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    Benjamin Jennings Seward

    Birth: 8-23-1793

    Death: 2-24-1841

    Nickname: Jennings

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Seward, Marcia (MAS) | Marriage Date: 5-17-1819

Biography

Benjamin Jennings Seward (he went by Jennings in close circles) was born on August 23, 1793 to Samuel Sweezey Seward and Mary Seward (née Jennings) in Newfoundland, NJ. He was the eldest of six children. His siblings were Elizabeth Seward (who died as a child), Edwin Polydore Seward, William Henry Seward, Louisa Cornelia Canfield (née Seward), and George Washington Seward.

 

Jennings married Marcia Armstrong on May 17, 1819. The couple had four children, Augustus Seward, Aurelia Seward (who died as a child), Benjamin Jennings Seward Jr. (who died in infancy), and Clarence Armstrong Seward. His family lived in Kingston, NY for some time in the 1820’s.

 

Jennings traveled extensively throughout the 1830’s helping to find Sunday Schools in parts of the midwest. By 1836 though, he had moved to Westfield, NY where he served as an agent for the Holland Land Company along with his brother, William.

 

Jenning’s first wife died in 1839, and he later married Mary Louisa Mumford on January 6, 1841 in New York City. Jennings died a few weeks after his second marriage on February 24, 1841 in his father’s home in Florida, NY. He and his second wife had no children.  

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Biography: 

Benjamin Jennings Seward (he went by Jennings in close circles) was born on August 23, 1793 to Samuel Sweezey Seward and Mary Seward (née Jennings) in Newfoundland, NJ. He was the eldest of six children. His siblings were Elizabeth Seward (who died as a child), Edwin Polydore Seward, William Henry Seward, Louisa Cornelia Canfield (née Seward), and George Washington Seward.

 

Jennings married Marcia Armstrong on May 17, 1819. The couple had four children, Augustus Seward, Aurelia Seward (who died as a child), Benjamin Jennings Seward Jr. (who died in infancy), and Clarence Armstrong Seward. His family lived in Kingston, NY for some time in the 1820’s.

 

Jennings traveled extensively throughout the 1830’s helping to find Sunday Schools in parts of the midwest. By 1836 though, he had moved to Westfield, NY where he served as an agent for the Holland Land Company along with his brother, William.

 

Jenning’s first wife died in 1839, and he later married Mary Louisa Mumford on January 6, 1841 in New York City. Jennings died a few weeks after his second marriage on February 24, 1841 in his father’s home in Florida, NY. He and his second wife had no children.  

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Book or Monograph Title: 
The Life and Times of George Washington Patterson
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
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Publisher Name: 
Lulu.com
Year: 
2015
Start Page: 
171
End Page: 
171
ISBN: 
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Book or Monograph Title: 
The Cravath Firm and Its Predecessors, 1819-1947
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
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Publisher Name: 
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Year: 
2006
Start Page: 
116
End Page: 
116
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Website
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Title of Webpage: 
Benjamin J Seward in the 1830 United States Federal Census
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Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
Obadiah Seward of Long Island, New York and His Descendants
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr.
Publisher Location: 
Goshen, NY
Year: 
1949
Start Page: 
121
End Page: 
121
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Benjamin Jennings Seward in the U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930
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