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SEWARD, Obadiah1702-1751NoteNote
Born: 1702 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, Long Island, NY; Father: Obadiah Seward (b: ~1676) Brookhaven, NY
                                                                      Mother: Diane (b: ~1680) of Brookhaven, Suffolk, Long Island, NY.
Married:  Isabelle LUSE [b: 1711; Father: David Luse Mother: Jemimah Corwin] in 1720.
Lived: Black River, Morris County, NJ.; Chester, NJ.
Died: about 1751; Age: 49

Children:

Eliakam Seward - b: about 1724; m: Ruth; d: Oct. 10, 1784; a: 60.
           c: Sarah Seward  [b: 1748], Anna Seward [b: 1750], Sarah Seward [b: 1752],
                Samuel Seward [b: 1753].

Susan Davis - b: 1726; m:DAVIES; l: Canada; [died young, no children].

Obadiah Seward - b: 1727 [died young; no children].

Mehitable "Hetty" Cooper - b: 1728; d: Apr 15, 1812 in NJ; a: 84.
           m: Nathan COOPER [b: Feb 22, 1725 d: Dec 30, 1797 in NJ; Father: Nathan Cooper]
                about 1748.

Col. John Seward - (1730-1797) {see below}; a: 67.

James Seward - b: about 1732; l: Ohio in 1789; d: 1808; a: 76.
         c: Caleb Seward  (1762 - 1826), Daniel Seward (b: 1765), John Seward (1774-1789),
            James Seward (1776 - 1818), Obadiah Seward (1768-1789).

Isaac Seward - b: about 1733; m: Phebe about 1753; d: about 1768; a: 35.
           c:Samuel Seward (1754-1828), Daniel Seward (1760-1846),
               Hector Seward (1762 -1766), Abraham Seward (1764-1803)

Lydia Seward - b: about 1735; d: Dec. 12,1775; a: 40.

Samuel Seward - b: 1736; m: Elsie GENTRY (Jentrie); d: 1815; a:79.
       l: Columbia, Butler County, Ohio in 1789.
       c: John Seward, Mehtable Seward, Mahala Seward, Lydia Seward,
            Daniel Seward (1760-1846), Mary Seward (d:1843), Samual Seward (1765-1814),
            Ann A. Seward (1769-1829), Sarah Seward {more};

Daniel Seward - b: 1738; m: Ann BISHOP; d: 1826; a:92.
           c:Susan Seward, John Seward (1766-1821).

SEWARD, Col. John1730-1797 Note
Born: May 22, 1730 in Black River, Morris County, NJ.; Father: Obadiah; Mother: Isabella
Married:  Mary SWAYZE [b: Apr 03, 1733 in Southold, Long Island, NY; d: Feb 29, 1816 in Florida, Orange County, NY.; Father: (Judge) Samuel Swayze Mother: Penelope Horton] on Mar 22, 1751 in Roxbury, Morris County, NJ.
Lived: Black River, Morris Co., NJ; Southhold, Suffork Co., NY; Merritts Island, NY.
Occupation: He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, latter becoming a Colonel.
Died: Dec 29, 1797; Age: 67.

Children:

Polly Edsall - b: 1752; m: Richard EDSALL; d:1772; a: 21.

Obadiah Seward  (1754-1799) {see below}; a: 44.

Elizabeth Swazey - b: Apr 15, 1760; d: Nov 5, 1795; a: 35.
       m: Jonathan  SWAZEY [b: Mar 5, 1751 d: Apr 5, 1813].
        c: Elizabeth (b: Oct 15, 1780); Horace (b: Sep 29, 1782); Virgil (b: Sep 17, 1786);
            Thomas (b: Jun 14, 1789); John Seward Swazey (b: Apr 27, 1792);
            Mary ( b: Aug 31, 1794)

John Seward (1765-1845) {see below}; a: 79.

Samuel Swezey Seward - (1768-1849) {see below}; a: 76.

Israel Seward - b: 1773; m: Elizabeth; d: 1798. a: 25.
           c: Israel Seward Jr. [b: May 9, 1798; m: Mary JOHNSON (b: 1801) on 13 Apr 1822;
                                 c: Frances Eloise Seward , Sarah Orinda Seward, Cornelia Seward,
                                     Theodore Frelinghaysen Seward].

* the rest of the children [Nancy (1756-62); Helia (1758-62); Hester (1762-62)] died too young to have children of their own.



