Ralph William Sewall1

M, b. 30 April 1929, d. 22 June 1988
     Ralph William Sewall was born on 30 April 1929 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.2,1 He was the son of Ralph Benford Sewall and Kunigunda Niehouse.2 Ralph William Sewall died on 22 June 1988 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 59.3

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://people.mnhs.org/bci/Results.cfm
  2. [S231] 1930 US Census, Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1940-1997.

Raymond Thomas Sewall1

M, b. 23 December 1877, d. 21 August 1951
     Raymond Thomas Sewall. Treasurer of an oil company.2 He was born on 23 December 1877 in Everett, Massachusetts.3,4,5 He was the son of Capt. Samuel Johnson Mills Sewall and Francella Augusta Cunningham.1 Raymond Thomas Sewall appears on the census of 1900 as a broker's clerk.3 He married Edith Gorham Forristall, daughter of Harry G. Forristall and Lillia Dill, on 20 December 1900 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.6 Raymond Thomas Sewall and Edith Gorham Forristall appear on the census of 1920.7 Raymond Thomas Sewall died on 21 August 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 73.1

Children of Raymond Thomas Sewall and Edith Gorham Forristall

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.spoonergen.com/trees/US-William/d0004/…
  2. [S207] 1910 US Census, MA, SUFFOLK, WINTHROP.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Everett Ward 1, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  6. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 501 ; Page: 377.
  7. [S206] 1920 US Census, Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Rebecca Sewall1

F, b. 30 December 1704, d. 3 August 1710
     Rebecca Sewall was born on 30 December 1704.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Rebecca Dudley.1 Rebecca Sewall died on 3 August 1710 at the age of 5.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1086.

Rebecca Sewall1

F, b. 19 October 1747, d. 29 November 1747
     Rebecca Sewall was born on 19 October 1747 in Brookline, Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Ann White.1 Rebecca Sewall died on 29 November 1747 in Brookline, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1086.
  2. [S335] Marston. Watson, Royal Families. Vol. 1., p. 99.

Rebecca (Rebekah) Sewall1

F, b. 2 April 1767, d. 6 June 1817
     Rebecca (Rebekah) Sewall was born on 2 April 1767 in Georgetown, Maine.1 She was the daughter of William Sewall and Sarah Chisam.1 Rebecca (Rebekah) Sewall married firstly Benjamin Pattee, son of Jeremiah Pattee and Jane Stuard, on 13 December 1787 at Georgetown although no children have been found for him, Benjamin Jr was in the 1790 census, Georgetown, with a wife and a boy aged under 16.1 The marriage intentions of Rebecca (Rebekah) Sewall and Theodore Sewall, son of John Sewall and Mary Sayward, were filed on 20 November 1802 in Georgetown.1 Rebecca (Rebekah) Sewall died on 6 June 1817 in Georgetown, Maine, at the age of 501 and is buried in Sewall Cemetery on Arrowsic Island.2

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3 p. 210.
  2. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files, MOCA - Maine Old Cemetery Association, Series 1, Sagadahoc Co., SA12.

Rebecca Alexander Sewall1,2

F, b. 18 February 1862, d. 1946
     Rebecca Alexander Sewall is also recorded as Alexander Rebecca Sewall.3 She was born on 18 February 1862 in Island Falls, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Trask Sewall and Nancy Clements Brown.1 Rebecca Alexander Sewall married Fred Stuart Alexander on 3 July 1892 in Island Falls, Maine.4 Rebecca Alexander Sewall died in 1946.5

Children of Rebecca Alexander Sewall and Fred Stuart Alexander

Citations

  1. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families, p. 283.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 53.
  3. [S207] 1910 US Census.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine Marriages, 1892-1996.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 119665057."

Rebecca Guild Sewall1

F, b. 7 September 1780, d. 31 May 1870
     Rebecca Guild Sewall was born on 7 September 1780.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sewall and Priscilla Coney.1 Rebecca Guild Sewall married John Ordway Webster, son of Nathan Webster and Elizabeth Clifford, on 23 November 1802 in China, Maine.2 Rebecca Guild Sewall died on 31 May 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia, at the age of 89.3

Children of Rebecca Guild Sewall and John Ordway Webster

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1818-1891 China (Maine). Town Clerk.
  3. [S195] Mary Lovering Holman, John Coney of Boston, p. 125.

