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23. Capt. Jonathan Seymour

23. CAPT. JONATHAN4 SEYMOUR (John3, John2, Richard1), of Hartford, Conn., born at Hartford 16 Mar. 1702/3, died there 30 Sept. 1776. He married at Hartford, 27 May 1725, MARY4 BULL, who was born at Hartford 10 Nov. 1707, and died there, being buried 3 Feb. 1786, daughter of Daniel3 (Joseph2, Thomas1) and Mary (Mygatt) and sister of Keziah Bull who married Zebulon Seymour (25), a brother of Jonathan.

Jonathan Seymour was one of the prominent men of Hartford, holding many town offices and serving on numerous committees. He was Tythingman of the South Society, 1728 and 1730, and Grandjuryman, 1731. He was chosen Ensign of the Second Military Company 7 May 1744, Lieutenant of the same company 4 May 1752, and Captain 6 May 1754. He was appointed Captain of the 9th Co. in the regiment of Militia raised for the French War in 1756, and in Oct. 1756 was appointed Captain of a company raised in Hartford County to join the 1st Regt. then in camp near Crown Point.

In his will, dated 30 Mar. 1772, he names his wife Mary, his only son Israel, his daughters Millescent Wadsworth, Mary, wife of Seth Austin of Suffield [Conn.], Magdalen, wife of Barnabas Hinsdale of Hartford, and Delight, wife of Roswell Wattles of Suffield, and also two grandsons, Horace and Ardon Seymour, the only children of his son Jonathan, late deceased.

Children (order of birth uncertain):
i. MARY5, b. 23 May 1726; d. 26 Feb. 1731, aged abt. 5.
ii. MILICENT, b. 23 Aug. 1728; m. HEZEKIAH4 WADSWORTH, bapt. at Hartford 11 Apr. 1725, d. at Hartford 28 Apr. 1766, s. of Ichabod3 (Joseph2, William1) and Sarah (Smith).
Children:
1. Hezekiah, bapt. 7 Jan. 1753; d. 18 Feb. 1756.
2. Milicent, bapt. 19 May 1754.
3. Ruth, bapt. 2 Nov. 1755.
4. Hezekiah, b. 13 Dec. 1758.
5. Israel, bapt. 4 May 1760.
6. Daniel, bapt. 4 Apr. 1762.
7. Ezekiel, bapt. 13 Nov. 1763; d. 23 Dec. 1765.
8. Jonathan, bapt. 6 Oct. 1765.
iii. MAGDALEN, bapt. 8 Nov. 1730; d. young.
71. iv. JONATHAN, b. [say 1732].
72. v. ISRAEL, b. in 1735.
vi. MARY, living at Suffield, Conn., in 1806; m. 29 Aug. 1754, SETH4 AUSTIN, b. at Suffield 14 Dec. 1731, d. there 14 Apr. 1806, s. of Richard2 (Richard2, Anthony1) and Elizabeth (Jesse). In his will, dated 3 Apr. 1806, Seth Austin of Suffield names his wife Mary, his sons Seth, James, and Thaddeus R. Austin, the sons of his son Jonathan S. Austin, viz-. Horace and John S. Austin, his daughter Mehitabel Austin, his daughter Susanna Austin, his son Roderick, his daughter Delight Fairman, his daughter Mary Ewing, and his son Calvin. His daughters Mary Ewing, Mehitabel Austin, and Susanna Austin are called “unmarried.” Division of the estate was made 24 May 1809 to Mrs. Hetty G. Fairman, Mrs. Susan Lewis, and others as above.
Children:
1. Delight, b. 8 Dec. 1755; d. 21 Sept. 1758.
2. Horace, b. 14 Aug. 1757; d. 8 June 1798.
3. Roderick, b. 27 Dec. 1759.
4. Calvin, b. 27 Jan. 1762; m. Rebecca Hunt.
5. Mary, b. 1 June 1764; m. — Ewing.
6. Delight, b. 6 Feb. 1767; m. — Fairman.
7. Seth, b. 22 June 1769.
8. Jonathan Seymour, b. 28 July 1771; d. 18 July 1802.
9. Clarissa, b. 9 May 1773; d. 17 July 1775.
10. Hester, b. 9 May 1773; d. 17 July 1775.
11. James, b. 6 Feb. 1776.
12. Thaddeus Richard, b. 25 Sept. 1778; d. unm.
13. Hester Geldall, b. 26 Nov. 1780; m. — Fairman.
14. Susan, b. 25 Apr. 1784; m. — Lewis
vii. MAGDALEN, b. abt. 1740; d. at Hartford 17 Oct. 1782, aged 42; m. abt. 1761, CAPT. BARNABAS5 HINSDALE, b. at Hartford 23 Feb. 1737/8, d. there 29 Apr. 1790. s. of Dea. Daniel4 (Barnabas3, Barnabas2, Robert1) and Catherine (Curtis). He served in the Revolution as Ensign in a company of volunteers raised in Hartford in 1777.
Children:
1. A son, d. 25 Aug. 1776, ae. 14.
2. Chloe, b. in 1768; m. Henry Butler.
3. Epaphras, b. in 1769; m. (1) Elizabeth Bowen; m. (2) Elizabeth Camp.
4. A daughter, m. — Manley of Sheldon, Vt.
5. Martha, b. in 1773; d. unm. at Oyster Bay, N.Y., in 1857.
6. Catherine, b. in Dec. 1775; m. in 1799 Ichabod Plumb of Cheshire, Conn.
7. William, d. of yellow fever in New York in 1798.
8. Horace Seymour, b. 7 Oct. 1782; m. (1) 30 Apr. 1806, Sarah Ogden; m. (2) 19 Apr. 1827, Lucina Campbell Graham.
viii. DELIGHT, b. abt. 1749; d. at Hartford 20 Jan. 1808, ae. 58; m. 16 July 1769, ROSWELL WATTLES, of Suffield, Conn., who d. at Hartford 10 Apr. 1810, ae. 66.
Children:
1. Harry, b. 31 May 1770.
2. Delight S., d. 21 Apr. 1780, in her 9th year.
3. Jonathan Seymour, d. 13 Sept. 1779, aged 10 months.
Perhaps others.
ix. A CHILD, bur. 4 Sept. 1753.


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