4. ZACHARIAH2 SEYMOUR (Richard1), of Wethersfield, Conn., born at Hartford, Conn., about 1642, died at Wethersfield in Aug. 1702, aged about 60 years. He married at Wethersfield, 9 Feb. 1687/8, MARY GRITT, who survived him and married secondly Joseph Hollister.
After the death of his father in 1655 Zachariah Seymour evidently removed to Farmington, Conn., with his mother, and appears as a freeman there in 1669. Later he settled at Wethersfield, where he married at the age of about 45.
In the name of God, Amen. This fourteenth day of Aprill One Thousand seven hundred and two, I Zachariah Seamore of Wethers field in the County of Hartford, being Sick & weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and latowing that it is appointed for all men to dye, I do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body, I recommend it to the Earth to be buryed in a Christian like and in a decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the Gennerall Resurection, I shall receive it again by the Almighty power of God.
Touching my Worldly Estate as to my Houseing & Lands which I have in the Township of Wethersfield and all other Estate I do bequeath to my wife one third part having the command of one Room in my dwelling house as part of her thirds, which is to be at her command as long as she shall remain 1- Widdow, and then to receive reasonable rent for her part of the House-Item. I give to my four daughters the whole & sole right to all my Estate especially my Houseing & Lands after the decease of my wife, & 2/3 of all my Estate to them I give as they come of age, and I give to each alike, and if anyone or more of them do dye without child then that part of my Estate shall return to those that survive-Now, as touching my debts, they are to be paid out of my movable Estate, and as for my Land which is in the Town bounds of Farmington, I give to my daughters each of them a part alike, and if any dye without childe, then it is to return to those that Survive. Also I give my wife a third of the same her lifetime-Further I do choose my Loving Brethren Jno. Seamore Senior of Hartford & Richard Seamore of Farmington to be Overseers with John Seamore, Jun'r & Thomas Seamore of Hartford & they may putt out my Children at their discretion.
I do ratify this to be my Last Will & Testament as witnesseth my hand this day & year above mentioned – This is interlined in four places before Signing.
John Seamore Jun'r
An Inventory of. the Estate of Zachariah Seamore, late of Wethersfield deceased – Vizt. £ s d Imps. a dwelling house 45;£.. an old house 1£ 46:00:00 Sixteen acres of Land belonging to Said houseing 96:00:00 One hatt and wearing Cloaths 3£. three Cows 12£ 15:00:00 2 yearlings 3£. one Calf 16s 6, Small Swine 45s 06:01:00 hay and grain in the barn. 4£.. Indian Corn in the Lot. 5s 04:05:00 a Mare &, 2, Colts. 30s 300, Nails 3s an old Axx. 2s/6d 01:15:06 13, acres wood Land, 5£ a Cow lott. 4s old Iron tools. 1s 05:05:00 2/1/2li Sheeps wool. 3s/9d an old Spinning wheel 3s 00:06:09 a Little Salt. 1s one peck Malt. 1s two bags. 3s 00:05:00 a great Iron pott 20s a Small Iron pott, hooks & ladle 01:12:00 fire Slice and tongs, 10s tramel. 6s Small Stilliards. 10s 01:06:00 a pair Cards. l8d 4, Chairs and a Small Table, 12s 00:13:06 a high bedstead, 2, beds on it with Covering and 03:10:00 bolsters and pillows, Curtains and Vallens – A Trundle bedstead with a Small bed on it, Covering, bolsters 03:00:00 2, Turky work Cushions. 20s 5, Sheets & other Linnen 36s 02:16:00 a Gun & amunition. 20s old pewter, 4s, earthen Ware and 03:04:00 Glasses, 3s 10/1/2li new pewter, 25s a great Chest 12s A meal trough 5s an old bible and Psalter, 4s 00:09:00 a great Wheel, 2s 2li new pewter, 5s 00:07:00 a Weavers Loom & tackling, 40s frying pan 2s 02:02:00 2, brass Skillets with a frame to them, 5s 4, Spoons, 18d 00:06:06 a pail. 3s old barrells, 5s a Saddle, 10s a Sive 2s 01:00:00 A Corn Mill at 05:00:00 —- 200:04:03
Added – 4, basons, 2 Small cups – a diamond to Cutt Glass, a pr Silver buttons. a Cradle. a hammer –
Robert Wells Selectmen Taken by us – Jonathan Boreman under Oath.
