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21. Ensign Timothy Seymour

21. ENSIGN TIMOTHY4 SEYMOUR (John3, John2, Richard1), of Hartford and West Hartford, Conn., born at Hartford 17 June 1696, died at West Hartford 8 Sept. 1749, in his 54th year (gravestone record). He married at Hartford, 27 Apr. 1727, RACHEL ALLYN, born at Hartford 20 Aug. 1694, died prior to 12 Jan. 1756, daughter of Edward and Rachel (Steele).

Timothy Seymour lived in the West Parish of Hartford, now West Hartford, where he became a member of the church in 1730 and where his children were baptized. The house that he built was standing in West Hartford as late as 1882 and was in the possession of his descendants until 1870. His “mantion house” was located on the top of the hill in Elmwood, at the comer where the road to Newington intersects the New Britain road.

He held the following town offices: Surveyor of Highways on the west side, 1729; on the Committee of Inspectors concerning Staddle wood, 1731; Surveyor of Highways, 1734; Selectman, 1739; Fenceviewer, 1741, 1743-1748; Inspector of wood, 1747-1749; was a member of the committee to supervise the erection of the second church building in West Hartford, 1741-2; and was chosen Ensign of the Fourth Company of Militia 13 Oct. 1743. Administration on his estate was granted 3 Oct. 1749 to his widow Rachel and his son Timothy, and on 23 Apr. 1751 distribution of the estate was ordered between the widow, Rachel, the eldest son, Timothy Seymour, and the other children, Allyn and Charles Seymour and Rachel Easton. The inventory amounted to £18,684. 4s. 9d., and included estate at Canaan, Salisbury, and Bethlehem, Conn.

Children:
66. i. TIMOTHY5, b. 1 Feb. 1728.
67. ii. ALLYN, b. 30 Apr. 1729.
iii. CHARLES, bapt. 14 Feb. 1731; d. young.
iv. RACHEL, bapt. 23 Sept. 1733; d. at West Hartford 2 Oct. 1751, ae. 18; m. COL. JAMES5 EASTON, bapt. at East Hartford, Conn., 9 June 1728, d. at Pittsfield, Mass., in Mayor June 1796, s. of Joseph4 (Joseph3, Joseph2, Joseph1) and Susanna (Burnham). He m. (2) 26 Apr. 1753, Eunice Pomeroy and m. (3) Mary —.
Child:
1. Rachel, bapt. 15 Sept. 1751; d. in infancy.
68. v. CHARLES, bapt. 29 Jan. 1738.


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