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Ebenezer Seymour

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 1, 1733 (48)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Richard Seymour and Hannah Seymour
Husband of Abigail Seymour
Father of Abigail King; Samuel Seymour; Anne Granger; Elizabeth Richards; Rebecca Seymour and 4 others
Brother of Hannah Hale; Sgt. Samuel Seymour; Jonathan Seymour and Mercy Hubbard

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About Ebenezer Seymour

  • Four American Ancestries: White and Griggs
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=zAV98m0cyl4C&pg=PA908&lpg=PA908&dq=richard+seymour+1604&source=bl&ots=BmJ7GU8agn&sig=mrUA7Aty3vMJaxcM13V2xSufwyg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RkQ8VP2NN4ipogTNw4HACw&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBTgU#v=onepage&q=richard%20seymour%201604&f=false
  • Pg.908
  • 1-Richard Seymour (bp 17 Jan 1644/5-1655
  • + Mercy Ruscoe (abt 1601-aft 1664/65)
    • 2-Richard Seymour ( -29 Nov. 1710)
    • + Hannah Woodruff (1648-16 Sept 1712)
      • 3-Ebenezer Seymour (bp 1 Feb. 1684-bef Sep 1733)
      • + Abigail Hollister (16 Aug 1688- )
        • 4-Elizabeth Seymour (20 Apr 1714-18 Dec 1800)
        • + Ebenezer Richards (12 May 1712-20 Oct 1788)
          • .... etc.
  • Richard1 Seymour: As in Jacobus (1929), [2566] Richard was bp. 27 January 1604/5 at Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, England, son of Elizabeth Waller and Robert Seymour, d. between 29 July 1655, date of will, and 10 Oct. 1655, date of inv. at Norwalk, Conn.
  • Richard, though not an original proprietor, was an early settler of Hartford. In 1639 his name is among those on a list of those "inhabitants who were granted lotts to have only at the town's courtesie with liberty to fetch woods and keep swine or coues on the common." His lot was No. 70 on the north side near the "cow pasture." In 1647 he was elected chimney-viewer. The fact that he held land only by "courtesie" of thw town may have been one of the reasons why he chose to cast his lot with the planters of Norwalk under Roger Ludlow.
  • Richard and his former Sawbridgeworth neighbors and in-laws, the Ruscoes, removed about 1650 to Norwalk, where he had the status of an original proprietor in the new plantation. He had taken up residence in Norwalk by the end of 1652 with a home lot well situated opposite the meeting house and Parade Ground. On 29 March 1655 he was elected townsman (selectman), "but Richard did not live to hold this office long, since in his will, executed 29 July 1655, he was described as 'very week & sike.'"
  • Pg.909
  • Richard m. 18 April 1631 at Sawbridgeworth Mercy Ruscoe, b. ca. 1610, dau. of Sarah ___ and Roger Ruscoe of Sawbridgeworth; she m. (2) 20 November 1655 as second wife, JOHN STEELE of Hartford, she was living at her husband's death 27 February 1664/5 (see Steele).
  • Richard Seymour is among the names engraved on the original Founders Monument in the Ancient Burying Ground erected in 1837 in Hartford, and the replacement erected in 1986.[2567]
  • Capt. Richard2 Seymour (Richard1), following Jacobus (1929),[2568] he was b at Hartford, son of Mercy Ruscoe and Richard Seymour, d. 29 November 1710 at Farmington, being killed by a fall of a tree, and was buried on a portion of his own land which was afterwards used as a burial place; inv. of his estate 29 November 1710, property valued at L416:12:02.
  • As a child he moved with his family to Norwalk; after his father's death and mother's remarriage to John Steele, he and his brothers returned to Hartford and later to Farmington, and he was brought up in the household of John Steele. He was made a freeman in the Kensington section of Farmington (later Berlin) in 1669 and was one of the 84 proprietors of the town of Kensington in 1672. His wife appears on a list of church members in Farmington, dated 1 March 1679/80. Richard became a member of that same church 31 May 1685. He became a leader in the Kensington settlement and was the captain of the garrison of the fort built there with cabins where inhabitants could take shelter in the event of Indian raids.[2569 See Woodruff.
  • Ebenezer3 Seymour (Richard2-1) (continuing with Jacobus 1929)[2571]: he was bp. 1 February 1684; resident of the Kesington section of Farmington; d. bef. September 1733, when his widow was appointed to administer his estate. .... etc.


  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=96ye_qoWyCQC&pg=PR79&lpg=PR79&dq=richard+seymour+1604&source=bl&ots=c2kKJr02Th&sig=IrYd3DfRD8Skjq_PPWsX7smdGKQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EUA8VPmoI9XroATVmoCICw&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=richard%20seymour%201604&f=false
  • Pg.lxxix
  • SEYMOUR MORRIS (formerly Tyler Seymour Morris), of Chicago, Ill., elected a resident member in 1894 and made a life member in 1898, was born at Utica, N. Y., 15 February 1863, the youngest son of Joseph and Clara Elizabeth (Seymour) Morris, and died in Chicago 27 September 1921. He was descended from Lieut. Edward1 Morris, who was baptized at Nazeing, co. Essex, England, 8 August 1630, the son of Thomas and Grissie (Hewsome) Morris, and emigrating to New England, settled at Roxbury, Mass., and later at New Roxbury (Woodstock), Conn., through Dea. Edward2 of Roxbury and Woodstock, Lieut. Edward3 of Woodstock, Isaac4 of Wilbraham, Mass., Ephraim5 of Bethel, Vt., and Joseph6 of Utica and Chicago, his father. On the maternal side he traced his descent from Richard1 Seamer (Seymour), who was baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, England, 27 January 1604/5,* and appears as a proprietor at Hartford, Conn., in 1639, through Capt. Richard2 of Farmington, Conn., Ebenezer3 of Farmington, Capt. Stephen4 of Plymouth, Conn., Gideon5 of Paris, N. Y., Salmon6 of Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N. Y., and Clara Elizabeth,7 his mother. His father was born at Bethel, Vt., and his mother at Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y.
  • He was educated ....



  • HOLLISTER, Abigail
  • b. 16 AUG 1688 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HOLLISTER, Stephen
  • Mother: TREAT, Abigail
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 29 DEC 1709 Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  • Spouse: SEYMOUR, Ebenezer
  • b. JAN 1684/5 Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  • d. BEF SEP 1733
  • Parents:
  • Father: SEYMOUR, Richard
  • Mother: WOODRUFF, Hannah
  • Children:
    • SEYMOUR, Abigail
    • SEYMOUR, Ann
    • SEYMOUR, Elizabeth
    • SEYMOUR, Richard
    • SEYMOUR, Stephen
    • SEYMOUR, Ebenezer
    • SEYMOUR, Lydia
    • SEYMOUR, Gideon b. ABT 1728 Farmington, Hartford, CT. d. 20 OCT 1736 Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_a3.htm#251



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Ebenezer Seymour's Timeline

February 1, 1685
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 1711
Age 26
October 1711
Age 26
Age 25
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
July 28, 1712
Age 27
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
April 28, 1714
Age 29
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 16, 1716
Age 31
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
July 21, 1718
Age 33
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
September 1, 1733
Age 48
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony