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Seymour, Felix

Male 1725 - 1798  (73 years)


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  • Name Seymour, Felix  [1
    Born 1725  Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1798  Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44809  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Seymour, George,   b. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Renick, Margaret,   b. 1733, Paxtang, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1798, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1754  Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Seymour, Ann,   b. 25 Mar 1773, Grant, Grant, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1839  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Seymour, Mary,   b. 8 Jul 1775, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1827  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     3. Seymour, Aaron,   b. 25 Mar 1773, Grant, Grant, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1839, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     4. Seymour, Elizabeth,   b. 22 Sep 1769, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1822  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     5. Seymour, William James,   b. 29 Nov 1764, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Seymour, Catherine,   b. 29 Nov 1764, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1826, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     7. Seymour, George,   b. 11 Aug 1762, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1839, Madison, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     8. Seymour, Abel Renick,   b. 5 May 1760, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1826, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     9. Seymour, Richard,   b. 25 Aug 1755, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     10. Seymour, James,   b. 3 Dec 1766, Moorefield, Hampshire, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1842, Petersburg, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     11. Seymour, John,   b. 7 May 1774,   d. 1774  [natural]
     12. Seymour, John,   b. 7 May 1754, Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     13. Seymour, Thomas,   b. 28 Jan 1758, Hampshire Co. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1831, Madison, Licking, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F15031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1725 - Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1754 - Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1798 - Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From a writing of Dudley S. Seymour, Chicago, Illinois, May 30, 1903: Colonel Felix Seymour was born in the North of Ireland in 1725. At the age of 12, he accompanied his father to America on an expedition to "spy" out the land. The father left Felix with a Virginia gentleman named Renick, ancestor of the late Sciota Valley (House of that name), while he returned to Ireland for the rest of the family. He was never heard from again, and was presumed lost at sea. Felix settled near Moorfield, Virginia, (now W. Virginia) and married the eldest Renick daughter. They had eleven children. He served with distinction in the Continental Army and was rewarded with the commission of Colonel. (From a Able Seymour biography) SEYMOUR FAMILY The origins of the Seymour family lie deep in history, dating from about 710, in the French village of Saint-Maur-Sur-Loire in Touraine, France. One Wido St. Maur accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, when the Normans took the island. He was the progenitor of the Seymour family in England. The Seymour line continued to the accession of Lady Jane Seymour as wife of King Henry VIll. Thereafter, the Seymours were major nobility, continuing today to the Dukes of Somerset at Berry Pomeroy and the Marquess of Hertford at Ragley Hall near Stratford upon Avon. On the American side the Seymours were early settlers in Hampshire County, Virginia, a frontier region in the 18th century. They worked large and fertile acreages, fought the indians, served as county officials, and with large families, helped populate the county. They were active in both the French and Indian and the Revolutionary Wars. Felix, the first of the Virginia Seymours, was born in Coleraine County, northern Ireland in 1725. He was the son of Sir George Seymour, the second son of the sixth Earl of Hertford, according to family records. Sir George brought Felix to Virginia in 1737 to consider settlement. Having decided favorably Sir George left Felix with William Renick, an old friend, also from North Ireiand. His return to Ireland was tragic. He was presumed lost at sea. Felix lived with the Renicks and eventually married Margaret, daughter of William Renick in 1753. They had eleven children. Felix accumulated a sizeable estate in what is now Grant and Hardy counties. His home site was Seymoursville, now Grant County, where he built one of the first grist mills in the area. Felix's original log home, covered by siding, was inhabited until a few years ago when it was torn down and the logs used to construct a store in Petersburg. A brick home now stands on the original site. near Route 42. At some point, prior to 1760. the family moved near Moorefield and built an house now destroyed, close to the currently known home site, on the South Branch of the Potomac River, called Mill Island, formerly named Locust Grove. Felix was a successful farmer and served in various county offices, such as that of sheriff. In that capacity, and as colonel of militia Felix wrote to Virginia Governor Botetourt in 1768, warning of possible war with the Indians. He then called out the Hampshire Militia. (it was not until 1786 that Hardy County was carved out of Hampshire.) Felix was also appointed Justice of the Peace, and served as assessor for the Lunice Creek area as well as the west side of the Potomac River. In 1776, at age 51, he enlisted in the 5th Company of North Carolina troops and served until 1780, He died in 1798.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1252] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls;), Volume: 197.