the Independent Republican in Watertown, N. Y., 1819-25. In 1821 he was Lieutenant in the 16th Regiment Infantry of Jefferson County.

In 1830 he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and became proprietor of a tavern known there as "Farmers' and Mechanics' Hotel." In 1836 he assisted in the incorporation of the city by serving as one of the first judges of elections. He was city marshal for a time, and was Judge of the Police Court in Cleveland from 1870 until his death.

At the age of 63 he enlisted in the Civil War as 1st Lieutenant in the 2d Ohio Cavalry, served through the war, part of the time as Brigade Quartermaster.

Married (1) at Watertown, February 8, 1821, Mercy Hunt, born in Western, Oneida County, N. Y., December 22, 1799; died in Cleveland, August 14, 1854. She was adopted by Marinus W. Gilbert of Watertown. She was an invalid in the latter part of her life.

Married (2) in Cleveland, Mary (Lyon) Goodwin, widow of William T. Goodwin.

Children by first wife, first four born in Watertown, others in Cleveland:

i. Henry Gilbert Abbey, b. Nov. 20, 1821
ii. Edwin Alden Abbey, b. Dec. 9, 1823
iii. Charles Henry Abbey, b. July 9, 1826
iv. Hannah Ward Abbey, b. Dec. 9, 1827
v. Harriet Ann Abbey, b. Dec. 3, 1830
vi. Charles Hunt Abbey, b. Oct. 22, 1833
vii. Peter Morton Abbey, b. Aug. 19, 1837
viii. Frances Maria Abbey, b. Jan. 26, 1840

Child by second wife:

ix. Minnie Lyon Abbey, b. June 24, 1859
~Abbe - Abbey Genealogy, In Memory of John Abbe and His Descendants, published in 1916 by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols
Family links: 
  Peter M Abbey (1769 - 1857)
  Hannah Alden Abbey (1771 - 1821)
  Mercy Hunt Abbey (1799 - 1854)*
  Mary Strong Lyon Goodwin-Abbey (1815 - 1893)*
  Henry Gilbert Abbey (1821 - 1887)*
  Charles H. Abbey (1833 - 1904)*
  Frances Maria Abbey Freeman (1840 - ____)*
  Mary Lyon Abbey Prentice (1859 - 1948)*
  Dorrephus Abbey (1792 - 1838)*
  Arabella Abbey Adkins (1796 - 1862)*
  Seth Alden Abbey (1798 - 1880)
*Calculated relationship
Woodland Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot 17
Created by: BuckeyeGal
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69275596
Judge Seth Alden Abbey
Added by: Christopher Allyn Mentrum
Judge Seth Alden Abbey
Added by: Woodland Cemetery Foundation
Judge Seth Alden Abbey
Added by: Woodland Cemetery Foundation
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