A true copy of record
Frank M. Mather
This inventory shows no such profusion of goods as his brother John's, but he did not marry until he was over forty-five. He died possessed of “2 Turky work Cushions,” valued at 20s., a “great Chest,” an “old bible and Psalter,” “a diamond to Cut Glass,” and a pair of “Silver buttons.”
The final division of his estate was made 3 May 1714, between his widow, his daughter Mary, wife of Henry Grimes, his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Gideon Belding, and his daughters Abigail and Ruth Seymour. On 5 Apr. 1714, the daughter Ruth, aged 15 years, had chosen Josiah Churchill of Wethersfield as her guardian.
|Children, born at Wethersfield:|
|i.||MARY3, b. 26 Jan. 1688/9; m. at Wethersfield, 2 Aug. 1711, HENRY2 GRIMES, b. at Wethersfield 9 Jan. 1690/1, s. of Joseph1 and Deborah (Stebbins).|
|1.||Zebulon, b. 5 Feb. 1711/12; d. 12 Feb. 1711/12.|
|2.||Mary, b. 30 Oct. 1713.|
|3.||Deborah, b. 13 Feb. 1715/16.|
|ii.||ELIZABETH, b. 28 Jan. 1691/2; m. at Wethersfield, 7 Feb. 1711/12, GIDEON4 BELDING, b. at Wethersfield 24 Mar. 1692/3, d. in 1733, s. of Samuel3 (John2, Richard1) and Hannah (Handy). Administration on his estate was granted to his widow on 1 Jan. 1733/4. Inventory, £79.18s.|
|1.||Ebenezer, b. 10 Mar. 1712/13; d. 12 Mar. 1712/13.|
|2.||Eunice, b. 12 July 1714.|
|3.||Elisha, b. 22 July 1715.|
|4.||Ruth, b. 23 Sept. 1717; m. David Hurlbut, Jr.|
|5.||Elizabeth, b. 10 Oct. 1719.|
|6.||Abigail, b. 10 Sept. 1721; m. 7 June 1739, Capt. Gurdon Goodrich.|
|7.||Hannah, b. 4 Sept. 1723.|
|8.||Hezekiah, b. 26 Oct. 1725; d. 20 Oct. 1793.|
|9.||Sarah, b. 4 Apr. 1727.|
|10.||Experience, b. 6 Jan. 1729; d. 26 Nov. –.|
|11.||Gideon, b. in 1733.|
|Three other children, who d. prior to 1734.|
|iii.||ABIGAIL, b. 15 May 1694; m. at Hartford, 20 Dec. 1716, JAMES4 ENSIGN, b. at Hartford 8 Feb. 1690/1, d. before 15 Jan. 1730, when inventory of his estate was taken, s. of James3 (David2, James1) and Lydia (Baker).|
|1.||Joseph, bapt. 2 Feb. 1717/18; m. Mary Webster.|
|2.||Samuel, bapt. 10 Jan. 1719/20; probably d. young.|
|3.||James, bapt. 30 Sept. 1722; probably d. young.|
|iv.||RUTH, b. 10 Apr. 1699; d. 3 Oct. 1754; m. NOADIAH4 DEMING, b. at Wethersfield 20 Feb. 1693, d. in 1739, s. of Jonathan3 (John2, John1) and Martha (Buck).|
|1.||Solomon, m.. 27 Oct. 1748, Sarah Kirkham.|
|2.||Hezekiah, bapt. 9 Feb. 1728.|
|3.||Dudley, bapt. 4 July 1731; m. 22 Dec. 1762, Lydia Leonard of Springfield, Mass.|
|4.||Zachariah, b. abt. 1735.|