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Margaret Root (Seymour)

Also Known As: "Rew"
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Seymour and Mary Seymour
Wife of Timothy Root and John Rew
Mother of Stephen Root; Timothy Root and Jonathan Root
Sister of John Seymour; Capt. Thomas Seymour; Mary North; Richard Seymour; Jonathan Seymour and 2 others
Half sister of Hannah Drake

Managed by: Gregory Betz
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About Margaret Root

  • Genealogy of the descendants of Richard Seymour, from the first settlement of Hartford, Conn. in 1635 (1880)
  • RICHARD SEYMOUR.— One of the original settlers of Hartford, Ct., and as such his name appears on a monument erected in 1837 to the memory of the forefathers of the city in the ancient burying ground. His house was on Burr St. He probably came with Mr. Hooker's congregation from Chelmsford, Essex County, England. The history of this embryo republic (Mr. H's congregation) is given in Mr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut. They first settled in Cambridge, Mass., but thinking to better themselves, removed to Hartford in 1639. He went from there to Norwalk in 1653 and died in 1655.
  • He left four sons :
    • Thomas, John, Zachariah, Richard.
  • THOMAS married H. Marvin in 1653. His children were:
    • Hannah, Mary, Thomas, Mathew, Abigail, Sarah, Mercy, Elizabeth, Rebecca.
  • JOHN married M. Watson, lived in Hartford, on the south side of Little River. He died in 1713. His age is not known, but his will, dated in 1712, which is preserved in the Probate office, speaks of his being advanced in life. His children were:
    • John, Margaret, Richard, Zachary, Mary, Thomas, Jonathan, Nathaniel.
  • ZACHARIAH married and had four children whose names are not given.
  • RICHARD married and had three sons:
    • Samuel, Richard, John.
  • JOHN married E. Webster in 1643. Their children were:
    • John, Jonathan, Zebulon, Daniel, Nathaniel, Moses, Timothy, Susanna, Richard, Elizabeth, Margaret.
  • MARY and MARGARET not given.
  • THOMAS married R. Norton, and after her death M. Waters. Their children were:
    • Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Jerusha, Ruth, Basil, Alice.
  • RICHARD married M. Wilson. No children given.
  • JONATHAN ____.
  • ZACHARY married H. Olmstead.
  • NATHANIEL married and had three children:
    • Hannah, Zachariah, Rebecca.


  • SEYMOUR, Margaret
  • b. 17 JAN 1674/5 Hartford, CT.
  • d. 9 SEP 1751
  • Parents:
  • Father: SEYMOUR, John
  • Mother: WATSON, Mary
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 20 MAR 1706/7
  • Spouse: ROOT, Timothy
  • b. ABT 1681 Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  • d. 1713 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Parents:
  • Father: ROOT, Stephen
  • Mother: WADSWORTH, Sarah
  • Children:
    • ROOT, Jonathan
    • ROOT, Stephen
    • ROOT, Timothy
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 22 JAN 1718/9
  • Spouse: REW, John
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Margaret Root's Timeline

January 17, 1674
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
January 17, 1674
Second Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
December 20, 1707
Age 33
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
March 18, 1711
Age 37
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 38
Farmington, Hartford, CT
September 9, 1751
Age 77
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 30, 1930
Age 77
September 24, 1930
Age 77
April 19, 1946
Age 77