John Milton Sewall1

M, b. 10 September 1828, d. 9 April 1862
     John Milton Sewall was born on 10 September 1828 (Sinnett says 10 October 1827.)1,2 He was the son of John Milton Sewall and Dorcas Cushman.1 John Milton Sewall married Lovina Ellen Marion Dunham, daughter of Cornelius H. Dunham and Lucia Brett, on 29 May 1859.1 On 21 September 1861 he entered military service as a Corporal in Company E 23 Mass. Volunteers and was discharged in April 1862; this would appear to be a prime example of the army discharging a dead soldier in order not to have to record the cause of death.3 John Milton Sewall died on 9 April 1862 in Newberne, North Carolina, at the age of 33 of typhoid fever.4

Children of John Milton Sewall and Lovina Ellen Marion Dunham

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 46.
  2. [S315] Henry Wyles Cushman, Descendants of Rober Cushman, p. 317.
  3. [S317] 1890 US Census, 1890 Veterans Schedules.
  4. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 157 ; Page: 326.

John Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. July 1862, d. September 1864
     John Mitchell Sewall was born in July 1862.1 He was the son of Simon Merrill Sewall and Mary Wilson Sanford Mitchell.1 John Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 31 January 1864 at Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine.1 He died in September 1864. He was buried on 26 September 1864 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, aged 2 years 2 months.1,2

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Gardiner, Kennebec County Maine, Birth & Death records 1800 - 1892.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 93919420."

Dr. John Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 13 October 1820, d. 12 April 1844
     Dr. John Mitchell Sewall was born on 13 October 1820 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.1 He was the son of Dr. Stephen Sewall and Mary "Polly" Milliken.1 Dr. John Mitchell Sewall died on 12 April 1844 in Scarborough, Maine, at the age of 232,3 and is buried in Dunstan Cemetery, Maine.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908) Scarborough (Maine).
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 60231927."
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, ME) Saturday, April 27, 1844; transcribed by FoFG mz.

John Octavius Sewall1

M, b. 14 March 1806, d. 6 February 1840
     John Octavius Sewall was born on 14 March 1806.1 He was the son of David Sewall and Hannah Barrell.1 John Octavius Sewall died on 6 February 1840 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, at the age of 33.2
He was Shreveport's first mayor. Whilst in office, he was killed in a duel by John Willson. The encounter took place on January 6, 1840, across the line in Elysian Fields,Texas, supposedly over a liquor ordinance but probably over an affair with Willson's wife. Joiner, G.D., Wicked Shreveport.

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Courier, (Boston, MA) Monday, March 16, 1840.

John S. Sewall1

M, b. 17 January 1858, d. 21 January 1861
     John S. Sewall was born on 17 January 1858.1 He was the son of Dr. John Gallison Sewall and Joanna Winslow Gannett.1 John S. Sewall died on 21 January 1861 at the age of 3.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.11.

Prof. John Smith Sewall1

M, b. 20 March 1830, d. 11 October 1911
     Prof. John Smith Sewall was born on 20 March 1830 in Newcastle, Maine.2 He was the son of Rev. Jotham Sewall and Rachel Crosby Bradbury.1 In 1850, John Smith Sewall graduated from Bowdoin College, Portland, Maine. To pay off college debts, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After basic training, the Navy assigned him to the USS Saratoga as a captain's clerk. Sewall wrote that sea duty meant "two years of waltzing to and fro and flitting up and down the coast" making stops in Manila, the Madjicosima Islands, Macao, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The Saratoga joined the East Asia Squadron and followed Commodore Perry to Japan in 1853-54, as one of the infamous "Black Ships."
Several years after returning to the United States, Sewall was ordained a Congregational minister. In 1859, he was appointed pastor in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he stayed until 1867. Sewall continued to serve the U.S. military as Chaplain to the 8th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War.
In the late 1860s, Sewall pursued a career in academia. From 1875 to 1903, he was a professor at his alma mater, Bowdoin. He finished his career at Bangor Theological Seminary as a professor of Homiletics, the art of preaching.
Half a century after his return from Japan, in 1905, Sewall wrote The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas, to recount his experiences during the Japan expedition. He is also the author of a half dozen books and a number of essays ranging from theology to history.3 Prof. John Smith Sewall married Louisa B. Benson, daughter of Hon. Samuel Page Benson and Elizabeth Bodwell Mann, on 2 August 1858 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine.4,5 Prof. John Smith Sewall died on 11 October 1911 in Bangor, Maine, at the age of 81. He was buried on 13 October 1911 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine, lot Number, 3CG.6

