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86. Zachariah Seymour

86. ZACHARIAH5 SEYMOUR (Zachariah4, Zachariah3, John2, Richard1), born at Hartford, Conn., 4 Jan. 1759, died at Canandaigua, N.Y., 2 July 1822; married at Pittsfield, Mass., 5 May 1786, ELIZABETH5 COLT, born at North Lyme, Conn., 6 Mar. 1764, died at Canandaigua, 30 June 1850, daughter of Harris4 (Benjamin3, John2, John1) and Elizabeth (Turner).

While residing in Wethersfield, Conn., he enlisted, May 1777, as a private in Col. S. B. Webb's Regt., and was afterwards appointed Corporal. Three years later, when his term expired, he was transferred to the Commissary Department, as Deputy to Col. Oliver Phelps, where he remained until the close of the war. He was then for a time in the Comptroller's office at Hartford.

After his marriage, he settled first in Pittsfield, Mass., and then in Hudson, N.Y. Soon after 1800, he removed to Canandaigua, where he was the Agent of the School Fund of Connecticut until his death. He also held the position of President of the Utica Branch Bank in Canandaigua, and was of the vestry of St. John's Church. He formed one of the expedition sent in 1814 to defend Rochester from an expected attack by Sir James Yeo, then cruising at the mouth of the Genesee River.

182. i. HARRIS6, b. at Pittsfield, Mass., 11 Apr. 1787.
ii. HARRIET L., b. at Hudson, N.Y., 29 Jan. 1794; d. at Canandaigua, N.Y., 27 Aug. 1855; m. at Canandaigua, HENRY F. PENFIELD, proprietor of the town of Penfield, Monroe County, N.Y., s. of Hon. Daniel and Mary (Fellows).
iii. ELIZA, b. in New York, 9 Apr. 1796; d. at Canandaigua, N.Y., 14 Mar. 1873; m. 31 May 1814, SPENCER CHAPIN, a prominent merchant in Canandaigua.
183. iv. CHARLES, b. at Lyme, Conn., 8 Jan. 1799.
v. MARY B., b. at Canandaigua, N.Y., 12 June 1807; d. 10 Nov. 1828; m. PETER A. MOORE, a lawyer of Canandaigua.

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