Rebecca Phillips Sewall1

F, b. 28 February 1832, d. 20 May 1855
     Rebecca Phillips Sewall was born on 28 February 1832 in Danvers, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Charles Chauncy Sewall and Amy Peters.1 Rebecca Phillips Sewall died on 20 May 1855 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 23.3

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) Tuesday, May 22, 1855.

Rebecca Thompson Sewall1

F, b. 13 May 1841, d. before 1868
     Rebecca Thompson Sewall was born on 13 May 1841 in Sumner, Maine.1 She was the daughter of David Sewall and Louisa Augusta Stephens.1 Rebecca Thompson Sewall married Freeman A. Shaw, son of Amos Shaw, on 23 May 1860 in Barre, Massachusetts.2 Rebecca Thompson Sewall died before 1868.

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #325.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915.

Rebecca Williams Sewall1

F, b. 20 May 1841, d. 12 January 1933
     Rebecca Williams Sewall was born on 20 May 1841 probably in Brownville, Piscataquis, Maine, calculated from her age at death though the 1900 Census gives April 1841.2,1,3 She was the daughter of Rev. William Stinson Sewall and Miriam Purinton.1 Rebecca Williams Sewall died on 12 January 1933 in Keene, New Hampshire, giving her age as 91 years 7 months 23 days. She was unmarried.3

Citations

  1. [S154] 1860 US Census.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Town of Keene, New Hampshire. Vital Statistics. Deaths
    1933 - 1934 http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/library/vitalstatistics/…

Reginald David Sewall1

M, b. 15 July 1902, d. 20 February 1985
     Reginald David Sewall was born on 15 July 1902 in Melrose, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Frank Roberts Sewall and Miriam Varilette Westgate.1 Reginald David Sewall married Marion Florence Peters on 12 January 1924 in Roslindale, Massachusetts.1 Reginald David Sewall died on 20 February 1985 in North Adams, Massachusetts, at the age of 82.2

Children of Reginald David Sewall and Marion Florence Peters

Citations

  1. [S180] Bible Records, NEHGS Bible Records, Gen 1 S 273: David Jewett Sewall Bible.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Reuben Clement Sewall1

M, b. 10 July 1820, d. 29 November 1844
     Reuben Clement Sewall was born on 10 July 1820 in Gilford, New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Thomas Sewall and Dorothy Bartlett.1 Reuben Clement Sewall died on 29 November 1844 in Gilford, New Hampshire, at the age of 24.1,2

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished).
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 47838365 Memorial Inscription."

Rhoda Jane Sewall1,2

F, b. January 1834, d. 30 September 1910
     Rhoda Jane Sewall was born in January 1834.2 She was the daughter of Clement Sewall and Sarah Myers.1 Rhoda Jane Sewall married David S. Terrill. Rhoda Jane Sewall died on 30 September 1910 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, at the age of 76.2

Child of Rhoda Jane Sewall and David S. Terrill

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census, West Lackawannock, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963.

Rhoda N. Sewall1

F, b. 25 May 1845, d. 17 August 1923
     Rhoda N. Sewall was born on 25 May 1845 in Illinois.1,2 She was the daughter of Samuel Moody Sewall and Hannah H. Johnson.1 Rhoda N. Sewall married Andrew J. Reeves. Rhoda N. Sewall died on 17 August 1923 in Wisconsin at the age of 78.2

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 70633373."

