April 05, 2006
Today in History: Happy Birthday, Seth
On this date, April 5, 1758, Seth Wyman is born to Ross and Dinah Wyman at the farming community of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Capt. Ross Wyman will be one of the Minute Men of Shrewsbury, and will command an artillery detachment company on the march against the British at Lexington, April 19, 1775 (left).
Seth will later marry Mary Brown in 1782, and their son Levi will eventually run away to sea. An exaggerated report of Levi's subsequent alleged death in Hartford will lead to his father's historical fame as the defendant in Mills v. Wyman.
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