Wyman, Seth

Wyman, Seth

(1784–1843) burglar; born in Goffstown, N.H. He stole almost from infancy but he was first brought to justice about the age of 20. He was later convicted of larceny in Maine (then part of Massachusetts) but pardoned in 1818 in order to shift the cost of maintaining him and his wife and 6 children. He served 3 years in New Hampshire for stealing cloth and then returned to Goffstown. He publicized his career in The Life and Adventures of Seth Wyman… (1843).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.