126. LIEUT. BRADFORD STEELE6 SEYMOUR (Hezekiah5, John4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at New Hartford, Conn., 14 July 1781, died at Piermont, N.Y., 12 Aug. 1844; married first, MARY COOK; married second, Dec. 1834, PHEBE FITCH, born 18 Aug. 1798, died 4 Nov. 1843, daughter of Ebenezer Root and Sarah (Dow).
He was a machinist, and lived in Trenton and Westmoreland, afterwards at Utica, N.Y. He was commissioned Lieutenant of Oneida County Militia, 1811. He founded the Hecla Iron Works in \Vestmoreland, afterwards carried on by his sons.
|Children by first wife:|
|224.||i.||ALBERT PHELPS7, b. at Trenton, N.Y., 3 May 1807.|
|ii.||ALFRED KELLOGG, b. abt. 1809; killed by falling of hardware store of Phelps, Peck & Co. in New York City abt. 1834.|
|iii.||HEZEKIAH COOK, b. at Westmoreland, N.Y., 24 June 1811; d. at Piermont, N.Y., 24 July 1853; m. 9 Feb. 1836, MARY SHERRILL, b. at Stockbridge, Mass., 31 July 1815, d. 29 July 1865, dau. of Augustus and Clarissa (Wheton). He was State Engineer of New York; president of a railroad in Canada; Superintendent of the Erie R.R. Children:|
|I.||Augustus Sherrill8, b. at Ithaca, N.Y., 30 Nov. 1836; d. 19 Feb. 1897; m. 22 Oct. 1863, Nancy Ophelia Roberts Barton, b. 16 July 1838. Children:|
|(1)||Cornelia Talcott9, b. 17 Sept. 1865.|
|(2)||John Barton, b. 4 July 1873.|
|(3)||Amelia Thomas, b. 17 Mar. 1876, d. 10 Mar. 1877.|
|II.||Louise, b. 22 Nov. 1838; m. 30 Dec. 1856, Elihu Reed Houghton, of Amherst, Mass.|
|III.||Sarah, b. 8 Sept. 1840; m. 7 Sept. 1859, Matthew Henry Houghton, of Monmouth Beach, N.J.|
|IV.||Clara, b. 20 Feb. 1843; d. 21 Oct. 1884; m. 15 Jan. 1869, Ammi Ruhama Dennison of Newbern. N.C.|
|V.||Amelia, b. 27 Jan. 1845; d. 30 July 1873; m. 10 Oct. 1865, James Rochford Thomas, of New York City.|
|VI.||Henry Cook, b. 28 Feb. 1847, d. 28 Mar. 1851.|
|VII.||Mary, b. 3 May 1850; d. 2 Apr. 1855.|
|iv.||SARAH, m. MATTHEW SEYMOUR HOUGHTON. Their son, Dr. Hezekiah Seymour Houghton, b. at Piermont, N.Y., 7 Apr. 1861, d. at New York City, 11 Sept. 1914.|
|v.||BRADFORD STEELE, b. –, d. at Manchester, N.Y., Oct. 1864, m. (1) in 1843, AMANDA SHELLEY, of Westmoreland, N.Y., who d. Nov. 1852; m. (2) in 1853, ROXANNA JOHNSON, who d. in Florida in 1879. Children by first wife:|
|I.||Bradford Shelley8, of Long Branch, N.Y.|
|II.||Mary, m. B. T. Wood, of Piermont, N.Y.|
|Children by second wife:|
|IV.||Edward Johnson, of St. Augustine, Fla.|
AUGUSTUS SHERRILL8 SEYMOUR (1836-1897) was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., July 1857, and from Prof. Theodore Dwight's Law School, 1858. He settled in Newbern, N. C; where he practised his profession. He was a member of the N.C. House of Representatives, 1868, 1869, and 1870; elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1871; State Senator, 1872, 1873, and 1874. He was appointed Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of Newbern in 1868; resigned same year. He was elected Judge of the Superior Court in 1874.