Henry Devereaux Sewall1

M, #121, b. 21 August 1786, d. 8 June 1846
     Henry Devereaux Sewall was born on 21 August 1786 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Chief Justice Samuel Sewall LL.D. and Abigail Devereaux. Henry Devereaux Sewall married Mary Catherine Norton, daughter of Birdsay Norton, on 22 January 1816 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, by the Rev. Mr. Onderdonk. In the wedding announcement the groom is described as being of the house of Hurd & Sewall, New York.2,3 Henry Devereaux Sewall died on 8 June 1846 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, at the age of 59.4,5

At the age of 18 he started as a clerk in the counting house, in Boston, of his uncle, Joseph Sewall, the head of the house of Sewall, Salisbury & Co., then the principal dry goods importing and jobbing firm in New England. In 1807 the firm detailed their clerks, Henry Devereux Sewall and Arthur Tappan, the latter a brother of the junior partner in the firm, to go to Portland, in the district of Maine, and open a branch store under the firm name of Tappan & Sewall; but after doing business in Portland for two years they became discouraged by the ill effects produced by Jefferson's embargo, and in 1809 transferred the mercantile establishment to Montreal. There they were quite successful. Merchants and traders in Central and Northern New York were at that time among the principal customers of the Canadian capital city. It was there that Mr. Sewall formed acquaintanceships with Watertown merchants that shaped his course later in his career. The War of 1812 coming on, all Americans residing in Canada were required either to swear allegiance to the British Crown or to quit the country. Being patriots, and the descendants of patriots, the young traders chose the latter alternative, although to the ruin of their business, and in 1813 broke up their establishment. Mr. Tappan went directly to New York, becoming afterwards the leading dry goods merchant in that city, and a distinguished philanthropist. Mr. Sewall devoted his attention to the settling of matters of the late firm, and the collection of their outstanding debts.

Mr. Sewall's father dying in 1814 he spent a considerable part of that year in settling the estate, and early in 1815 established himself in New York in the foreign shipping and commission business, in partnership with John R. Hurd. This business proving but moderately remunerative, Mr. Hurd accepted an offer in 1823 to take the presidency of a marine insurance company in New York, and Mr. Sewall, under the advice of his uncle Joseph, the merchant in Boston, undertook a commission agency in New York in partnership with Edmund Q. Sewall, a son of Joseph, for the sale of domestic goods in connection with the foreign commission business. Joseph Sewall at that time had the agency in Boston of most of the few manufactories of cotton and woolen goods in New England, and through his intervention the firm of H. D. & E. Q. Sewall became the first in New York to undertake a similar agency in the latter market. It was thus that Mr. Sewall established an intercourse with Gilbert & Sigourney, the managers of the cotton factory at Watertown, and the latter concern becoming largely indebted to the New York house, the larger part of this indebtedness was finally transferred to property in and about Watertown.

