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16. Thomas Seymour

16. CAPT. THOMAS4 SEYMOUR (Matthew3, Thomas2, Richard1), of New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, Conn., born at Norwalk about 1702, died at New Canaan 11 Apr. 1796, aged 94 years. He married first, before 18 Aug. 1727, ELIZABETH3 BETTS, born at Norwalk 23 Oct. 1699, died before 1748, daughter of Thomas2 (Thomas1) and Sarah (Marvin); secondly, before 10 Apr. 1748, ELIZABETH —, who died at New Canaan 23 Aug. 1794, aged 70. Elizabeth, second wife of Thomas Seymour, was received into the church at New Canaan 10 Apr. 1748.1)

Thomas Seymour settled in New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, where he and his first wife, Elizabeth, were among the original members of the church at its gathering, 20 June 1733. He was chosen ensign of the military company at New Canaan 24 Oct. 1737 and lieutenant 18 Apr. 1742, and was captain of this company in 1747. In Dec. 1764 he conveyed lands by deed of gift to his sons Matthew and Ebenezer as their portions of his estate; and during his lifetime he disposed of other lands among his remaining sons.

Children by first wife:
41. i. MATTHEW5
42. ii. EBENEZER, b. 16 May 1729.
43. iii. THOMAS, bapt. 29 Aug. 1736.
Children by second wife, baptized in New Canaan Parish:
44. iv. EZRA, bapt. 19 June 1748.
v. BETTY, bapt. 4 Aug. 1751; d. 13 May 1795; m. 21 May 1772, MOSES5 COMSTOCK, b. at Norwalk in 1749, d. at New Canaan in 1824, s. of Moses4 (Moses3, Christopher2, William1) and Elizabeth (St. John).
Children:
1. Betty, b. 27 June 1775.
2. Hannah, b. 13 July 1777; m. in Dec. 1797, Col. Ezra Benedict.
3. Polly, b. 5 Feb. 1779.
4. Sally, b. 22 July 1781; d. 2 Feb. 1797.
5. Elizabeth, b. 16 Oct. 1783.
6. Andrew, b. 19 Apr. 1786; m. abt. 1815, Rhoda Kellogg.
7. Seymour, b. 26 June 1790.
8. Moses, b.29 Jan. 1793.
vi. ELIZABETH, bapt. 25 May 1755; probably the Elizabeth Seymour who m. at New Canaan, 15 June 1790, MATTHEW FITCH.
45. vii. NATHANIEL, bapt. 10 Apr. 1757.
viii. ABIGAIL, bapt. 25 Jan. 1762(?); m. 24 Jan. 1782, THADDEUS HUSTED, probably her first cousin once removed, bapt. at New Canaan 26 July 1759, s. of Peter and Anne (Seymour) (15, iii).
Children:
1. Polly, b. 15 Jan. 1783.
2. Thomas Seymore, b. 6 Mar. 1784; d. 28 Sept. 1785.
3. Nancy, b. 12 Jan. 1786.
4. Thomas Seymore, b. 6 Feb. 1788.
5. Thaddeus, b. 29 Jan. 1790.
6. Samuel, b. 26 Apr. 1792.
7. Morris, b. 13 Feb. 1795; d. 30 Mar.1796.
8. Morris, b. 2 June 1797.
46. ix. HEZEKIAH, bapt. 22 Jan. 1764.


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A Capt. Thomas Seymour married (license dated 11 May 1737), Ariaantje Elsworth, baptized 19 July 1718, living 1745, daughter of Theophilus and Sarah (Verduyn), by whom he had two children baptized at the Dutch Church, New York: Sarah, 12 Oct. 1740, and Martha, 9 Feb. 1743. The gap in the children of Capt. Thomas of New Canaan might suggest that these records pertained to him, were it not that the military appointments show that the New Canaan man was residing tbere in 1737 and 1742. Capt. Thomas of New York was a mariner, from Long Island, commander of a brigantine, and possibly was son of Capt. William and Rachel, and brother of Martha who m. by 1728 Gabriel Sherwuod.
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