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9. Thomas Seymour

9. CAPT. THOMAS3 SEYMOUR (John2, Richard1), of Hartford, Conn., born at Hartford 12 Mar. 1668/9, died there 30 Aug. 1740, He married first, 19 Feb. 1700, RUTH3 NORTON, born about 1675, died at Hartford 19 July 1710, daughter of John2 (John1) and Ruth (Moore) of Farmington, Conn.; and secondly, at Hartford, 21 June 1711, MARY WATERS, who died 18 Apr. 1746, in her 69th year, daughter of Bevil of Hartford. 1854; married MARY ROOT.

Capt. Thomas Seymour was one of the prominent men of his day in Hartford. Besides holding various town offices, he was a deputy from Hartford to the General Court, 1719-1728, and was chosen ensign of the South Side military company at Hartford in April or May 1713, lieutenant of the same company 24 Nov. 1720, and captain 12 Oct. 1725.

Capt. Seymour served on many Committees appointed by the Town of Hartford: On 14 Dec. 1725, he was one of a Committee appointed “to take the best advice they can what is best to be done with the Town bell under the present broken Circumstances of it, and to Take it down get it mended, or Send it home to England, or whatever they think most proper.” He was chosen Selectman, 21 Dec. 1731, for the year ensuing.

He owned large tracts of land in Hartford, Wethersfield, Waterbury, and elsewhere in Connecticut, which by his will, dated 4 May 1738 but not signed,1) he gave to his two sons, Thomas and Bevil, directing that certain of these lands should descend to their eldest male heirs in a right line forever to the end of the world, without liberty to sell or to alter the property thereof. In his will he also named his daughter Mary, who had already received property from her father, his daughter Ruth Seymour, to whom he gave certain lands, part of which lay in common with his brother John Seymour, and his three youngest daughters, Sarah, Alice, and Jerusha, who were to receive his house and homestead in equal proportions, reserving to his wife the use of the north room and northwest cellar during her life. His negro man named Sias he bequeathed to son Thomas, who was also to have the rest of the movable estate, “for redeeming of his land mortgaged to the Country on account of the New London Society.”

Children by first wife, born at Hartford:
i. MARY4, b. 3 Nov. 1703; m. 23 Dec. 1725, her first cousin, NATHANIEL4 SEYMOUR (24), q.v., s. of John3 and Elizabeth (Webster).
28. ii. THOMAS, b. 29 July 1705.
iii. RUTH, b. 10 Nov. 1707; m. DR. ELISHA3 SMITH, b. at Hartford 30 June 1706, d. in 1754, s. of Simon2 (Joseph1) and Hannah (Bliss).
Children, b. at Hartford:
1. Urania, bapt. 30 Sept. 1739; m. Joseph Willard.
2. Elisha, bapt. in Sept. 1740.
3. Ruth, b. in 1742; m. 14 Nov. 1772, Ira6 Seymour, s. of David5 and Lucy (Alvord).
4. Moses, b. 21 Dec. 1747; m. 31 Dec. 1772, Mabel6 Seymour, dau. of Daniel5 and Lydia (King).
5. Margaret.
Children by second wife, baptized in the Second Church, Hartford:
29. iv. BEVIL, bapt. 11 Jan. 1712/13.
v. SARAH, bapt. 31 May 1714; d. at Windham, Conn., 19 Feb. 1788; m. (1) at Farmington, Conn., 1 July 1740, ISAAC4 NORTON, JR., Ensign of the 7th Co., 6th Regt., b. at Farmington 1 Sept. 1713, d. there 4 Sept. 1751, s. of Isaac3 (John2, John1) and Elizabeth (Galpin); m. (2) 7 Aug. 1754, HON. JONATHAN4 HUNTINGTON, a member of the Council, and Judge of the Windham County Court, b. at Windham 7 Oct. 1695, d. there 15 Sept. 1773, s. of Joseph3 (Simon2, Simon1) and Rebecca (Adgate). Children by first husband: 1. Sarah, b. 5 Aug. 1741; m. 4 Dec. 1757, Eleazer Wales. 2. Isaac, d. young. 3. Huldah, m. William Stillman. Children by second husband: 4. Horatio, b. 28 June 1755; d. 17 Sept. 1759. 5. Roger, b. 3 Dec. 1757; m. (1) 10 Aug. 1780, Susanna Elderkin; m. (2) 29 Nov. 1798, Wealthan Huntington.
vi. JARED, bapt. 2 Oct. 1715; not named in father's will.
vii. ALICE, bapt. 15 Feb. 1718/19; d. 8 May 1766; m. AUGUSTUS4 STANLEY, b. at Hartford 31 Mar. 1713, d. at West Hartford 8 Mar. 1770, s. of Col. Nathaniel3 (Nathaniel2, Thomas1) and Anna (Whiting).
1. Allyn, b. 1739; m. (intention recorded 13 July 1766) Elizabeth Webb.
2. John, m. (1) in Sept. 1770, Ruth Lewis; m. (2) 12 Jan. 1783, Anna Gibbs.
3. Mabel, d. 15 Mar. 1759, aged 17.
4. Roswell,2) b. 1745; m. (1) Dorothy Shepard; m. (2) 18 Sept. 1791, Ann Nicoll.
5. James, m. 28 July. 1765, Esther Gridley.
6. Lucy, bapt. 23 Oct. 1748; d. young.
7. Judah, bapt. 28 Oct. 1750; m. 25 May 1780, Esther (Clark) Moss.
8. Lucy, bapt. 9 Aug. 1752; m. Samuel Miller.
9. Frederick, bapt. 20 Jan. 1754; m. Martha Bigelow.
10. Levi, bapt. 9 Nov. 1755.
11. Whiting, bapt. 5 Mar. 1758; m. Abigail Day.
12. Lewis, bapt. 17 Aug. 1760; d. in captivity in Oct. 1777.
viii. JOSIAH, bapt. 23 July 1721; not named in father's will.
ix. JERUSHA, bapt. 29 Dec. 1723; d. unm.; bur. 14 Dec. 1755. Her will, dated 10 Dec. 1755, and proved 17 Apr. 1756, mentions her four sisters, Mary Seymour, Sarah Huntington, sister Smith, and sister “Elen” Stanley.

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One of Roswell's children by his second wife was Harriet6 Stanley, b. at Hartford, 22 Mar. 1796, d. 26 Aug. 1827, m. 10 May 1816, Giles Mansfield, b. at New Haven, Conn., 15 Jan. 1793, d. there 15 July 1875. One of their children, John W.7 Mansfield. b. 15 Oct. 1819, d. 3 Aug. 1879, m. 14 Dec. 1852, Mary A. Macumber, and had two children: 1. Emily Dwight8 Mansfield, b. 17 Nov. 1853, d. at New York, 23 Apr. 1928; m. 31 May 1881. Charles H. Ferry, b. at Utica, N.Y., 1 Sept. 1851, d. at Phoenix, Arizona. 2 May 1910; and had children: (1) Mansfield9, b. 21 June 1882; (2) Ronald Mansfield, b. 14 June 1891. 2. May8 Mansfield, b. 1 May 1858, d. at New Haven, 10 May 1908. These Mansfield sisters were remarkable women, with whom the publisher of this volume was personally acquainted.
The original will was lost after filing with the judge of probate, but by an act ofthe General Assembly in 1749 a copy of the same was ordered to be recorded in the ProbateCourt records. Identification of children and husbands of the daughters is afforded byConn. Col. Records, vol. 9. pp. 367. 435, and Hartford Land Records, vol. 7, p. 329.
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