The children of Enos Seaward Jr. and Lydia Stevens

In the last two posts that I have published, I have given and overview of the life of Enos Seaward Jr. and Lydia Stevens, their birth, their migration from Luzerne Co., PA to Alleghany Co., NY, the land they owned in Huntington Twp. and more.

In the information below I will lay out a summary of the children and descendants of Lydia; which are quite numerous.  They had the following children: Enos, Orrin, Amos, Naomi, Sarah, and Joseph.

We will start with Enos Seaward (1808 to 1895) who married Mary Hopkins:

Enos Seaward born 10 Feb, 1808 in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania and died 22 Sept, 1895 in Big Springs, Adams Co., Wisconsin.

He married a Mary Hopkins born 7 Mar, 1812 in Pennsylvania and died 15 Dec, 1874 in Big Springs. They are both buried in the Big Spring Cemetery in Adams, Wisconsin per Find A Grave.

In 1850 Enos Seward is living in Almond, New York.

Enos Seward age 42, M, Farmer, 750, born NY. Mary Seward age 38, F, born PA, Amenda Seward age 13, F, born NY, Amelia Seward age 11 F born NY, Phylena Seward age 9, F born NY, Joel Seward age 6, M, born NY, Elbert E. Seward age 3, M, born NY, Eliza N. Seward 9/12 born NY.

Source: 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Almond, Allegany Co., New York. Enumerated 24 October, 1850, by [E. C. Strickland], Line 24 – 600/673

This migration was a big one for the Seward family. Adams Co. is the highlighted county right in the middle of the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Map

By 1855 E. Seward has made the move to Jackson Twp., Adams Co., Wisconsin per the 1855 Wisconsin State Census.

By 1860 Enos had moved From Adams Twp. to New Haven Twp. which is in the southeastern part of the county.

Townships of Adams Co. WI

Enos Steward age 52 M, Farmer, 500/250, born New York. Mary age 48 F, born PA. Joel age 16, M, NY. Elbert age 14, M, NY, Elisa L. age 11 F, NY. Stephen age 6, M born Wisconsin. Wm. W. Whipple age 22, 25, born PA, Felina age 19 F, NY.

Source: 1860 U.S. Federal Census for New Haven, Adams Co., Wisconsin page 134, enumerated 25 July, 1860 by a H. W, Kingsbury, PO Big Springs. Line 18 1106/1016

Seward, Enos age 62, M, W, Farmer, 700/500, born NY. Mary age 58 F, W, Keeping House, born PA, Eliza age 20 F, W, Domestic Servant, born NY, Stephen age 16 M, at school, born Wisconsin.

Source: 1870 U.S. Federal Census for New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin page no. 1, PO Big Springs, enumerated 21 June 1870 by a James [Thinrnam] line 15, 4/4.

In 1880 Enos Seward is now 72 years old. Hee is living with his daughter Eliza’s family the – Larkins – in New Haven. By this time Mary, his wife, has passed.

Larkins, D.A. W, M, age 36, Married, Farmer, born NY, Father born NY, mother born NY. Eliza A., W, F, 30, wife, keeping house, born NY, Father born NY, mother born PA. Jessie M. W, F, 9, daughter, single, at home, Bennie W, M, 7, son, single, at home. Clifford W, M, 5, son, single, at home, Arthur, W, M, 2, son, single, at home. Children after Jessie born Wisconsin. Enos Seward, W, M, 72, Father-in-law, widowed, Farmer, born NY, father born MA, mother NY.

Source: 1880 U.S. Federal Census, New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin, Page#17, SD 2, Enumeration Dist.#10, enumerated 23 June, 1880, H.T. Churchill line 31 – 136/142. 

Below is a summary of the children of Enos Seward (1808 to 1895) and Mary Hopkins (1812 to 1874):

Amanda Seward was born 13 December 1836 in New York. Amanda married David Perry Miller. She married Perry sometime around 1856. David Perry Miller was born Sep. 1834 in PA.

