Benjamin Sewall1

M, b. 1776 or 1786, d. 2 December 1830
     Benjamin Sewall was born in 1776 or 1786.2,3 He was the son of Thomas Sewall and Sarah Weeks.1 Benjamin Sewall married Mary Brown on 9 January 1814 in Wilmot, New Hampshire, Mary Brown was a widow.4 Benjamin Sewall died on 2 December 1830 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.2,3

Children of Benjamin Sewall and Mary Brown


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 311.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New-Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register, January 01, 1831.
  3. [S618] Ezra S. Stearns, History of New Hampshire, p. 596.
  4. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  5. [S392] Website ( "# 37553095 M.I."

Benjamin Sewall1

M, b. circa 1935
     Benjamin Sewall was born circa 1935 in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Charles Howard Sewall and Althea Ruth Findley.1


  1. [S585] 1940 US Census, Lackawannock, Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Bowman Sewall1

M, b. 17 March 1858, d. 30 March 1906
     Benjamin Bowman Sewall was born on 17 March 1858 in Atlanta, Illinois, whilst the vital records gives 17 March 1858, the 1900 Census clearly shows Mar 1842 with an age of 58.1,2 He was the son of John Lentner Sewall and Louisa Jane Bowman.1 Benjamin Bowman Sewall married Dulcenia Harris, daughter of John N. Harris and Deucey ? (Unknown), on 27 October 1881 in Christ Church, Waltham, Massachusetts.1,3 Benjamin Bowman Sewall died on 30 March 1906 at 81 Dale Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, at the age of 48.4

Children of Benjamin Bowman Sewall and Dulcenia Harris


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 326 ; Page: 247.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, MA MIDDLESEX 1-WD WALTHAM.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Post, 3 November 1881.
  4. [S232], Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 332 ; Page: 243.
  6. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 359 ; Page: 262.
  7. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 368 ; Page: 270.
  8. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 395 ; Page: 318.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 8 October 1914.
  10. [S207] 1910 US Census, MA, MIDDLESEX, 1-WD WALTHAM.

Benjamin Bowman Sewall1

M, b. 31 July 1882, d. 26 November 1957
     Benjamin Bowman Sewall. 1st Lt. Q.M.C. U.S.A.. He was born on 31 July 1882 in Waltham, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Benjamin Bowman Sewall and Dulcenia Harris.1 Benjamin Bowman Sewall married Helen Gibson Weaver, daughter of Maj. Gen. Erasmus Morgan Weaver and Elizabeth S. Holmes, on 4 June 1919 in Manhattan, New York.2 Benjamin Bowman Sewall died on 26 November 1957 at the age of 753 and was buried on 29 November 1957 in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3 Site 1790-A, Arlington, Virginia.3,4


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 332 ; Page: 243.
  2. [S232], New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937.
  3. [S232], U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  4. [S392] Website ( "# 49312098."

Benjamin Chapman Sewall1

M, b. 14 May 1805, d. 9 April 1886
     Benjamin Chapman Sewall was born on 14 May 1805 in Edgecomb, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Samuel Sewall and Abigail Trask.4 Benjamin Chapman Sewall married firstly Paulina Fairfield Wentworth, daughter of Timothy Wentworth and Betsey Roberts, on 24 August 1828.5 Benjamin Chapman Sewall and Paulina Fairfield Wentworth appear on the census of 1850 at Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, with their son Charles. Also listed at the same address are C.R. Wentworth and his family, presumably a brother of Pauline Sewall.6 Benjamin Chapman Sewall married secondly Ruth H. Legro, daughter of Daniel Legro and Lydia Plummer, on 4 August 1855.3 Benjamin Chapman Sewall died on 9 April 1886 in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 802,7 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines.8

Children of Benjamin Chapman Sewall and Paulina Fairfield Wentworth


  1. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 66 p. 86.
  3. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 87 ; Page: 145.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 56.
  6. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, The Congregationalist, (Boston, MA) Thursday, April 22, 1886.
  8. [S392] Website ( "# 73869019."
  9. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 18 p. 215.
  10. [S89] Family Search, Index to births, early to 1900, New Hampshire.

