H. C. Seymour & Company

State: New York

The engineering and railroad construction firm of H. C. Seymour & Company was composed of Hezekiah C. Seymour, Alvin C. Morton, Calvin E. Mather, and Silas Seymour. The firm was in existence by late in 1851, when it contracted to work on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad for nine million dollars. Mather and Hezekiah C. Seymour both died in the summer of 1853, by which point H. C. Seymour & Co. had reportedly contracted for western railroad projects to the amount of between twenty and thirty million dollars. At the time of Seymour’s death, the firm was contracted to work on three railroads: the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, a railroad between Maysville and Lexington, Kentucky and another between Toronto and the St. Lawrence.

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