Happy 219th Birthday, David Miller Seymour!

On 22 August 1801, in Sangerfield, New York, David Miller Seymour was born to John and Rachel Miller Seymour. Now when I check my relationship to David, I find there is none. So why is he here?

In 1840, David married Mary Parker, the daughter of William Morse and Lydia Bull Parker. David and Mary were the parents of three children:

  1. Mary Seymour
  2. Julia Helen Seymour
  3. Evelyn Roselia Seymour.

For those of you who are long time readers, you recognize the name of their third child, Evelyn Roselia Seymour Jenks — my great grandaunt (by marriage to my great granduncle, Oliver Torry Jenks), and the source of the material used in the often quoted The Reunions of the Jenks Family of Oakland County, Michigan – 1911-1927. So, I would of course, honor her parentage.

And not to slight Aunt Eva’s sister, Julia, who married into the Jenks family as well — she wed Francis William Jenks, the son of William and Amy Constock Jenks. Francis was my first cousin, 4 times removed. So. as weird as it might seem, Aunt Eva’s sister is my cousin.

I have not found the records of possible marriage of Mary Seymour…. Maybe another Jenks?

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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