Benjamin Crosby Sewall1

M, b. 26 July 1811, d. 28 August 1895
     Benjamin Crosby Sewall was born on 26 July 1811 in Maine.1 He was the son of David Sewall and Elizabeth Crosby.1 Benjamin Crosby Sewall married Susan Proctor Carpenter, daughter of Deacon Nathan Carpenter, on 17 October 1844 in Foxcroft, Maine.2,3 In circa 1885, the address of Benjamin Crosby Sewall and Susan Proctor Carpenter was 31 Charlotte Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.4 Benjamin Crosby Sewall died on 28 August 1895 at the age of 842 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.5

Children of Benjamin Crosby Sewall and Susan Proctor Carpenter


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 22.
  2. [S180] Bible Records, NEHGS Bible Records, 1198. Gen 1 S 299: Sewall Bible.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 28 October 1844.
  4. [S303] Anon, Detroit Blue Book, p. 54.
  5. [S392] Website ( "# 67923590."

Benjamin F. Sewall

M, b. 29 January 1790, d. 12 October 1879
     Benjamin F. Sewall was born on 29 January 1790 in Hallowell, Maine.1 He was the son of Moses Sewall and Ruth Barrell.1 Benjamin F. Sewall married Louisa Lydia Bowman, daughter of Jonathan Bowman Jr. and Lydia Wood, on 30 July 1818 in Wiscasset.2 Benjamin F. Sewall died on 12 October 1879 in Weston, Massachusetts, at the age of 891,3 and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4
Mr. Sewall came to Boston by about 1830, and went into the grocery business as head of the firm of Sewall, Kendrick & Co. Subsequently he was engaged in shipping, and was president of the Fishing Insurance Company, afterwards the City Marine Insurance Company, until its dissolution. About the year 1831 Mr. Sewall became interested in the manufacture of cordage, and entered into partnership with Mr. Moses Day for the purpose of carrying it on. The present firm of Sewall, Day & Co. dates from that time. Mr. Sewall was a director of the Market Bank from its incorporation until his death, and was also for many years a director of the Neptune Insurance Company.
From his early commercial education Mr. Sewall retained a deep interest in Navigation, and was engaged a large part of his life in shipping on his private account. Hence his interest in the cause of seamen, as evidenced, among his bequests, of five thousand dollars to the " Sailors' Snug Harbor." The academy in Hallowell, which was founded under the auspices of his father and his uncle David Sewall, and is now known as the Hallowell Calcicole and Scientific School, also received generous donations from him while living. Industrious, affectionate and brave, he was from his boyhood the helper of his widowed mother. From the age of fourteen he supported himself ; and through life, even to extreme old age, he was remarkable for his strict application to business. He was connected with the Orthodox Congregational denomination, to the support of which he contributed.5,6

Child of Benjamin F. Sewall and Louisa Lydia Bowman


  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 34 p. 327.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, American Advocate and Kennebec Advertiser, 8 August 1818.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Post, 14 October 1879.
  4. [S392] Website ( "l# 24632629."
  5. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 34 p. 328.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) Tuesday, October 14, 1879.

Benjamin G. Sewall1

M, b. 17 July 1891, d. 9 May 1961
     Benjamin G. Sewall was born on 17 July 1891 in Sierra Madre, California.1,2 He was the son of Gilbert Tennant Sewall and Lucie Belle Greenleaf.1 Benjamin G. Sewall married Annette Florence Davis before 5 June 1917.3,2 Benjamin G. Sewall died on 9 May 1961 at the age of 69.4


  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Ward 9, District 86.
  2. [S232], World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S89] Family Search, California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988.
  4. [S232], California Death Index, 1940-1997.

Benjamin Goodwin Sewall

M, b. 31 March 1847, d. 28 October 1891
     Benjamin Goodwin Sewall was born on 31 March 1847.1 He was the son of Joseph Lambard Sewall and Sarah L. Goodwin.1 Benjamin Goodwin Sewall appears on the census of 1870 at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts, where he is living with his father, stepmother and half brothers and sisters, he has no occupation.2 He died on 28 October 1891 in Peabody, Massachusetts, at the age of 44 of pneumonia. Registered under the name Benjamin K. Sewall.3


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 48.
  2. [S209] 1870 US Census, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915.

