Samuel Seward, Jr. was a son of Samuel Seward Sr. His mother's name is presently unknown. He was born in New Jersey @ 1765. He married Elsey Gentry, the daughter of James Gentry and Sarah Ann (?Claiborne) 22 October 1789. (Current research shows her to be the daughter of William Gentry and Lucy Claibourne - p.) Their first son, Obadiah was born in North Carolina.
About 1791 Samuel and Elsey and infant son Obadiah settled in Hamilton County, Ohio, living for a while in the blockhouse at Carthage then settling on a tract of land near Mount Pleasant.The rest of the children were born in Hamilton County, Ohio.
In 1814 Letters of Administration were granted to Elsey Seward so Samuel probably died in that year. His widow Elsie married Ithmar White in 1820. She died some time in 1843 according to Ford's "History of Hamilton County, Ohio".
. . . recorded Book H, p. 282-283 Hamilton County Ohio, July 31, 1809, ref. Symmes Purchase.
Ann Seward was born 4 April, 1792 in Hamilton County, Ohio. She married Daniel Jessup (4 April, 1792 to 28 August, 1845).
They had eleven children, six girls and five boys. I have the names of 8:
William Seward , born January 3, 1794 married Rachel (unknown). I have no further information at present.TOP
James Seward was born 25 December, 1796. His first wife was Orriminah Compton (7 March,, 1800 to 21 February, 1836) whom he married 21 November, 1816 at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. His second wife was Eliza Alice Ritchey. He had the following children.
James died in 1870TOP
Elias Seward born 14 March, 1802 married Mary Vanzandt.I have record of three childrens' names:
Eliza Seward born 3 April, 1804 married Reuben Vanzandt (1799-1874).
Martin Seward, b. 19 October, 1807 married Mary Hill b. 20 December, 1815. He and his family remained in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. both he and his wife are buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Cincinnati.Children:
Martin died August 3, 1884. His wife Mary died 16 December, 1895.TOP
Daniel Seward, born 1804 married Theodocia Wolverton (20 January, 1833). Names of four children are known.
Daniel died in 1885TOP
Samuel Seward was born in 1798 and Joseph Orvin Seward was born in 1800. As these two boys are not mentioned in later guardianship appointments, it's assumed they died before their father.TOP