Children of Prof. John Smith Sewall and Louisa B. Benson

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://dl.lib.brown.edu/japan/sewallbio.html
  4. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1772-1890 Winthrop (Maine). Town Clerk.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mthopebgr.com/

John Stinson Sewall1

M, b. 2 October 1821, d. 24 April 1906
     He was a merchant tailor.2 John Stinson Sewall was born on 2 October 1821 in Phippsburg, Maine.3 He was the son of Stinson Sewall and Mary Whitmore.1 John Stinson Sewall married Amanda Hoppin on 10 October 1850 in Boston, Massachusetts, they had four children, two were still living in 1900.4,5 John Stinson Sewall died on 24 April 1906 in Melrose, Massachusetts, at the age of 84 of inflamation of the liver.6

Children of John Stinson Sewall and Amanda Hoppin

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 62 ; Page: 340.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  4. [S208] 1900 US Census, Melrose Ward 3, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 47 ; Page: 100.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.
  8. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 74 ; Page: 52.

Lt. Col. John Wright Sewall1

M, b. 22 October 1900, d. 15 December 1944
     Lt. Col. John Wright Sewall was born on 22 October 1900 in Lake County, Minnesota.2 He was the son of Dr. Ralph Justin Sewall and Florence G. Wright.3 Lt. Col. John Wright Sewall married Eleanor Louise Putnam on 20 September 1927 in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.1 Lt. Col. John Wright Sewall was killed on 15 December 1944 in Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, at the age of 44, on the unmarked POW transport ship Oryoku Maru.

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Select Military Registers, 1862-1985 for John W Sewall. National Guard 1927.
  3. [S206] 1920 US Census, Cartago, Inyo, California.

Jonathan Sewall1

M, b. 28 May 1727, d. before May 1728
     Jonathan Sewall was baptised on 28 May 1727 at Brattle Street, Boston.2 He was the son of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne.1 Jonathan Sewall died before May 1728.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.

Jonathan Sewall1

M, b. 11 August 1728
     Jonathan Sewall was baptised on 11 August 1728.1 He was the son of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne1 and died soon after.

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall

M, b. 27 March 1748, d. 29 March 1808
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 27 March 1748 at First Church of Salem, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Mitchell Sewall and Elizabeth Price. Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married firstly Sarah Wood on 14 November 1774 in Haverhill, New Hampshire.2 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married secondly Sarah March.3 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall appears on the census of 1790 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with one boy under sixteen and five females.4 He died on 29 March 1808 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at the age of 60.2

"A lawyer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, popular in his own day as a verse-writer. His verse is for the most part forgotten, but his song, War and Washington, is yet remembered . . . ." (Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors, 337 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899))

"Sewall, Jonathan Mitchell . . . lawyer and occasional poet, was born in Salem, Mass., and reared in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was a grand-nephew of Samuel Sewall the diarist. His parents died during his early childhood and he was adopted by a bachelor uncle, Stephen Sewall, chief justice of Massachusetts, who died when Jonathan was twelve years old. Young Sewall is reputed to have been a student at Harvard, although there are no official records of this or any other schooling. After clerking in a store, he studied law in a Portsmouth office, was admitted to the bar, and appointed register of probate for Grafton County, New Hampshire, but it is not known that he ever took office

He practiced law in Portsmouth until his death, and took a prominent part in the civic and literary life of the town. He became well-know as a Revolutionary War poet, and besides achieving a local reputation for appropriate epitaphs, composed a number of laudatory poems to Washington - notably, his Eulogy on the Late General Washington, published in 1800." (Stanley J. Kunitz & Howard Haycraft (eds.), American Authors 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary of American Literature, 683 (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1938))

