Thomas Hooker Statue at the Old State House In his book, "The English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer..." (Stanhope Press, F.H. Gilson Company, 1917), George D. Seymour states that "... it was probable that the emigration of Richard Seamer to New England was due to the influence of Rev. Thomas Hooker." So, who was… Continue reading Why did Richard Seymour leave England? More on Thomas Hooker.