SEWARD, Obadiah1754-1799
Born: Aug 2, 1754 at Southhold, Suffork Co., NY.; Father: John; Mother: Mary.
Married:  Heila EDSALL on Apr 4, 1776.
Lived: Seward Homestead (1776-1783); Oak Ridge (New Foundland), NJ; Hurdiston, Morris Co., NJ.
Died: Apr 2, 1799  in Hurdiston, Morris Co., N.J. Age: 44.

Children:

Polly Seward - b: May 9, 1777; d: Nov 9, 1778; a: 6 mos.

Polly Cooper - b: Apr 16, 1779; m: COOPER; d: Mar 4, 1807; a: 28.
            c: Horace Cooper.

Pamelia Smith - b: Jul 19, 1781; m: Luther SMITH; l: Bridgeport, VT; a: __.

Matilda Hurd - b: Apr 16, 1782; m: Joshua HURD in 1804; a: __.

John Seward - b: May 3, 1784; a: __.
            m: [1] Elisabeth ARMSTONG on Feb 22, 1807;
                c: Hilda Maria HILLS (b:1808), Martha Jane WILLS (b: 1809),
                   Elisabeth A. Seward (b: 1810), John Obadiah Seward (b: 1811),
                    Thomas Moore Seward (b: 1812).
            m: [2] Abagail DUNSENBURY on Nov 5, 1826.
                 c: Camelia Seward (b: 1827), George Obadiah Seward (b: 1831-1897).

Peggy Hurd - b: Jul 23, 1786; m: John HURD; d: 1824; a: 38.

Heila Smith - b: Jun 4, 1789; m: Allen SMITH on Sep 22, 1808; l: Addison, VT; d: 1823; a: 34.

Hannah Cook - b: Apr 28, 1792. m: Joseph COOK; l: Addison, VT; a: __.

Elisabeth Benedict - b: Sep 14, 1794; m: John BENEDICT; l: Addison, VT; a: __.

Pamelia Smith - b: 1797; m: Luther SMITH; a: __.

SEWARD, John 1765-1845
Born: Jun 10, 1765; Father: John; Mother: Mary.
Married: Mary BUTLER [b: Sep 10, 1767 Hurdstown, NJ; d: 1841 in Hillsboro, IL] on Jun 12, 1785.
Lived: Hurdiston, Morris Co., N.J.; Hillsboro, IL.
Died: Apr 1845 in Hillsboro, IL. Age: 79.

Children:

Frances Vanderhuff - b: Apr 25, 1787; m: George VANDERHUFF; d: Aug 23, 1826; a: 39.

Nancy Cousin - b: Nov 8, 1789; d: 1818; a: 29.
    m: [1] Daniel SEWARD (1772-1806) in 1803.
    m: [2] George COUSIN (1766-1818) on Nov 5, 1808.

John Butler Seward - b: Aug 18, 1792; d: Aug 2, 1859; a: 67.
    m: Mary SWALLOW on 7 Feb 1818.
     c: John Miller Seward, Martha Jane Seward, Oscar Wright Seward,
          Harriet Rachel Seward, Joseph Barclay Seward , Margaret A. Seward,
          William Seward, Frances Seward.

Isreal Seward - b: Sep 3, 1795; d: Aug 1869; a: 74.
        m: Margaret SLAYBACK on 30 Oct 1817;
         c: William Seward, George Cousin Seward, Charles Seward, Henry Starr Seward,
             Mary Caroline Seward, Clarence Slayback Seward , Louisa Caroline Seward,
             James Seward, Frances Seward, Edward Seward.

Jane Miller - b: Nov 1, 1797; m: Humphrey MILLER on Jul 31, 1817; d:1823; a: 26.

Martha Marie Burnap - b: Mar 28, 1800; m: George BURNAP; d: 1865; a: 65.

Obadiah Seward - b: Sep 13, 1802; d: Apr 24, 1812. i: Florida, Orange Co., NY; a: 10.

Emaline Seward - b: Nov 26, 1806; d: Apr 29, 1812; i: Florida, Orange Co., NY; a: 6.

Harriet Brown - b: Apr 29, 1807; m: William H. BROWN in Dec 1822; d: 18__; a: __.
           c: William Brown, Samuel Lockwood Brown, Cornelia Brown, Charles Brown,
                Fred Brown, Theodore Frelinghuysen Brown, May Caroline Brown.