Rev. Benson Sewall1

M, b. 2 July 1862, d. 28 December 1887
     Rev. Benson Sewall was born on 2 July 1862 in Wenham, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Prof. John Smith Sewall and Louisa B. Benson.1 Rev. Benson Sewall drowned on 28 December 1887 in Hampden, Maine, at the age of 25 whilst skating on the Penobscot.3 He was buried on 30 April 1888 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine, Lot Number, 3CG.4

"[he] ..... graduated at Bowdoin College in 1883. The death of his sister left him the only child of his parents. He early consecrated himself to Christ and to the Christian ministry. He spent four summers in the Summer Schools at Amherst, Burlington, and Boston, and two in Europe, going the second time for study in Germany. During the two years that intervened between College and Seminary he was Principal of the Academy in Shoreham, Vt., and entered upon his work there with the vigor of youth and the high aims of a Christian. His labors proved an inspiration not only to his pupils but throughout the community. Returning he entered Bangor Theological Seminary in the autumn of 1885, and would have graduated next June. At the close of his middle year he spent three months in home missionary work in Iowa, to which he devoted the energies of a robust body, a clear brain, an earnest purpose, and a warm heart. The results were remarkable, and the churches he served are praising God for his fidelity and success.

His youthful culture took a wide range, from such work as preparing the Index for Professor Harper’s Hebrew Grammar, to the study of art and music, of both which he was very fond. He was well read in the master minds of literature. He had for a long time purposed to offer himself to the Board for service as a foreign missionary. Three years of his college course and the whole of his seminary work were made to point steadfastly in this direction. But while yet his preparations were going forward, his Master has transferred him to another sphere, where his youthful promise will find fuller fruition, where his ardor will find larger scope, and where the Lord can make his ministrations - even perhaps to the pagan empires over whom his heart yearned - more effective than any service he might have rendered in a longer life below."2


  1. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  2. [S310] New England and Yale Review, Vol. 48, p. 102.
  3. [S160] New York Times, 29 December 1887.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information,

Bernye Belseth Sewall1

F, d. circa 18 August 2018
     Bernye Belseth Sewall was the daughter of Chadwick "Bud" Irving Sewall and Gladys Isabella Paul.1 Bernye Belseth Sewall married William Murray, son of James Murray and Catherine Nicholson. Bernye Belseth Sewall died circa 18 August 2018 in British Columbia.2

With her family by her side our beautiful mother passed on to her next journey, surrounded by love.
She was a mother, a wife, sister, auntie, a friend and a nana to many – not just our immediate family. She was the matriarch extraordinaire, always with room for one more at the table and her doors open for anyone night or day.
Her family was her all and rarely missed an event. She was also a sports fanatic and you didn’t call when football was on!!
Bernye was predeceased by her husband; Bill, her son Sandy and brothers Bob and Tom. She leaves her three daughters; Lynn Peters (Gary), granddaughter; Aaron Cooper (Gary) and their children; Jordan, Tessa, Tyler (Monique) and her great-great grandchildren; Brooklynn, Brayden and Briella; her grandson Mike Peters (Lindsey) and their sons Madden and Ryland and grandson Murray Peters(Julia) and their children Jackson and Jayla. Bernye’s daughter; Cindy Smith (Roger) and their son Ryan (Adera), and Bernye’s daughter; Janie Mowatt (Jack) and their two daughters; Morgan (fiance – Chris Rankin), Gina and her partner Tai Alfred and his son Kai. She is also survived by her dear sister-in-law; Betty and many Sewall family relations in Alberta.
There will be no service by request.
Please remember our mother as the beautiful, kind and caring soul that she was.
Thanks for the legacy of love mom.2


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Bert V. Sewall1

M, b. January 1888, d. before 13 January 1910
     Bert V. Sewall was born in January 1888 in South Dakota.1 He was the son of William Alfred Sewall and Ellen Josephine Finch.1 Bert V. Sewall died before 13 January 19102 and is buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana.2


  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, Indiana, Grant, Center Twp.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 81543974."

Bessie Sewall1

F, b. 12 July 1891, d. 8 August 1970
     Bessie Sewall was born on 12 July 1891 in Urbana, Illinois.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Middleton Sewall and Clara J. Baird.1 Bessie Sewall married Jacob Claude Hull, son of David P. Hull and Emma M. Buchman, on 27 April 1919 in Paulding, Ohio.3 Bessie Sewall died on 8 August 1970 in Bucyrus, Ohio, at the age of 79.2

Child of Bessie Sewall and Jacob Claude Hull


  1. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013.