Sewall studied law under Judge John Pickering of Portsmouth. He is reputed to have been "an extremely modest man", and many of his writings were printed anonymously. Principal among these anonymous productions are a Fourth of July oration, delivered in Portsmouth in 1788, and later printed at the request of the citizens (this was the first Independence Day oration delivered at Portsmouth); and The Versification of Washington Farewell Address, published in 1798. He wrote many epigrams, epilogues, and poems of a political cast, besides his patriotic lyrics. He also wrote paraphrases of Ossian and an Eulogy on George Washington, delivered at St. John's Church, Portsmouth, Dec. 31, 1799. His Miscellaneous Poems with Specimens from the Author's Manuscript Version of the Poems of Ossian, was published in 1801. He was a noted wit and much sought after for his social qualities. It is said that his last years were darkened by intemperance. In politics he was a federalist. Nothing can be learned of his immediate family, except that a daughter survived him. It is said that his talents became eclipsed and his days shortened by an appetite for drink.

Poetry:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, Verses occasioned by reading the answer of the president of the United-States, to the House of Representatives, requesting certain papers relative to the treaty with Great-Britain (Boston: (s.n.): Printed in the year 1797)
___________________, A versification of President Washington's excellent farewell-address, to the citizens of the United States (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed and sold by Charles Peirce, at the Columbian bookstore, no.5, Daniel-Street, 1798)
__________________, Eulogy on the Late General Washington (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed by William Treadwell, 1800) ("pronounced at St. John's Church, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, 31st December, 1799. At the request of the inhabitants") (28 pp.)
__________________, Miscellaneous Poems: With several specimens from the author's manuscript version of the Poems of Ossian (Portsmouth: William Treadwell, & Co., 1801)
Songs:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, "Gen. Washington: a new favourite song, at the American camp: To the tune of the British grenadiers (United States: s.n., 1776?) (1 sheet) ("A New song: to the tune of "British grenadiers." Boston: Sold (by Thomas and John Fleet) at the Bible and Heart in Cornhill, (1776)) (1 broadside)("A favorite song at the Columbian Camp, in the late glorious and victorious struggle for liberty," Printed and sold at the Printing Office in Salem: by Ezekiel Russell, 1776) (broadside).
___________________, "Songs for the celebration of American independence, 1806," (1806) (1 sheet)
Oration:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, An Oration, delivered at Portsmouth, New-Hampshire, on the fourth of July, 1788: being the anniversary of American independence. / By one of the inhabitants (Portsmouth (New Hampshire.): Printed by George Jerry Osborne, for the subscribers, 1788)
Writings:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, A Parody on Some of the Most Striking Passages in a Late Pamphlet, entitled "A letter to a Federalist" (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed at the Oracle Press, 1805) (Vernon H. Quincey, esq. (pseud.))
Bibliography:
A.M. Payson & A. Laighton, "The Poets of Portsmouth," Port Folio (June 25, 1808.)

Children of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah Wood

Children of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah March

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 217.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 218.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser, (Dover, NH) Tuesday, March 30, 1830.
  4. [S355] 1790 US Cenus, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 221.
  6. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 220.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 11 April 1779
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 11 April 1779 at Manchester, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Stephen Sewall and Abigail "Nabby" Lee.1 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married (unknown) Miller.2

Child of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and (unknown) Miller

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 217.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 343.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 19 May 1778
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 19 May 1778 at Trinity Church, Boston.1 He was the son of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah March.1

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 220.

