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Samuel Ramsey Seawright
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1785
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1840
Clinton County
Indiana, USA

Samuel Ramsey Seawright was the oldest child of William and Jean (Ramsey) Seawright.

He was born in Cumberland County near Carlisle and lived with his grandfather, Samuel Ramsey, until he was 16 years old. He then joined his father and learned the fulling business and then settled on a Clarion River farm.

According to the Fayette County, Pennsylvania Records below, Samuel Ramsey Seawright married Mary Anne Wilson (a daughter of Robert Wilson of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).

Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1750-1890 about Searight, Samuel
Name: Searight, Samuel
Birth Date: 1793
Birth Place: Lancaster co., PA
Father's Name: William Searight, III (Seawright)
Mother's Name: Jane Ramsey

There were 12 children:
William Seawright 4/25/1806 - 4/22/1846
Deacon Wilson Seawright 9/29/1807 -10/21/1885
Ester Seawright Carter 9/29/1809 - 1890
Jean Seawright Taylor 8/29/1811 - 1/28/1840
Joseph Hamilton Seawright 6/2/1813 -1/2/1852
Alexander Seawright 6/28/1820 - 10/28/1837
Mary Seawright Major 1822 - 6/28/1851
Dr. Samuel Ramsey Seawright 9/28/1824 - 12/20/1908
Elizabeth Seawright 8/27/1829 - December 25, 1850
John Seawright died in infancy
Eliza Seawright died in infancy
Margaret Anne Seawright died in infancy.

In 1811 Samuel left to go west. He built a flat boat and floated down the several Rivers to Cincinnati and on to Dick's Creek where he built a fulling mill.

About 1823/24 he moved to Butler County, Ohio. In 1830 he settled permanently on the middle fork of Wild Cat Creek, near Rossville in Clinton County, Indiana where he and his wife donated the land for the first schoolhouse in Ross township, Clinton County, Indiana and founded the Middle Fork Presbyterian Church there.

Samuel Ramsey Seawright died at Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana on August 3, 1840, about age 55. He is buried on his farm in Dayton, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. This is mentioned on page 67 of the book noted below. It is also stated that Samuel Ramsey Seawright was the first settler there.

**Note: Information is from the book "The Searight Family", author James Allison Searight. Most information is from the chapter on the 4th Branch pages 62-83 and from US Census and Fayette County, Pennsylvania Records and obituary records.

Family links: 
  William Seawright (1759 - 1825)
  Jane Ramsey Seawright (1762 - 1851)
  Mary Ann Wilson Seawright (1784 - 1871)
  Wilson Seawright (1807 - 1885)*
  Samuel Ramsey Seawright (1824 - 1908)*
  Elizabeth Seawright (1829 - 1850)*
  Samuel Ramsey Seawright (1785 - 1840)
  Alexander Seawright (1789 - 1846)*
  William Searight (1791 - 1852)*
  Mary Seawright (1796 - 1877)*
  John Seawright (1798 - 1826)*
  Hamilton Seawright (1806 - 1857)*
  Archibald Seawright (1808 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Source of this information is James Searight's book, History of the Searights in America, p. 67.
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried on his farm in Dayton, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Created by: Jo Roberts
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54822819

- Jo Roberts
 Added: May. 11, 2014

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