56. JAMES5 SEYMOUR (John4, John3, Thomas2, Richard1), born at Norwalk, Conn., 26 May 1752, died there 11 Dec. 1834 ae. 82 (gravestone); married at Norwalk, 13 Feb. 1774, REBECCA5 KEELER, born 24 Nov. 1752, died at Norwalk, 23 Oct. 1840 ae. 88, daughter of Matthews (Samuel3, Samuel2, Ralph1) and Sarah (Grumman). James served as Quartermaster Sergeant in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in July 1776, and received his warrant as Quartermaster of Col. John Mead's Regt., 20 Aug. 1776. He served until the Spring of 1779. From Mar. 1779 he served a year in Capt. Ozias Marvin's Co. of coast guards, seeing action when Fairfield and Norwalk were burned. He then served three years, 1780-83, in Capt. Raymond's Co. of coast guards.
Will of James Seymour of Norwalk, dated 31 Mar. 1831, proved 19 Dec. 1834, named wife Rebecca, sister-in-law Abigail Olmstead who is to have a room in my house and a seat in my pew, sons James Seymour, Jr., and John Seymour who are to be executors, daughters Hannah wife of Andrew Hanford, Rebecca wife of Joseph Lockwood, Ruth wife of Asa Benedict, Polly wife of William Weeks, and the heirs of daughter Lucretia Brooks deceased.
|i.||JAMES6, b. 16 Mar. 1775; d. at Norwalk, Conn., 17 Apr. 1853; m. at Wilton, Conn., 3 Feb. 1799, SARAH RAYMOND, b. at Norwalk, 27 July 1778, d. at Brooklyn, N.Y., on a visit, 11 Apr. 1866, dau. of Seth and Elizabeth (Squire). Eight children.|
|ii.||HANNAH, b. 27 Feb. 1777; d. 27 Nov. 1778.|
|iii.||HANNAH, b. 11 Apr. 1779; m. 8 Jan. 1799, ANDREW HANFORD.|
|iv.||REBECCA, b. 7 June 1781; m. at Norwalk, 5 Oct. 1800, JOSEPH5 LOCKWOOD, b. at Norwalk, 2 Oct. 1778, s. of Joseph4 and Isabel (Hyatt).|
|v.||LUCRETIA, b. 29 Jan. 1784; m. 17 July 1804, GEORGE BROOKS.|
|vi.||RUTH, b. 2 Apr. 1787; m. (1) at Norwalk, 14 July 1807, CHARLES HANFORD, s. of John and Mehitabel (Comstock); m. (2) ASA BENEDICT.|
|vii.||SAMUEL, b. 30 July 1789; "killed by Indians."|
|viii.||POLLY, b. 31 Dec. 1792; m. WILLIAM WEEKS.|
|ix.||JOHN, b. 24 Feb. 1796; d. at Norwalk, Sept. 1873; m. at Norwalk, Nov. 1820, SALLY SMITH, b. 19 July 1802, d. at Norwalk, Aug. 1886, dau. of Hutton. Seven children.|