Richard Sewall

M, b. 1578, d. 12 November 1638
     Richard Sewall. A vintner of Coventry.1 He was born in 1578 in Coventry.2 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Margaret Grazebrook. Richard Sewall is recorded as living in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.3 He married Mary Dugdale, daughter of John Dugdale of Shustoke and Elizabeth Swynfen, in in 1614 or 1615.4,5 On 2 October 1636 Richard Sewall is recorded as having signed a deed as administrator of the goods, etc., of Anne Power, late of Kenilworth, deceased, during the minority of Stephen Power, executor of the last will of the said Anne.6 Richard Sewall died on 12 November 1638. On 2 January 1638/39 administration on his estate was granted to Mary his widow. The will was said to be extant but this was doubted in 1878 in Notes & Queries. His post-mortem inquest was taken at Coventry on 9th May 1640.7,8

Children of Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale

Citations

  1. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson, Descendants of William (Shewell) Sewall.
  3. [S13] David Curtis Dearborn, Ancestor Table for Henry Sewell.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, John P. Ravilious, New Plantagenet Descent(s) to Henry Sewall (d. 1665). http://groups.google.com/group/soc.genealogy.medieval/msg/…
  5. [S142] The Visitation of Warwickshire 1682-83, p. 135.
  6. [S138] Birmingham City Archives, MS 3117/ACC 1913-005/240877.
  7. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1072.
  8. [S375] Unknown author, Notes & Queries, 5th Series, vol. 9, p. 99.
  9. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Richard Sewall1

M, b. circa 1621, d. between 1644 and 1648
     Richard Sewall was born circa 1621.2 He was the son of Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale.1 Richard Sewall was baptised on 12 July 1621 at Fillongley, Warwickshire.3 Richard Sewall was living in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.4 He was a a surgeon in "Cromwell's Regiment" in the Civil War.4 He made a will on 11 August 1642 which was proved 29 April 1648.4 He died in service sometime between 1644 and 1648.4

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson, Descendants of William (Shewell) Sewall.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  4. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 291.

Professor Richard Benson Sewall

M, b. 11 February 1908, d. 16 April 2003
     Professor Richard Benson Sewall was born on 11 February 1908 in Albany, New York.1 He was the son of Rev. Charles Grenville Sewall and Kate Louise Strong. Professor Richard Benson Sewall married Mathilde Parmelee, daughter of Henry H. Parmelee, on 13 March 1940 in Polk, North Carolina.2 Professor Richard Benson Sewall died on 16 April 2003 in Newton, Massachusetts, at the age of 95.
[:CR:
]Instructor in English, Yale University 1934-40, Assistant Professor 1940-51, Associate Professor 1951-59, Professor 1959-76, Master, Ezra Stiles College 1959-70
.3

Citations

  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Independent, 6 May 2003.

Richard Black Sewall1

M, b. 19 June 1837, d. 28 October 1917
     Richard Black Sewall was born on 19 June 1837 in Massachusetts.2,3 He was the son of Moses Sewall and Louisa Lentner.1 Richard Black Sewall died on 28 October 1917 in 66 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 80 unmarried.4
He had long been associated with the Sewall Day Cordage Company of Boston and since the winding-up of the affairs of that concern he had been president of the Warwick Cotton Mills.4

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #140.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 30 October 1917.

Richard Brent Sewall1

M, b. circa 1813, d. 19 July 1839
     Richard Brent Sewall was born circa 1813.1 He was the son of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent.1 Richard Brent Sewall died on 19 July 18391 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Thursday, July 25, 1839.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 23622086."

Richard Forristall Sewall1

M, b. 26 July 1914, d. 5 March 1972
     Richard Forristall Sewall was born on 26 July 1914 in Winthrop, Massachusetts.2,3 He was the son of Raymond Thomas Sewall and Edith Gorham Forristall.2 Richard Forristall Sewall married Margaret Tully Hollywood, daughter of George H. Hollywood and Mary A. McElroy, on 9 September 1937 in Seabrook, New Hampshire.1 Richard Forristall Sewall and Margaret Tully Hollywood were divorced.4 Richard Forristall Sewall died on 5 March 1972 in Edgecomb, Maine, at the age of 57.5

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census, Winthrop, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine Death Index, 1960-1997.

