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John Seymour Jr (1726 - 1809)

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Captain John Seymour Jr
Born in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Died in West Hartford, Connecticut, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Dec 2013
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Captain John Seymour Jr served during the American Revolution
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Biography

"John Seymour, b. Nov. 24, 1726; m. Feb. 1, 1731, Lydia Wadsworth, dau. of Jonathan and g. dau. of Capt. Joseph Wadsworth, who concealed the Charter of Connecticut in the Charter Oak, on the night of the 31st Oct., 1687.

He commanded a company in the Indian war of 1746; in the French and Indian war of 1755, and in the war of the Revolution he was a Leiutenant of Capt. Noah webster's Company in sep 1777. His sword, worn by him in three wars, is in the keeping of the Conn, Hist. Soc, having been deposited by his g. son, Harvey Seymour, Esq., of Hartford."

Quote from the book, "John Watson of Hartford Connecticut and His Descendants", by Thomas Watson, 1865 located in the Cornell University Library. A copy of the full text can be found at http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924032226577/cu31924032226577_djvu.txt.


A Family History written by Beulah Hudek in June 1977 states that: John Seymour served in the Revolutionary War as a Lieutenant of Capt. Noah Webster's Company, September 1777. John and Lydia had thirteen children.

Will

Note: This appears to be the will of a different John Seymour, married to Elizabeth who made his will out in 1748.

Page 197-8-9-208 Invt. œ603-01-06. Taken 28 June, 1748, by Joseph Holtom, Jacob Kellogg and Joseph Skinner. Will dated September, 1747. I, John Seymour of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Elizabeth Seymour the use of 1-3 part of all my lands of real estate; also 1-3 part of my personal or moveable estate, and likewise the use and improvement of one room in my present mansion house, which room she shall choose, and convenient part of the cellar under sd. house, and the privilege of my well, during the time she remains my widow. I give unto my son John Seymour, Jr., besides what I have already given him by deed of gift, those my lotts of land (excepting 75 acres) lying in the Township of New Hartford, in the County and Colony aforesd., my sd. son John to pay to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of œ30. I give unto my son Timothy Seymour, besides what I have heretofore given him at Litchfield in other ways, the western part of that lott of land at the west division or 4-Mile Hill in Hartford, which I purchased of Mr. Stephen Steele of Tolland, on which my sd. son Timothy now liveth, together with the dwelling house and other buildings. I give to my son Timothy one other piece of land lying at sd. 4-Mile Hill, the northern half of that lott I purchased of my brother Thomas Seymour decd., called Clark's lotts. I give unto my son Daniel Seymour, besides what I have given him by deed of gift and otherwise, all that my tract or share of land called my furthermost west land or further lott, lying in Hartford, as yet in common and undivided with Elisha Smith and Ruth Smith his wife, in right of the sd. Ruth, daughter of my brother Thomas Seymour aforesd., joyning land of Joshua Carter's heirs and Joseph Skinner's land. I give unto my son Jonathan Seymour, besides what I have heretofore bestowed upon him, part of that my lott of land in the Township of New Hartford. I give unto my sd. son Jonathan œ100 money, to be paid him by my son Richard Seymour hereafter mentioned. I give unto my son Nathaniel Seymour the western part of my homelott whereon I now live in Hartford. Also I give unto him all that my tract or parcel of land at the west division or 4-Mile Hill in sd. Hartford, usually called my Hubbard's, and 2 Benton's lotts (saving 5 acres of the same, which I purpose to give to my son Moses Seymour), bounded east on the common, north upon Robert Reave's heirs, south upon Thomas Seymour's land, and west upon the five acres above excepted, to be to him, my son Nathaniel, his heirs and assigns forever, he paying to my daughter Susannah (now Susannah Pomeroy) the sum of œ30 within two years after my decease. I give unto my son Zebulon Seymour, besides what I have already given him by deed of gift, land in the Township of New Hartford. I give unto my son Zebulon Seymour œ100 money, to be paid him by my son Richard Seymour within two years after my decease. I give unto my son Moses Seymour the remaining eastern part of that my lott of land at the west division or 4-Mile Hill in Hartford, which I purchased of Mr. Stephen Steele of Tolland, my son Moses paying to my daughter Margaret (now Margaret Catlin) the sum of œ30 within two years next after my decease. I give unto my son Richard Seymour the eastern part of my homelott whereon I now dwell, which comprehends 2 acres which I have sometime since given him by deed of gift, with the mansion house and all other buildings and appurtenances thereon; also about 18 acres in Hartford opposite my dwelling house, bounded east on Rocky Hill, west on a highway, north on land of sd. Richard Seymour, and south on Zachariah Seymour's land and school lott, together with the barn and appurtenances thereof, to him and his heirs forever, he, the sd. Richard Seymour, paying unto each of my above-named sons, Jonathan and Zebulon, œ100 money apiece. I give unto my three daughters, Elizabeth, Susannah and Margaret, œ30 in money apiece besides what I have heretofore given them. I give unto my two sons, Jonathan Seymour and Zebulon Seymour, in equal proportion, my land that is already laid out, and interest and share yet undivided, in the Five Miles of land so called, on the east side of the Great River in the Town of Hartford. I appoint my three eldest sons, John Seymour, Jr., Timothy Seymour and Daniel Seymour, executors. Witness: Ebenezer Webster, Medad Webster, George Wyllys. John X Seymour, ls. Court Record, Page 68--6 June, 1748: The last will and testament of John Seymour, late of Hartford decd., was now exhibited in Court by John Seymour, Timothy Seymour and Daniel Seymour, executors named in sd. will. Proven and ordered to be recorded." [1]


