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John Seymour (abt. 1639 - bef. 1713)

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John Seymour aka Seamore
Born about in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Died before in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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John Seymour married Mary Watson about or before 1666.[1] She was the daughter of John Watson and Margaret (Smith) Watson.

They had nine children born at Hartford:

  1. John b. June 12 1666
  2. Thomas b. Mar 1668/9
  3. Mary b. Nov 1670, m. Apr 25 1700 John North
  4. Zachary b. Dec 22 1672
  5. Margaret b. Jan 17 1674/5 d. Sep 9 1751 m. Mar 20 1706/7 Timothy Root, b. abt 1681, d. Cape Breton in 1713. s. of Sephen (John) and Sarah (Wadsworth); m. Jan 22 1718/19 John Rew Farmington Conn. Children by Timothy
    1. Jonathan b. Dec 1707 m. Ruth, m. Esther Wadsworth m. Susanna Day
    2. Stephen b. Mar 18 1711 m. Jan 19 1740/1 Sarah Hart
    3. Timothy b. 1713 m. Dec 6 1739 Mary Hart
  6. Richard b. Feb 11 1676/7 d. Canaan Conn 1747-1753, m. Mary Wilson Mar 25 1688, cau of John Wilson (robert) and Lydia Cole.
  7. Jonathan b. Jan 10 1678 d. young
  8. Nathaniel b. Nov 6 1680 d. young
  9. Zachariah b. Jan 10 1684/5

John was made a freeman in 1667, and was an active and influential man. In 1670 he and his wife owned the covenant at the Second Church in Hartford, and on March 31, 1678 they were admitted to full communion.[2][3]


  1. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
  2. Jacobus, D. Lines. (1939). A history of the Seymour family: descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut, for six generations ; with extensive amplification of the lines deriving from his son John Seymour of Hartford. New Haven, Conn.: [Printed by the Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor company]. pg 33-40.;view=1up;seq=63
  3. Waters, H. F. (Henry Fitz-Gilbert)., New England Historic Genealogical Society., . The New England historical and genealogical register. [Boston, etc.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, etc.]. pg 211.;view=1up;seq=261

See also:

  • Talcott, Mary K, The Original Proprietors (Originally printed in "The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884", by James Hammond Trumbull. Reprinted by Society of The Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, Inc., 1986.)
  • Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977 reprint).
  • Morris, Seymour. Richard Seymour of Hartford and Norwalk, Conn., and Some of His Descendants, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 1918) Vol. 72, Page 211.

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On 21 Dec 2015 at 16:09 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Seymour-1288 and Seymour-137 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, siblings - see;view=1up;seq=261

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