Jonathan/1 Sewall

M, b. 7 February 1692/93, d. 21 November 1731
     Jonathan/1 Sewall. Merchant and a coroner for the county of Suffolk. He. Held office in 1718 Artillery Company; 1720 Clerk, Artillery Company; 1726 1st sergeant, Artillery Company as well as various town offices.1 He was born on 7 February 1692/93 in Salem, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell. Jonathan/1 Sewall was baptised on 12 February 1693/94.3 He married firstly Elizabeth Alford, daughter of Colonel Benjamin Alford and Mary Richards, on 17 December 1718 at Boston, Massachusetts; The Rev. Benjamin Colman officiated.4,1,5 Jonathan/1 Sewall married secondly Mary Payne, daughter of William Payne and Mary Taylor, on 8 October 1724 at Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Benjamin Colman officiated.4,5 Jonathan/1 Sewall died on 21 November 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 38.6

Children of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Elizabeth Alford

Children of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 2019.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Salem birth, p. 275.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.
  5. [S183] Edward W. McGlenen, Boston Marriages, Boston, MA Marriages 1646 - 1751 from the Record Commissioners Report 9 (1649 - 1699) and from the Record Commissioners Report 150 (1700 - 1751) Published 1898.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, New England Weekly Journal, 22 November 1731.
  7. [S2] Ancestor of J.E. McClellan, McClellan Family Tree.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 13 July 1719, d. 18 August 1719
     Joseph Sewall was born on 13 July 1719.2 He was the son of Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall and Elizabeth Walley.1 Joseph Sewall died on 18 August 1719.2

Citations

  1. [S7] Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches, 1701-1712, p.390.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1089.

Joseph Sewall

M, b. 7 July 1794, d. 2 September 1797
     Joseph Sewall was born on 7 July 1794.1 He was the son of Hon. Joseph Sewall and Mary Robie. Joseph Sewall died on 2 September 1797 at the age of 3.1

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 237.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 24 December 1797, d. 20 September 1800
     Joseph Sewall was born on 24 December 1797.2 He was the son of Hon. Joseph Sewall and Mary Robie.1 Joseph Sewall died on 20 September 1800 at the age of 2.2

Citations

  1. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.9.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 237.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 7 June 1773, d. 18 December 1859
     Joseph Sewall was born on 7 June 1773 in York, Maine.2 He was the son of Capt. Joseph Sewall and Mercy Sewall.1 Joseph Sewall was baptised on 13 June 1773.3 He married Abigail H. Gray on 22 September 1810 in Newbury, Massachusetts, (however Vital records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 give the date of marriage intention as Sept. 27, 1810.)2,4 Joseph Sewall died on 18 December 1859 in York, Maine, at the age of 862 and is buried in South Side Cemetery, York Village, Maine.5

Children of Joseph Sewall and Abigail H. Gray

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.16.
  4. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63783980."

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 17 December 1770, d. 3 November 1851
     Joseph Sewall was born on 17 December 1770 in Bath, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Colonel Dummer Sewall and Mary Dunning.1 Joseph Sewall was baptised on 7 July 1771.2 He was a carpenter and builder in his early life and then engaged as an owner and builder in navigation at Hunnewell's Point, Maine which is now Popham Beach, where he resided for several years. He occupied what is known as the " White House", a conspicuous building, which was always painted white. He was a man of magisterial prominence, presiding at town meetings, and was a ready speaker. In 1816 he removed to Farmington, Maine where the remainder of his life was spent in farming. "He was a gentleman of the Old School, of a strong personality, and of great integrity of character, traits which were prominent in all the Sewalls."

A contract for the removal of Joseph Sewall to Farmington, reads "Farmington, Maine, April 23, 1816. This day Nathan Bacchus and Joseph Sewall agree that the said Nathan shall convey in his stagecoach the family of the said Joseph Sewall, consisting of three grown females, and three children together with 250 pounds of baggage from Hallowell, Maine to Farmington, Maine via the house of Elizabeth Luce, for the sum of nine dollars. The said Sewall shall be with his family at Hallowell Maine as soon as may be after the first Monday of May, next, and the said Nathan shall take him there as aforesaid on the Saturday morning following."

Joseph Sewall cleared his farm at Farmington and erected good buildings thereon.

