52. LIEUT. WILLIAM5 SEYMOUR (John4, John3, Thomas2, Richard1) of Norwalk, Conn., born 10 Oct. 1735, died 1 May 1821; married at Norwalk, 6 Jan. 1757, LYDIA5 ST. JOHN, born 8 Sept. 1737, died at Vergennes, Vt., 21 June 1829, daughter of Moses4 (James3, Matthias2, Matthias1) and Mercy (Olmstead).
He was, in 1775, Lieutenant in the 5th Connecticut Regiment, served in the New York campaign. His wife was active as a nurse.
Administration upon the estate of William Seymour, late of Norwalk deceased, granted to James Seymour of Norwalk, 8 Jan. 1822. Inventory taken 4 Jan. 1822, presented by James Seymour, the administrator, 16 Jan. 1822. Estate was insolvent.
|i.||POLLY6, b. 1 Jan. 1758; m. (LIEUT.) FINCH GILDERSLEEVE, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Huntington).|
|ii.||WILLIAM, b. 18 Mar. 1760; d. 24 Sept. 1845; Revolutionary pensioner, living at New Haven, Vt., in 1840, aged 76; m. at Lanesborough.Mass., 9 Oct. 1781, SUSAN RUBLEE, b. 11 May 1763, d. 17 Dec.1848. Ten children. William had long service in the Revolution,in 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1780; was engaged in the battle of Trenton, and wounded in the battle of Bennington.|
|iii.||LYDIA, b. 27 Feb. 1763; d. 25 Sept. 1837; m. at Norwalk. 25 Dec. 1786, JOSEPH FERRIS, b. at Peekskill, N.Y., 15 Nov. 1757, d. there23 Nov. 1841, s. of Jonathan and Rachel (Dean). Removed to Nova Scotia, then to Peekskill, N.Y.|
|iv.||JOSIAH, b. 28 May 1766, d. 30 Jan. 1815; m. at Poole, Eng., 30 Jan. 1798, —. Administration upon the estate of Josiah Seymour late of Norwalk deceased granted to James Seymour of Norwalk, 29 Jan. 1822. Inventory presented 1 Feb. 1822, consisting of one half the homestead lately occupied by William Seymour deceased. and one fourth of nine1) undivided acres of land. He was a sea captain, and with a son aged twelve was drowned at Mogadon, Africa. He seems to have made his home in England.|
|v.||MARCIA, b. 28 Feb. 1769; d. 6 Dec. 1821; according to a deed, m. — PRICE.|
|vi.||BELDEN, b. 14 Nov. 1771; d. at Vergennes, Vt., 12 Oct. 1841; m. 28 Jan. 1798. ABIGAIL BEERS, b. at Newtown. Conn., 22 May 1776,d. 2 Apr. 1876. Seven children.|
|vii.||BENJAMIN, b. 28 May 1774; was living at Vergennes, Vt., in 1797; d. at Augusta, Ga., 18 Sept. 1821; m. at Montreal, Quebec,Canada. 30 May 1801, ELIZABETH SANFORD, b. 23 Jan. 1782, d. at Middlebury, Vt., 9 Mar. 1836. Nine children.|
WILLIAM6 SEYMOUR (1760-1845) had five sons and five daughters, who all married. The eldest son, William Ira7, born in Lanesboro, Mass., lived half a century in Burlington, Vt., and his son, Charles8 (born 1821), was publisher and editor of the LaCrosse (Wis.) Republican, Postmaster of that city for twelve years, president of the oldest printers' association in America, and for many years Consul at Canton, China.
Henry7 Seymour (1787-1865), second son of William6, settled in St. Albans, Vt., married Eliza Fuller, and was father of Henry Edmund8 (b. 1816), B.A. (Univ. of Vermont, 1835), a lawyer, Court Auditor of Franklin County, Vt., who married Susan Katherine Hubbell.
JULIUS HUBBELL9 SEYMOUR, son of Henry Edmund8, born at St. Albans, Vt., 30 Oct. 1855, educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; (B.A. Williams College, 1879); LL.B. cum laude (Columbia College Law School); became a lawyer in New York City. He was governor and consul of the Camp Fire Club of America; member of the N.Y. Legislature, 1901 and 1902 from the 19th Assembly District, N.Y. City; and belonged to the 7th Regt., N.Y. City. He was a Trustee of Hahnemann Hospital, president of the West Side Republican Club, and a member of Union League Club, Alpha Delta Phi, and St. Maurice Fish and Game Club (Quebec, Canada).
EDMUND9 SEYMOUR, another son of Henry Edmund8, born at St. Albans, Vt., 3 Oct. 1858; educated at St. Albans Academy and Phillips Academy; B.A. (Williams College, 1882); was captain of the football team and president of the Athletic Association at Williams. He was engaged in the cattle business eight years, and became a banker and broker at Tacoma, Wash., firm of Seymour, Barto & Co., 1889, Seymour Bros. & Co., 1893, afterwards Edmund Seymour & Co., New York City, dealing chiefly in municipal and corporation bonds. He was vice- president and director of Orleans County Quarry Co.; director of Ellensburgh Water Supply Co., of Nebraska Land & Feeding Co., of Washington State Land Co., and of other corporations. He was a member of the board of governors, American Bison Society, vice-president and governor of Lake Champlain Association, and Trustee of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Williams College. He was treasurer and on the board of governors of the Camp Fire Club of America, and a member of the University Club (N.Y. City) and St. Maurice Fish and Game Club (Wayagomac, Canada). He lived in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and had a summer home, “Bord-de-l'eau,” Chazy, N.Y.