Dr. Thomas Sewall

M, b. 16 April 1786, d. 10 April 1845
     Dr. Thomas Sewall. Distinguished physician and writer and convicted body snatcher.1 He was born on 16 April 1786 in Hallowell, Maine, at 3am. He was the son of Thomas Sewall and Priscilla Coney. Dr. Thomas Sewall graduated on 26 August 1812 from Harvard Medical School.2 He married Mary Choate, daughter of Capt. David Choate and Miriam Foster, on 28 November 1813 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.3 Dr. Thomas Sewall died on 10 April 1845 in Washington, District of Columbia, at the age of 58 of tuberculosis and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.4
In The History of Essex, Mass. Dr. Sewall is glowing reported to have "commenced practice in Chebacco, Ipswich, Mass., but removed, in 1819, to Washington, D.C. He soon had a practice unrivalled in extent and lucrativeness. In 1821 he was appointed Professor of Anatomy in the National Medical College, and retained a chair in it during his life. Dr. Sewall was distinguished in his profession and exemplary in all the relations of life."
In 1819 Dr. Sewall was convicted on two counts of knowingly and willfully receiving concealing and disposing of the bodies of two of his patients. Eight bodies had been removed from the Chebacco graveyard for anatomical purposes.
The full details can be found in an article “A Most Daring and Sacrilegious Robbery” The Extraordinary Story of Body Snatching at Chebacco Parish in Ipswich, Massachusetts by Christopher Benedetto. New England Ancestors, vol. 6 no. 2 p. 31.

Child of Dr. Thomas Sewall and Mary Choate


  1. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  2. [S268] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Choates in America, p. 195.
  3. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 44077137."
  5. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Rev. Thomas Sewall1

M, b. 28 April 1818, d. 11 August 1870
     Rev. Thomas Sewall was born on 28 April 1818 in Georgetown, District of Columbia.2,3 He was the son of Dr. Thomas Sewall and Mary Choate.2 Dr. Sewall was educated at the Methodist Seminary at Middletown, Connecticut, under Wilbur Fiske, and soon after his graduation entered the church in which he officiated for over thirty years. He was obliged to retire from the ministry on account of the loss of his voice.4 Rev. Thomas Sewall married Julia Elizabeth Waters, daughter of Freeborn G. Waters, on 19 November 1844.2 Rev. Thomas Sewall died on 11 August 1870 in Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, at the age of 52.4

Children of Rev. Thomas Sewall and Julia Elizabeth Waters


  1. [S195] Mary Lovering Holman, John Coney of Boston, p. 125.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S206] 1920 US Census.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Brooklyn Eagle, 16 August 1870.

Thomas Avery Sewall1

M, b. 25 August 1824, d. 27 November 1898
     Thomas Avery Sewall was born on 25 August 1824 in Westport, Maine.1 He was the son of Emerson Sawyer Sewall and Patience M. Tarbox.1 Thomas Avery Sewall married firstly Mary E. Webber Bailey.2 Thomas Avery Sewall married secondly Emeline Kehail, daughter of Henry Kehail, on 16 November 1864.3 Thomas Avery Sewall was lost at sea on 27 November 1898 at the age of 74.1


  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #371.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 61371092."
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907.

Thomas Barry Sewall1

M, b. 21 December 1924, d. 15 October 2014
     Thomas Barry Sewall was born on 21 December 1924 in Calgary.1 He was the son of Chadwick "Bud" Irving Sewall and Gladys Isabella Paul.2 Thomas Barry Sewall died on 15 October 2014 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, at the age of 89.1

