264. WILLIAM ELLERY7 SEYMOUR (Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, John2, Richard1), born at Hartford, Conn., 10 Mar. 1810, died at New Orleans, La., 29 July 1883; married at Philadelphia, 31 July 1834, MARY BROOKS.
Mr. Seymour settled in New Orleans, La., as a young man, and lived there over fifty years. For more than thirty years he was a member of the firm of Stevens & Seymour, wholesale stationers, and during that period bore the reputation of a pure, honest and incorruptible man and merchant. He displayed a warm interest in the welfare of his city and State, and on several occasions was appointed to offices of trust and honor, the last of which was that of administrator of the University of Louisiana.
Though mild and gentle in his manners, Mr. Seymour was a man of strong feelings, positive opinions, determined will, and great decision of character.