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(<-- John Ledyard, The Traveller, in the Household of the Hartford Seymours) (Back to Start) (Molly (Marsh) Seymour {1752-1826), by Ralph Earl -->)

Major Moses Seymour (1742-1826), by Ralph Earl

MAJOR MOSES SEYMOUR (1742-1826), BY RALPH EARL

Born at Hartford, July 23, 1742; died at Litchfield, Sept. 17, 1826; educated at Hopkins Grammar School, Hartford; removed (1765) to Litchfield, where he had a long, distinguished and useful career as an officer in the war of the Revolution and as a public official; in 1783 retired with the rank of Major; Town Clerk of Litchfield for 37 years; elected annually to the Legislature from 1795 to 1811; active in the affairs of the Protestant Episcopal Church; interested in securing the proceeds of the sale of the Western Reserve for the promotion of common school education.

From a portrait by Earl, in the Seymour family homestead at Litchfield.


(<-- John Ledyard, The Traveller, in the Household of the Hartford Seymours) (Back to Start) (Molly (Marsh) Seymour {1752-1826), by Ralph Earl -->)

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