She and Perry appear in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census in Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin. Marquette County is east of Adams. They have a daughter named Mary M. age 2 born in Wisconsin.  In 1870 they are in the U.S. Federal Census living in West Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin, Eau Claire is West of Adams Co. He is a teamster.

Eau Claire Co., WI

By 1880 Mary (43) and Perry (46) are in Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin living with their daughter’s family: Charles Waldron (26), Earle (2) and Harry (8/12). Mary’s husband Charles drives a street car. Perry is the sheriff.

In 1900 the U.S. Federal Census has Amanda Miller age 63 born in New York on Dec. 1836. They have returned to Adams Co. and are living in  Jackson, Adams, Wisconsin. She is with a Jacob Miller. They were married in 1856. He was born in PA and she was born in NY. I believe this is our couple. Why he is now Jacob Miller is very odd. Amanda is listed as having 2 children but only one is living.

North Dakota and her counties

I believe that Amanda and Perry are buried in the Velva Cemetery in McHenry Co., North Dakota per Find A Grave. Her sister Eliza is buried in this cemetery? The tombstone reads D.P. Miller with a birth date of 8 Sep 1834 and death date of 29 October 1906. Amanda shares the tombstone with a birth date of 13 Dec 1836 and a death date of 27 April, 1910. In the map above McHenry is right in the middle just below the one row of northern counties.

Their only daughter Mary M. Miller was born Aug 1857 in Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin and she may have died 28 December 1927 in County Home, Wyocena, Columbia, Wisconsin. Mary married Charles E. Waldron and had two children Earl and Harry. Unfortunately the two children died by 1900. It looks like Charles may have died about 1910 in Marquette Co.

Amelia Seward was born 12 November, 1838 in Almond, Allegany, New York. She married a Wm. Frederick Hyatt who was born 29 Feb 1832 in Ontario. Amelia appears in the 1850 census with her parents and siblings.

By the 1860 U.S. Federal Census Amelia is living with a George W. Hyatt family. They are in Auburn Ward 3, Cayuga, NY. She has a daughter with her named Ada L. age 2.  Wm. F. is not with her? I believe that this George is a brother to William.

In 1870 the U.S. Census has Amelia in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin with W.F. Hyatt, Orrilla and Eda.

The 1880 U.S. Federal Census for New Haven, Adams, Co., Wisconsin has Frederick (48), Amelia (41), Nora is a teacher (20), Rilla (18), Edith (12), Katie (9), Maxie (6) and Edia (1).

Nora was born in Canada so some time before heading to Wisconsin they went to Canada. All the other children are born in Wisconsin.

The children of Amelia and Wm are: Lenora Ada Hyatt (1860-1944) died in Montana, Orrilla Hyatt (1862-1890), Irving L. Hyatt 1866-1867, Eda Victoria Hyatt 1868 to 1905, Katie A. Hyatt 1871-1925, Maxmillian L. Hyatt, and Edna Ethel Hyatt 1879-1940 died in Iowa.

Wm. F. Hyatt was a Civil War soldier per the 1890 Veterans Schedule and the U.S. Civil War Pension Index: William F. Hyatt, D.7 Infantry, Wisconsin, Solider, Spouse Amelia Hyatt. 1880 May 26 Invalid #371.201, Cert#223,677, 1891 Dec. 17 Widow #537307, #376178, Wisconsin. Wm. F. Hyatt Enlisted 1 Oct. 1864 as a Private in Co., D, Wisc. 7th Infantry Regiment and he mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Source: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers War of the Rebellion.

Amelia is a widow in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census living in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin. Her brother Joel is listed as living with her. Her birth was Nov. 1838 and Joel was July 1845. Joel and Amelia are listed as widows? Amelia’s information states that she had 7 children of which 5 are living.

