James Seymour

Brief Life History of James

When James Seymour was born on 29 October 1749, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Seymour IV, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Wadsworth, was 18. He married Hannah Collins in January 1795, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 28 February 1814, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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James Seymour
Hannah Collins
Marriage: January 1795
Collins Seymour
Harvey Seymour

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  • Legacy NFS Source: James Seymour - birth-name: James Seymour
  • James Seymour, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • James in entry for Hannah Seymour, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (London): of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Seine), and possibly also from Saint-Maur-des-Bois (Manche) and Saint-Maur-sur-Loire (Touraine), named from the dedication of their churches to Saint Maur (see Moore 3). The family of this name who have held the title Duke of Somerset since 1547 are said by some to have originated in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Seine), while others claim they are from Saint-Maur-sur-Loire (Touraine). They rose to prominence under the Tudors, when Edward Seymour (died 1552) held a high position of office under Henry VIII, who was married to Edward's sister, Jane. The Norman name has been established in Ireland since at least the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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