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Felix Seymour (1725 - 1798)

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Col. Felix Seymour
Born in Coleraine, Londonderry, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Hardy, Bedford, Colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Col. Felix Seymour served in the 5th North Carolina Regiment during the American Revolution
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Felix Seymour (1725-98) was a patriot who furnished beef to prisoners at Winchester barracks, 1782. He was born in Ireland; died in Moorefield, VA

Felix married Margaret Renick, daughter of William and Ann Renick in 1753. They settled near Mooresfield, then built a homestead at Seymourville, Grant county, Virginia, where he acquired extensive land holding and possessions. He was First Magistrate for Hardy county, served in the Virginia House of Burgess. He was a Colonel in French and Indian Wars, and also served as a Patriot in Revolutionary War. He served as an enlisted man for three years under Captain Casewell, in the Fifth Company of North Carolina Troops.

His wife, Margaret Renick was born in 1733 in Paxtang, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She died in 1778 in Cumberland City, Pennsylvania.

This source states he was born in England:
Born in England in 1725 and died in Hampshire County, Virginia, February 1798. During the Revolution his residence was Moorefield, Virginia. He was married to Margaret Renick in 1752. Soldier enlisted May 26, 1776, under Captain Casewell in the Fifth Company of North Carolina troops and was discharged, February 8, 1780.[1]


Name: Felix Seymour[2][3]


Birth Date: 1725[3]
Birth Place: Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland[2][3]
Birth Date: 1727[4]
Birth Place: Ireland[4]


Spouse: Margaret Rennick[3]
Child: Abel Seymour[3]
First Marriage Date: 1752[3]
  1. John Seymour b. Tues. May 7, 1754
  2. Richard Seymour b. Mon Aug 25, 1795
  3. Thomas Seymour b. Sat Jan 28, 1758 m. Catherine Hider d. 1831
  4. Abel Seymour b. May 5, 1760 m. Ann Venlieter on Aug 2, 1785 d. 1826
  5. George Seymour b. Wed Aug 11, 1762 m. Elizabeth Welton
  6. Catherine Seymour b. Tues Nov 29, 1764 Twin of William Seymour m1 George See m2nd Jonathan Welton
  7. William Seymour b. Tues Nov 29, 1764 m. Christina See
  8. James Seymour b. Wed Dec 3, 1766 m. Elizabeth Hutton d. 1842
  9. Elizabeth Seymour b. Fri Sept 22, 1769 m. Andrew Burns d. 1822
  10. Aaron Seymour b. Mar 25, 1773 m. Miriam wood
  11. Mary Seymour b. July 8, 1775 m. John welton on Jul 23, 1796 d. 1827


Location: Augusta Co., VA[5]
Property: 375 acres.
Remarks: Privy examination of Ann, wife of Jacob Reed, deed 15/16 Aug, to Alex Love, taken 12 Oct 1763, by Benj. Kuykendale and Felix Seymore.


Death Date: Feb 1798[3]
Death Place: Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States[2][6][3]
Age: 73
Probate Place: Hardy, West Virginia, USA[6]
Inferred Death Place: West Virginia, USA[6]

Military Service

Phelix Seymour: 5th NC Regiment: 11/26/1776, a Private under Capt. William Caswell for 3 years. Discharged on 2/8/1780.[7]


  1. Johnston, Ross B. West Virginians in the American Revolution. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1977. Found at Google Books: Felix Seymour
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 West Virginians in the American Revolution: Felix Seymour Birth: Death:
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 117 : 1915 Source Information North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 1999.
  5. This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. Book: 11-485
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Probate Records; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Hardy County); Probate Place: Hardy, West Virginia. Source Information West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line].
  7. J.D. Lewis, Link
  • Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.


  • WikiTree profile Seymour-1010 created through the import of Vicki Norman family tree v2 (3).ged on Aug 1, 2012 by Vicki Norman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Vicki and others.

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