Thomas Barry Sewall      
It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Tom Sewall announces his passing on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Medicine Hat at the age of 89 years. Tom was born on December 21st, 1924 in Calgary. Tom graduated in 1951 from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and had a successful large animal veterinary practice in Brooks and the surrounding area for over forty years. He was recognized by his colleagues as the Veterinarian of the Year in 1990. Tom was also involved with the community of Brooks in several ways: he was a volunteer fireman, an active member of the Kinsmen for over forty years and served on the town planning council. In 2006, Tom was honored as the Parade Marshall where he proudly represented the veterans while waving from the top of an armored vehicle. While all of these accomplishments portray a picture of a successful businessman who supported his community in many ways, what was most important to Tom was his family. He loved the family dinners and get-togethers at Lake Newell and never passed up an opportunity to come out for a barbeque, especially if there was dessert on the menu. Tom was especially proud of his grandchildren and his eyes lit up whenever they dropped by for a visit. In his spare time, Tom loved to garden. He also had a pilot’s license and was a longstanding member of the Brooks Flying Club. The town of Brooks and the rural community have lost a gentleman with a smile for everyone and a great attitude no matter what challenges life had to offer. Per his request, there will be a private service for family. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of sixty-one years, Betty Sewall, and his sons Brad (Kim) and John (Teresa), of Calgary. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicole (Kevin) Dwyer, Fraser Sewall and Lindsay Sewall. Tom will be missed by his sister Bernye of Nanaimo, as well as many nieces and nephews.1


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.sfh.ca/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/brooks-3/s/…

Thomas Colby Waters Sewall1

M, b. 11 November 1850, d. 13 June 1927
     Thomas Colby Waters Sewall was born on 11 November 1850 in Baltimore ?, Maryland.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Thomas Sewall and Julia Elizabeth Waters.4 In 1900 he was a mine superintendent at Elizabethtown, New Mexico.5 Probably the Thomas C. Sewall who died on 13 June 1927 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 76.6

Captain Thomas C. Sewell, Elizabethtown, New Mexico, is identified with the mining interests of this place. Captain Sewell first came to the Territory of New Mexico in 1892, and at that time bought six claims in Last Chance Gulch. Previous to this he had been at Cripple Creek. After remaining here a short time he returned to that place, and it was not until 1897 that he came again to Elizabethtown and took up his residence here. At present he is superintending the construction of a tunnel known as the Isabella B., for Homer C. Chapin, of Chicago, who owns claims or options on all land the tunnel will tap. For eighteen months the work has been under way and the tunnel now extends a thousand feet into the mountain. It has crossed numerous rich veins of ore and the prospects are bright for a rich mine when the railroad is built in the valley.
His own claims that he purchased in 1892 Captain Sewell still owns and contemplates developing as soon as railroad facilities and a mill are brought to the locality. Pacific States Publishing Co. History of New Mexico : its resources and people (Volume 2), p. 958.


  1. [S212] James W. North, The history of Augusta, p. 938.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census.
  3. [S268] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Choates in America, p. 195.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S89] Family Search, 1900 US Census, Elizabethtown, Precinct #1. District #32.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1905-1939.

Thomas Jefferson Sewall1

M, b. 10 July 1803, d. 6 September 1803
     Thomas Jefferson Sewall was born on 10 July 1803.2 He was the son of Lewis Sewall and Elizabeth Howard Wailes.1 Thomas Jefferson Sewall died on 6 September 1803.2


  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S486] Frances Ann Sewall McMahon, Sewall and Singleton, p. 23.

Rev. Thomas Knowlton Sewall1

M, b. 12 August 1911, d. 16 February 2004
     Rev. Thomas Knowlton Sewall was born on 12 August 1911 in Pasco, Washington.2 He was the son of Joseph Sewall Sewall and Agnes May Knowlton.1 Rev. Thomas Knowlton Sewall married Elisabeth Bernice Johnson on 10 February 1937 in Mason City, Iowa.2 Rev. Thomas Knowlton Sewall died on 16 February 2004 in The Lutheran Home, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, at the age of 92.3

The Rev. Sewall was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and retiring as a captain. Shortly after his retirement, he was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopalian Diocese of Minnesota. He served as a missionary at the White Earth Indian Reservation for seven years. In 1959, he was ordained into the priesthood in the diocese of Eau Claire and served as pastor of the parish in Rice Lake and the mission in Barron, Wis. He later moved to Miles City. Montana serving as parish priest for six years before returning to Rice Lake, where he retired in 1976. He later was named a canon in the Diocese of Eau Claire.

