Trent Seager

Member for
3 years 6 months 4 days
Find a Grave ID
50070093

Bio

I was born and raised on a multi-generation family farm in Clinton County, Indiana. My ancestors immigrated from Europe in the late 1700s, and their descendants purchased the land from the US Government that became the family farm in 1831.

Importantly, this was one year after President Andrew Jackson and the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This act directed that all American Indians be relocated to lands west of the Mississippi River, allowing European Americans to buy the stolen land from the US Government.

The land that became my family farm belonged to the Myaamia (Miami), Bodéwadmiké (Potawatomi), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) Tribes among many other indigenous nations. It is important to me to acknowledge these Tribes as the first and best stewards of the land for more than 10,000 years and since time immemorial.

Much of my immediate family was born and raised in the Clinton, Tippecanoe, Boone, and surrounding Counties in Indiana, with family burials going further back to Pennsylvania and east coast states.

My paternal side is Lecklitner (grandmother) and Seager (grandfather). My maternal side is Bradshaw (grandmother) and Pierson (grandfather). Other family include Smith, Clouser, Byroad, Wallace, Beard, Payton, among many more.

I currently reside on the Oregon Coast and have been working extensively on genealogy for my family for the past 15+ years and a few years ago began tracking down information on burials and grave sites.

If you would like a memorial transferred to you, please send me a request through the "Suggest other corrections" button from the memorial and share your connection to the person. If they are not a family member of mine, and you are related or a close friend, I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you would like to see what tribes lived on the land where you were born or where you currently reside, https://native-land.ca/ is a great resource!

Trent

I was born and raised on a multi-generation family farm in Clinton County, Indiana. My ancestors immigrated from Europe in the late 1700s, and their descendants purchased the land from the US Government that became the family farm in 1831.

Importantly, this was one year after President Andrew Jackson and the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This act directed that all American Indians be relocated to lands west of the Mississippi River, allowing European Americans to buy the stolen land from the US Government.

The land that became my family farm belonged to the Myaamia (Miami), Bodéwadmiké (Potawatomi), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) Tribes among many other indigenous nations. It is important to me to acknowledge these Tribes as the first and best stewards of the land for more than 10,000 years and since time immemorial.

Much of my immediate family was born and raised in the Clinton, Tippecanoe, Boone, and surrounding Counties in Indiana, with family burials going further back to Pennsylvania and east coast states.

My paternal side is Lecklitner (grandmother) and Seager (grandfather). My maternal side is Bradshaw (grandmother) and Pierson (grandfather). Other family include Smith, Clouser, Byroad, Wallace, Beard, Payton, among many more.

I currently reside on the Oregon Coast and have been working extensively on genealogy for my family for the past 15+ years and a few years ago began tracking down information on burials and grave sites.

If you would like a memorial transferred to you, please send me a request through the "Suggest other corrections" button from the memorial and share your connection to the person. If they are not a family member of mine, and you are related or a close friend, I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you would like to see what tribes lived on the land where you were born or where you currently reside, https://native-land.ca/ is a great resource!

Trent

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