In the financial crash of 1827 Mr. Sewall's firm in Boston, being compelled to succumb, carried down with them the house in New York of H. D. & E. Q. Sewall; and the junior partner, in the latter, dying, and the outlook for future business in New York seeming discouraging, Mr. Sewall concluded to remove with his family to Watertown, and managed the property there acquired through the intercourse with Gilbert & Sigourney, which firm also had been compelled by the extreme financial pressure of the time to withdraw from active business. He had likewise a view to the further extension of manufacturing at Watertown, and had always nourished a preference for a country life. Mr. Sewall, with the valuable assistance of those excellent men, well known to old citizens of Watertown, John Sigourney and Josiah W. Baker, carried on the old cotton factory and store from 1829 to 1834, when, the charter expiring, the factory and appurtenances were sold. In 1828-29 he constructed the dam on the Black River at the upper end of his island, built his residence on the island, then a beautiful spot, constructed or bought and afterwards sold a saw-mill and a tannery on the north side of the north branch, opposite the island, a paper mill and a machine shop on the lower point of the island on the north branch, a flouring-mill on the main branch, south side, just below the island, an extensive saw-mill at Dexter all between 1829 and I833; and in I834, with the assistance of New York and Boston capital, he erected an extensive woolen factory on the south side of the river opposite the island, and in 1834 to '35 and '36 built several brick stores on the east side of Factory Square, as well as a number of dwelling houses on Factory street, and in the neighborhood of the woolen-mills; and during the same period contributed largely to the erection of the first academy in the village (of which the late Judge Mullin was the first principal), and in 1832-33 furnished the greater part of the means for and himself attended to the construction and fitting up of the first Episcopal Church in the village, the predecessor of the present church on Court street. Later he built another flouring mill, below the woolen factory. Mr. Sewall, in connection with Merrill Coburn held, in 1833 the contract for furnishing the ties and sleepers for the Utica & Schenectady Railroad, the first railroad in the state of any length (the only previous ones being the short Mohawk & Hudson, and the Harlem, not going north of Harlem at that time) and, to carry out the contract, put up the extensive saw-mills at Dexter, and, as the sleepers were required to be of yellow pine, the contractors secured all there was of that timber along the Black River. The flood of 1833 swept all the logs into the lake at heavy loss to the contractors. From 1835 to 1843 Mr. Sewall was chiefly occupied with the business of the woolen factory, which, partly from want of sufficient skill in the manufacture of the fine goods for which the works were designed, partly from insufficiency of funds, and partly from the reduction of the tariff, did not prove ultimately profitable.

In the early spring of 1843 Mr. Sewall was badly injured by the upsetting of the Utica stage coach while on a journey to the eastward, from which time his health failed, and his business career practically closed, his death in June, 1846, being caused by the paralysis resulting from the injury. Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County, City of Watertown.

Children of Henry Devereaux Sewall and Mary Catherine Norton


  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 222.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 74 p. 203.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Weekly Messenger. 8 Feb 1816.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, New-Hampshire Sentinel, 1 July 1846.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Boston Daily Atlas, (Boston, MA) Saturday, June 27, 1846.
  6. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
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  8. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.11.

Henry Devereux Sewall1,2

M, #978, b. 3 July 1849, d. 1924
     Henry Devereux Sewall was born on 3 July 1849 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, (originally recorded as Henry Langley but altered to Henry Devereux in 1852.)3,4 He was the son of Rev. Charles Chauncy Sewall and Amy Peters.1 Henry Devereux Sewall married Ella Maria Clark, daughter of Charles C. Clark and Amy P. (Unknown), on 4 February 1880 in Medfield, Massachusetts, they had seven children, four of whom were still living at the time of the 1900 Census.5,6 Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark appear on the census of 22 June 1900 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his occupation is recorded as hat blocker.7 Henry Devereux Sewall died in 1924 in Westborough, Massachusetts.8

Children of Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson.
  3. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.
  5. [S208] 1900 US Census, MA WORCESTER WESTBOROUGH.
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  7. [S208] 1900 US Census, Westborough District 1703, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.
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  10. [S89] Family Search, New York, State Census, 1892.

Henry Devereux Sewall1

M, #13007, b. 24 July 1846, d. between January 1909 and April 1909
     Henry Devereux Sewall was born on 24 July 1846 in Brooklyn, New York.2 He was the son of Henry Foster Sewall and Sarah Allyne Rich.3 Henry Devereux Sewall was baptised on 22 August 1847 at Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1 He married firstly Maria Clarkson Holthuysen circa 1865.4 Henry Devereux Sewall and Maria Clarkson Holthuysen appear on the census of 1880 at Flushing, Queens, New York, where he is listed as a clerk in the Customs House.5 Henry Devereux Sewall married secondly Jennie Mitchell Broome, daughter of Charles C. Broome, on 27 December 1904 in Christ Church, Hackensack, New York.6 Henry Devereux Sewall died between January 1909 and April 1909. Probate was granted on 5 May 1909 at New York.7

Child of Henry Devereux Sewall and Maria Clarkson Holthuysen


  1. [S89] Family Search, Vital records of Cohasset, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
  2. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #463.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.10.
  4. [S208] 1900 US Census, NJ BERGEN MIDLAND TWP.
  5. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, New York Herald, 28 December 1904.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999.

