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Matthew Seymour

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: circa 1735 (61-69)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Seymour and Hannah Seymour
Husband of Catherine Seymour
Father of Samuel Seymour; Capt. Thomas Seymour; Hannah Hayes Saint John; Ruth Smith; Elizabeth Boughton and 2 others
Brother of Hannah Bushnell; Abigail Picket; Mary Douglas, [TWIN]; Sarah Huested; Thomas Seymour and 5 others

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About Matthew Seymour

Matthew Seymour was a selectman of Norwalk for several years and deputy to the General Court from Norwalk in 1712 and 1713. He was made lieutenant in 1710, and was chosen captain of the North Company in Norwalk, 26 May 1729.


  • 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.


  • Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England ..., Volume 1
  • Pg.312
  • 16. CAPT. THOMAS4 SEYMOUR (Capt. Matthew,3 Thomas,2 Richard1), of New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, Conn., born at Norwalk about 1702, died at New Canaan 11 Apr. 1796, aged 94 years. He married first, before 18 Aug. 1727, ELIZABETH3 BETTS, born at Norwalk 23 Oct. 1699, died before 1748, daughter of Thomas2 (Thomas1) and Sarah (Marvin); secondly, before 10 Apr. 1748, ELIZABETH ___, who died at New Canaan, 23 Aug. 1749, aged 70. Elizabeth, second wife of Thomas Seymour, was received into the church at New Canaan 10 Apr. 1748.
  • Thomas Seymour settled in New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, where he and his first wife, Elizabeth, were among the original members of the church at its gathering, 20 June 1733. He was chosen ensign of the military company at New Canaan 24 Oct. 1737 and lieutenant 18 Apr. 1742, and was captain of this company in 1747. In Dec. 1764 he conveyed lands by deed of gift to his sons Matthew and Ebenezer as their portions of his estate; and during his lifetime he disposed of other lands among his remaining sons.
  • Children by first wife:
    • 41. i. MATTHEW,5
  • Pg.313 is not part of this book preview.


  • SEYMOUR, Matthew
  • b. MAY 1669 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • d. ABT 1735 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: SEYMOUR, Thomas
  • Mother: MARVIN, Hannah
  • Family:
  • Spouse: Catherine,
  • Children:
    • SEYMOUR, Catherine
    • SEYMOUR, Susanna
    • SEYMOUR, Daniel
  • Family:
  • Spouse: HAYES, Sarah
  • b. 19 SEP 1673 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HAYES, Samuel
  • Mother: MOORE, Elizabeth
  • Children:
    • SEYMOUR, Matthew
    • SEYMOUR, Samuel
    • SEYMOUR, Thomas
    • SEYMOUR, Jehiel
    • SEYMOUR, Hannah
    • SEYMOUR, Elizabeth
    • SEYMOUR, Ruth
    • SEYMOUR, Sarah
  • From:


Dec 1694 - Made a freeman at Norwalk, CT.

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Matthew Seymour's Timeline

May 1669
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
November 17, 1694
Age 25
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 32
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 36
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
June 12, 1707
Age 38
Age 38
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Age 44
Age 50
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
Age 65
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
November 18, 1930
Age 66