Person:Seth Foresman (1)

m. 9 Dec 1862
  1. Margaret ForesmanAbt 1863 -
  2. John H ForesmanAbt 1864 -
  3. George P ForesmanAbt 1866 -
  4. Laura B ForesmanAbt 1870 -
  5. Ruth Mae ForesmanAbt 1872 -
Facts and Events
Name Seth Thomas Foresman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Feb 1838 Washington, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
Military[1] Apr 1861 Pennsylvania, United StatesEnlisted, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (Civil War)/Company D
Marriage 9 Dec 1862 Pennsylvania, United Statesto Sallie E Updegraff
Death? 5 Aug 1911 Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Recorded, in McCormick, Leander J. (Leander James). Family record and biography. (Chicago [Illinois]: L. J. McCormick, 1896).

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    ... 3. Seth Thomas Foresman. B., Feb. 26, 1838. M., Sallie E. Updegraff, Dec. 9, 1862. ...

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    ... 3. Seth Thomas Foresman. Son of David Watson and Margaret S. McCormick Foresman. Grandson of Seth McCormick (2nd). Great grandson of Seth McCormick (1st). Great great grandson of Hugh McCormick (2nd). Great great great grandson of Hugh McCormick (1st). B., in Washington Township, Lycoming Co., Pa., Feb. 26, 1838. His paternal grandfather was Robert Foresman, one of the pioneers of the White Deer Valley. He was reared under the parental roof, and remained with his parents until he was 26 years of age, assisting his father to support the family. He received a common school education, and taught two winter terms, and with the money thus acquired, he took a course of two years at Dickinson Seminary. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D. 11th Pa. Volunteers ; served four months, and then returned home to assist in tilling the farm. He afterwards went out with the Emergency men, during Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. In 1876 the firm of Williams & Foresman was established. From that time, up to the present, they have carried on business very successfully, and are recognized as one of the prominent lumber firms of Williamsport. Mr. Foresman is also a member of Bowman, Foresman & Co., and of the Bowman Lumber Co., of West Virginia. He is a large stockholder in the Lycoming Rubber Co. ; is an active supporter of the Board of Trade and a charter member of the Ross Club.

    Mr. Foresman was married Dec. 9th, 1862, to Sallic E., daughter of Samuel Updegraff, of the "Long Reach," and has a family of two sons and two daughters, as follows : John H., George P., Laura B., wife of F. F. Robb, and Ruth Mac, (his first born, Margaret, having died in infancy).

    The family are adherents of the Third Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Foresman has been a K. T. in the Masonic order for twenty-five years. He has always been a staunch Democrat and an unswerving advocate of democratic principles. In 1882 he was a candidate for legislative honors, and came within two votes of receiving the nomination. He is a member of the Select Council, and is now President of that body, and takes a very active interest in public affairs. Mr. Foresman gives his earnest support to every project that tends to the general welfare and prosperity of VVilliamsport. ...