March 27, 2017

Meet the Man Who Witnessed President Lincoln’s Assasination

On Feb. 9, 1956 popular TV host Gary Moore escorted an elderly man out on to the “I’ve Got a Secret” stage. It was the job of Bill Cullen, Lucille Ball, Henry Morgan and Jayne Meadows to uncover Samuel J. Seymour’s “secret” through a line of questioning.  My. Seymour had witnessed an historic event 91 year previously: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.

It’s fascinating to see film of an eye witness, and even more interesting to learn from Mr. Seymour what most caught his attention at that fateful event. Sit back and watch this piece of history about a piece of history:

About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.