Richard Hartwell Sewall1

M, b. 23 March 1921, d. 6 April 1946
     Richard Hartwell Sewall was born on 23 March 1921 in Waltham, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Homer Sewall and Marjorie Hartwell.1 Richard Hartwell Sewall died on 6 April 1946 at the age of 25 He was a lieutenant in the Navy Air Corps and died soon after his return from the Pacific.3

At Holderness School, Chapel Lane, Holderness, NH 03245 "[the] aisle window in the Chapel of the Holy Cross is dedicated to the memories of brothers Richard Hartwell Sewall '39 and Homer Sewall Jr. '42. While at Holderness, both boys were varsity athletes, active in the school musicals, and heavily involved in school life and leadership.

Homer, known at Holderness as "Squeak," threw a game-winning touchdown pass in the 1941 game against Proctor, and helped spearhead campus fund-raising for the British War Relief Fund. Homer joined the army right out of Holderness, and was placed in the medical corps with a unit that was scheduled to remain in England during the invasion. He instead volunteered for service with the airborne troops, landed with them in Normandy on D-Day, and died two days later. The window panel honoring Homer depicts Saint Stephen, the first martyr (l).

Richard was a dive-bomb pilot in the central Pacific during the war, later training other pilots until his discharge in December, 1945. He died the following May from complications related to rapid changes in altitude. Richard's panel depicts Saint Timothy (r), who assisted St. Paul and who became bishop of Ephesus at a young age. Bishop Dallas said of the window's subject that, since Richard "was unusually mature for his age and had already undertaken heavy responsibilities, the choice is especially appropriate."4"

Citations

  1. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 168.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970.
  3. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 193.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.holderness.org/podium/default.aspx

Richard Lang Sewall1

M, b. 24 October 1933, d. 13 December 1998
     Richard Lang Sewall was born on 24 October 1933 in Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall and Ruth R. Lang.1 Richard Lang Sewall married Joanna Charlotte Wyman in 1955 in Monroe, Florida.3 Richard Lang Sewall died on 13 December 1998 in Pembroke, Massachusetts, at the age of 65.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Globe 2 Sep 1986.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 83396642."
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.

Robert Sewall1

M, b. circa 1875
     Robert Sewall was born circa 1875 in Louisiana.1 He was the son of John Albert Sewall and Nannie E. Doles.1

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Bossier, Louisiana.

Robert Albert Sewall1

M, d. July 1970
     Robert Albert Sewall was the son of Chadwick "Bud" Irving Sewall and Gladys Isabell Paul.2 Robert Albert Sewall died in July 1970.2

Citations

  1. [S591] 1921 Canadian Census, Calgary.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/brooks-3/s/…

Robert B. Sewall1

M, b. 6 February 1921, d. 13 August 1989
     Robert B. Sewall was born on 6 February 1921 in Wilton, Maine.1 He was the son of Dana Oliver Sewall and Marion Evelyn Vance.1 Robert B. Sewall died on 13 August 1989 in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, at the age of 68.2

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.

Robert Benford Sewall1

M, b. 29 September 1922, d. 23 January 2014
     Robert Benford Sewall was born on 29 September 1922 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was the son of Ralph Benford Sewall and Evelyn Carlson.1 Robert Benford Sewall married Lucille Minnie Espenson on 26 July 1943 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.2 Robert Benford Sewall died on 23 January 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the age of 91.3

Robert Benford “Bob” Sewall, 91, of Casa Grande died on Jan. 23, 2014, at home with his family by his side.
Mr. Sewall moved to Casa Grande as a retired school maintenance supervisor, then hauled the Casa Grande Dispatch and sister publications for nearly 27 years before retiring again.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1922, in St. Louis Park, Minn., and was a son of Ralph and Evelyn Sewall. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He later supervised 100 school custodians, groundskeepers and laundry workers in his hometown and also was a volunteer firefighter for 20 years. He moved with his wife, Lucille, to Casa Grande after visiting the community a few times. In 1975 he began hauling newspapers for the Dispatch and sister publications.
He was active in the Christian Church of Casa Grande and sang in the choir. He loved going to church, hanging out with his grandchildren, buying cars, camping, fishing, riding around in his RV, golfing and going to casinos. He was known as a social butterfly.
Survivors include a son, Michael Sewall of Minnesota; a daughter, Cheryl Gutierrez of Casa Grande; a sister, Marlene Avona of California; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Marsha Stagg; three brothers, Billy, Gene and Vernon Sewall; and a sister, Jeanette Hatcher. Casa Grande Dispatch.3

Child of Robert Benford Sewall and Lucille Minnie Espenson

Citations

  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  2. [S340] Alfred Adler Doane, The Doane family, https://www.moms.mn.gov
  3. [S205] Newspaper, http://www.trivalleycentral.com/obituaries/bob-sewall/…
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 30511862."