In 1910 the U.S. Federal Census has Amelia (a widow) living with her daughter Katie A. Turner. Amelia is now 71 years old and this time she lists 7 children born and only 4 living?  Her daughter Katie is 34 years old and lists this as her 2nd marriage. She also states that she has 3 children born and only 2 living.  Her husband is Willis A. Turner and he is 38 and this is his 1st marriage. Willis was born in Minnesota. He is a farmer. Katie was married before to a Charles Hutchinson and had 3 daughters Vernella, Eva R., Edna E.

Big Spring Cemetery

Wm. and Amelia are buried in the Big Spring Cemetery, Adams Co., Wisc. per Find A Grave. Many of their children are also buried in this cemetery.

Phylena Seward was born about 1841 in New York. She married a William W. Whipple about 1860. He was born 17 Oct 1837 in Bradford, McKean, PA. By the 1860 U.S. Federal Census they are living in Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin. William and Phylena had one son William J. Whipple who died in 17 October 1864 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Sadly Phylena died on 13 Mary, 1863 in Brooks, Adams Co., Wisconsin and is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery. She was only about 22 years old.

It looks like William married again to Esther Anna Holloway (1849-1900) about 7 Jun 1868 in St. Charles, Winona, Minnesota and had about three children with her. He later married Jane C. Dash (1865-) about 1895. He died 6 Feb 1928 in Santa Cruz, California and is buried in the Santa Cruz Memorial Park.

William and Phylena were enumerated twice in the 1860 Census for they appear living with her father and mother at that time.  William W. Whipple apparently served as a Civil War Soldier and he appears on the Pension index. Jane his 3rd wife is listed as the Spouse.

Joel Seward was born 14 July 1844 in Almond, Allegany, NY. In the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census Joel is living with his parents and siblings. They are in Almond in 1850 but by 1860 the family has migrated to New Haven, Adams Co., Wisconsin.

Joel married about 1867 to Mary Agnes Dow born 26 May 1850 in Ploverton, Portage Co., Wisconsin.

They had three children: Agnes Mable (1871-1924), William E. (1874-1941) and Elsey A. (1879-). The South Dakota Census of 1885 has them living in Lawrence, Dakota Territory.

By 1900 Joel is living with his sister Amelia in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin. He says he is widowed.

Joel was a Civil War Soldier serving the 37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Co. E, Private muster in, Corporal mustered out. He may have also served in Co. K, 18th Infantry for Wisconsin mustering in 24 Feb 1862 and out on 22 July 1862.

Joel died 4 November, 1918 and is buried in the Big Spring Cemetery in Adams Co., Wisconsin.  It looks like Mary Agnes Dow died on 8 May 1911 in San Diego, CA. In the 1900 Census she states she is divorced.

Elbert L. Seward was born 13 August 1846 in Almond, Allegany Co., NY. In the 1850 census he is with his parents in Almond and in 1860 he is in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin with his parents and siblings.  E.J. Seward is living in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census. He is with Martha Seward. Elbert is a carpenter and he is 47 years old at this time. Elbert and Martha are buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was born 25 Mar 1841 in NY and died 28 Apr 1899. Elbert died 17 Dec 1900. It doesn’t look like this couple had children.  Martha’s maiden name is not known at this time.

Eliza Naomi Seward was born 30 August 1849 in Almond, NY. She was living with her parents in 1850 in Almond.  In 1860 she is in New Haven. In 1870 Eliza is working as a domestic servant and still at home. She married a David A. Larken and by 1880 they were living in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin and her father, Enos Seward (72 and widowed) was living with her and her family. The 1900 census has them living in Jackson, Adams, Wisconsin. She is 50 years old born Aug 1849. She listed 5 children born and 5 living. David is 54 years old born Aug 1845 in Wisconsin. Their son Robert age 20 born May 1880 is living with them at this time.