Henry Devereux Sewall Jr.1

M, #9013, b. 19 April 1889
     Henry Devereux Sewall Jr. was born on 19 April 1889 in Brooklyn, New York.1 He was the son of Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark.2 In 1940 he is living unmarried at Westborough.


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson.

Henry E. Sewall1

M, #24419, b. 30 March 1911, d. 22 February 1955
     Henry E. Sewall was born on 30 March 1911 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, where he is simply listed as 8th child.1 He was the son of Charles Summers Sewall and Ruth Shirley Groves.1 Henry E. Sewall married Winifred Byrne, daughter of Patrick Byrne and Helena Glynn, on 11 April 1932 in St. Agnes Church, Utica, New York.2 Henry E. Sewall died on 22 February 1955 at 117 Dryden, Utica, New York, at the age of 43.3

Children of Henry E. Sewall and Winifred Byrne


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Utica Observer-Dispatch, 23 February 1955.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Bath Independent, 3 March 1955.

Henry Edwin Sewall1

M, #1235, b. 22 August 1848, d. 1 August 1925
     Henry Edwin Sewall was born on 22 August 1848 in St. Augustine, Florida.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst.4,1 Henry Edwin Sewall married Abbie Evans Thomas, daughter of Seymour Thomas and Mary Evans, on 23 December 1873.2 Henry Edwin Sewall appear on the census of 1880 at New York (Manhattan), New York, where he is listed as a coal dealer.5 He died on 1 August 1925 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, at the age of 766 and is buried in All Saints Cemetery, Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida.6

Henry Edwin Sewall of Sewall's Point, Fla., though reared in another State, is a native of Florida, having been born at St. Augustine, on August 22, 1848. His father, Rufus King Sewall, was a lawyer of note and the author of many popular historical works bearing upon the State of Maine. His mother's maiden name was Anna E. Whitehurst, who first married a Hanson, and in 1843, being a widow, was married to Rufus King Sewall, of which marriage there were five children. The Sewall family in this country traces its ancestry to Henry Sewall, who came from England to Ipswich, Mass., in 1634, and he in turn was descended from Henry Sewall, who was Mayor of Coventry, England, in 1589 and 1606. It is said that the family ancestry can be traced back to the days of the Norman Conquest in England. Samuel Sewall, the first of the family in Maine, lived at York. One of his sons, Henry, was the father of another Samuel, who was pastor of the Congregational Church in Edgecomb in 1807. This Samuel was the father of Rufus, who in turn was the father of Rufus King Sewall, who was the father of Henry E. In 1846 Rufus King Sewall and his wife removed to Florida, but only remained until 1849 when they returned to Maine where Henry E. grew up and obtained his education in the public schools of that State. In 1865 the lad entered the Merchant Marine Service, which he followed until 1876. His last voyage was around the world in the ship Benjamin Sewall of Boston. His uncle, Capt. Egbert T. Sewall, in command of the barque, Istria, was lost at sea off Cape Hatteras, on June 11, 1868. In 1876 Mr. Sewall left the sea and engaged in the wholesale retail coal business in New York, under the firm name of H. E. Sewall and Company. The business was successful and in 1889 he sold out and came to Sewall's Point, Fla., to perfect the titles of the Hanson grant, which was finally accomplished by decree of the United States Court, after fourteen years of litigation. In 1890 he took an active part in county affairs and in 1894 represented Dade county in the Legislature for two years. Since that time he has devoted his attention to the development of the section where he lives. He has held the place of Postmaster at Sewall's Point since May 12, 1891, and also served as County Commissioner in 1893.

On December 23, 1873, he married Miss Abbie E. Thomas, a daughter of Seymour and Mary (Evans) Thomas, of Nicholas, N. Y.

