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61. Capt. Uriah Seymour

61. CAPT. URIAH5 SEYMOUR (John4, John3, John2, Richard1), born 1 Sept. 1733, recorded at New Hartford, Conn., died at New Hartford, 25 June 1800, buried in the Colonial Cemetery, Derby, Conn.; married first, at New Hartford, about 1756, ELIZABETH ANDRUS, who died before 1760; married second, at Hartford, 20 Jan. 1760, MARY HOPKINS, who died at New Hartford, 2 Nov. 1811 aged 78, quite probably widow of Aaron5 Hopkins. [Hopkins Genealogy, p. 42.]

He was one of the first settlers of New Hartford, and a prominent citizen. He and his wife owned the Covenant at the church there, 16 May 1756. He was appointed Surveyor of Lands in the County of Litchfield, in 1765. He was commissioned Lieutenant of the Troop of Horse in the 15th Regt., Oct. 1773, and Lieutenant of the Troop in the 18th Regt., Oct. 1774. He marched from New Hartford, as Lieut. in Capt. Seth Smith's Co., in response to the Lexington Alarm, and commanded a company in Major Sheldon's Regt. of Light Horse, 1776. He also turned out with his company to repel Tryon's raid on Danbury, in April 1777. He was appointed, 7 Nov. 1782, member of a Committee to report on the best place for a road and bridge over Mad River, Winchester. He and Uriah, Jr., were original proprietors of Grand Isle (North and South Hero), Vt., 27 Oct. 1779.

Inventory of the estate of Uriah Seymour, late of New Hartford, who died 25 June 1800, taken 15 Sept. 1800 and presented at court 16 Sept. 1800; amount, $1274.90. Chauncey Seymour, administrator of the estate of Uriah Seymour, presented the account 13 Dec. 1808. Estate ordered to be divided among the children equally, viz. - Uriah Seymour, Polly Hopkins, Chauncey Seymour, Sylvester Seymour, Constantine Seymour, Abner Seymour, and Elizabeth Merrills1). Uriah's widow was Mary Seymour.

Children by first wife:
i. URIAH6, bapt. 22 Mar. 1757; m. at New Hartford, 20 Nov. 1777, DORCAS ENSIGN. They were living in New Hartford, 1787; in Whitestown, N.Y., 1790, 1794, and 1816. She was admitted to the Presbyterian Church in Whitestown, 27 Oct. 1791. Descendants not traced; see below.
Children by second wife:
ii. MARY, bapt. 16 Nov. 1760; d. at Holland Patent, N.Y., 10 Feb. 1837; m. at West Hartford, 4 Oct. 1781, RHODERICK6 HOPKINS, b. at West Hartford, 5 Apr. 1756, d. at Holland Patent, 3 Nov. 1841, s. of Consider5 (Consider4, John3, Stephen2, John1) and Lydia (Gilbert).
120. iii. CHAUNCEY, b. 14 Dec. 1762
121. iv. SYLVESTER, bapt. 17 Mar. 1765.
122. v. CONSTANTINE, bapt. 22 Feb. 1767.
vi. ELIZABETH, bapt. 9 Apr. 1769; d. 20 Jan. 1774.
123. vii. ABNER, b. 1 May 1771.
viii. ELIZABETH, b. 28 Oct. 1775; d. 13 Oct. 1885; m. 20 Sept. 1795, CAPT. ISAAC MERRILL, of New Hartford, b. at Canton Center, Conn., 3 Nov. 1768, d. there 18 Mar. 1849, s. of William and Sarah (Kellogg). Seven children.
ix. IRA, bapt. 17 May 1778; d. before his father

URIAH6 SEYMOUR, baptized 22 Mar. 1757, served in Capt. James Judson's Co. of Light Horse, under Lieut.-Col Thomas Seymour, in the summer of 1776. He was listed in the Census of 1790 as “Seamore” in Whitestown, N.Y., with a family of two males over 16 years, one male under 16 and two females. His family has not been traced, but attention is called to the family of Lyman Seymour of Pompey, Onondaga. Co., N.Y., and Sodus, Wayne Co., N.Y. The wife of Uriah6 was Dorcas Ensign, and Lyman had a son Uriah and a daughter Dorcas. It is believed that Lyman and his two known brothers may have been sons of Uriah6.

These brothers were:
i. LYMAN7, removed in Mar. 1807 from Pompey to Williamson, Wayne Co., thence in 1810 to Sodus, where he d. 7 Aug. 1824; m. HANNAH WILBER, who d. 13 Feb. 1848, having m. (2) Samuel Brewster.
I. Uriah8, b. at Pompey, 22 Mar. 1802; d. at Sodus, 23 Sept. 1881; m. 21 Apr. 1825, Sally M. Jobnsoa, b. at Sodus, 26 Oct. 1806, dau. of Echibard and Polly (Farnam).
(1) Hulda A9, b. 23 Apr. 1826; d. 15 Ju1y 1826.
(2) William H., b. 28 June 1827; m. 8 Nov. 1860, Hannah Sedore; res. Manhattan, Kans.
(3) Lovine J., b. 2 Dec. 1829; d. 31 Ju1y 1847.
(4) Hannah M., b. 9 Noy. 1832; d. 28 Jan. 1877; m. 20 Nov. 1856, William C. Sergeant. of Valparaiso, Ind.
(5) Joseph J., b. 14 May 1835; m. 31 Dec. 1857. Catherine K. Silvernail; res. Sodus, N.Y.
(6) Charles H., b. 24 Mar. 1838; d. at Little Rock, Ark., 1 June 1865.
(7) Lyman W., b. 7 Aug. 1841; d. at Sodus, 24 Dec. 1869.
(8) Emma S., b. 19 Aug. 1844; d. at Sodus, 20 Jul. 1876; m. 20 Oct. 1870, Henry Dodd.
II. Joseph, d. at Sodus, unm.
III. Abigail, m. Oliver Jenks; res. Mich.
IV. Jemima, m. Harmon Gurnee, of Sodus.
V. Dorcas, m. Pollas Lillie.
VI. Hiram, m. Susan Sumner.
VII. Lyman, m. Mary Gilbert.
VIII. Delia, d. at Sodus, unm.
IX. Oren, m. Maria Fellows.
X. Amarilla, m.
XI. Lucy, m. Joseph Grace.
ii. EBENEZER, m. JEMIMA. WILBER; settled in Sodus, N.Y., and later removed to the West.
Children (order of birth not known):
I. Valda8
II. Orson, b. 1801, d. 1875; m.
III. Lucinda.
IV. Jeanette.
V. Sidney, d. 1895.
VI. Delmar.
VII. Harland.
VIII. Mary Ann.
IX. Clarissa.
X. Morris.
XI. Orlando.
iii. ASA, m. late in life a widow Phillips, and soon died.

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the book says “Merrells”, but the original document is clearly “Merrills”
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