Biography of William T. Seward
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM T. SEWARD was the eldest of seven children born to Charles and Ann (Taylor) Seward, natives of Ohio. The subject of this sketch was born July 13, 1841, in Coshocton County, Ohio, where he lived with his parents until 1851, when they moved to this county and located in Russiaville; here he worked at the shoemaker's trade until the spring of 1853, when he moved on the farm where his father now resides. Mr. Seward received a good common school education, and remained with his parents until the fall of 1861, when he enlisted in the service of his country, in Company G, Fifty seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Willis Blanche, and was in the most hard fought battles; he was twice wounded in the right knee and in the right shoulder. Mr. Seward was commissioned First Lieutenant in Company A, and later was promoted as Captain of the same company; he returned home June 15, 1865, and began work on the farm. While home on a veteran furlough, he was married, March 20, 1864, to Miss Nancy A. Finch, a native of Ohio. They had four children - Isa M. (deceased), Ulysses, Merab and Blanche. Mr. Seward is an active member of the I. O. O. F., being one of the charter members of the Alto Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Seward have been identified with the Seventh Day Adventist Church for a number of years, and Mr. Seward is one of the most ardent workers in the Republican party.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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