He and his wife, Betty moved to the Fond du Lac area in the late 1970s and he served throughout the Diocese of Fond du Lac as an interim priest on many occasions. He was referred to as "Father Tom" and for most of his life was known as an avid outdoorman and sportsman.

Child of Rev. Thomas Knowlton Sewall and Elisabeth Bernice Johnson


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Herald Times Reporter (Feb/21/2004).
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Leader-Telegram (Feb/22/2004).
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002.

Thomas Ripley Higgins Sewall1

M, b. 5 October 1841, d. 25 November 1851
     Thomas Ripley Higgins Sewall was born on 5 October 1841.1 He was the son of Dummer Sewall and Phebe Higgins.1 Thomas Ripley Higgins Sewall died on 25 November 1851 at the age of 101 and is buried in Village Cemetery, Corinna, Maine.2


  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #148.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 77749593."

Thomas Robie Sewall

M, b. 28 July 1792, d. 30 September 1864
     Thomas Robie Sewall was born on 28 July 1792 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Hon. Joseph Sewall and Mary Robie. He was a a broker of Boston, Massachusetts.2,3 Thomas Robie Sewall married Elizabeth Quincy Sewall, daughter of Chief Justice Samuel Sewall LL.D. and Abigail Devereaux, on 12 February 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts, they were cousins. The marriage was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Channing.2,4 Thomas Robie Sewall died on 30 September 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 72 of cancer of the spine.5

Children of Thomas Robie Sewall and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 176 ; Page: 152.
  2. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  3. [S109] 1850 United States Census.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Independent Chronicle & Boston Patriot. 12 Feb 1825.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 176 ; Page: 152.

  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  7. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  8. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished).

Thomas Robie Sewall1

M, b. 17 January 1887, d. 8 June 1941
     Thomas Robie Sewall was born on 17 January 1887 in St. Paul, Minnesota.2 He was the son of Joseph Sewall Sewall and Ida Christina Peterson.1 Thomas Robie Sewall married Mabel Hellene Olsen, daughter of Thorvald Olsen and Gunda Halverson, on 2 June 1914 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.3 In 1918 he was an instructor in agricultural engineering.2 Thomas Robie Sewall died on 8 June 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 544 and is buried in Forest Cemetery, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.5


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Stevens Point Daily Journal. Saturday, June 06, 1914.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 75606948."

Tingey Haig Sewall1

M, b. 3 August 1940
     Tingey Haig Sewall was born on 3 August 1940 in New York City. He was the son of George Tingey Sewall and Mary Bossidy.1 Tingey Haig Sewall graduated in 1962 from Bowdoin College BA.1,2


  1. [S160] New York Times, 4 Aug 1964 p. 22.
  2. [S466] Who’s Who on the Web, online http://search.marquiswhoswho.com, Tingey Haig Sewall.

Trannie Ellen Sewall

F, b. 20 June 1928, d. 25 June 2015
     Trannie Ellen Sewall was born on 20 June 1928 in Craft, Cherokee County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of James Krouse Sewall and Trannie McKnight.2 Trannie Ellen Sewall married Charles Kenneth Belk.3 Trannie Ellen Sewall died on 25 June 2015 in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, at the age of 87.4


  1. [S89] Family Search, Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/cherokee/… [August 2008].
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.arkansas-roots.com/satterwhite/p118.htm
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Jacksonville Daily Progress, 26 June 2015.