Other accounts simply describe him as a shipbuilder in Bath who lost all his property in the embargo and war of 1812.3
He married firstly Lydia Marsh, daughter of Thomas Marsh and Sarah Stoddard, on 28 September 1794 at Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.4 Joseph Sewall married secondly Hannah Shaw, daughter of Major Joshua Shaw and Mercy Couillard, on 14 December 1806 at Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.2,5,4 Joseph Sewall married thridly Catherine Jones Shaw, daughter of Major Joshua Shaw and Catherine Jones, on 23 June 1839 at Farmington, Maine.6,7 Joseph Sewall died on 3 November 1851 in Farmington, Maine, at the age of 802 and is buried in Sewall cemetery, Farmington, Maine, (Sewall Cemetery is a small cemetery with only one gravestone and one family monument for Joseph Sewall and his 3 wives. The cemetery is off behind a private residence at 205 Sewall Road.)8,9

Children of Joseph Sewall and Lydia Marsh

Children of Joseph Sewall and Hannah Shaw

Children of Joseph Sewall and Catherine Jones Shaw

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3 p. 249.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 35.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  5. [S149] American Ancestors, , Letter of Marriages of Bath, Maine, 1805-1817.
  6. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3 p. 250.
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/fmarqs.htm
  8. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/zionscem.htm
  9. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 58441376."
  10. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 43.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 22 August 1854, d. 16 January 1887
     Joseph Sewall was born on 22 August 1854 in Maine.2 He was the son of Hon. George Popham Sewall and Sydney Ellen Wingate.1 Joseph Sewall died on 16 January 1887 in Oldtown, Maine, at the age of 32 unmarried. A graduate of Bowdoin, like his brother he became a civil engineer.3,4

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 43.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Tuesday, January 18, 1887.
  4. [S495] Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Pennsylvania families, Vol. II. p. 385.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 17 December 1921, d. 23 November 2011
Joseph Sewall
(1921-2011)
     Joseph Sewall was born on 17 December 1921 in Old Town, Maine.2 He was the son of James Wingate Sewall Jr. and Louise Belinda Gray.1 Joseph Sewall married Hilda Thoreau Wheelwright on 28 May 1944 in Maine.3 Joseph Sewall. President of the Maine State Senate between 1975 and 1982.2 He died on 23 November 2011 at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, at the age of 89.4

He attended Old Town schools; graduated from the Holderness School, Plymouth, N. H., in 1939, and Bowdoin College, class of 1943. Bowdoin awarded Sewall an Honorary DCL in 1980. His college career was interrupted in the summer of 1942 by training as an aerial navigator with the Air Transport Command. He flew many trips to the far Arctic and Greenland ferrying supplies and personnel. Given a direct commission into U.S. Naval Aviation in 1943, he continued flying the North Atlantic in Squadron VR-1 until his honorable discharge in 1946 as lieutenant junior grade. Returning to Old Town he joined the family firm in surveying and timberland management, where he served as president/CEO until 1996 when he became chairman until his retirement in 2002. The James W. Sewall Co. had about 10 employees in 1946 and had grown to 175 when Sewall retired. Drawing upon his experience as an aviator, Sewall moved the company from land-based surveying to using aircraft for aerial photography and surveying. He also established branch offices in Alaska, Canada and Ireland. Not content to focus solely upon business, Sewall spent 25 years in elective office - nine years on Old Town City Council and 16 as state senator for Penobscot County. He served as president of the Maine Senate from 1975 to 1982, four terms, the longest serving Republican senate president in Maine history. His colleagues in Augusta regarded Sewall as a gentleman and remarkable leader. Sewall served on the board of directors of J. H. Wyman Co., Fraser Paper, Katahdin Plywood, Merchants National Bank, Merrill Trust Co., Merrill Merchants Bank and for 30 years, Sugarloaf Mountain Corp. He was a former vestryman and senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, Old Town; director of Old Town-Orono YMCA; trustee of Eastern Maine Medical Center; and trustee of the Maine Community Foundation and Castine Historical Society. President George H. W. Bush appointed him a commissioner of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. He was also appointed to the Merchant Marine and Defense Commission by Presidents Reagan and Bush. Sewall served on the board of Maine Maritime Academy for 20 years and as its chair for 16 years. He logged more than 10,000 hours as a pilot and navigator, holding commercial pilot licenses for multi-engine land and sea-planes, he was an accomplished bush and mapping pilot. An enthusiastic fly-fisherman, he built and operated Millbrook Farm on the Upsalquitch River, Robinsonville, New Brunswick, an Atlantic salmon camp. Being "in camp" with Sewall was ever a delight for the twinkle in his eye as he tightened his drag stimulating his chosen topic of conversation. Of his many friendships, none meant more to him than those built at Millbrook. Sewall was a member of Penobscot Valley Country Club, Castine Golf and Tennis Club, Center Harbor Yacht Club, the Tennis and Racquet Club of Boston, Upsalquitch Salmon Club and the Aero Club of New England. He was also a member of the Masons and Rotary International. Among many interests, Sewall was a golfer, tennis player, sailor, fly-fisherman, bird hunter and avid reader of 17th to 21st century history. Sewall was predeceased by his parents; wife, Hilda (Wheelwright); son, Joseph W; and four siblings. He is survived by son, David T; daughter, Abigail; granddaughter, Elizabeth; sister, Elizabeth Gary; cousin, Louise Moody; nephew, James Page; great-nieces, Alexandra and Hanna; former daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; as well as his dear friend and companion, Meredith K. Hashey. Bangor Daily News, December 2, 2011.

