Adam P. Seasly
ADAM P. SEASLY, a progressive and enterprising young farmer of Oakland township, was born in Carroll county, Maryland, in 1860. His father, Adam Seasly, now a resident of Adams county, Pennsylvania, is a native of Germany, but emigrated to America when a young man; he was reared to the life of a farmer, and also mastered the blacksmith's trade in his own country. After arriving in this country he went directly to Pennsylvania, and there was married to Elizabeth Cook, a daughter of Benjamin Cook; she died in early womanhood in Pennsylvania, leaving two sons and a daughter: Mary, Adam P. and George; Mary died in infancy, and George lived only a few years. At the age of three years Adam P. was taken by Henry Riffle, and under his care was reared to manhood.
In the spring of 1869 Mr. Riffle came from Pennsylvania to Illinois, and located at Vermont, Fulton county; he was a plasterer by trade, and followed that calling in connection with farming. Mr. Riffle had no children of his own, but adopted a son and daughter, for whom he carefully provided. Adam P. Seasly, the son, was given a good education, and was taught the printer's trade.
Mr. Seasly was married in 1881, to Miss Rebecca E. Kost, of Fulton county, Illinois, a daughter of John and Catherine Kost, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kost is a carpenter and farmer, and in 1850 he emigrated to Illinois and settled in Fulton county. He is now one of the wealthiest resident land owners in this section, but is retired from active business pursuits. Mr. Seasly engaged in agricultural pursuits in Fulton county, which he continued until 1885, when he removed to his present farm of eighty acres; he rents an additional eighty acres, and is carrying on a successful business. To him and his wife have been born three children: Ross H., Edgar and Ruth.
Politically our subject affiliates with the Democratic party; he has served as School Trustee, and has always been a liberal supporter of home industries and enterprises.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, pages 226-227.
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