Vernon Edward Sewall1

M, b. 25 January 1928, d. 2 February 1991
     Vernon Edward Sewall was born on 25 January 1928 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.2,3 He was the son of Ralph Benford Sewall and Kunigunda Niehouse.2 Vernon Edward Sewall died on 2 February 1991 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, at the age of 63.1


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002.
  2. [S231] 1930 US Census, Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://people.mnhs.org/bci/Results.cfm

Vilena Ann Sewall1

F, b. 10 February 1851, d. 18 April 1919
     Vilena Ann Sewall was born on 10 February 1851 in Hamilton County, Illinois.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall and Catharine S. Turner.1,3 Vilena Ann Sewall appears on the census of 1870 at Hamilton, Illinois, where she is a schooteacher.4 She married William Painter Henderson on 19 December 1871 in Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois.5 Vilena Ann Sewall died on 18 April 1919 in Norwood, Ohio, at the age of 682 and is buried in Spring Grove, Cincinnati.2,6


  1. [S154] 1860 US Census.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.
  3. [S154] 1860 US Census, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois.
  4. [S209] 1870 US Census, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.familytreelegends.com, Texas Divorces, 1968 - 2002.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 78952274."

Virginia Sewall1

F, b. 21 March 1918, d. 12 August 2016
     Virginia Sewall was born on 21 March 1918 in Waltham, Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of Homer Sewall and Marjorie Hartwell.1 Virginia Sewall married Norman J. Adams on 6 November 1937.3 Virginia Sewall died on 12 August 2016 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, at the age of 98

Virginia Sewall Adams, of Longmeadow, MA since 1946, lately of Glenmeadow, 24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow, passed away on August 12 at the age of 98. Ginny was born in Waltham, MA, daughter of the late Homer and Marjorie Hartwell Sewall, and lived with her family until her marriage to Norman J. Adams in 1937. In 1946 they became long time residents of Longmeadow, MA, where they raised their four children. Ginny was very active in community affairs and was a devout and active member of the First Church of Christ. She was also a long time volunteer with the Wesson Hospital Auxiliary, Baystate and the Longmeadow Women’s Club. Ginny was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Norman J. Adams. She is survived by their four children; a daughter, Deborah A. Brescia and husband John, of Wilbraham, MA, and three sons, David S. Adams and wife, Linda, of Manchester, CT, Norman G. Adams and wife, Mary Ellen, of Newton, MA, and Arthur S. Adams and wife, Sarajane, of Granville, MA. Ginny also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Ginny was predeceased by her two brothers, Richard and Homer Jr. and her sister, Marjorie Burling. Ginny was a warm and caring person to all and put the good of others first. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly. A memorial service will be held at the First Church of Christ, 763 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA, at 2:00, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, with a reception to follow at the church. There will be no calling hours. Internment will be at the convenience of the family in Longmeadow Cemetery. Tazzini Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Memorial Fund or to Glenmeadow of Longmeadow, MA. The family would like to give special thanks to the compassionate care Ginny received at Mercy Hospital and to Tim Cotz and the caring staff and friends of Glenmeadow.4


  1. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 168.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census.
  3. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 193.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Republican, 17 August 2016 republished at http://obits.masslive.com/obituaries/masslive/obituary.aspx

Virginia Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 7 October 1887, d. 19 July 1919
     Virginia Hannah Sewall was born on 7 October 1887 in Old Town, Maine.1,2 She was the daughter of James Wingate Sewall and Harriet Sterling Moor.1 Virginia Hannah Sewall married Harold Frederick Eddy on 27 February 1911 in Oldtown, Maine, (Sinnett gives 28 July 1911.)2,3 Virginia Hannah Sewall died on 19 July 1919 at the age of 31.3


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 118 p. 176.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 43.
  3. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 1063.

Vivian Ada Sewall1

F, b. 20 October 1916, d. 24 June 2000
     Vivian Ada Sewall was born on 20 October 1916 in Wisconsin.1 She was the daughter of Daniel August Sewall and Effie Squires.1 Vivian Ada Sewall married Oliver Isaac Ystesund.2 Vivian Ada Sewall died on 24 June 2000 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, at the age of 83.1


  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 27429720."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 1357277."