Bessie T. Sewall1

F, b. July 1867, d. 12 April 1876
     Bessie T. Sewall was born in July 1867 in Edgecomb, Maine. She was the daughter of Egbert Thatcher Sewall and Elizabeth Gove Cunningham.1 Bessie T. Sewall died on 12 April 1876 in Methuen, Massachusetts, at the age of 8 of scarlet fever.2


  1. [S209] 1870 US Census, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine.
  2. [S232], Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988.

Bethiah Sewall1

F, b. 24 June 1792
     Bethiah Sewall was baptised on 24 June 1792 at Phippsburg, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Stephen Sewall and Abigail Bartlett.1


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 254.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Bethiah Elizabeth Sewall1

F, b. circa 1852
     Bethiah Elizabeth Sewall was born circa 1852 in Jamestown, Georgia.2,3 She was the daughter of Edward Wailes Sewall and Mariah Susan Chapman.1 Bethiah Elizabeth Sewall married Napolean Burke Smith on 20 December 1885.3

Child of Bethiah Elizabeth Sewall and Napolean Burke Smith


  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.
  3. [S232], Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  4. [S232], Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.

Betsy Sewall1

F, b. 11 January 1775, d. 16 January 1830
     Betsy Sewall was born on 11 January 1775 in Hallowell, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Mary Stinson.1 Betsy Sewall married Abraham Davenport, son of Jonathan Davenport and Susanna (Unknown), on 9 November 1794 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.3 Betsy Sewall died on 16 January 1830 in Hallowell, Maine, at the age of 55.4

Children of Betsy Sewall and Abraham Davenport


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 282.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990.
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 22.
  6. [S374] Maine Historical Society, Maine Historical Society Collections, 2nd series, vol. 5, p. 105.

Betsy Sewall1

F, b. 12 November 1806, d. 21 January 1899
     Betsy Sewall is also recorded as Elizabeth Sewall.2 She was born on 12 November 1806 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Jotham Sewall and Jenny Sewall.1 Betsy Sewall married Rev. John Billings on 30 January 1827 in Mount Vernon.2 Betsy Sewall died on 21 January 1899 in Parkman at the age of 92.2 She was buried in Parkman village cemetery.


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 456.

Betty Lou Sewall1

F, b. circa 1920, d. before 2007
     Betty Lou Sewall was born circa 1920 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was the daughter of Clifford Horace Sewall and Alice Bethia McKenzie.1 Betty Lou Sewall married John Porter Moreton on 14 December 1940 in Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, British Columbia.2 Betty Lou Sewall died before 2007.3


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Lethbridge Herald, December 24, 1940.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Calgary Herald, 9 March 2007.

Beulah I. Sewall1

F, b. February 1899
     Beulah I. Sewall was born in February 1899 in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of Charles "Samuel" Orin Sewall and Ida Munson.1


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Minnesota, Hennepin, St Louis Park, District 313.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Saint Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.

Blanche Allan Sewall

F, b. circa 30 March 1873, d. 26 October 1946
     Blanche Allan Sewall was born circa 30 March 1873 in Bath, Maine, (calculated from her age at death.) The 1900 Census showing March 1872.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Sewall and Sarah Elizabeth Swanton.3 Blanche Allan Sewall married Joseph Cobham Noyes, son of Edward Alling Noyes and Julia Augusta Edwards, on 20 December 1904 probably in Bath, Maine.3,4 Blanche Allan Sewall died on 26 October 1946 in Maine.2

Child of Blanche Allan Sewall and Joseph Cobham Noyes


  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 118835715."
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 37.
  4. [S243] Maine State Archives.
  5. [S231] 1930 US Census, Portland, Cumberland, Maine.

Bradford Sewall1

M, b. May 1845, d. 8 June 1908
     Bradford Sewall was born in May 1845 in Maine (Sinnett gives 24 March 1844 and the record of the Sewall Cemetery also gives the year of birth as 1844.)1,2 He was the son of Joseph Sewall and Catherine Jones Shaw.1 Bradford Sewall appears on the census of 1900 at Farmington, Maine, he is listed as single and is a farmer; no-one else lives at his address.2 He died on 8 June 1908 in Farmington, Maine, at the age of 63.1


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 43.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Maine, Franklin, Farmington Town.

