Here is George C. Seward's summary of his early ancestry in America, which is also mine. He references Dr. Frederick Seward's research as well as his own.
was born 1630?-35? in England, British West Indies or New England. He was in Milford, Connecticut October 31, 1660. There's a marriage record between him and Bethya Hawes on that date. He moved to Brookhaven, Long Island, New York, about 1664. At some point he remarried, this time to Dinah Biggs. There's a sale of property in which she is mentioned. He died sometime after that sale (March 11,1698/9). (George proposes that a son of Obadiah I, again named Obadiah, may have been the person who actually married Dinah Biggs).
born November 1, 1661 at Milford, Connecticut, died Brookhaven, Long Island, New York 1748 or 1749. His wife's name was Anna (family name unknown).
was born Brookhaven, Long Island, New York about 1702, moved to Black River, Morris County, N.J. before 1741, died May 14, 1751 in Berkshire Valley, Morris County, New Jersey. His wife's name was Isabel - most probably Isabel Luse, daughter of David Luse and Mary (Brown) Luse, close neighbors. Go to family group sheet for Obadiah III:
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Their children were:
The above information is extracted from
Seward Cousins, p. 6, V. I, #1. My aunt attributes it to
Frederick Whittlesey Seward.
James, Sr. was born about 1732 in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York, or possibly Black River (now Chester), Morris County, New Jersey, moved to Hardyston, New Jersey in 1767 and on November 18, 1788 arrived at and assisted in establishing Columbia, now a part of Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to Fairfield, Butler County, Ohio, and died there December 20, 1808. His wife's name not known. He had five sons. Two of them were killed by Indians September 1789.
George Seward is descended from James Sr.'s son, James, Jr. James, Jr. was born about 1776 in Hardyston, Sussex County, New Jersey, and moved to Ohio, Cincinnati area, November 18, 1788, died in Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio, shortly prior to November 17, 1817. James' wife was Mary (Swain?). They had four children.
The above information is quoted directly from George C. Seward's book.