104. ELISHA6 SEYMOUR (Elisha5, John4, John3, John2, Richard1), baptized at West Hartford, Conn., 27 Jan. 1744, died 20 Oct. 1776 “of putrid fever, belonging to the army”; married at West Hartford, 13 June 1762, RHODA6 SEDGWICK, born about 1744, died at New Hartford, N.Y., 20 Dec. 1828, daughter of William5 (Jonathan4, Samuel3, William2, Robert1) and Elizabeth (Brace).
He served as Sergeant in Capt. Abraham Sedgwick's Company in Col. Chester's Regiment which marched to New York under General Lee in Jan. 1776, and was in the service from 19 Jan. to 28 Feb. 1776. He served again as Sergeant under the same Captain, going to New York in June 1776, and died during this enlistment. According to family tradition he died at home while on a furlough on account of illness.
Administration upon the estate of Elisha Seymour, Jr., late of Hartford deceased was granted to his widow “Hulda” (sic, given as Rhoda in Vol. 23, p. 122, Hartford Probate Records), with Elisha Seymour of Hartford as surety; amount of inventory, £256. 4.4. The estate was insolvent.
Elisha Seymour, Jr., aged 17 years 8 months, son of Elisha Seymour, Jr., late of Hartford deceased, chose Jonathan Sedgwick of Hartford to be his guardian, 15 June 1780. Ambrose Seymour, son of Elisha Seymour late of Hartford, chose Eli Seymour as his guardian, 18 Jan. 1790. Edmund Seymour, a minor of about 15 years, son of Elisha Seymour late of Hartford, chose Theron Seymour of Hartford as his guardian, 28 Dec. 1791.
His widow married second, 16 Apr. 1787, as his second wife, Abel Andrus of Wethersfield, born 6 May 1735, died 11 May 1811.
|Children, baptized at West Hartford:|
|i.||ELISHA7, bapt. 30 Jan. 1763; probably living in Wethersfield, Conn., 1790. In the 1790 Census, he had 3 males under 16 years and 1 female in his family.|
|192.||ii.||THERON, bapt, 3 Nov. 1765.|
|iii.||HEMAN, bapt. 16 Aug. 1767.|
|193.||iv.||LUTHER, b. 3 Feb. 1770.|
|194.||v.||AMBROSE, bapt, 19 Apr. 1772.|
|vi.||PRUDENCE, b. 23 Jan. 1774; d. at Utica, N.Y., 29 Dec. 1863; m. at West Hartford, Conn., 18 Oct. 1795, EBENEZER DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield, Conn., 11 June 1771, d. at Utica, 5 May 1845, s. of Ebenezer and Mabel (Dickinson). Twelve children.|
|195.||vii.||EDMUND, bapt, 12 May 1776.|