Bruynard Taylor Sewall1

M, b. 27 June 1834, d. 29 June 1834
     Bruynard Taylor Sewall was born on 27 June 1834 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine, Chesterville Vital Records also claim his birth and death.2 He was the son of Rev. Daniel Sewall and Angeline Brown.3 Bruynard Taylor Sewall died on 29 June 1834 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.3


  1. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908).
  2. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908) Scarborough (Maine).
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information,

Bulow [Beulah?] Sewall1

F, b. 20 March 1783
     Bulow [Beulah?] Sewall was born on 20 March 1783 in Georgetown.1 She was the daughter of William Sewall and Lida Beal.1,2


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 319.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 318.

Byron O. Sewall1

M, b. October 1898, d. 28 December 1936
     Byron O. Sewall was born in October 1898 in Minnesota.2 He was the son of Dr. Ralph Justin Sewall and Florence G. Wright.1 Byron O. Sewall died on 28 December 1936 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 38.3


  1. [S206] 1920 US Census, Cartago, Inyo, California.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota.
  3. [S89] Family Search, United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949.

Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall1

M, b. 6 November 1811, d. 2 November 1875
     Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall. Free Will Baptist Clergyman.2 He was born on 6 November 1811 in Bath, Maine.1 He was the son of James Sewall and Lucy Noyes.3 Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall was christened in 1812 at Hallowell, Maine.4 He married firstly Mary Jane Wheeler on 14 September 1836 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.5 Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall married secondly Catharine S. Turner on 10 August 1845 in Adams County, Illinois.6,7 Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall died on 2 November 1875 in Hamilton, Illinois, at the age of 633,1 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.1

Child of Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall and Mary Jane Wheeler

Children of Rev. Caleb Marsh Sewall and Catharine S. Turner


  1. [S392] Website ( "# 68408199."
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 21.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1802-1892 (1918) Chesterville (Maine). Town Clerk.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records 1819-1891 Bangor (Maine).
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.
  8. [S154] 1860 US Census.
  9. [S392] Website ( "# 68406861."
  10. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 84 p. 284.

Calvin Brackett Sewall1

M, b. 15 September 1920, d. 2 March 2017
     Calvin Brackett Sewall. Attorney. He was born on 15 September 1920 in Jay, Wilton, Maine.2 He was the son of Herbert Willis Sewall and Harriett E. Brackett.1 Calvin Brackett Sewall died on 2 March 2017 in Wilton, Maine, at the age of 96.3

Obituary for Calvin Brackett Sewall
WILTON – Calvin B. (Brackett) Sewall, 96, of Wilton, passed peacefully at daybreak on Thursday March 2, 2017. He was born on Sept. 15, 1920 on the family’s Keep Road farm in Jay. He grew up on the farm with his parents Herbert and Harriett (Brackett) Sewall and his sister, Mary. His family raised prize beef cattle and apples of many varieties that were shipped around the world.
He was educated in a one room schoolhouse in Jay and then moved to Wilton Academy for the upper grades. He graduated from WA in 1937. He then attended the University of Maine, Orono, where he earned a BA in economics, graduating in 1942.
During the summer of ’42, he worked at the Wilton Woolen Mill, making cloth and blankets for the US Army. He also served as a member of the US Ground Observer Corp., spending night after night watching the skies for enemy planes.
He joined the United States Army Air Corp in September of 1942, serving stateside in Florida and Wisconsin as a radio operator and mail room clerk. He separated from the Air Corp as a Sargent in 1946 and came home to Wilton, where his mother had moved, following his father’s death.
Using the GI Bill, he attended Columbia University Law School, graduating in 1948 with a LLB Degree and returned home, to Wilton. He passed the Maine State Bar and set up practice in downtown Wilton. He served Wilton and greater Franklin County residents through his legal practice for more than 40 years as well as serving as Clerk of Courts and as County Attorney.
He served his local community through active membership in the local and statewide Masonic groups (Masons, Knight’s Templar, Kora Shrine) and the American Legion. He was a founding member of the Wilton Lions and the Wilton Historical Society. He was also a member of the Franklin County Bar Association and was the attorney for the Town of Wilton. He was a Past Master of Wilton Masonic Lodge #156, Past Commander of the Wilton American Legion Post and Past Treasurer of the Wilton Historical Society.
He was an active member, for more than 75 years, of the First Congregational Church of Wilton, UCC. He served in many capacities within the church including moderator and church historian. He will be especially remembered as an usher and morning greeter.
Calvin was an avid tennis player and enjoyed long walks along the roads of Wilton. He would pick up bottles along the roadside to help keep his town clean. He enjoyed his time working the Lion’s Club book tent during their annual sale and the annual pancake breakfast. He also loved to show people the history of Wilton through tours at the Wilton Historical Museum. He loved to read, especially books about history and he studied politics. One of his favorite games was cribbage. He played every chance he could get, right up to the end.
Calvin was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Mary (Sewall) Cole. He is survived by his nephew Thomas Cole (Gail) of Florida ; his cousins, Susan Kaplan-Burgess and Andrea Kaplan who were his loving caregivers these last three years, and many other cousins.
We would like to thank his longtime doctor, Dr. Craig Lewis and his staff for his wonderful care over the years; and, would especially like to thank the Staff at Beacon Hospice; Cindy, Megan, Paula and Joel for their tender loving care these last 7 months.3