Family Members

Parents

John Seymour 1694 – 1758

Lydia Mason 1696 – 1733

Siblings

Lydia Seymour 1719 – 1801

Abigail Seymour 1720 – 1797

Elisha Seymour 1721 – 1790

Isaac Seymour 1723 – 1755

Lucretia Seymour 1725 – 1728

William Seymour 1728 – 1782

Lucinda Seymour 1732 – 1762

Spouse & Children

Lydia Wadsworth 1731 – 1817

John Seymour 1749 – 1773

James Seymour 1751 – 1814

Roger Seymour 1753 –

Asa Seymour Esquire 1757 – 1837

Anne Seymour 1759 – 1825

Lucretia Seymour 1761 – 1813

Nathaniel Seymour 1763 – 1849

Lucinda Seymour 1765 – 1802

Lydia Seymour 1767 – 1806

Sylvia Seymour 1770 –

Cynthia Seymour 1770 – 1855

Sources

  1. A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1745 to 1750.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 31 January 2018), "Record of John Seymour", Ancestor # A102424.

See also

  • 1790 United States Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 407; Image: 606; Family History Library Film: 0568141.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Residence

  • 1800 United States Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Series: M32; Roll: 1; Page: 274; Image: 152; Family History Library Film: 205618.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Residence

  • Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots: Source Citation: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 4; Serial: 10448; Volume: 2.

1 citation provides evidence for Name

  • Ancestry Family Trees

This citation provides evidence for Captain John Seymour Jr

  • Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83: Johnston, Henry P., ed.. Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Revolution Rolls and Lists, 1775-1783. Vol. VIII. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1901, 1999.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Residence

  • Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62: Connecticut Historical Society. Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762. Vol. I-II. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903-1905.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Military

  • Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

2 citations provide evidence for Name, Death, Marriage

  • Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

2 citations provide evidence for Name, Death, Birth

  • Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934: The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.

2 citations provide evidence for Name, Death, Birth

  • Early Connecticut Marriages: Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Marriage

  • Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1729-1750: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1729-1750. Vol. III. n.p., 1906.

1 citation provides evidence for Name

  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970: Source Citation: Volume: 106; SAR Membership Number: 21010.

1 citation provides evidence for Name

  • 'Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut' Pp 504 L B Barbour


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