Child of Joseph Sewall and Hilda Thoreau Wheelwright

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.state.me.us/legis/senate/history/past/prespast/…
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996.
  4. [S468] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org, Joseph Sewall.
  5. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #671.

Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 25 August 1751, d. before 1762
     Joseph Sewall was born on 25 August 1751.1 He was the son of Samuel Sewall and Elizabeth Quincy.1 Joseph Sewall died before 1762.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1088.

Joseph Sewall1

M, d. circa 1814
     Joseph Sewall was the son of Clement Sewall and Eleanor Carberry.1 Joseph Sewall died circa 1814.1

Citations

  1. [S595] James Kerr Sewall, Clement Sewall, p. 8.

Capt. Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 3 September 1731, d. 13 December 1782
     Capt. Joseph Sewall was born on 3 September 1731 in York, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Capt. Samuel Sewall and Sarah Batchelder.1 Capt. Joseph Sewall married Mercy Sewall, daughter of Samuel Sewall and Hannah Kelly.4 Capt. Joseph Sewall died on 13 December 1782 in York, Maine, at the age of 51 of cancer4 and is buried in South Side Cemetery, York Village, Maine.5

Children of Capt. Joseph Sewall and Mercy Sewall

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113, p. 196 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63783801."

Capt. Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 26 October 1811, d. 23 April 1892
     Capt. Joseph Sewall. Farmer of York, Maine.2 He was born on 26 October 1811 in York, Maine.1 He was the son of Joseph Sewall and Abigail H. Gray.1 Capt. Joseph Sewall married Eliza Jane Trafton, daughter of Noah Trafton and Lavinia Moore, on 30 April 1840 in York, Maine.1 Capt. Joseph Sewall and Eliza Jane Trafton appear on the census of 1860 at York, Maine. Capt. Joseph Sewall died on 23 April 1892 in York, Maine, at the age of 803 and is buried in South Side Cemetery, York Village, Maine.4

Children of Capt. Joseph Sewall and Eliza Jane Trafton

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S209] 1870 US Census.
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #131.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63789745."

General Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 27 April 1795, d. 27 March 1851
     General Joseph Sewall. Adjutant General for Maine.2 He was born on 27 April 1795 in Bath, Maine.3 He was the son of Joseph Sewall and Lydia Marsh.2 General Joseph Sewall graduated in 1812 from Bowdoin College.2 He married Eliza Smith on 19 August 1816 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.4,5 General Joseph Sewall died on 27 March 1851 at the age of 556 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bath.6

Children of General Joseph Sewall and Eliza Smith

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 35.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  4. [S149] American Ancestors, , Letter of Marriages of Bath, Maine, 1805-1817.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63063278."

