Seelye, Edward E, Dd
Seelye, Edward E., D.D.
a (Dutch) Reformed minister, was born at Lansingburgh, N.Y., in 1819, and graduated at Union College in 1839, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1843. Until 1858 his ministry was exercised in the Presbyterian churches of Stillwater, N.Y., from 1843 to 1850, and Sandy Hill, N.Y., from 1850 to 1858. At the latter date he removed to Schenectady as pastor of the First Reformed Church, where he died in 1865. Mr. Seelye's physique was tall, large, rugged, and indicative of the best of health. His mind was vigorous, comprehensive, and direct. His preaching was orthodox, logical, scholarly, instructive, interesting, and warm hearted. His delivery was impressive and popular. He left a valuable posthumous work entitled Bible Emblems, which has been printed by the American Tract Society, New York. See De Baun [Rev. J.A.], Tribute. (W.J.R.T.)