SEWARD, Dr. Samuel Sweezey1768-1849
Born: Dec 5, 1768 on Merrits Island, NY.; Father: John; Mother: Mary.
Married: Mary JENNINGS [b: Nov 27, 1769 d: Dec 11, 1844] on Jun 2, 1792.
Died: Aug 24, 1849 at Florida, Orange County, NY. Age: 76.

Children:

Benjamin Jennings Seward - b: Aug 23, 1793 in Florida, Orange Co., NY; d: 1840; a:47.{more}
        m: Marcia ARMSTRONG [b: Jul 23, 1794 in Ireland; d: Oct 28, 1839] on May 17, 1819.
         c: Augustus Seward (1820-1889), Amelia Seward (1821-1825),
              Benjamin Jennings Seward (b:1827), Clarence Armstrong Seward (b: 1828; d: Jul 24, 1897).

Elisabeth Seward - b: Nov 22, 1795; d: Sep 16, 1797; a: 2.

Edwin Polladore Seward - b: Jul 2, 1799; d:1872; a: 73.
        m: [1] Rachel ARMSTRONG (1805-1848) on May 22, 1837;
           c: Mary Augusta Seward (1823-1905), Edwin Polladore Seward,
                Samuel Swasey Seward (1830-1835), William Edwin Seward (1833-1892),
                Robert G. Seward (1835-1836), Henry Gordon Seward (1839-1843),
                Frances Adeline Seward (1836-1900), Thurlow Weed Seward (1842-1908),
                Jasper Armstrong Seward (1844-1894), Frederick Whittlesey Seward (1845-1925),
        m: [2] Mary E. TERRY (1822-1872)
           c:Louisa C. Seward (1851-1931), Sarah Alice Seward,
               Julia Ella Seward (b: 1855), Caroline J. Seward (1858-1907).

William Henry Seward - (1801-1872) {see below}; a: 71.

Louisa Corneila Canfield  - b: Oct 29, 1805; d: Jan 4, 1843; a: 37.
        m: Dr. Mahlon Dickerson CANFIELD (1798-1865) on Apr 18, 1827;
           c: Frederick Allen Canfield (b: 1827), Augustus Canfield (1828-1829),
               Augustus Canfield (1829-1867), Francis Allyn Canfield (1832-1876)
               Caroline Cornelia Canfield (b: 1834), Mary Seward Canfield (1837-1839), .

George Washington Seward - b: Aug 24, 1808; ; d: Dec 7, 1888; a: 80.
        m: [1] Tempe WICKE on Apr 17, 1822
           c: Sarah Cornelia Seward [b: Jun 8, 1833], William Henry Seward [b: Jan 9, 1836],
           Rev. Samuel Sweezey Seward (1838-1922),
              George Frederick Seward, John Laddell Seward.

        m: [2] Julia Caroline HUMPHREY on 18 Aug 1852.
           c: Charles Humphrey Seward (Sep 21,1850 - Oct 22, 1877),
           Julia Humphrey Seward [b: Jun 27, 1857], Mary Jennings Seward [b: Jun 27, 1857].



SEWARD, Hon. William Henry 1801-1872Note
Born: May 16, 1801 in Florida, Orange County, NY; Father: Samuel Sweezey; Mother: Mary.
Married: Frances Adeline MILLER [Father: Elijah Miller; Mother; Hannah FOOTE] in Auburn, NY on October 20, 1824
Lived: Florida Orange County, NY; Auburn, NY from 1823.
Occupation: Lawyer, Land agent for Holland Land Company, in Westfield, Chautauqua County, NY; State Senator for NY;  Governor of New York;  U.S. Senator; U.S. Secretary of State.
Died: Oct 10, 1872; Interned:Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York. Age: 71.

Children:

Major Augustus Henry Seward - b: Oct 1, 1826; d: Sep 11, 1876; a: 49.

Frederick William Seward - b: 1830; d: Apr 25, 1915; m: AnnaWHARTON (d: May 2, 1919); a: 85.
                l: Montrose, Westchester County, NY.
               o: Assistant United States Secretary of State.

Cornelia Seward - b: Aug 25, 1836; d: Jan 14, 1837; a: 5 mos.

Brigadier-General William Henry Seward Jr. - (1839-1920) {see below} a: 80.

Frances Adeline Seward - b: Dec 9, 1844; d: Oct 29, 1866; a: 21.

