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120. Chauncey Seymour

120. CHAUNCEY6 SEYMOUR (Uriah5, John4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at New Hartford, Conn., 14 Dec. 1762, died there 12 July 1839; married first, at New Hartford, 2 June 1785, ISABELLE6 SEDGWICK, born at West Hartford, Conn., 18 Oct. 1765, died at New Hartford, 8 May 1823, aged 58, daughter of William5 (Jonathan4, Samuel3, William2, Robert1) and Miriam (Webster); married second, at Manchester, Conn., 3 Dec. 1823, ANNA (JUDSON) MAKINS, who died at New Hartford, 15 Jan. 1838, aged 65.

Mrs. Seymour's mother, Miriam Webster, married first, Elias Hopkins, second, William Sedgwick, and third, as third wife, John Marsh, whose first wife was Chauncey Seymour's aunt Lucina. Mrs. Seymour was descended from Maj.-Gen. Robert Sedgwick and Gov. John Webster.

On Town Hill in New Hartford, Conn., east of the residences of his father Uriah and brother Sylvester, was the house and farm of “Squire” Chauncey Seymour. We find mention of him in “Sketches of the People and Places of New Hartford” (1883, Section 1, p. 19): “He, like his father, was a man of intelligence and influence, and held various offices of honor and profit in the town. He represented the town in the Legislature in 1810, 1812 and 1813. He took a lively interest in education, and for many years was acting school visitor. He was also Justice of the Peace, and held other offices in the gift of his townsmen. Like his brother, 'Captain ‘Vest,' as Sylvester was familiarly called, the Squire was a very thorough-going farmer, and was noted for keeping the best of stock.” The homestead passed to the son Sedgwick, and from him to his daughter, Mrs. Stone, and son, Hudson M. Seymour.

His will, dated 16 Mar. 1837, proved 6 Aug. 1839, named wife Anna, specifying what she brought into the family; sons Ira, Chauncey, Jr., and Sedg\vick; granddaughters Caroline Wheeler and Nancy Wheeler; daughters Polly Wadsworth and Lovicy Moore; son of my late daughter Eliza Watson; daughter Sally Watson; and granddaughter Eliza Moore. Son-in-law Royal 1. Watson and son Sedgwick to be executors.

He was a member of the Conn. Legislature, 1810-13; and was appointed Captain of the 3d Troop of Horse, 6th Regt., 15 Oct. 1798.

