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Maj Augustus Henry Seward
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1826
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1876
Montrose
Westchester County
New York, USA

U.S. Army officer. Eldest son of celebrated American statesman William H. Seward and his wife, the former Frances A. Miller, Augustus Henry Seward graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spent much of his life in the West, serving as an officer in the paymaster corps. On April 14, 1865, during the attempted assassination of his father by John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirator Lewis Powell, Augustus was among the members of the Seward family and household who were injured. He died 11 years later, three weeks before his 50th birthday. Predeceased by his parents and sisters Cornelia and Fanny, also buried here, his survivors included his brothers Frederic W. and William H. Seward. Augustus Street in Auburn, NY, one of four streets forming a block honoring the Seward family, was named in his honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Seward (1801 - 1872)
  Frances Adeline Miller Seward (1805 - 1865)
 
 Siblings:
  Cornelia/Frances Seward (____ - 1837)*
  Augustus Henry Seward (1826 - 1876)
  Frederick William Seward (1830 - 1915)*
  Frances Seward (1836 - 1837)*
  William Henry Seward (1839 - 1920)*
  Frances Adeline Seward (1844 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Glen Haven, 4-7, Grave 17
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Aug 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20856081
Maj Augustus Henry Seward
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Maj Augustus Henry Seward
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Maj Augustus Henry Seward
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