Eliza and David Larkin’s children are: Jesse Mae Larkin 1871-1956, Benjamin Charles Larken 1873-1949, Clifford W. Larken 1875-1947, Arthur Joel Larken 1878-1929 and Robert L. Larken 1880-1930.

In the 1910 Census Eliza (60) is with her son Robert Larken’s family in Iota Flat, North Dakota. Robert’s wife is Maud A. age 28 years old.

In 1920 she, Eliza is 79 and she is living with her son Clifford’s family in Columbia, Eddy, North Dakota. We find Jennie (39) born NY, Florence J. (19), Marjorie A. (9) both born North Dakota.

By 1930 she is with her daughter Jessie’s family in Max, McLean, North Dakota. Eliza is 80 years old. Jesse Stowell is 59 and her daughter Jessie is 59. They have a son Clifford age 21.

It looks like David A. Larken was a Civil War Soldier serving Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Eliza is buried in the Velva Cemetery in Velva, McHenry, North Dakota. She died in 1934. David is also buried in the Velva Cemetery. He died on 27 June 1902.

Stephen Seward was born 21 Apr 1854 in Wisconsin. He lived with his parents and siblings from 1860 to 1870. By 1880 it looks like he went to Humbolt, Iowa to work as a farm laborer. He married Emma O. Farlow 23 October 1881 in Corinth, Iowa and by 1900 he had quite a large family.  Emma was born 5 Jan 1860 in Indiana.

Iowa Counties

By the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Averny, Humboldt, Iowa we find an S. Seward who is a farm manager, born April 1854, age 46, E.O. age 40 born Jan 1860 in Indiana, Della M. Aug 1881, age 18, Kattie E. Sept 1886 age 13, A.E. son born Jan 1890 age 10, Robert, Dec 1890 age 10. G. C. Seward, son born Jan 1895 age 5, D. R. age 1 1898. All the children were born in Iowa.

Stephen and Emma’s children were: Della M. 1881-1947, Inez 1885-1886, Katherine Ethel 1886-1947, Arthur Enos 1890-1954, Robert George 1891, Gilbert Carlos 1895 and Russell Dewey 1899-1906.  Emma lists 7 children born only 6 are living in the 1900 census.

A big change took place and the 1910 US Census we find Stephen and Emma in Temescal, Riverside, California. He is 56, she is 50 and Gilbert age 15 and living with them.

California Counties

By 1920 Stephen (65) has migrated this time to Pomona Ward 1, Los Angeles, CA and he is a ground man for an Electric Light Co., Emma (60) is with him. They are still in Pomona, CA per the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Stephen is now 75 years old and Emma is 70 years old. He is an owner and has $4000. So he is doing well.

Stephen Seward died 29 July 1934 in Pomona, Los Angeles, CA. Emma Olive Seward passed on 18 Feb 1949 in Los Angeles.  I don’t have a burial location at this time LA is a big place.

This is the end of my summary of the children of Enos Seward born in 1808 and died in 1895. There is always more to do with families but I think this gives some idea of Enos Seward and Mary Hopkins descendants which reach down pretty far into the 1900’s,


Let’s continue now with more of Enos Seward Jr. and Lydia Stevens’ Children:

The births of the following children would probably be in New York in Allegany Co. where Enos Jr. migrated to about 1810. Orrin might have been born in Pennsylvania but until  birth records are found I will assume he was born in New York.

Orrin Seaward  born about 1810. Orrin died 1893 in Campbell, New York. He married a Rachel Jane Pond b. 1823 and died 1907.

New York Counties

The New York State Census of 1855 has Orin living in Almond, Allegany Co., New York with Rachel, Caroline, Elmira and Elvira.

In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census we find Orrin age 60 living in Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania. He is a farmer with 700/2000. Rachel is with him and so are all his children.