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Maine, Franklin, Jay, District 13.
  2. [S89] Family Search, United States Public Records, 1970-2009.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Calvin Davenport Sewall1

M, b. 17 June 1825, d. 5 June 1829
     Calvin Davenport Sewall was born on 17 June 1825 in Phippsburg, Maine.2 He was the son of Samuel Sewall and Harriet Drummond.1 Calvin Davenport Sewall died on 5 June 1829 in Maine at the age of 3.1,3


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 51.
  2. [S233] Josiah H. Drummond, The descendants of Alexander Drummond, p. 40.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910.

Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall1,2

M, b. 12 June 1822, d. 5 November 1883
     Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall. Blacksmith.3 He was born on 12 June 1822 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.4 He was the son of Deacon Oliver Sewall and Betsey Sylvester.1 Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall married firstly Eliza Mayhew on 1 January 1847 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.4 Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall and Eliza Mayhew appear on the census of 1 June 1860 at Chesterville, Maine, where his land is valued at $1000 and personal propery at $500.3 Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall married secondly Eliza Taylor Moore, daughter of John S. Moore and Lucinda French, on 10 February 1874.5 Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall died on 5 November 1883 in West Farmington, Maine, at the age of 611,2 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.6,7

Children of Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall and Eliza Taylor Moore

Children of Deacon Calvin Davenport Sewall and Eliza Mayhew


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 67.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Congregationalist, (Boston, MA) Thursday, November 22, 1883.
  3. [S154] 1860 US Census.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1802-1892 (1918) Chesterville (Maine). Town Clerk.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Independent Statesman, (Concord, NH) Thursday, February 19, 1874.
  6. [S149] American Ancestors, , Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections.
  7. [S392] Website ( "# 52879050."
  8. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 68.

Camilla Ashe Sewall1

F, b. 1 July 1936, d. 19 December 2016
     Camilla Ashe Sewall was born on 1 July 1936 in Manhattan, New York.2 She was the daughter of Loyall Farragut Sewall and Jane Yates Smith.1 Camilla Ashe Sewall married William Michael Wood after October 1966.1,3 Camilla Ashe Sewall died on 19 December 2016 at the age of 80.2

MEMORIAL SERVICE PHIPPSBURG - Camilla Ashe Sewall, 80, of Bath, Maine, died on 19 December 2016.
Born in Manhattan to Loyall Farragut and Jane Smith Sewall, Camilla was the great-grandchild of shipbuilder, railroad industrialist and Democratic vice-presidential candidate Arthur Sewall, and the grandchild of Harold Marsh Sewall, the last United States Minister to Hawaii whose efforts led to the territory's annexation.
Camilla and her brother Loyall grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but spent formative years at the family home in Bath, Maine during World War II. She graduated from Wellesley College and Columbia University, and worked as a social worker in the US, France and the UK. She met her husband, William Michael Wood, while working at the Centre for Students and Artists in Paris, and later moved with her family to London. Following their divorce, she travelled widely and spent extended sojourns in Europe as well as Cambodia, Haiti, Mexico, and Vietnam. She was famous for her diverse friends and fabulous parties. She is survived by her children Philip (Pip), Camilla (Mia) and Katharine (Jenty), and her grandchildren Elizabeth, Camilla Oceana, Samuel, Jakob, Sabine and Delphine.
A memorial service will be held at the Phippsburg Congregational Church on Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 2.30 pm.


  1. [S160] New York Times, 4 Oct 1966 p. 41.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 24 July 2017.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Oct 12, 1966.