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Seixas, Joshua


4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His work Manual Hebrew Grammar for the Use of Beginners was published at Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 1833. Taught at Oberlin College, Ohio, 1835. Among his students was Lorenzo Snow, whose sister Eliza was a Latter-day Saint and lived in JS household at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Taught private course in Hebrew for six weeks at Western Reserve College at Hudson, Portage Co., Ohio, Dec. 1835–23 Jan. 1836. On 26 Jan. 1836, arrived at Kirtland, where he taught Hebrew, 26 Jan.–29 Mar. 1836. Returned to New York, by 1838.