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.