Captain Sewall is a Congregationalist and a Democrat. He is commodore of the Gilbert Bar Yacht Club, a life member of the Kane Lodge, No. 454, F. & A. M., of New York City, and a charter member of the Mid Rivers Country Club. He is an active member of the Pineapple Growers' Association and the Pineapple League. For Florida Captain Sewall thinks that the most important question is good roads, with cheaper and better transportation, which will encourage the immigration needed and build up the State. In his reading he is very partial to historical works and rates very highly such current periodicals as The Independent and other magazines of that class. As a matter of interest in his career, it may be mentioned that at the time the barque Istria was lost, as above stated, he was the second mate and was one of the four saved, washed ashore on wreckage after being in the water 9 hours.

Captain Sewall comes of that New England stock which has written such marvelous pages upon the history of our land. Their sturdiness of character is illustrated by the strength of their convictions. A man reared in Maine who is a lifetime Democrat does not need any other testimonial as to the rigidity of his principles, and the Sewall family of that State are prominent in that respect. One-third of the Hanson tract of land to which he perfected titles after such a hard struggle has been in his family since the year 1823, or just four years after Florida was acquired from Spain. During his life as a sailor he voyaged around the world several times on sailing ships, making very long trips, and acquired a world experience, which has been valuable to him in later life. Since settling at Sewall's Point and perfecting the titles to the lands he has been engaged in building up a select colony at that place, and the government engineers have but recently recommended a very large appropriation for improvements to be made in that vicinity. It is but just to state that to his efforts mainly are due the splendid improvements already made at Santa Lucia inlet, and Captain Sewall believes that if the present contemplated improvements are carried out that the Santa Lucia inlet will be the gateway for freight to the west coast of Florida. A man of affairs and capable in business he occupies in the community in which he lives that commanding position to which his merits and his labors entitle him. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Joy Fisher sdgenweb@yahoo.com February 11, 2008 extracted from Makers of America, Vol. III.


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 49.
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  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 28795840."

Henry Foster Sewall1

M, #953, b. 31 October 1816, d. 30 April 1896
     Shipping merchant of New York City.2 Henry Foster Sewall was born on 31 October 1816 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.3,4 He was the son of Henry Devereaux Sewall and Mary Catherine Norton.1 Henry Foster Sewall married Sarah Allyne Rich on 20 September 1843 in Watertown, New York.3,5 Henry Foster Sewall died on 30 April 1896 in New York, New York, at the age of 79.6,7 The funeral of Henry Foster Sewall took place on 2 May 1896 from his late residence at 955 Madison Avenue, New York.8

Mr. Sewall was educated at the De Forest Collegiate School, In Murray-st., and at Round Hill School, conducted by George Bancroft, of Northampton. Later he entered his father's office, and, on the absorption of the foreign business by the well-known firm of Grinnell, Minturn & Co., he became a member of that firm, being connected with it until 1879, when he retired from active business. Mr. Sewall began over fifty years ago, when comparatively little attention was given in this country to print collecting, to gather from cities In Europe the choicest examples of the old engravers' works. At the time of his death he had one of the finest historical collections of early prints, excepting those in the art museums. in the world. He was in constant correspondence with the curators and librarians in the principal cities of Europe, and his opinion upon any work of art was largely sought. He also had an exceedingly choice library, rich in early editions and missals. He frequently loaned many of his valuable treasures to the art museums of this city and Boston and to the Grolier Club, of which he was a member.9

Children of Henry Foster Sewall and Sarah Allyne Rich


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.10.
  4. [S89] Family Search, IGI Family Group Record.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Unverified IGI entry.
  6. [S251] New York Vital Records.
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  8. [S160] New York Times, 2 May 1896.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, New-York Tribune, 2 May 1896i.