Walter Abbott Sewall1

M, b. 19 April 1870, d. 1961
     Walter Abbott Sewall was born on 19 April 1870 in Concord, New Hampshire.1 He was the son of James Edward Sewall and Adelinda Louisa Barnes.1 Walter Abbott Sewall married Etta Elizabeth Gerry, daughter of Rueben Albert Gerry and Abigail Williams Rand, on 12 September 1906 in Concord, New Hampshire.2 Walter Abbott Sewall died in 1961 in Concord, New Hampshire.3


  1. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://files.usgwarchives.net/nh/merrimack/cemeteries/…

Walter Clement Sewall

M, b. 26 April 1876, d. 29 September 1940
     Walter Clement Sewall was born on 26 April 1876 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Clement Singree Sewall and Minerva Ann Miller.2 Walter Clement Sewall married Mary E. (Mollie) Cox, daughter of Holland W. Cox and Viola Humphrey, on 4 March 1908 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.3 Walter Clement Sewall died on 29 September 1940 in Wilmington Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 64.1

Children of Walter Clement Sewall and Mary E. (Mollie) Cox


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census, Lackawannock, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950.

Walter Devereux Sewall1

M, b. 28 August 1837, d. 29 March 1928
     Walter Devereux Sewall was born on 28 August 1837 in Watertown, New York.2,3,4 He was the son of Henry Devereaux Sewall and Mary Catherine Norton.1 Walter Devereux Sewall was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy. He married Ellen Carina Houghton, daughter of Rev. James Dunbar Houghton and Ellen A. Brown, on 6 May 1875.2 Walter Devereux Sewall and Ellen Carina Houghton appear on the census of 16 April 1910 at New York City, where Walter is described as an accountant (he had appeared in an earlier census as a book keeper), Carina is a music teacher and Frank is a draftsman in a construction company.3 Walter Devereux Sewall died on 29 March 1928 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at the age of 90.5

Child of Walter Devereux Sewall and Ellen Carina Houghton


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.11.
  3. [S207] 1910 US Census.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  5. [S251] New York Vital Records.

Walter Moody Sewall1

M, b. 26 January 1892, d. 14 October 1962
     Walter Moody Sewall was born on 26 January 1892 in Washington, District of Columbia.1 He was the son of William Goodrich Sewall and Gertrude Kate Miller.2 Walter Moody Sewall married Verna Margarite Richardson on 6 September 1916 in Fresno, California.3 Walter Moody Sewall died on 14 October 1962 in Fresno County, California, at the age of 701 and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, California.4

Children of Walter Moody Sewall and Verna Margarite Richardson


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Township 3 (excl. Fresno city), Fresno, California, United States.
  3. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#41503154."
  5. [S231] 1930 US Census, California, Fresno, Township 3 District 8.
  6. [S585] 1940 US Census, Judicial Township 7, Fresno, California, United States.

Warren Jackman Sewall1

M, b. 1 March 1906, d. 9 October 1985
     Warren Jackman Sewall was born on 1 March 1906 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.2,3 He was the son of Leon Benford Sewall and Gertie Sophie Gilbertson.1 Warren Jackman Sewall married Rachel Lee Simpson, daughter of Thomas L. Simpson and Addie Bell Littleton, on 2 June 1962 in Los Angeles.4 Warren Jackman Sewall died on 9 October 1985 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 792 and is buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, California.5


  1. [S207] 1910 US Census, Saint Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://people.mnhs.org/bci/Results.cfm
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 80890870."

Warren Webster Sewall1,2

M, b. 13 January 1895, d. December 1964
     Warren Webster Sewall was born on 13 January 1895 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Dummer Sewall and Caroline Bates.1 Warren Webster Sewall and Dummer Sewall appear on the census of 1930 at Weymouth, Massachusetts, Warren's emplyment is given as painter; he is unmarried.3 Warren Webster Sewall married Elizabeth May before April 1942.4 Warren Webster Sewall died in December 1964 in Massachusetts at the age of 695 and is buried in the Village Cemetery, Weymouth, Massachusetts.6


  1. [S207] 1910 US Census, Weymouth Ward, Norfolk, Masachusetts.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 449 ; Page: 599.
  3. [S231] 1930 US Census, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 95079067."