In 1880 he has moved to Campbell, Steuben, New York with Rachel. The 1892 New York State census has them still living in Campbell, Steuben, New York. With an interesting group of family members. Orrin Seaward is listed as 82 years old and a farmer. A Jayne Seward is age 69, Eli W. Seaward is 37 and a farmer. Cora Seward is 34. There isn’t much more information. Of course they are using Rachel Jane’s middle name and the Eli and Cora are their son and daughter in law.

Rachel is living with her son Eli and his wife Cora in Campbell, Steuben Co., New York in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. She is listed as a widow. Eli is listed as 44 years old born Aug 1855, Cora E. his wife was born Dec 1858 age 41. Cora E has not had any children. Elmira Prosser is also living with them age 48 born Nov 1857 and a widow.

Rachel is still living with her son Eli in the 1905 New York State census. Eli, Cora, Rachel and a Bertie Legro who is listed as a servant age 21, are listed together.

Orrin Seward and Rachel had 4 children: Caroline (1846-1909) married John H. Dikeman, Elvira (1851-1924) married Hiram Jewett, Elmira (1851-1906) married Lafayette J. Prosser and Eli (1855-1919) married Cora E.

Orrin Seward is buried in the Hope Cemetery in Campbell, Steuben Co., New York. Rachel Jane is also buried in the Hope Cemetery per Find A Grave. There are no tombstone pictures.

Amos Seaward born 11 July 1812 in Almond Allegany, New York. He died March 1897 in Andover, Allegany, New York. Amos married about 1843 to a Sarah Jane Howell born  1827 and died 24 October, 1911.

In the 1850 U.S. Census Amos is 37 years old and listed as a wagon maker, Sarah is 23 and Mary is six. In 1860 in Andover, NY, we now have Lydia (14) and Phebe (12) added to the family. Mary is listed as being 15 years old and house laborer.  Apparently Sarah felt Mary needed to be industrious. All are born in New York. By 1870 only Phoebe is at home. They are still living in Andover.  In 1880 Amos is 67, Sarah is 53 and her mother is living with them a Alsina Howell age 76. They are still living in Andover.

The New York State Census of 1875 has interesting things happening in Amos’ (63 yrs old) life, he has the following persons living with him: Sarah. J. age 48,  Encie A. age 13 grdau, Phebe Harrison age 28 dau, Amos W. Harrison Gr. Son age 9/12, Eda B. A. Harrison Gr. Daug age 1 – 9/12.

The 1892 New York State census has Amos at age 80 and Sarah at age 65. They are living in Cameron, Steuben, NY.

Amos and Sarah had the following children: Mary 1845, Lydia 1846-1905, Phoebe 1849-1906, and America Adaline 1853-1942.

Sarah Jane Seward died 24 October, 1911 and is buried in the East Valley Cemetery. Amos died March 1897 and is also buried in East Valley in Alfred, NY, per Find A Grave. There are no tombstone photos at this time.

Naomi Seaward born 6 March 1815 in Almond, Alleghany, New York and died 15 February 1900 in Ukiah, Mendocino, California. She married a George Wickham Clason born about 1838 in New York. He was born about 24 February 1817 in New York and he died 1 April, 1900.

George and Naomi appear in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census as living in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin. George is 34 years old and Naomi is 35 years old.  They have with them Philip age 10, Cyrus age 8, Sarah age 6 and Rollo Carson age 3. Everyone is born in New York, except Sarah and Rollo who were born in Wisconsin.

In 1860 the US Census has them still residing in Beaver Dam. The family is composed of George age 43, a farmer with 1600/482. Naomi age 40, Philip S. age 20 a domestic, Cyril S. age 18 domestic, Sarah age 16 domestic, Rollo S. age 13, Lea S. age 8, Ella D. age 4 and Lydia age 1.

By 1870 the family consists of George, Naomi, Sarah and Ella. They are still in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin. By 1880 only Ella (age 22) remains at home and they are now living in Ukiah, Mendocino, California. George is 63 years old and Naomi is now 64.

