248. WILLIAM PIERCE7 SEYMOUR, M.D. (Israel T.6, Aaron5, Moses4, John3, John2, Richard1), born at Troy, N.Y., 17 Oct. 1825, died there 7 Apr. 1893; married 13 May 1852, HELEN HUGHES WOTKYNS, who died 11 Feb. 1884, daughter of Dr. Alfred Wotkyns.
He was graduated from Williams College in 1845 and in 1848 from the University of Pennsylvania. On incorporation of Marshall Infirmary he was appointed governor. In 1854 he was elected health officer of the city and held the office for three terms. From 1857 to 1862 he was professor of materia medica and therapeutics in Castleton Medical College, Vermont; in 1858 he filled the chair or materia medica in the Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass.; in 1863 was transferred to the chair of obstetrics and gynecology, which he resigned in 1865. In 1863 he was also commissioned as one of the “Auxiliary Corps of Volunteer Surgeons” of the State of New York; served at Fredericksburg in May 1864, immediately after the Battle of the Wilderness, taking charge of the “white mansion hospital.” In 1870 he joined the faculty of the Albany Medical College. He was a member of the Rensselaer Medical Society, of the State Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association for the Advancement of Science. He invented various gynecological apparatus.
|i.||WILLIAM WOTKYNS8, b. at Troy, 29 July 1853; d. in 1904; grad. Yale College, 1875; physician; m. at Shoreham, Vt., Jan. 1883, Frances Minturn.|
|1.||Helen Minturn9, b. 1883.|
|ii.||ALFRED WOTKYNS, b. 12 June 1856.|