Seeley traveled to the valley in Brigham Young's 1847 company and was part of the 6th Company of Ten led by Charles Shumway. In the 1850 Utah census his name is Seeley "Owens." There is documentation of his residence in Utah up until 1870. His birth date and death date come from a personal, online family history source without accompanying documentation. Further evidence is needed to confirm their accuracy.
He was rebaptized in Salt Lake City on 8 August 1847.
In 1866 he lived in the Provo Ward.