"JOHN 3 SEWARD (Obadiah 2 , Obadiah 1 ), b. May 22, 1730 at Black River, N. J., d. Dec. 29, 1797 on his farm in Sussex County, N. J., m. Mar. 22, 1751, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Penelope Swezey, at Roxbury, N. J., by the Rev. Mr. Byram. They removed into the country and settled in the Highlands of Hardyston, four miles from Hamburg, N. J., on a farm still known as the “Old Seward Farm”, where they lived until he died. Mary Swezey was b. Apr. 3, 1733; d. Feb. 29, 1816, aged 83 years, at the home of her son, Dr. Samuel S. Seward of Florida, Orange County, N. Y. John Seward was commissioned Lieut. Col. on Feb. 28, 1777 in the Continental Army, afterwards he became Colonel. He had command of the Second Regiment of Sussex County Volunteers during the War of the Revolution. He was a member of the board of freeholders from Hardyston Twsp., from 1767 to 1779. He was present with the board most of these years, notwithstanding his active service in the Revolutionarv Armv. He remained in the service until the close of the war, as appears from an old roll made out by Joseph Gaston, paymaster of the Sussex Regiment." 
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