Dr. Robert D. Sewall

M, b. 1765, d. 16 December 1820
     Dr. Robert D. Sewall was born in 1765 (calculated from his age at death.)1 He was the son of Nicholas Lewis Sewall and Mary Darnall.2 Dr. Robert D. Sewall married Mary (Polly) Brent, daughter of William Brent.2 Dr. Robert D. Sewall was living in Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland.3 He died on 16 December 1820 in Washington, District of Columbia, after a long and distressing illness3,4 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.5

Children of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Find A Grave Memorial# 23622487."
  2. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 294.
  4. [S177] Unknown author, The Baltimore Partriot Newspaper, 19 December 1820.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 23622487."
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Monday, January 03, 1831.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 23623426."
  8. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Find A Grave Memorial# 23623333."
  9. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Saturday, August 23, 1823.
  10. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Find A Grave Memorial# 23623254."
  11. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  12. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Tuesday, September 25, 1821.
  13. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Thursday, July 25, 1839.

Robert Darnell Sewall

M, b. 20 August 1792, d. 18 March 1853
     Robert Darnell Sewall was born on 20 August 1792.1,2 He was the son of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent.3 Robert Darnell Sewall died on 18 March 1853 in Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland, at the age of 601 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.4 He had made a will on 31 December 1852

Will of Robert Darnall Sewall
Resident of Prince Georges County, Maryland
December 31, 1852

In the Name of God Amen. I Robert D. Sewall of Prince Georges County Maryland being of perfect health of body and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and capable of executing a valid deed or contract, (?) the certainty of death and the uncertainty of (??) and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

First and principally I commit my soul unto Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and after all my debts and legacies and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows;

ITEM: I will and direct that all my stock of cattle, horses, sheep, hogs, farming utensils and implements of husbandry together with all my crops of every description be sold by my Executors and the proceeds thereof together with all monies which may be due me at the time of my death be applied to the payment of any just debts, legacies and funeral charges. And if this portion of my estate shall not be sufficient for this purpose, then I direct that my Executors shall sell such portion of my negros as they may select to provide for such deficiencey.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my faithful and trustworthy houseservant Abraham Clarke his freedom and being aware of the laws of my own state upon this subject and the difficulty of his acquiring his freedom in this state I do hereby further direct that the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed to him by my Executors to enable him to remove to the District of Columbia or elsewhere where he can be secure in the enjoyment of his freedom.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to Thomas F. Bowie junior, eldest son of my much esteemed friend through life Thomas F. Bowie, Esquire, a negro boy not under ten nor more than fifteen years years old, to be selected from my stock of negros and delivered to him by my Executors, to him the said Thomas F. Bowie, jr, his executors, administrators and assigns.

I also give and bequeath to Mary Mackall Bowie, second daughter of my said valued friend Thomas F. Bowie, Esq a negro girl not to be under 10 or more than fifteen years old in further consideration of my great regard for her father to be selected and delivered over to her in the same manner as in the preceeding bequest to her the said Mary Mackall Bowie her executors, administrators and assigns forever. I also direct that a mourning dress suitable to his estate and condition in life shall be furnished to my said friend Thomas F. Bowie Esquire by my Executors at the expense of my estate should he esteem my memory to accept the same.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my friend William P. Brinham a suit of mourning to be furnished him at the expense of my estate also my double barrell gun.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my niece Ellen C. Daingerfield, daughter of Henry Daingerfield Esq my gold watch and chain and seals.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my nephew Henry S. Mitchell my library and all my books also any wardrobe and clothes and an equal share with my two nieces Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield of all my silver plate except my service of teaplate which service of teaplate I give and bequeath to my said nieces Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield to be equally divided between them share and share alike. I also give to my two said neices Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield an equal share with my nephew Henry S. Mitchell in all my other silver plate, that is to say one third of said plate to each of them share and share alike.