Watson Abernathy Sewall1

M, b. 20 January 1906, d. 16 October 1964
     Watson Abernathy Sewall was born on 20 January 1906 in Texas.1 He was the son of George Alexander Sewall and Viola F. Causey.1 Watson Abernathy Sewall married Mrs. Delilah Brian (Nellie) Asher, daughter of Franklin S. Asher and Minnie Bell Coffee, on 16 July 1948 in Texas.2 Watson Abernathy Sewall died on 16 October 1964 in Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital, San Angelo City, Tom Green County, Texas, at the age of 581,3 and was buried on 19 October 1964 in Fairmount Cemetery, San Angelo, Texas.1,4


  1. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 96262209."
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63768693."

Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall1,2

M, b. 21 August 1905, d. 31 August 1986
     Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall. An obstetrician.1 He was born on 21 August 1905 in Livermore Falls, Maine.3,1 He was the son of Howard Sewall and Carrie (Caroline) Marcia Weston.3 Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall graduated in 1927 from Bowdoin College and from Harvard Medical School in 1931.1 He married firstly Ruth R. Lang, daughter of E.L. Lang and Emma R. (Unknown), in 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts.4 Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall died on 31 August 1986 possibly in Roslindale, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 81.1

Child of Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall and Ruth R. Lang


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Globe 2 Sep 1986.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://oasis.harvard.edu:10080/oasis/deliver/~sch00123
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 33.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.

William Sewall1

M, b. 1520
A nineteenth century version of the disputed family crest
     William Sewall is also recorded as Shewall.2 He was born in 1520.3 He was living in Coventry, Warwickshire, in 1540.4 He married Matilda Horne, daughter of Reginald Horne of Pickesley and Margery Lee, in 1540 or possibly earlier.5,6,7

Children of William Sewall and Matilda Horne


  1. [S2] Ancestor of J.E. McClellan, McClellan Family Tree.
  2. [S13] David Curtis Dearborn, Ancestor Table for Henry Sewell.
  3. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S26] Hector Livingston Duff, Sewells in the New World, p.1.
  6. [S30] Unknown author, Harleian Society, Vol. 28, p. 260.
  7. [S30] Unknown author, Harleian Society, Vol. 12, p. 343.

William Sewall1

M, d. 1624
     William Sewall was the son of William Sewall and Matilda Horne. Vintner of Coventry. William Sewall married Anne Wagstaffe, daughter of Henry Wagstaffe, on 12 June 1581 in Harbury, Warwickshire.2 In 1617 he was a Mayor, he also served as alderman and captain of the trained band at Coventry.3 William Sewall made a will on 29 June 1624. Included in the will was a charitable clause: Mr. William Sewall, of this city, vintner, gives by will, June 29, 1624, to the Mayor, B. and C. one yearly rent of 1l- to be paid at the feasts of St. Michael and the Annunciation, out of a tenement and garden in West-Orchard, for the benefit of the poor children in Bablake. Item, to the said Mayor, &.c. for the use of the said poor children, another yearly rent of 1l- out of two messuages in High-street, in the tenure of Ellis Jones and John Moody, and of a shop in the tenure of John Barker.
The house in West-Orchard is, or lately was, the sign of the Thistle: and the houses and shops lie near to the sign of the Crown; and were, in 1708, in the tenure of Miles Flint and John Barr 2l- . From "An account of the many and great loans, benefactions & charities, belonging to the City of Coventry." p.106. He died in 1624.4 He was buried in St. Michael's Church, Coventry.5

Children of William Sewall and Anne Wagstaffe


  1. [S2] Ancestor of J.E. McClellan, McClellan Family Tree.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 22.
  3. [S235] Henry St. George, The Visitation of London 1633-35, Vol II. p. 231.
  4. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  5. [S29] Henry Sewall Webster, Thomas Sewall, p.1.
  6. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

