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Janet MacNeil Watson Seward
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Birth: 1840
Death: Nov. 12, 1913

Mrs. Seward, age 73, was the wife of General William H. Seward, Jr., and the daughter-in-law of celebrated American statesman William H. Seward. Born Janet MacNeil Watson, she was the daughter of Robert Watson (c.1805-1845) and the former Margaret Standart (c.1806-1893). Her father died when she was five years old, but her widowed mother remained in her life for many years, predeceasing her by less than a decade. Mrs. Seward and her husband, who had served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, resided at the landmark Seward House on South Street in Auburn, NY. After her death General Seward lived on another seven years before joining her here in the Seward Family plot. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert W Watson (1806 - 1845)
  Margaret Rebecca Standart Watson (1812 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  William Henry Seward (1839 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Cornelia Margaret Seward Allen (1862 - 1921)*
  Frances Janet Seward Messenger (1880 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Hamilton Watson (____ - 1837)*
  Lucy Standart Watson Bostwick (1832 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth Leitch Watson Pomeroy (1835 - 1892)*
  Janet MacNeil Watson Seward (1840 - 1913)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Source of parental info: Findagrave member "Abby" (#47770484)
 
Burial:
Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Glen Haven section, 4-7, Grave 16
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Aug 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20900682
Janet MacNeil <i>Watson</i> Seward
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with respect
- Goddess
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

- Terry Harney Harp
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
 
 
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