Chapter 9 famous American cousins, Direct

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Chapter 9 - famous American cousins, Direct

Descendents of Richard Seymour of Sawbridgeworth, Immigrant to, and Founder of Hartford, and Norwalk

This and the following chapter just started off being a fun exercise, noting all of the relatively famous relatives, both in America and England (chapter 10). After compiling all of the information, I was surprised to see the distinct parallels between the British and American Seymours, and it was for me, the final piece of evidence that makes it clear that John of Sawbridgeworth, and therefore us, are clearly related to the ducal clan on the other side of the pond. There just can’t be that many coincidences. First a listing followed by their biographical summaries. “Colonel John Seymour was the 10th Royal Governor of Maryland from 1704 to 1709. He succeeded Thomas Tench and was succeeded by Edward Lloyd.” I found this guy when researching the branch of the family through John Seymour of Frampton Cotterell. This Colonel and Governor is not through our branch of Sawbridgeworth, but rather through Sir John’s illegitimate son John Seymour, who was the Protector’s half brother and his lawyer. He was thrown into the Tower along with Edward, but pardoned after Edward’s execution. He carved his name into a wall of the tower, and was a witness to the will of Edward’s son John, through Catherine Fillol, in 1552. “Upon his death, the family returned to England, so there are likely no American descendants from this immigrant.”

Col. Thomas Seymour (1735-1829), father of Major Thomas Youngs Seymour, GG Grandson of Richard, Major player in the Revolution and first mayor of Hartford for 28 years.
Maj Thomas Youngs Seymour, Revolutionary War dragoon, son of first mayor of Hartford.
Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1778 – November 21, 1857) was a United States Senator from Vermont.

Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1810 – February 12, 1886) was an American politician. He was the 18th Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States in the presidential election of 1868, but lost the election to Republican and former Union General of the Army Ulysses S. Grant.

Thomas H. Seymour, Governor of Connecticut and military commander and hero, and Ambassador to Russia
General Truman Seymour (September 24, 1824 – October 30, 1891)
Origen Storrs Seymour (February 9, 1804 - August 12, 1881)
Edward Woodruff Seymour (August 30, 1832 – October 16, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut
Brigadier General Henry Seymour Lansing
Though in America, here’s an officially recognized descendant of the British branch. Frederick Seymour (born Belfast, Ireland, 6 September 1820 – died Bella Coola, British Columbia 10 June 1869) was a colonial administrator. He served as the second Governor of the Colony of British Columbia from 1864 to 1866, and the first governor of the union of the two colonies, also named the Colony of British Columbia from 1866 to 1869.

LOUIS IRVING SEYMOUR had a colorful career. He was born at Whitney Point, N.Y., 23 Dec. 1860, and died at Zand River, Orange River Colony, South Africa, 14 June 1900

William Seymour was a United States Representative from New York. He was born in Connecticut about 1780, then moved to Windsor, New York about 1793

William Seymour (1855-1933) was an American actor and director.

Raymond B. Seymour, PhD, is a scientist and educator whose discoveries have not only launched products and industries, but have also brought well-deserved recognition to the study of plastics.

Charles Seymour (January 1, 1885 - August 11, 1963) was an American academic, historian and President of Yale University from 1937 to 1951.

Stephanie Seymour, Model

Samuel Seymour, famous pioneer artist--The first Anglo-American artists to travel west were Samuel Seymour and Titian Ramsay Peale, whom the federal government hired to accompany explorer Stephen

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