ITEM: I give and bequeath unto Robert D. Sewall Mitchell, son of my nephew Henry S. Mitchell one negro girl to be selected by his father from the stock of my negros not to be over fifteen or younger than ten years old to him the said Robert D. Sewall Mitchell his executors administrators and assigns, provided nevertheless that the negro girl so bequeathed to the said Robert D. Sewall Mitchell shall be taken and deducted from the share of my negros slaves (???????) Henry S. Mitchell (???) him as a part of his distributive share thereof.

ITEM: I give and devise to my nephew Henry S. Mitchell his heirs and assigns all that portion of my real estate which I purchased of Charles B. Calvert and which was conveyed by deed bearing date the eleventh day of February in the year eighteen hundred and forty two (1842) from George W. Briscoe as trustee lying on the eastern side of Piscataway Branch containing about four hundred and seventy six acres of land more or less, reference being had to said deed duly recorded among the land records of Prince Georges County in Liber J.B.G., No 2 folios 97 and 98 and will more fully and at large appear to him the said Henry S. Mitchell her heirs and assigns in fee simple forever.

ITEM: I also give and devise to my said nephew Henry S. Mitchell, his heirs and assigns all the portion of my real estate lying east of the said Piscataway Branch which I purchased of Arthur P. West and Eleanor his wife and Horatio C. Scott called Woodstock and Popular Neck and the Lower Quarter which is mentioned and described in a deed from him said Arthur P. West and wife and Horatio C. Scott bearing date the eighth day of January eighteen hundred and forty (1840) and duly recorded in Liber A.B. No. 12, folios 449, 450 one of the land record books of Prince Georges County reference being thereto and will more fully and at large appear containing in all five hundred and twenty four acres of land more or less to him the said Henry S. Mitchell his heirs and assigns in fee simple forever.

ITEM: I also give and devise to my said nephew Henry S. Mitchell his heirs and assigns all my lots of ground in or near Carrollsburgh in the City of Washington which are unimproved: but my house and lot of ground thereto attached situated on Capitol Hill in the said City of Washington recently in the occupancy of the Hon. Reverdy Johnson I give and devise to my two neices Susan S. Daingerfield and Ellen C. Daingerfield their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants share and share alike.

ITEM: I give and devise to my neices Susan S. Daingerfield and Ellen C. Daingerfield to them their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants my homestead plantation on which I now reside commonly known as Popular Hill the same consisting of a part of a tract called Darnalls Discovery and also that part of my real estate consisting of woodland which I purchased of Charles B. Calvert lying immediately adjacent to Popular Hill being also a part of His Lordships Kindness and now in my possession and also all those tracts parts of tracts or parcels of land on where William P. Brinham now resides and which were devised to me by the last will and testatment of my deceased brother Richard B. Sewall lying on the western side of Piscataway Branch and adjoining The Popular Hill estate, the same being a tract or parcel of land called the Addition to His Lordships Kindness and a tract or parcel of land called Darnalls Discovery and all the land adjacent thereto now in my possession the whole of said lands comprising that portion of my real estate which lies on the western side of the said Piscataway Branch containing in the whole share two thousand acres of land more or less to be equally divided between them the said Susan S. Daingerfield and Ellen C. Daingerfield their heirs executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants .

ITEM: I give and devise to my said neices Susan S. Daingerfield and Ellen C. Daingerfield their heirs, executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants all the property real, personal or mixed which I may hereafter acquire by devise or bequest from my friend William P. Brinham by whose last will and testament as now executed I am sole legatee and devisee to be equally divided between them the said Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield as tenants in common share and share alike.

