245. JOHN FORMAN7 SEYMOUR (Henry6, Moses5, Moses4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, N.Y., 21 Sept. 1814, died at Utica, N.Y., 22 Feb. 1890; married first, at New Haven, Conn., 4 May 1839, FRANCES ANTILL TAPPAN, born 20 Dec. 1815, died at Utica, N.Y., 5 Sept. 1860, daughter of Arthur and Frances (Antill); he married second, his second cousin, HELEN LINCKLAEN LEDYARD, who died 5 June 1880.
He was graduated from Yale College in 1835.
| (Gravestone at Utica, N.Y.)
John Forman Seymour
who at all times and everywhere
gave his strength to the weak
his substance to the poor
and his heart to God.
Born Sept. 21 1814
Died Feb. 22 1890
|Children by first wife:|
|i.||FRANCES ANTILL8, b. 1841; d. 18 Aug. 1853.|
|ii.||HORATIO, b. 8 Jan. 1844; d. at Utica, 21 Feb. 1907; m. at Utica, 12 Oct. 1880, ABIGAIL ADAMS JOHNSON, b. 23 Nov. 1855, d. 6 Jan. 1915.|
|I.||Mary Ledyard9. b. 10 Sept. 1881; m. at Marquette, Mich., 23 Oct. 1901, Henry St. Arnauld, b. 26 Jan. 1846. Child: 1. Marie Alice Greenwood, b. 23 Sept. 1902.|
|II.||Horatio, b. 14 July 1883; res. Elizabeth, N.J.; m. at Quogue, L.I., 30 Aug. 1913.|
|iii.||MARY LEDYARD, b. 11 Sept. 1847; m. at Utica, N.Y., 26 Dec. 1878, DR. WILLIS ELLARD FORD, s. of Lewis and Deborah (Reynolds) of Belfast, Allegheny Co., N.Y. No children.|
HORATIO8 SEYMOUR (1844-1907), B.A. (Yale, 1867), M.A. (1871), became an assistant engineer on the Erie Canal in 1874. He blocked the unlawful demands of contractors, and the facts he discovered were influential in leading Gov. Samuel J. Tilden to his exposure of the canal frauds. He was State Engineer and Surveyor of N ew York, 1878 to 1881. He moved to Michigan in 1882, and became head of the Michigan Iron and Land Company at Marquette. In 1905 he retired, and returned to Utica, N.Y. He was an Episcopalian; and a Democrat.