Hon. Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 9 March 1762, d. 5 May 1850
     Hon. Joseph Sewall was born on 9 March 1762 in Boston (c. 3 April 1762 calculated from his age at death.)2 He was the son of Samuel Sewall and Elizabeth Quincy. Hon. Joseph Sewall was educated at Dummer Academy, Newbury.3 He married Mary Robie, daughter of Thomas Robie and Mary Bradstreet, on 21 September 1788 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.4,5 He was a Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.3 Hon. Joseph Sewall died on 5 May 1850 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 88.6

Children of Hon. Joseph Sewall and Mary Robie

Citations

  1. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.5.
  2. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 54160.
  3. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.5.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Mass Gazette. 3 Oct 1788.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  6. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  7. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.9.
  8. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.10 (at 11/97 the only mention of this daughter).

Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall1

M, b. 15 August 1688, d. 4 July 1769
Joseph Sewall by Natl. Hurd
     Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall was born on 15 August 1688 in Boston between 8 & 9 in the morning.2,3 He was the son of Chief Justice Samuel E. Sewall and Hannah Hull. Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall was baptised on 19 August 1688 by Mr. Willard in the Old South Meeting House.4,5 He married Elizabeth Walley, daughter of Major General John Walley and Sarah (Unknown), on 29 October 1713 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Ebenezer Pemberton officiated.6,7 Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall died on 4 July 1769 in Boston at the age of 80. He was buried in the Hull-Sewall tomb in the Granary Burying Ground..2

Sewall Joseph, D. D. was the son of the Hon. Samuel Sewall, Esq. chief justice of the province. He was graduated at Harvard College, 1707, and was ordained as colleague with the Rev. Mr. Pemberton, pastor of the old south church, Sept. 16, 1713. For many years he continued to preach to this people, who were edified, instructed and comforted by his labours. He was a man who seemed to breathe the air of heaven, while he was here upon earth; he delighted in the work of the ministry; and when he grew venerable for his age, as well as his piety, he was regarded as the father of the clergy. The rising generation looked upon him with reverence, and all classes of people felt a respect for his name. He was a genuine disciple of the famous John Calvin. He dwelt upon the great articles of the Christian faith in preaching and conversation; and dreaded the propagation of any opinions in this country, which were contrary to the principles of our fathers. Hence he was no friend to free inquiries, or to any discussion of theological opinions, which were held true by the first reformers. His advice to students in divinity was, to read the Bible always with a comment, such as Mr. Henry's, or Archbishop Usher's, and to make themselves acquainted with the work of his great predecessor, Mr. Willard, whose body of divinity was then in great repute. Though he so often preached the doctrines of the gospel, yet he never entered into any curious speculations; his object was to impress upon people what they should believe, and how they must live to be eternally happy. His sermons were pathetick [emotional], and the pious strains of his prayers, as well as preaching, excited serious attention, and made a devout assembly. His character was uniform, and the observation has often been made, if he entered into company something serious or good dropt from his lips. "His very presence banished away every thing of levity, and solemnized the minds of all those who were with him." He received the degree of doctor of divinity from the university of Glasgow, in the year 1731; and was appointed a corresponding member of "the society in Scotland for promoting Christian knowledge." He was also appointed one of the commissioners, by the hon. corporation in London, "for the propagation of the gospel in New England, and parts adjacent." Although Dr. Sewall was more remarkable for his piety than his learning, yet he was a friend to literature, and endeavoured all in his power to promote the interest and reputation of the college. He was a very good classical scholar. He could write handsomely in Latin when he was an old man, and had read many authors in that language. Most of the works of the great divines of the preceding century were written in Latin, as it was a kind of universal language among the literati of Europe. In the year 1724, upon the decease of Mr. Leveret, Dr. Sewall was chosen to succeed him as president of Harvard College, which honourable station he did not see fit to accept. In 1728, upon Dr. Colman's resignation, he was chosen a fellow of the corporation, and he faithfully discharged the duties of this office, till the year 1765. His donation to the college of money to be appropriated to indigent scholars, has been of considerable use. He gave this during his life, and was among the first to repair the loss of the library, when Harvard Hall was consumed by fire, by making a present of many valuable books. This devout man also gave much alms to the people. He possessed an estate beyond any of his brethren; but he always devoted a tenth part of his income to pious and charitable uses. It pleased the Lord of life to bless him with health, as well as other means of enjoyment. He lived to a good old age; and preached to his people the evening he had arrived at fourscore years. The next Sabbath he was seized with a paralytical complaint, which confined him some months, and he died, June 27th, 1769, in the 81st year of his age.
The Dr. published a number of funeral sermons. One on the death of Wait Winthrop, Esq. 1717 ; King George 1st, 1727; on Pres. Wadsworth, 1737; on Sec'y. Willard, 1756. He printed likewise the election sermon, 1724; and a discourse on Rev. v. 11, 12, 1745. Eliot: Biographical Dictionary of New England, p. 422.8