ITEM; I give and bequeath to my said nieces Susan S. Daingerfiled and Ellen C. Daingerfield all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind and description whatever including bedsteads, beds, bed clothes and every other article or thing whatever which may be in my house at Popular Hill at the time of my death (except those articles herein before bequeathed and specifically enumerated) to them the said Susan S. And Ellen C. Daingerfield, their heirs, executors adminstrators and assigns to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And it is my will and desire and I do hereby enjoin it on my executors that no inventory shall be made or taken of said household and kitchen furniture or other articles as aforesaid for record in the Orphans Court and that no commission shall be allowed or received by them on the value of said household and kitchen furniture except so far as the same may be necessary to secure to the State of Maryland the collateral taxes which may accrue on the same.

ITEM: It is my will and desire (after the payment of all my just debts, funeral charges and the aforesaid specific legacies) and I do hereby give and bequeath all my negro slaves, men, women and children (excepting Abraham Clarke and the specific legacies herein before mentioned ) together will all their increase to my said nephew Henry S. Mitchell and my said nieces Susan S. Daingerfield and Ellen C. Daingerfield their heirs executors administrators and assigns to be divided among them in three equal shares, share and share alike, provided nevertheless that in regard to that portion of the said negro slaves which may fall to the share of the said Henry S. Mitchell, my will and desire is and I do hereby direct that all sums of money which the said Henry S. Mitchell owes me at this time or may owe me at the time of my death on bonds, notes open accounts or otherwise or by reason of my being security for him to George Thomas and others, or if my estate should be obliged to pay the same after my death, whether the said bonds, notes, open accounts and other indebtedness should or may be barred by limitations or not, shall be deducted and abated by my executors from his the said Henry S. Mitchell’s share of the value of said negro slaves so bequeathed to him by this clause of my will and that the remaining portions in value of said slaves after providing as aforesaid for the payment of his said indebtedness to me shall not be paid over or delivered to him. It being my desire and intention so as to promote equality and justice that the said Henry S. Mitchell’s share of said negros hereby bequeathed to him shall be charged with the payment of all money he may owe me or I may be answerable for him at the time of my death. And as to the said negroes so to be deducted and abstracted from the share of the said Henry S. Mitchell, I give and bequeath them with all their increase to my said two neices Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield their executors administrators and assigns in equal proportions share and share alike, and also to Henry S. Mitchell who shall have one third part thereof, an equal share with the said Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my said nephew Henry S. Mitchell and to my said neices Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield in equal proportions share and share alike the nett proceeds of my claim against the government of the United States for the burning of my father’s house in the City of Washington by the British troops in the War of 1812 whenever the same shall be collected or paid.

ITEM: I will and direct that a sum of money not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars which I hereby bequeath to my executors for that purpose shall be expended by them in the repairs and fitting up of the Family Graveyard at Popular Hill in such manner as they may think best.

ITEM: I give, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate not herein before devised or bequeathed, whether the same be real, personal or mixed unto my nephew Henry S. Mitchell and my two neices Susan S. and Ellen C. Daingerfield to be equally divided between them in three equal portions share and share alike. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my nephew Henry S. Mitchell and my brother in law Henry Daingerfield Esq. Of Alexandria, Virginia to be sole Executors of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all other wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirty-first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.
Robert D. Sewall

SEAL

Signed sealed and published and declared by Robert D. Sewall the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses therein.
R.H. Marshall
Edward H. Calvert
C.B. Calvert

Prince Georges County Sct:
April 6th, 1853
Then came Richard H. Marshall and Charles B. Calvert two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see Robert D. Sewall the testator therein named sign and seal this will and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they together with Edward H. Calvert the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence of the testator at his request and in the presence of each other.
Sworn before
William A. Jarboe
Reg. Of Wills for P.G. County
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Will of Robert Darnall Sewall, Prince Georges County, Maryland 1852. File Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Susan Wetzl
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Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Tuesday, March 22, 1853.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.poplarhillonhlk.com/families/families.htm (June 2007).
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Monday, January 03, 1831.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 23621182."
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/md/princegeorge/wills/…

Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, b. 1808, d. 1850
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born in 1808 in Maryland. He was the son of Nicholas Sewall and Mary Fenwick.1 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Marie Evelina Hébert on 4 August 1842 in Louisiana.2 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died in 1850 His widow had applied to the court for letters of administration by 7 January 1851.

