Farming in the Hills
In support of his wife Jane’s claim for a mother’s pension after their son’s death from dysentery contracted during the Civil War, Harvey Seymour gave a deposition describing how he farmed and the annual tax on his acre of land in The Hills. Their son, William Henry Seymour served in the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment (11th USCT), returned to The Hills after the war, died of dysentery in March 1866, and was buried in Stony Hill Cemetery with a military marker.
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Jane Seymour, Pension Claim, National Archives and Records Administration.
Quinn, Edythe Ann. Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York, Albany: State University of New York Press, c2015, p.14
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Harvey Seymour, “Farming in the Hills,” Harrison Remembers, accessed April 11, 2021, https://www.harrisonpl.org/harrison-remembers/items/show/108.