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Noah Seamans & Priscilla Jencke/Jenks
Posted by: Joanne (ID *****1128) Date: January 09, 2008 at 05:23:10
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Thanks to Sue Picard and Annette Brandes I have made some new finds on this family.

Noah Seamans was born June 9th, 1731 in Swansea, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Seamans and Martha Wood and grandson of Thomas Seamans and Susannah Salisbury. He married sometime around 1757 to Priscilla Jenckes probably in Scituate, Rhode Island, where their son Stephen was born on March 8,1760. In the year 1783 Noah and his family removed to Adams in Berkshire County where they remained until around 1797 when they removed to New York.

Noah and Stephen Seaman next appear in Kingsbury, Washington County, New York where they are on the 1800 census and a few years later again moved to the county of Jefferson. From children's marriage and birth records they spent time in the towns of Sackett's Harbor, Rodman, Adams and Hounfield, the latter being where they are found in the 1820 census. Stephen served his country under Colonel Stephen Kimball and as a 'Minute Man' - He married to Elizabeth Butterfield and had children; Mary [Butterfield], Stephen, Moses, Amy [Miller] and Noah.

In 1823 Stephen removed to Alexandria, Jefferson County in New York while it appears that Noah followed his daughter, Martha who had married to Richard Swain to the "Holland Purchase" where they are found in Royalton, Niagara County in 1816 until 1830 when they removed to Jackson County, Michigan. [Territory]

Besides the above Stephen and Martha, Noah and Priscilla also had sons; Aaron, Jencks/Jenks and Jeremiah and daughter; Lillis who likely went to New York with their parents. Jenks Seamans is found in early Jefferson County and Jeremiah married to Sally Hammond of Amsterdam, New York, nothing has been found yet on Lillis or Aaron, children of Noah and Priscilla. Priscilla died in 1826 and Noah died shortly after arriving in Michigan July of 1831.

Jeremiah and Sally Hammond Seamans resided in Amsterdam, New York and were parents of Sabrina, Stephen, Polly, Russell and Elida. Elida married to her second cousin, Reuben Seamans, grandson of Aaron Seamans, brother of Noah, about 1808 in Herkimer County, New York and removed first to Delphi Falls, Onondaga County, New York and then to St. Joseph, Michigan where they are both buried in Burr Oak.

Would like to hear from anyone descended from this family


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