Looking for the ancestors of Samuel Seaney, Sr., son of Owen Seaney and Martha ___?, he was born abt. 1780 in Rowan or Surry Co., NC. About 1810 he and his parents moved their families from Rowan Co., NC to Wayne Co., IN and settled near Richmond. The summer of 1818 Samuel and brother Bryant moved their families to Crawford Co., IL
Bryant Seaney lived north of Palestine, Crawford Co., IL and raised a family of daughters one of whom married Levi Moore and another married Alvah James Wilson, son of Edward Wilson. She was the grandmother of Alvah Wilson.
Samuel Seaney settled near the present site of Morea, Crawford Co., IL where he spent the rest of his life farming. Samuel married in NC to Catherine Wishon who was born abt. 1784. They raised eleven children:
1. Mary Seaney, b. abt 1804; m. Alexander Barrick.
Samuel Seaney, Sr. d. 11-2-1866 at Morea, Crawford Co., IL and Catherine d. 12-16-1867. Both are buried near Morea, IL in Seaney Cemetery.
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