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129b. Miles Seymour

129b. MILES6 SEYMOUR (Elijah5, John4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at New Hartford, N.Y., 4 Feb. 1793, died at Battle Creek, Mich., 16 Apr. 1853; married first, ANN SOUTHMAYD; married second, 6 Sept. 1818, MARY KNAPEN, who died at Battle Creek, 12 May 1851.

He learned the blacksmith's trade, and settled in 1815 or 1816 in Ithaca, where he made axes. About 1823 he moved to Syracuse, where he carried on his trade. About 1831 he moved to Skaneateles and was in the employ of John Legg in the carriage business, and a member of the Presbyterian church. About 1843 he moved to Battle Creek, Mich., where he continued in the carriage business.

Children by first wife, born at Ithaca, N.Y.:
i. MARY ANN7, b. 30 May 1815; d. at Jackson, Calif., 19 Dec. 1874; m. at Albion, Mich., 5 Apr. 1841, JAKES SMITH TROWBRIDGE, b. 4 Dec. 1816, d. at Berkeley, Calif., 15 June 1896.
ii. EDWARD COOK, b. 16 Feb. 1818; m. 28 Oct. 1846, HARRIET M. HILL of Danby. Children:
I. Louisa8.
II. Edward.
III. Harry.
Children by second wife, two born at Ithaca, three at Syracuse (there were two others who died in infancy):
iii. Lucy ANN, b. 30 Apr. 1819; m. 18 May 1846, REV. WILLIAM L. PARSONS, of Aurora, Ill., Milwaukee, Wis., and Mattapoisett, Mass., later of Ingham University; no children. Lucy Ann was educated at Geneva and was the scholar of the family. She taught before marriage at LeRoy, N.Y., and also at Milwaukee after marriage.
iv. LAURA JANE, b. 1 Apr. 1821; d. at Niles, Mich., 19 Apr. 1871; m. (1) at Battle Creek, Mich., 11 June 1844, CAPT. WILLIAM A. LITTLE, who d. at Battle Creek, 5 July 1851 aeo 37; m. (2) 15 Mar. 1853, BENJAMIN N. LONG. No children.
v. MILES MASON, b. 6 June 1823; res. (1881) Hartford, Mich.; m. 8 Dec. 1842, URANIA M. HAWLEY. Children
I. Frederick8.
II. Henry.
vi. ORA HOYT, b. 14 Sept. 1826; m. (1) 27 May 1857, MARY L. BLODGETT of Cortland, N.Y.; m. (2) 10 Jan. 1866, HARRIET S. HOES of Kingston, N.Y., dau. of Rev. J. C. F. Hoes, D.D., nephew of President Martin Van Buren, and of Maria (Randall), dau. of Gen. Roswell Randall of Cortland and sister of Hon. Henry L. Randall, Sec. of State and author. O. Hoyt Seymour entered Michigan University in 1847, and after three years of study there, graduated from Union College in 1851, and from Union Theological Seminary. After ministries in Deposit and Cortland, his wife and two children died. He resigned and entered the army as Chaplain of the 157th N.Y. Vols., Mar. 1863. He was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, but served until the close of the war, July 1865. He was minister four years at Hammondsport, N.Y., eight years at Trumansburgh, N.Y., three years at Onondaga Valley, N.Y., and thereafter at Port Byron, N.Y.
Children by first wife, b. at Cortland:
I. Franklin B.8, b. 21 July 1858; d.7 July 1861.
II. Harry Child, b. 5 July 1860; d. 8 July 1861.
III. Randolph B., b. 25 July 1862.
Children by second wife, b. at Hammondsport:
IV. Maria Hoes, b. 26 Nov. 1866.
V. Harriet Randolph, b. 3 Jan. 1868.
vii. CYNTHIA CATHARINE, b. 21 May 1831; m. 5 Oct. 1854, WILLIAM A. STOWE.

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