Brigadier-General William Henry Seward Jr1839-1920
Born: Jun 18, 1839 in Auburn, NY.
Married: Janet MacNeil WATSON (b: 1839; Nov 9, 1913) on Jun 27, 1860.
Died: Apr 29, 1920; Interned:Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; a: 80.

Children:

Cornelia Margaret  Allen - b: Sep 11, 1862 in Auburn, New York;
        m: Fredrick Innis ALLEN (1859-1938); d: Oct 5, 1921; a: 59.

(AFN:1TF6-KBW)
         c: William Seward Allen (b: 1885; d: Feb 13, 1955), Ralf Palmer Allen (b: 1887; d: Oct 4, 1961), Lloyd Seward Allen (b: 1889; May 4, 1918).
 William Henry Seward III - b: Nov 10, 1864 in Auburn, New York;
         m: Anna MYERS (b: 1868; d: Apr 28, 1942); d: Feb 16, 1951; a: 86.
(AFN:1TF6-KC4)
          c: William Henry Seward (b: 1895).

Frances Janet  Messanger - b: Jul 13, 1880 in Auburn, New York; m: Ray Stillson MESSENGER (b:1877; d: Mar 2, 1951); d: Sep 02, 1957; a: 77.

(AFN:1TF6-KDB)
           c: Robert Watson Messenger (b: 1906; d: Jun 2, 1981), Frederick Seward Messenger (b: 1913; d: May 4, 1955).



SEWARD, Rev. Samuel Sweezey 1838 -1922
Born: Apr 16,1838 in Warwick, Orange, New York; Father: George Washington Seward; Mother: Tempe.
Married: Christiana F. KIMBER (1837-1906) in Florida, NY on Oct 19, 1864
(LDS - Film: 1985335)
Lived: NY.
Died: 1922. Interned: _________. Age:84.

Children:

John Perry Seward - (1868 - 1933) {see below}

Lydia Kimber Seward - b: 1870

Mary Coster - b: 1872; m: Eric Herbert COSTER;
       c: Elizabeth Coster (b:1906), Herbert S. Coster (b: 1908)

Samuel Swezey Seward - b: 1876; m: Amy M. HOLMAN (b: 1887); d: 1932; a: 66.
         c: Margaret Seward (b: 1920), Jean Seward (b: 1922).

Frederick Kimber Seward - b: 1878; m: Sarah Flemington DAY. (1878-1932); d: 1943; a: 65.
         c: Kimber Seward (b: 1903), Katherine Seward (b: 1907), Samuel Swayze Seward (b: 1910).

SEWARD, John Perry 1868 -1933
Born: Dec 20, 1868 in Florida, Orange County, NY; Father: Rev Samuel Sweezey; Mother: Christina.
Married: [1] Edith de Charms HIBBARD [b: Oct 5, 1875; d: Oct 6, 1920] on Jun 2, 1900.
                 [2] Gertude Cornwell HOPKINS on Dec 2, 1922
Lived: NY.
Died: March 22, 1933. Interned: _________. Age: 65.

Children:
[1]
Ruth de Charms Seward - b: 1901.

Christine Kimber Sears - b: 1902; m: Lawrence Milton SEARS;
     c: Peter Sidney Sears (b: 1934)

John Perry Seward Jr. - (1905 - 1985) {see below}

Ralf Theodore Seward - b: Mar 16, 1907; d: 1990; a: 83.

SEWARD, John Perry Jr. 1905 -1985
Born: Apr 24, 1905 in _________, NY; Father: John Perry; Mother: Edith.
Married: Georgene Janet HOFFMAN [b: Jan 21, 1902; d: 1991] on Sep 7, 1927.
Lived: New York; California.
Died: Mar 10, 1985. Interned: Los Angles. Age: 80.

Children:

His two daughters are still alive, with many children and grandchildren

* There's a fuller record in the book "Obadiah Seward and Descendants" by Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr. The book can be obtained at Higginson Book Company.
* Another book is "Seward and related Families" by George C. Seward, published 1987 in Scarsdale, NY. There is a mention of this book on the East Central Florida Genealogical Society Co-op web site.
* This information has been gleaned mostly from the Internet, including the FamilyMaker's GenForum. and the Genealogy World. Some of the information I (Grandpa Brian Dodd) has personal knowledge of. The information may or may not be correct. Genealogists should make their own independent investigation of the facts. We have put a link on the "Note" icon or the "{more}" box to the source of the information.

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