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Seth Wetmore

Male 1700 - 1778  (77 years)


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  • Name Seth Wetmore  [1
    Born 18 Nov 1700  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1778  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death 12 Apr 1778  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Washington Street Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I16088  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2017 

    Father Izrahia Wetmore,   b. 8 Mar 1657, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1743  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Rachel Stow,   b. 13 Mar 1667, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1722  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 13 May 1692  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F10066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Whitmore,   b. 11 Sep 1715,   d. 1 May 1744  (Age 28 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Seth Wetmore,   b. 9 Oct 1743,   d. 15 Apr 1810, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F10065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Edwards,   b. 8 Feb 1713 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F10080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a deputy to the General Court of Connecticut from Middletown from 1738 to 1771. He was also magistrate of Middletown and judge of the County Court of Hartford county. A stern man, he was known to put considerable energy into enforcing the Sabbath. He was a slaveowner. Wetmore Memorial, noting a family tradition that he eventually emancipated his slaves, shows that this was untrue. Slavery was abolished in Connecticut in 1784, six years after Judge Wetmore's death.

      His second and third wives were both named Hannah. Hannah Whitmore was a descended of Francis Whitmore, the immigrant to Cambridge whose family has been frequently confused with that of the Wetmores. His third wife, Hannah Edwards (d. 1744), was a daughter of John Sargent's ancestors the Rev. Timothy Edwards (1669-1758) and Esther Stoddard (1672-1770), thus a sister of John Sargent's 6X-great grandfather Jonathan "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Edwards and a great-aunt to Jonathan's grandson Aaron Burr. Wetmore Memorial says that the young Aaron Burr studied law under Judge Wetmore.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1127] The Descendants of Andrew Warner by Lucien C. Warner and Josephine Genung Nichols. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1919.

    2. [S1700] Find a Grave page for Seth Wetmore.

    3. [S1692] "vanboerum2", 14 Aug 2008, post to WETMORE-L., year only.

    4. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861.

    5. [S1558] The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, by George Frederick Tuttle. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle & Company, 1883., date only.

    6. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861., date only.

    7. [S1558] The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, by George Frederick Tuttle. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle & Company, 1883., date only; says 13 May 1693.

    8. [S1528] Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore, by L. Effingham de Forest and Anne Lawrence de Forest. The de Forest Publishing Company: New York, 1938.