Children of Rev. Dr. Joseph Sewall and Elizabeth Walley

Citations

  1. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.5.
  2. [S7] Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches, 1701-1712.
  3. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9, p. 210.
  4. [S7] Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches, 1701-1712, p.376.
  5. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 46 p. 4.
  6. [S7] Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches, 1701-1712, p.382.
  7. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages in Boston, 1700-1809.
  8. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 422.
  9. [S7] Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches, 1701-1712, p.390.

Joseph Addison Sewall1

M, b. 30 April 1830, d. 18 January 1917
Dr. Joseph Addison Sewall
     Joseph Addison Sewall was born on 30 April 1830 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.1 He was the son of Dr. Stephen Sewall and Mary "Polly" Milliken.1 Joseph Addison Sewall married Ann Edwards Foss, daughter of Simon Foss and Lucinda Conant, on 11 February 1858 in La Salle, Illinois.2 Joseph Addison Sewall and Ann Edwards Foss appear on the census of 1910 at Denver, Colorado, his occupation is still listed as chemist. Anne is recorded as having had six children but only four of whom were living at this census. Joseph Addison Sewall died on 18 January 1917 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 86 of a stroke3 and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.4

On September 5 1877, the new University of Colorado opened in Boulder. University President Joseph Addison Sewall. MD. and his daughter. Ann M. Sewall. his assistant, led 44 students in a procession. Governor John L Routt and the University trustees—along with a parade of local citizens, firemen. Masons, and a brass band—rode from the town to the new campus for the opening ceremonies.
Three-story "Old Main,” the only University building, also housed a preparatory high school. Dr and Mrs. Sewall and their two daughters lived in the northwest part of the first floor of Old Main.
Dr. Joseph A. Sewall—a 47-year-old native of Scarborough. Maine, who had received his MD in 1852 and his PhD in I860, both degrees from Harvard—was professor of chemistry and metallurgy (1877-1887) at the University of Colorado, but he also taught natural philosophy, biology, botany, physics, pedagogy, political economy, astronomy, physiology, and logic. Dr. Sewall had been professor of chemistry at Illinois Normal University from 1860 until he moved to Boulder in 1877, in part because of his health. Tom Sherlock, Colorado’s Healthcare Heritage: A Chronology of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.3

Children of Joseph Addison Sewall and Ann Edwards Foss

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908) Scarborough (Maine).
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada, Friday, January 19, 1917. Page 6.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 11096321."
  5. [S107] 1880 US Census, Boulder, Colorado.
  6. [S207] 1910 US Census, Ward 13, Denver, Colorado.

Joseph Albion Sewall1

M, b. 4 September 1839, d. 26 November 1922
     Joseph Albion Sewall was born on 4 September 1839 in Maine.2,3 He was the son of David Sewall and Mary Celeste Eldridge.4 Joseph Albion Sewall married Jane Anne Muchmore on 29 September 1862 in Kittery, Maine, they had five children only one of whom was living at the time of the 1900 Census.5 Joseph Albion Sewall and Jane Anne Muchmore appear on the census of 1900 at York, Maine, he is listed as a house carpenter, they have one lodger as well as their son.2 Joseph Albion Sewall died on 26 November 1922 at the age of 836 and is buried in First Parish Cemetery, York Village, Maine. He was a private in Company G of the 27th Maine Volunteer Infantry.6

Child of Joseph Albion Sewall and Jane Anne Muchmore

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Portsmouth, N.H. Herald, 17 September 1942.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census, York, Maine.
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #268.
  4. [S154] 1860 US Census.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Maine Marriages, 1771-1907.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 37434522."