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John Strong Seymour

May 15, 1803
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Davenport, IA
Rachel Wetmore Seymour (December 26, 1853)
Biographical Notes:
On May 15, 1803 John Strong Seymour was born to Moses and Mabel Strong Seymour of Litchfield, Connecticut. In 1819 John studied in his hometown at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. He later moved to Davenport, Iowa where he was a merchant and manufacturer. On December 26, 1853 John married Rachel Wetmore Seymour.
Additional Notes:
His paternal grandfather Major Moses Seymour was a subscriber to the Litchfield Female Academy in 1798.

Years at LFA:

Profession / Service
Business; Manufacturer

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
Secondary Sources:
Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al. A History of the Seymour Family. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1939.

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