158. JAMES6 SEYMOUR (Samuel5, Moses4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at Litchfield, Conn., 20 Apr. 1791, died at Lansing, Mich., 30 Dec. 1864, aged 73 years; married first, 2 Mar. 1818, MYRA ABIGAIL HILL, born at St. Albans, Vt., about 1798, died at Flushing, Mich., 9 Aug. 1847, aged 49 years; married second, 30 Oct. 1849, PRUA (—) SMITH, who died in 1877.
He removed to Pompey Hill, N.Y., in 1812, and five years later established himself as a merchant in Clarkson, Monroe County, N.Y.; he was the first Supervisor of that town, and in 1821 was appointed Sheriff. In 1823 he moved his business to Brockport, N.Y. He played an active part in the building up of that town, and in the routing of the Erie Canal, then in course of construction. In 1824 he was an organizer of the Bank of Rochester, and served as its cashier and afterwards as its president.
He became interested with his brother Charles in the purchase and settlement of Flushing, Mich., in 1835, and they built the first mills there. He settled there in 1845, and in Lansing in 1847. There he was Supervisor, and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church; and he served in both House and Senate of the Michigan Legislature.
He was an active and intelligent man, handsome in appearance and dignified in bearing; esteemed for his probity and judgment. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and at a later period one of the organizers of the Republican party.
|i.||MARY7, b. 18 May 1819; d. at St. Croix, W.I., 24 Dec. 1836.|
|ii.||LOUISA, b. in 1821; d. in 1822.|
|iii.||CHARLES, b. 8 July 1823; d. 8 June 1881; res. Rochester, N.Y.; m. 18 Aug. 1853, JANE E. HASTINGS.|
|iv.||JAMES, b. in 1825; d. in 1826.|
|251.||v.||JAMES, b. 5 July 1827.|
|vi.||LOUISA, b. 21 Mar. 1829; d. at Utica, N.Y., unm.|
|vii.||HARRIET, b. 5 Jan. 1831; d. near Philadelphia, Pa.; missionary to Harpoot, Eastern Turkey.|
|viii.||EVELYN, b. 5 July 1832; m. 1 Jan. 1856, ALBERT M. HASTIXGS, b. at Geneseo, N.Y., 3 Mar. 1829, d. 30 Jan. 1885, s. of Orlando and Lydia F. They lived in Rochester, N.Y.|
|1.||Charles Seymour8, b. 23 Nov. 1857; m. 25 Jan. 1881, Kate A Peck.|
|2.||Henry N., b. 18 Aug. 1860.|
|3.||Helen M., b. 25 Dec. 1872.|
|252.||ix.||HENRY, b. 19 Aug. 1834.|
|x.||EMILY, b. 3 May 1836; d. at Lansdowne, Pa., 5 Aug. 1910; m. 15 Oct. 1859, REV. CHESTER SOLON ARMSTRONG, b. at Parishville, N.Y., in 1826, d. at Battle Creek, Mich., in 1890. He was a Presbyterian clergyman. Five children.|
|xi.||GEORGE HILL, b. 26 Nov. 1838; lived, unm., in Grand Haven, Mich.|
|xii.||MARY, b. 19 Feb. 1841; member of the D. A R.; d. at Brockport, N.Y.|