Submitted by Descendant: Dorothy Seabrook Welch SMITH
According to records in two family bibles, Joseph Henry Seabrook was born 7 November 1804 at “Point Tranquil” Wadmalaw Island, SC, the son of Joseph Smelie Seabrook and Harriet Reynolds. A small notebook among his papers gives his date of arrival in Quincy the Territory of Florida, as 29 November 1829 at age 26. He descended from Capt. Robert Seabrook, an English merchant who came to Charleston, SC by 1680.
Many historic Florida Territorial papers have his name but the most important was a voter in Gadsden County in Florida’s first statewide election, 26 May 1845. In the 1850 census for Gadsden county he is listed as a Planter and owned at various times as many as seven parcels of land in Gadsden County and others in adjoining Leon County.
Joseph Henry Seabrook was married three times according to Bible Records. He had one child, a daughter, Sarah H. Seabrook by his unknown first wife; no children by his second marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bruton of SC and four sons by his third wife, Elizabeth Harriet Atwater who was born in GA. This applicant descends from Lee Reynolds Seabrook, the youngest son of Joseph Henry and Elizabeth Harriet Seabrook.
Joseph Henry Seabrook was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2003