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147. Hon. Moses Seymour

147. HON. MOSES6 SEYMOUR (Moses5, Moses4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at Litchfield, Conn., 30 June 1774, died there 8 May 1826 aged 52; married at Addison, Vt., 23 Feb. 1800, MABEL6 STRONG, born at Dorset, Vt., 29 May 1782, died at Litchfield, 10 Dec. 1839 aged 57, daughter of Gen. John5 (Noah4, Preserved3, Jedediah2, John1) and Agnes (McCure).

He was a merchant at Litchfield; Postmaster for 25 years, Sheriff for six years. With his brother-in-law, Gen. Samuel Strong, of Vergennes, Vt., he introduced carding machines into the United States, about the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. They had some twenty of them in operation in different parts of New England. His portrait, by Ralph Earl, is reproduced herein.

Administration on the estate of Moses Seymour, Jr., late of Litchfield dec'd, was granted to Mabel Seymour, his widow, and David C. Sanford, Jr., of Litchfield; estate insolvent.

His widow Mabel was appointed guardian of Henry, Jane M., Epaphro, Moses McCure, and George Seymour, minor children of Moses, Jr., 18 May 1829.

i. LOUISA S.7, b. 12 May 1801; m. at Litchfield, 9 Feb. 1823, Stanley G.6 Lockwood, b. at New Milford, Conn., 4 Nov. 1789, s. of Josiah5 (Isaac4, Joseph3, Ephraim2, Robert1) and Molly (Dickinson). He was a merchant in New Milford, New York City, Bridgeport, Conn., and after 1835 in Painesville, Ohio. Children, four b. at Bridgeport, one at Painesville: 1. Stanley Seymour8, b. 2 July 1829; d. 27 Apr. 1833. 2. George Dickinson. b. 26 Oct. 1830. 3. Louisa. b. 7 Apr. 1832; m. 31 Jan. 1860, Enoch Molin. 4. John Seymour. b. 17 Apr. 1834. 5. Stanley Boardman. b. 18 Jan. 1840; m. 13 Oct. 1864, Elizabeth Lines.
ii. JOHN STRONG, b. 15 May 1803; a merchant and manufacturer, of Davenport, Iowa; m. at Litchfield, 26 Dec. 1853, RACHEL ELIZABETH WETMORE, b. at Litchfield, 26 Feb. 1819, dau. of John and Anna (Seymour).
iii. MARANA NORTON, b. 13 Feb. 1805; d. 12 Oct. 1881; res. (1870), Painesville, Ohio; m. 18 Feb. 1848, HORACE KINGSBURY, b. 1798, d. 12 Mar. 1853.
iv. DELIA STORRS, b. 25 Nov. 1806; d. 25 Dec. 1887 ae. 81, unm, A teacher at Stratford, Conn., and Red Hook; Principal of Young Ladies' Seminary, Painesville, Ohio.
v. HENRY, b. 25 Nov. 1808; d. at Painesville, Ohio, 25 Nov. 1857; m. in 1837, LEVANIA7 HUNT, b. at Vernon, Vt., 9 Dec. 1817, dau. of Arad and Sally (Newell). Two children died in early infancy.
vi. JANE MARIA, b. 7 Mar. 1811; d. at Litchfield, 13 Aug. 1868; m. 7 Feb. 1831, JOSIAH GALE7 BECKWITH, M.D., born at Stamford, N.Y., 14 Sept. 1803, died at Litchfield, 21 Mar. 1871, s. of Col. Nathan6 (Sylvanus5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, Matthew11)) and Elizabeth (Gale). He was graduated from Union College, N.Y., 1827; resided at Litchfield; a member of State Legislature; an officer of State Medical Society; warden of St. Michael's Church thirty-four years. Children: 1. Jane Seymour8, b. 15 June 1833; d. 23 Jan. 1837. 2. Elizabeth Gale, b. 19 June 1835. 3. Josiah Gale, M.D., b. 14 Jan. 1838; m. 16 Jan. 1873, Anne Alsop. 4. George Seymour, b. 27 May 1841; m. 7 Oct. 1873, Isabel Cohen. 5. Sarah Hunt, b. 20 Apr. 1845.
vii. EPAPHRODITUS, b. 7 Aug. 1812; d. of cholera, 23 Oct. 1850, and buried at Dry Creek, Calif.; m. in 1839, JULIA ANN HYDE of Vernon, Ohio. He was a merchant in Kenosha, Wis., and sailed for seven years on the Pacific Ocean.
viii. MOSES MCCURE, b. 31 July 1814; d. at Painesville, Ohio, 10 Apr. 1896; m. 31 Dec. 1837, MARIA LOOMIS AIKEN, b. at Vienna, N.Y., 23 Nov. 1820, d. at Painesville, 10 Dec. 1868, dau. of Hon. David Dickey Aiken. He was a physician, and was Postmaster at Painesville, Ohio.
ix. GEORGE, b. 27 Dec. 1816; d. at Litchfield, 29 Jan. 1861; m. at Springfield, Mass., 10 Feb. 1841, SARAH NEWELL HUNT, b. at Vernon, Vt., 7 May 1821, d. at Litchfield, 21 Apr. 1843, dau. of Arad and Sally (Newell). He was graduated from Western College of physicians and Surgeons, and became a physician in Litchfield. He served two terms in the State Legislature.

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