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Harvey Seymour
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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Mar 31, 2010
6:06 PM
I would like to have contact with the person who entered the information on Harvey Seymour.
Thank you.
537 posts
Apr 01, 2010
11:19 AM
Hi Draskcap,
The information was compiled by Evelyn W Henry, g/d of Fred Seymour. We have a wonderful file at the historical society that she donated. She use to live with her daughter, but I no longer have a contact for her.
2 posts
Apr 02, 2010
9:56 AM
Hi Denise, Thank your for your response. The reason I asked about Harvey Seymour was because I thought I could answer the question as to why he came to Lee Co., and then Whiteside Co., IL. Harvey's sister Angeline married William Weed Heaton. Angeline died in 1838 after the birth of her son Dwight Seth Heaton.
Dwight stayed with his maternal Collins Seymour grandparents until about 1854 or 1855 and then by 1860 is with his father in Dixon. William Weed Heaton studied law and was admitted to the bar in Indiana after his wife died, then became a Judge of the circuit court in Lee, Whiteside and Carroll Counties. You may have read about him. William would have been Harvey's brother-in-law and Dwight, his nephew.
Dwight also became a lawyer in Dixon. He served in the Civil War and is buried in Oakwood cemetery in Dixon, not too far from his father. William was a brother to my gr. grandfather James Abram Heaton, also of Lee Co., IL.
538 posts
Apr 02, 2010
1:32 PM
Thank you VERY MUCH, Elsie! I will add your information to our Seymour family file.

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