Naomi and George had the following children: Philip S. Clason 1840 to 1864 (Civil War Soldier), Cyrus Seward Clason 1842-1934 (Civil War Soldier, Sarah Clason 1844-1920, Rollo Stevens 1847-1928, Lea S. Clason 1852 to 1861, Ella Diana Clason 1856-1938, and Lydia Clason 1859-1865.

Naomi S. Clason died on 15 February 1900 and is buried in the Ukiah Cemetery, per Find A Grave.  George Wickham Clason died 1 Apr 1900 and is also buried there.

Sarah Seaward was probably born sometime around 1814 in Alleghany Co., New York. She has been confused with the Sarah Seward that married David Rood.

This Sarah appears in her father Enos Seaward Jr’s will and it reads the following:

…Eighth I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Seaward the sum of sixty dollars to be paid in three years after my decease and I hereby direct that my said Executors pay the same to her accordingl…Written April 1842.

This means that this Sarah was not married in 1842 for Enos Jr. does not refer to her with the use of a married name, instead, he uses her maiden name. There is no reference to Rood in this will which is featured with Enos Seward Jr. in a past post.

What happened to this Sarah is unknown at this time.

Update: As of 11/19/2018 new information has come to light that shows that the Sarah Seaward who married David Rood is a daughter of Levi Seward no Enos Jr.

Joseph Stevens Seaward born 1821 in New York.  He married a Dafna D. Farr. They appear in the 1850 US Census for Bradford, McKean, PA. Joseph is 29, Dafna is 26 and with them is Levi age 7, Amelia age 5, Wm. age 3, Meline/Melvin age 2 and Clementine age 0.

In 1860 they are still residing in Bradford and they have a lot of people living with them: Joseph age 40, Farmer 1500/458, Dafne D. age 4, Levi age 17 Farm laborer, Ameila age 16, Wm. age 14, Melvin age 12, Clementine age 10, Martha age 8, Alice age 6, Sydney age 4, Albert G. age 1. They are all born in PA except Joseph he is born in NY.

In 1870 Joseph is still living in Bradford age 52, farming 2000/800. Dafna age 41, Eva age 16, Sidney age 14, Jerome age 11, Fremont age 8. Below them is a Levi Seward age 27, listed with Mary and a Martha age 10.

By 1900 Joseph is listed as 82 in the U.S. Federal Census. He is living with a Jerome Hodges and Alice E. Joseph. He is noted as the father-in-law.  Joseph is listed as 82 born in Aug 1817. Jerome Hodges is 51 born Oct. 1848 in PA, Alice E. born Apr 1855 is 45 years old born in PA.

Joseph and Dafna’s children are: Levi 1842-1917, Amelia A. 1844-1926, William H. 1846, Melvin E. 1846-1904, Clementina E. 1850-1915, Martha 1852-1864, Alice E. 1854-1905, Sidney W. 1857-1915, Albert J. 1859-1909, Lincoln 1861-1861, Fremont 1862-1895, Mildred 1869-1869.

Joseph Stevens Seward died 6 August 1905 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bradford, McKean, PA. Daphne is buried there as well having died in 1875, per Find A Grave. They use both Seward and Seaward in the listings for this cemetery.

Remember this is just a summary of the children of Enos Seaward/Seward Jr. and his wife Lydia Stevens. A whole bunch more research needs to be done.  I wonder what Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seward would think about all this? This is only one of their sons descendants we still have 8 more to go: Eli, Amos, Gad, Levi, Sarah, Titus, Mary and Ebenezer.

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2 Responses to The children of Enos Seaward Jr. and Lydia Stevens

  1. Sherryl Stolte says:

    More on my GG Grandmother Amelia, my link to the Mayflower.

    Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Amelia Hyatt Transcribed by Robert Schieber
    Source: Memorial and Biographical Record and Illustrated Compendium of Biography of Citizens of Columbia, Sauk and Adams Counties, Wisconsin, published 1901 by G. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1901, Pages 618 – 619
    Mrs. Amelia Hyatt, nee Seward, of New Haven township, Adams county, Wisconsin is a worthy representative of an old an honored family of this state, and is one of its pioneer teachers. She was born in Almon, Allegany county, New York, November 12, 1838, a daughter of Enos and Mary (Hopkins) Seward. Her maternal grandfather was a soldier of the Revolutionary war and was killed by the Indians. He possessed long, curly, red hair, and his death was ascertained by finding his scalp in the possession of the Indians. His father, then an old man, conducted twenty women and children on foot through the forests from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, as their husbands and fathers were all in the war and the Indians had become very troublesome. A brother of Mrs. Hyatt’s
    paternal grandmother was one of the first settlers of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and the town was named in his honor. He was a trapper and fur dealer. Her father, Enos Seward, was a near relative of William H. Seward, President Lincoln’s secretary of state. The record of the Seward family can be traced back to 1760. They were pioneer settlers of Allegany county, New York, where they made their first improvements, and assisted in organizing the school districts and establishing churches, etc.Mrs. Hyatt was educated in the common schools of New York and Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, having come to this state in 1852. At the age of fifteen years she commenced teaching the first district school in what is now know as the Vromah district of Jackson township, Adams county, conducting the same in a building twelve feet square, intended
    for a smoke house. She received a dollar and a quarter per week and “boarded round” among the scholars. She continued teaching for four years, and among her scholars were Mrs. Frazier Oxford, Janie Johnson and Bill Johnson.Her sister, Amanda, taught the first school in the Ward district of New Haven township, Adams county.On the 31st of August, 1858, Miss Amelia Seward gave her hand in marriage to W. F. Hyatt, of New Haven township, who was born September 29, 1832, in Ascott, Ontario, Canada, and came to Wisconsin in 1856. His father, Abraham
    C. Hyatt, was born in Connecticut, but at an early day went to Canada, traveling on horseback. W. F. Hyatt worked in the pineries and at other occupations until 1864, when he purchased eighty acres of rich and arable land in New Haven township, Adams county, to which he afterward added a forty-acre tract, and upon which he made many useful and valuable improvements. In October, 1864, he enlisted in Company D, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and remained in the service until the close of the war, participating in many hard-fought engagements and in the
    Weldon railroad raid. He was finally taken ill and sent to a hospital in Washington, D.C., from which he was discharged when hostilities ceased. On his return home he resumed farming, and was accounted one of the most successful agriculturists of his community. He was a man of high moral worth, was reared in the Universalist faith, and was greatly attached to his family. He ever took a commendable interest in public affairs. He died May 3, 1890, and his death was widely and deeply mourned. Mrs. Hyatt now successfully carries on the home farm and has displayed good business and executive ability in the management of her affairs since her husband’s death.
    In the family were the following children: Nora is the wife of Charles Hartson, a farmer and business man of New Rockford, North Dakota. Orilla, wife of H. Tyler, died August 24, 1890, and was buried in Plainville, Wisconsin. Irvin L. died in infancy. Eda is the wife Dell Foot, a farmer of Jackson township, Adams county. Katie is the wife of Willis Turner, of Oxford, Wisconsin. A. Maxie, born February 16, 1874, was educated in the common and high schools of Augusta, and now has charge of his mother’s farm. He is an industrious and temperate young man, and highly respected by all who know him. He was married, May 31, 1899, to Lulu Ross. Edna is the wife of M. Holian, a farmer of Dell Prairie township, Adams county.

    • BJ MacDonald says:

      Sherryl: Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I do have Amelia Seaward marrying a William Frederick Hyatt and she was the daughter of Enos Seaward b. 1808 and who married Mary Hopkins. Enos Seward Jr. married Lydia Stevens about 1807 in Luzerne Co., PA. He was the son of Enos Seward and Sarah Goss. It is so amazing to see the descendants of Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seward and learn what happened to them. Bonnie

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