Children of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert

Citations

  1. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 295.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.acadiansingray.com/… citing Baton Rouge Diocesan Records.
  3. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Iberville parish, Louisiana.

Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, b. 1846, d. 17 February 1929
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born in 1846. He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert. Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Rachel C.F. Nelson, daughter of James Nelson and Jane Cecilia Kirk, on 1 March 1878 in Orleans, Louisiana.1 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died on 17 February 1929 in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.2
VETERAN FIGHTER FOR LOST CAUSES DIES IN HOSPITAL
Major Sewall Served in Civil War as Cavalryman
A fighter died in New Orleans Sunday afternoon, a fighter for two lost causes. He was Major Robert H.F. Sewall. A fighter to the end.
In the War Between the States Major Sewall fought under the Stars and Bars. From the time peace once more returned to the nation until Sunday afternoon he fought tirelessly to persuade local, state and government officials that his "spur dike" plan for controlling the inroads of the Mississippi river was the answer to the greatest problem of the Mississippi valley.
Major Sewall knew Appomattox Courthouse. Major Sewall was alive and well when the Bonnet Carre spillway, not spur dikes, was decided upon as the answer to the great flood danger of 1927.
Was Iberville Planter

With his passing Sunday afternoon the champion of state's rights and spur dikes joined his fellows in Gray. He died at Charity hospital, still a fighter though 83 years old.
Following the end of the Civil war, Major Sewall returned to his plantation in Iberville parish. He was keenly alive to the ever-present danger of floor from the treacherous Mississippi which provided life for his crops and if the whim was strong, the death of those same crops. It. became a problem which appealed to his nature as a fighter.
In July, 1924, after years of study he redoubled his efforts to get the United States government to apply his idea of constructing spur dikes to withstand the erosions of the Mississippi river water on the levees. He was a violent antagonist to further increase in height of the levees and to spillways.
Sought to Check Caving

Major Sewall's eyesight was failing but not his spirit. He carried his fight for spur dikes into the board of state engineers.
Spur dikes - concrete piling driven into a caving bank, forcing the current of the swollen river to form an eddy. Instead of "eating out" the levees, was the major's contention, the spur dikes would cause a suspended silt to be deposited by the resulting eddy which would "make" instead of destroy the levee wall. Such dikes, was his argument, would force the water to the other side of the river and force it to scour out a channel there. The piling for the dikes would be of either concrete,
(a plan patented by Major Sewall) or of wood driven in the river in an upstream direction at a 45 degree angle. The plan he advanced provided for water-tight sections of piling driven in sections 500.1000, or some other distance in feet apart. The major contended that the idea had show [sic.] practical results near Shreveport and at the Poland street wharves in New Orleans.
Plan Impractical

In 1887, so convinced was Major Sewall that his plan would solve the age-old problem, he quit his plantation and devoted his entire time to his new cause. Many engineers heard his arguments and in 1924 his plan was declared impractical. He found a companion spirit in Frank H. Waddill, noted engineer, who after reviewing Major Sewall's spur dike plan warmly supported the idea.
Trials were given the spur dike plan. It was found that while it was adaptable to furnishing and driving watertight sheet piling, as far as flood regulation was concerned Major Sewall's plan was impractical. And so, though defeated, Major Sewall died at Charity hospital Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p. m. Military funeral services in his honor will be held today at 1:15 p. m. at the P. J. McMahon chapel, 4800 Canal street, followed by services at St. Francis de Sales church at 1:45 p. m. At 3:15 p.m. the body will be sent to Baton Rouge for burial. Major Sewall earned his commission while serving in the Second Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil war. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs H.P. Simmonds and Mrs. C.P. Chester, and three sons, Robert H., James Nelson and P.H. Sewall. The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.3

Children of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Rachel C.F. Nelson

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.
  4. [S207] 1910 US Census, New Orleans Ward 10.
  5. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.