Bridgeton's Notable People Jonathan Adler Ella Reeve Bloor Lucius Elmer Douglas H. Fisher James Galanos Goose Goslin Charles L. Harris George Jamison Harvey Johnson Richie Kates Albert Kelly Frank LoBiondo Brison Manor Steve Rammel Celeste Riley Elias P. Seeley Oberlin Smith Elias Petty Seeley Elias Petty Seeley (November 10, 1791, Bridgeton, New Jersey – August 23, 1846) was an American Whig Party politician who served as the 11th Governor of New Jersey in 1833. Seeley was named to serve as governor after Samuel L. Southard stepped down from office to take a seat in the United States Senate. Seeley represented Cumberland County in the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1829 through 1833. Seeley died on August 23, 1846, and was interred in Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Named after Elias Petty, the brother of his grandmother, Naomi (Petty) Seeley. She was the daughter of Israel and Naomi Petty of Fairfield, Cumberland, NJ.