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Major Henry Seymour
Major Henry Seymour
American, 1764 - 1846
Biography: Major Henry Seymour was born 25 December 1764. He was the oldest son of Mary Ledyard Seymour and Colonel Thomas Seymour, the first Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1780, he went to Philadelphia to begin a mercantile career. He was chosen by his employer to carry money to Fishkill and to bring back vouchers for monthly supplies; during this service, he narrowly escaped capture by British forces. Henry Seymour was living in New York in 1784, but he later returned to Hartford. Major Henry Seymour was an officer of the Governor's Horse Guards from 1803-1807. He married Jane Ellery (d. 1851) on 19 June 1804 in Hartford. One of their three children was Thomas Hart Seymour (1808-1868), Governor of Connecticut from 1850-1853. Major Henry Seymour died in Hartford, Connecticut, on 13 May 1846.