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Nicholas Sedam,

one of the first settlers of this county, was born in New Jersey 1813. He was a son of Michael and Betsey Sedam, who came with them to this county from New Jersey in 1821. His father purchased land here in this township, and resided here till his death. They reared ten children: Andrew, Charles, Michael, John, Cornelius, Matthew, Nicholas, Joseph, Abraham, Maria; three are living, Cornelius, Charles and Matthew. Nicholas Sedam was ten years old when he came to this county in 1821. He grew up to manhood with his parents, and lived six years at Sedamsville, working for Col. Sedam driving team. He then returned to this county and married Sarah Adkinson, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he reared eight children: Rebecca, Henry, Belinda, Maria, Lucinda, Levi A., William and Elizabeth. After his marriage Mr. Sedam settled two miles northeast of Enterprise, where he purchased land on which he lived till 1861, when he moved to the old homestead in this township, where he resided till his death in 1870. Mrs. Sedam died in the fall of 1879. Mr. Sedam was a farmer and well to do; followed that pursuit all his life. He and Mrs. Sedam were members of Free-Will Baptist Church.