Children by first wife:
i. DAUGHTER7, b. and d. 14 Apr. 1786.
ii. NANCY, b. 25 Mar. 1787; d. at Canterbury, Conn., 18 Jan. 1809; m. 28 May 1806, WARREN WHEELER of Canterbury, Conn., b. 15 Dec. 1781, d. 5 Oct. 1862, s. of Jonathan and Mary; he m. (2) 8 Apr. 1812, Mary Waldo, Two children.
iii. IRA, b. 21 Apr. 1789; d. at New Hartford, 7 Aug. 1848 ae. 59; m. 22 Nov. 1813, MARIA6 MARSH, b. 18 Nov. 1798, d. 8 Feb. 1881, dau. of Roswell5 (John4, Jonathan3, John2, John1) and Anna (Crow). He enlisted at New Hartford in 1813, and served as Sergt, at New London. Children:
I. Wellington8, d. unm. in North Carolina.
II. Roswell.
III. Ann Maria, b. 10 July 1815; m. 27 Jan. 1836, Edmund6 Watson, b. at New Hartford, 17 Jan. 1808, s. of Isaac5 (Levi4, Cyprian3, John2, John1) and Sarah (Phelps). He was a farmer, residing half a mile east of Bakersville; represented New Hartford in the Conn. Legislature, 1863.
IV. Isabel, m. Stanley Griswold, of Torrington, Conn.
V. Ellen, d. ae. 21.
VI. Son, d. unm.
iv. POLLY, b. 4 Jan. 1792; m. TERTIUS6 WADSWORTH, b. 1789, d. 1851, s. of Seth5 (Hezekiah4, Nathaniel3, John2, William1) and Mary (Strong); lived in Chicago, Ill.
v. LOVISA, b. 23 May 1794; d. at New Britain, Conn., 5 Apr. 1872; m. 20 Jan. 1815, PERRY MOORE, b. at New Hartford, 25 Apr. 1791, s. of Abijah and Abigail (Drake). Nine children.
vi. ELIZA, b. 2 May 1796; d. 13 Jan. 1827; m. 2 June 1823, ROYAL ISAAC6 WATSON, b. at New Hartford, Jan. 1799, d. 12 Dec. 1853, s. of Isaac5 (Levi4, Cyprian3, John2, John1) and Sarah (Phelps). He m. (2) Sally Seymour, and (3) Celestia Hosford.
vii. SALLY, b. 24 Apr. 1798; d. 24 May 1802.
viii. CHAUNCEY, b. 29 Apr. 1800; d. at Omaha, Neb., 9 Dec. 1863; res. (1832) Morgan, Ashtabula Co., Ohio; m. HARRIET SPENCER, who d. 27 Feb. 1857 ae, 57. Children:
I. James Harvey8, b. 9 July 1825; d. at Helena, Ark., 7 Sept, 1862; graduated from Grand River Institute, and became a physician; elected twice to the Nebraska Legislature; enlisted as Surgeon in the 1st Neb. Regt., Feb. 1862; m. 11 May 1854, Lucretia Robertson, b. at Hanover, Ohio, 15 Nov. 1832, dau. of Dr. James and Eliza Anna (Scott).
(1) Eliza Robertson9 (called “Lida”), b. 26 Mar. 1856; m. at Charlton, Mass., 25 Nov. 1880, William Harren Fiske.
(2) James Clayton, b. 14 May 1861.
II. Emerson Sedgwick, b. 21 Nov. 1827; d. at Omaha, Neb., 1 Apr. 1877; m. 15 Oct. 1856, Ellen Josephine Brown, b. at Farmington, Ohio, 26 Apr. 1836, dau, of Dr. Levi Clark and Esther Louisa (Owen).
(1) Georgia Louise9, b. 8 Dec. 1857.
(2) Leora Brown, b. 14 Feb. 1863.
(3) Clark Sedgwick, b. 15 Feb. 1870: d. 15 Apr. 1873.
ix. SALLY, b. 25 Feb. 1804; d. 30 Jan. 1844; m. (as second wife), 4 Feb. 1828, ROYAL ISAAC6 WATSON, her brother-in-law.
x. ISABEL, b. 28 Feb. 1806; d. 13 Jan. 1823 ae, 17.
221. xi. SEDGWICK, b. 20 Sept. 1808.

MARIA8 WATSON, daughter of Royal Isaac and Sally7 (Seymour) Watson, and granddaughter of Squire Chauncey6 Seymour, was born at New Hartford, Conn., 5 Mar. 1834, and became the wife of Charles H. Pinney, M.D. (1831-1893), a prominent and highly esteemed physician of Derby, Conn. She was proud of her Seymour blood, and would have been much interested in this book if she were living. Her portrait by Montague Flagg, as a young matron, shows a handsome face of regular features and forceful character, a woman distinguished for her good looks as well as for her dress. She possessed superior intelligence and vivacity, was fond of life and of fine things such as laces and jewels, and was a judge of horses. The author recalls her as she drove sometimes into New Haven behind a very fine pair of horses, to see him and to discuss the Seymour genealogy. She had traveled extensively in this country and in Europe, and her home in Derby was filled with souvenirs of foreign travel. The author has a pleasant recollection of her, her beauty and vivacity, and varied interests. In her girlhood in New Hartford, Mrs. Pinney had known the author's grandfather and grandmother Seymour.

Mrs. Pinney was very active in society affairs, being a member of the Mary Washington Memorial Association, of Washington; of the Society of New England Women, of New York; of the Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors; of the Huguenot Society of America; and of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; and she was Regent of the Derby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her only son, Royal Watson Pinney, born in Derby, 25 Dec. 1860, has inherited many of his mother's characteristics and tastes. He was graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1885), and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D., 1888), having spent his summer vacations in Europe studying with eminent physicians in Germany and Vienna. Following his graduation in 1888, he was appointed a member of the staff of Bellevue Hospital and rose to be house surgeon. After that, he returned to Derby, where he acquired a large practice and was appointed visiting physician at the Griffin Hospital. After the death of his mother in 1912, he gave up the practice of medicine, and has since devoted himself to his extensive real estate holdings and large financial interests.

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