Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Ebenezer Seward and his wife Eleanor Baker

Ebenezer Seward was born 6 May 1789 in Granville, Massachusetts to Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seward. He was their youngest child. He was about 4 years old when his parents migrated to Huntington Twp.

Source: Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 – Baptism – Church Records.

Ebenezer Seward married an Eleanor Baker. Eleanor was born 20 March 1790 in PA. She was the daughter of William Baker 1762-1812 and Waitsel Heath 1773-1846.

Ebenezer Seward (Lenard) appears in the 1810 U.S. Federal Census living in Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania:

  • Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25 – 2
  • Number of Household Members Under 16 – 1
  • Number of Household Members – 4

Coshocton Co. location Google Maps

By the 1820 U.S. Federal Census Ebenezer Seward migrated to Pike, Coshocton, Ohio by August 7, 1820.

  • Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44 – 1
  • Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 16 – 4
  • Free White Persons – Over 25 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons -6
  • Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other 6

Ebenezer Seward appears again in the 1830 Census in Pike, Coshocton Co., Ohio.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 7
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 1
  • Total Free White Persons – 9
  • Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored – 9

Ebenezer Seward is still in Pike, Coshocton Co., Ohio in the 1840 U.S. Federal Census.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture – 2
  • No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 3
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 1
  • Total Free White Persons – 5
  • Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves -5

Howard County Indiana is right in the middle of the state

In 1850 I find an Ebenezer Seward living in Rossville, Clinton Co., Indiana, which means he migrated again. He is 60 years old and a Merchant with $2000, Elenor is with him age 51. He and Elenor are living with are large family names Hollis. Below him is  Geo. Thompson and Julia with their family and then Daniel Lightner.

Ebenezer Seward and Eleanor had the following children: William Baker Seward 1812-1890 married Elizabeth Howbert/Harbert; Mary “Polly” Seward 1818-1885 married Daniel Lightner 1810-1888; Charles Seward 1820 – 1897 married Ann P. Taylor; Levi Seward 1822 – 1865; Julia Seward 1827-1917 married George W. Thompson; and Waitsel Seward 1832-1914 married a Dr. Jackson Shurley/Shirley.

Ebenezer Seward died 24 October, 1854 and is buried in the Russiaville Cemetery in Howard Co., Indiana. He was 65 years old.  Eleanor Seward is also buried in the Russiaville Cemetery. She died 27 March 1876 in New London, Howard Co., Indiana.

Ebenezer Seward left a will in Howard Co., Indiana Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 – Vol. 38-39-1919-1921 pg. 260 to 261. Probate date 3 October 1854, Inferred Death Year Abt 1854.

The will of Ebenezer Seward

In his will Ebenezer gives $117 to his daughter Waty Shurley. He gives his real and personal property to Eleanor Seward his wife, and after her death distributed equally to William B. Seaward, Polly Lightner, Charles Seaward, Levi Seaward, Julian Thompson, and Waty Shurley. He appointed his son William B. Seaward as Executor. Then he talks about a bond and what do with that.

I have now reached the end of the children of Enos Seward/Seaward and Sarah Goss as I have determined.  Please remember that this is not an in depth study but only a beginning of the research.  Also, if there are errors, please let me know, I am willing to make updates for genealogy is always evolving.

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