Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seth E. Bardwell

Harriet Taylor Upton wrote in THE HISTORY OF THE WESTERN RESERVE that Seth E. Bardwell was one of the most successful farmers of Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio. He was born in 1844 in Groton Township, to Seth and Louisa White Bardwell. After the elder Seth Bardwell died, the younger Seth took over the family farm. He married Celesta Thompson in 1874. Seth and Celesta Bardwell were the parents of Mrs. O. S. Alcott, Seth A. Bardwell, and Alvah Bardwell. Seth E. Bardwell served in the 145th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.

Mrs. Celesta Bardwell died in 1893. Seth E. Bardwell married Rebecca Neill in 1900.

Seth Edgar Bardwell survived both his wives. He died on January 25, 1935,at the age of 90, and he is buried in the Bardwell family plot at the Castalia Cemetery.

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