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Rebecca Osborn Seymour (June 20, 1788)
Samuel Seymour was the son of Moses and Rachel (Goodwin) Seymour of Hartford, CT. He was the seventh of eight children. In 1775, Samuel enlisted in the Continential Army and under the leadership of Col David Waterbury marched on New York City. His company was dismissed two months later and he returned to Hartford. In 1776, he moved to Litchfield, CT and re-enlisted in a company of troops commandec by Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin. This company was involved in the Battle of King's Bridge in Westchester County, NY. By April 1777, he had again been discharged and returned to Litchfield. Upon hearing that the British army intended to march on Danbury and destroy the city, Samuel marched with a company under the command of Eaton Jones towards to defend the city. By the time the company had reached Danbury, ...[more]
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