John Seaman and his sons August, Henry, Fred and William came in 1856, and made a farm. Mr. Seaman died in 1867. William died in the army, being a member of the 4th Infantry. Fred also served in the same regiment, while August was in the 23d regiment.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 23.