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In memory of John Seymour I, my Maternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • 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, by D. L. Jacobus, 1939, p. 33-40, p. 453-455. [Link]
  • Hartford Daily Courant, Tues, Nov. 21, 1899.
  • Norwalk, by Charles M. Selleck, 1896, p. 153-155. [Link]
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John Seymour I

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1639 Jan

Hartford, Connecticut



Hartford, Connecticut




Hartford, Connecticut

Ancient Burying Ground

Hartford, Connecticut


John Seymour was born in January, 1639, in Hartford, Connecticut. His father died in 1655 and that same year, he left Norwalk with his mother and new stepfather. He married Mary Watson in 1665 and was made a freeman in 1667, "an active and influential man. In 1670 he and his wife owned the covenant at the Second Church in Hartford, and on 31 Mar. 1678 they were admitted to full communion. He died between Dec. 10, 1712 and August 3, 1713, in Hartford. His will and inventory are transcribed in Jacobus' History of the Seymour Family. It is interesting to note that the inventory was taken by James Ensign, presumably a descendant of James Ensign, "the Puritan".


John Seymour I & Mary Watson were the parents of my ancestor,

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