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A HISTORY OF
THE SEYMOUR FAMILY
Descendants of
RICHARD SEYMOUR
OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
for Six Generations
With extensive amplification of the lines deriving
from his son John Seymour of Hartford
Compiled and arranged for publication under the direction of
GEORGE DUDLEY SEYMOUR
By
DONALD LINES JACOBUS
Based primarily on the manuscript collections of
Mary Kingsbury Talcott and of Seymour Morris
Which the Author has augmented with an Introduction, various
Memorabilia and Appendices, and a Picture Gallery
of Seymour Family Portraits, Houses, Seals,
Chests and Family Memorials
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
1939

Publisher

Printed in the United States of America
The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, New Haven, Connecticut1)

Dedication 1

TO THE HONORED MEMORY
OF MY FATHER
HENRY ALBERT SEYMOUR
“Oh, call back yesterday, bid time return!”

Dedication 2

“We are in no danger of falling into too great a reverence
for the things of antiquity.”

Acknowledgments

The author desires to thank all those who have shown a helpful interest in the preparation of this History of the Seymour Family. Special acknowledgment is made for large collections of data to the following:

To the late Seymour Morris, Esq., of Chicago, Illinois, for data gathered with the assistance of Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, some part of which was published in 1918 and 1919 in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, - and to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to which Mrs. Seymour Morris presented this collection, for permission to utilize both the published and unpublished sections;

To the late Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Connecticut, who collected data for many years, and to her cousin and legatee, Miss Katherine Seymour Day, of Hartford, for permission to use Miss Talcott's collection;

And to Miss Anna Easton Crawford, of Lowville, New York, for the use of her extensive collection of Seymour data.

The author, furthermore, cannot forbear acknowledging assistance rendered and courtesies extended by Mr. Albert C. Bates, Secretary and Librarian of the Connecticut Historical Society, and his assistant, Miss Mary Helen Kidder; by the late Hon. George S. Godard; State Librarian of Connecticut, and his successor, Hon. James Brewster; by Hon. Walter H. Clark, Judge of Probate of the Hartford District; and by Colonel Clarence W. Seymour of Hartford, Conn. Also by Miss Lucie L. Oliver of the Yale Gallery of Fine Arts and Miss Anne S. Pratt, Research Assistant in the Sterling Memorial Library of Yale University.

G.D.S.

Editor's Note

The present volume is not a complete genealogy of the Seymour family. It contains a full account of the descendants of Richard Seymour the Colonist on all branches through the sixth generation. Beyond the sixth generation, it is limited to the branch of John2 Seymour, one of the colonist's sons.

Permission first having been granted to use the extensive Morris manuscripts, our account in the first instance was based on them. It was greatly amplified when the Talcott manuscripts became available, containing as they do family records which Miss Talcott obtained over fifty years ago. Miss Crawford's collection, at many points necessarily duplicating data obtained from the first two sources, was helpful in

The editor appreciates the courtesies extended to him by Miss Day of Hartford, and by Miss Josephine E. Rayne and other officials of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

D.L.J.


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