Seabrook entered the College of New Jersey (Princeton) as a sophomore in 1820 and graduated with the Class of 1823. A resident of Edisto Island, he wrote the History of the Episcopal Church on Edisto Island. He was a member of the Secession Convention. According to tradition, the miniature was painted while Seabrook was at Princeton. It is a simply and carefully painted likeness.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984