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Austin Seward
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Birth: 1799
Death: Oct. 27, 1872
Bloomington
Monroe County
Indiana, USA

Austin Seward (ca 1799 - 1872) was one of the first residents of Bloomington. An accomplished blacksmith, he established the Seward Foundry in 1822, on the southwest corner of 7th Street and Walnut Street.

Seward is credited with the creation of the Monroe County Courthouse Fish Weathervane. He originally came to Bloomington from Richmond, Kentucky, and is buried in Dunn Cemetery adjacent to the Indiana Memorial Union on the Indiana University campus.

He is a charter member of the Monroe County Hall of Fame on which his plaque reads "Blacksmith, gunsmith, tool maker; Founder Seward and Company, 1821; Director, First Bloomington Town Band; Founding Member, First Presbyterian Church; Community pioneer."

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane Irvin Seward (1800 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  Jenny Seward (____ - 1813)*
  James Seward (1823 - 1894)*
  Almira Seward McCollough (1826 - 1890)*
  Austin Seward (1831 - 1832)*
  Williamson Brewster Seward (1833 - 1909)*
  Samuel Irvin Seward (1836 - 1902)*
  Henry Seward (1838 - 1845)*
  Robert Doak Seward (1841 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dunn Cemetery
Bloomington
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Charles Stratton
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46631193
Austin Seward
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Austin Seward
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Austin Seward
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 Added: Sep. 18, 2016
 
 
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