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92. Capt. Joash Seymour

92. CAPT. JOASH5 SEYMOUR (Richard4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, Richard1), born at Waterbury, Conn., 1 May 1742, found drowned in a river 18 Nov. 1795, aged 54, at Watertown, Conn.; married first, at Waterbury, 2 Apr. 1764, MARGARET LOTHROP, who died at Watertown, 26 Dec. 1771, daughter of John, of Nova Scotia; married second,. 4 Mar. 1773, PHEBE BRONSON, born 30 Mar. 1754, died at Medina, Ohio, in 1835, daughter of Capt. Amos and Anna (Blakeslee). She married, second, in 1803, Stephen Sanford.

A grandson states that he was active in the Revolutionary War as a captain of militia. “He was engaged in the battle of White Plains, where he was wounded in the leg. He did good service at Norwalk; and reached Saratoga just too late to participate in the glory and danger of that brilliant engagement.” He was commissioned Lieutenant, Apr. 1780, so his prior service was in the ranks.

Thomas Fenn, Esq., and Phebe Seymour both of Watertown were appointed administrators of the estate of Joash Seymour late of Watertown dec'd, 21 Dec. 1795. Inventory of above estate taken 30 Dec. 1795 by Darius Scovet, Samuel Reynolds and Abner Bradley.

Distribution of the estate of Joash Seymour late of Watertown made 18 Nov. 1796, between widow Phebe Seymour, heirs of Amos Seymour dec'd, Richard Seymour, Mary wife of Abraham Scott, Miles Seymour, Jacob Seymour, Margaret Seymour, John Seymour, Joel Seymour, and Lothrop Seymour.

Mrs. Phebe Seymour was appointed administratrix of the estate of Margaret Seymour late of Watertown dec'd, 5 June 1797. Inventory taken 22 June 1797. Items: a right in the house of Capt. Joash Seymour dec'd, land butting on that belonging to the heirs of Richard Seymour dec'd, bounded west on John Seymour's land.

Distribution of above estate made 25 Jan. 1798 between the heirs of Amos Seymour dec'd, Richard Seymour, Molly wife of Abraham Scott, Miles Seymour, Jacob Seymour, John Seymour, Joel Seymour, and Lathrop Seymour.

Children by first wife:
i. AMOS6, b. 24 Sept. 1764; d. unm, before 18 Nov. 1796. He served as Captain in Gen. Wayne's Indian Expedition.
ii. RICHARD, b. 22 Feb. 1767; d. at Watertown, Conn., 5 Nov. 1836; a tailor; m. (1) SARAH B. DOUGLASS, b. 1766, d. at Watertown, 27 Aug. 1814, dau. of Alexander and Anna (Scott); m. (2) by marriage contract, 3 July 1826, BETSEY ROBERTS, who d. 13 Feb. 1847 ae. 59. Eight children.
iii. MARY, b. 11 Aug. 1768; d. at Weymouth, Ohio; m. ABRAHAM SCOTT.
iv. ELIZABETH, b. 12 Apr. 1770; d. 17 Feb. 1772.
v. MILES, b. –; res. Watertown, Conn., and Weymouth, Ohio; a carpenter and builder; m. at Stockbridge, Mass., 10 Nov. 1795, HULDAH PERKINS. Three or more children.
Children by second wife:
vi. JACOB, was living at New Marlboro, Mass., in 1798, where he m. ANNE KNAPP.
vii. MARGARET, d. unm. 2 Apr. 1797 in 20th yr.
viii. JOHN, b. 26 Aug. 1780; settled after 1823 in Weymouth, Ohio, where he d. 5 Nov. 1852; m. 22 Dec. 1802, ABIGAIL6 PECK, b. at Watertown, Conn., 24 Jan. 1782, d. 2 May 1851, dau. of Simeon5 (Jeremiah4, Jeremiah3, Joseph2, Joseph1) and Sarah (Merriman). Twelve children.
ix. JOEL, b. 1 Sept. 1783; d. at Hingham, Mass., 22 Feb. 1864; carpenter; Deacon; m. at Hingham, 25 Sept. 1806, POLLY6 WHITON, b. at Hingham, 27 Apr. 1784, d. there 23 Nov. 1843, dau. of Zechariah5 (Daniel4. Samuel3, James2, James1) and Kezia (Wilder). Seven children.
x. LOTHROP, b. 14 Nov. 1785; d. at Weymouth, Ohio, 14 Dec. 1835; a millwright; m. 9 Aug. 1807, BETSEY BULL, b. 24 Jan. 1786, d. at Casco, Allegan Co., Mich., 12 Sept. 1872. Seven children. He was for many years High Sheriff of Medina County, Ohio; served as Lieut. in the Ohio Militia, War of 1812. His widow m. – Bradford.
xi. CHILD, bapt. 1 Aug. 1788; d. 6 Dec. 1789 ae. 1.
xii. CHILD, bapt. in 1792; d. 17 Oct. 1792 ae. 1.

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