William Sewall1

M, b. 17 January 1797, d. 7 April 1846
     William Sewall was born on 17 January 1797 in Hallowell, Maine.2,3 He was the son of General Henry Sewall and Tabitha Sewall.1 William Sewall married Elizabeth Ward Middleton, daughter of Samuel Ward Middleton and Catherine Taliaferro Hooe, on 9 August 1821 in Washington, District of Columbia, the ceremony was conducted by Rev. McCormick, an Episcopal minister, at the Queen's Hotel At the wedding were present Dr. Thomas Sewall's family and the Misses Mary and Emelyn Webster (also relatives). Miss Mary Webster was bridesmaid and Horatio Ward was groomsman.1,2,4 William Sewall died on 7 April 1846 in Cass County, Illinois, at the age of 49.2 William taught school, badly, and owned a large farm in Cass County, Illinois, which he managed very badly and was heavily in debt when he died. Eliza ran it successfully until her death.
Another account of his life is rather different, it reads: "On account of his father's prominence and services to the country, his son, father of Mrs. Goodell, obtained a lucrative position in Washington, but on his way thither he was shipwrecked on Long Island sound in extreme cold weather, and, on seeing a woman on board suffering for want of more clothes, took off his coat and gave it to her to save her life. Then, to keep from freezing and the ship was sinking, he had to work the ship pump so long that he froze his hands and was rendered unable to write and fill the office. Then after a long illness he went, at the age of twenty-one, to Virginia, where he taught school, having received a liberal education for boys in those days. It was while thus engaged he met and married his wife in Virginia, which was then a part of Maryland. His wife was a native of Nanjamoy, Maryland, and was the daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Hoe) Middleton. The Middleton's were of English ancestry, and early settlers of America. Both families were prominent in business and social affairs of the State, and many of their relatives were accomplished literary men, while others were distinguished in the law and other professions. Some of the descendants took an active and prominent part in the Confederate army. Soon after his marriage, about 1829, Mr. Sewell removed to Illinois, then a new and sparsely settled country. They settled in Jacksonville, where Mr. Sewell taught school and entered 640 acres of land in Cass county. He taught school for about two or three years, when he removed to his farm, where he continued to reside until his death. He was a very devout man and did much good in this new country. He was a active worker in Sunday-school and church matters, acting for years as superintendent of the former as long as he lived, and was instrumental in building the first church in the community, of which he was the first the Elder. He did more to build up both of these institutions in the early day than any other man. Storms and cold weather deterred him from his duty. To make sure of prompt attendance he would take his kindling wood with him, and his wife her broom, and ride three miles to the village church, then used as a schoolhouse; and while he made the fire, she would sweep and clean up the house before the people of the village had started out.
He and his worthy wife had six children, three of whom are now living. He was universally beloved and respected, and was greatly lamented when he died on his farm, in 1846, aged about forty-nine years."2

Children of William Sewall and Elizabeth Ward Middleton


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 13 p. 226.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 454.
  3. [S149] American Ancestors, , Vital Records of Augusta, ME.
  4. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.

William Sewall1

M, b. 26 April 1723, d. before 2 December 1813
     William Sewall was born on 26 April 1723 in York, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Nicholas Sewall and Mehitable Storer.4 William Sewall married firstly Martha Tuckerman ? before 1749.5 The marriage intention of William Sewall and Sarah Chisam was published on 19 February 1756 in Georgetown, Maine. William Sewall died before 2 December 1813.5

Children of William Sewall and Martha Tuckerman ?

Children of William Sewall and Sarah Chisam


  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3 p. 210.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 100, p. 60.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 200.
  6. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 202.
  7. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 146 p. 336.
  8. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 147 p. 186.

William Sewall1

M, b. 4 September 1789
     William Sewall was born on 4 September 1789 in Georgetown.1 He was the son of James Sewall and Margaret Pattee.1


  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 146 p. 336.