Henry Foster Sewall1

M, #13010, b. 16 December 1876, d. 17 June 1920
     Henry Foster Sewall. Financier.2 He was born on 16 December 1876 in New York, New York.3,4 He was the son of Charles Joseph Sewall and Annie Brooks Wellman.1 Henry Foster Sewall graduated in 1897 from Cornell.2 He married Ethel Redford Mount, daughter of Redford Job Mount and Ella Cornelia Smith, circa 1906.5,6 Henry Foster Sewall and Ethel Redford Mount appear on the census of 1910 at Manhattan, New York, they were living with her parents. He is an insurance agent.6 Henry Foster Sewall lived at 201 West Eighty-fifth Street, New York.2 He died on 17 June 1920 in Todds Lane, Briarcliff, New York, at his summer home at the age of 43.2
He was President of Sewall & Alden of 80 Maiden Lane. Vice President of A.B. & S. Realty Co; of the Motion Picture News and of the Surbrug Chocolate Corporation.2

Children of Henry Foster Sewall and Ethel Redford Mount


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.10.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 11 Jun 1920 p. 11.
  3. [S258] Joshua Wyman Wellman, Thomas Wellman of Lynn, p. 369.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, (June 2007).
  5. [S160] New York Times, 7 Oct 1940 p. 14.
  6. [S207] 1910 US Census, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York.
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~houghtonfamily/…

Henry H. Sewall1

M, #25262, b. 5 November 1844, d. 17 April 1845
     Henry H. Sewall was born on 5 November 1844 in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert.1 Henry H. Sewall died on 17 April 1845 in Iberville Parish, Louisiana,1 and is buried in Saint Raphael Cemetery, Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.2


  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "138723083 M.I."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#138723083."

Henry K. Sewall1

M, #26328, b. circa 1866, d. after 20 April 1940
     Henry K. Sewall was born circa 1866 in Maine.1 He was the son of Thomas Avery Sewall and Emeline Kehail.1 Henry K. Sewall died after 20 April 1940.2


  1. [S209] 1870 US Census, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.
  2. [S585] 1940 US Census, Massachusetts, Essex, Lynn City, Lynn, Ward 4.

Henry L. Sewall

M, #4443
     Henry L. Sewall was the son of Nicholas Sewall and Mary Fenwick.1 Henry L. Sewall died unmarried.2


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 295.

Henry Landee Sewall1,2

M, #17975, b. 28 March 1917, d. 29 August 2003
     Henry Landee Sewall was born on 28 March 1917 in Dublin, Coahoma County, Mississippi.1,3 He was the son of Harry Baird Sewall and Anna Irene Landee.1 Henry Landee Sewall married Louise Herbolsheimer. Henry Landee Sewall married Mavis (Unknown) after 1969.4 Henry Landee Sewall died on 29 August 2003 at the Memphis Veterans Medical Center, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, at the age of 863,4 and is buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.5

CLARKSDALE - Henry Landee Sewall, 86, retired self-employed electrician and farmer, died Friday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Oakridge Cemetery. National Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Oakhurst Baptist Church. Mr. Sewall, the widower of Louise Sewall and Mavis Sewall, leaves a son, Randall Sewall of Moon Lake, and two grandchildren.4

Child of Henry Landee Sewall and Louise Herbolsheimer


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S585] 1940 US Census, Mississippi, Coahoma.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, (Memphis, TN), 30 August 2003.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 84848551."
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 84848958."

Henry Landee Sewall Jr.1

M, #22943, b. 9 October 1948, d. 4 July 1969
     Henry Landee Sewall Jr. was born on 9 October 1948 in Coahoma County, Mississippi.2 He was the son of Henry Landee Sewall and Louise Herbolsheimer.1 Henry Landee Sewall Jr. died on 4 July 1969 in Dundee, Tunica County, Mississippi, at the age of 201 and is buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.1


  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 84848958."
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Daily Dispatch, Moline, 6 November 1948.

Henry Marlyn Sewall1

M, #1012, b. 11 October 1828, d. 7 October 1833
     Henry Marlyn Sewall was born on 11 October 1828 in Edgecomb, Maine.2 He was the son of Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe W. Merrill.3 Henry Marlyn Sewall died on 7 October 1833 in Edgecomb, Maine, at the age of 4.1


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://files.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/cemeteries/…
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.spoonergen.com/trees/US-William/d0008/…
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Henry Middleton Sewall1

M, #10294, b. 6 March 1823, d. 3 May 1850
     Henry Middleton Sewall was born on 6 March 1823 in near Granville, Fauquier County, Virginia.2 He was the son of William Sewall and Elizabeth Ward Middleton.1 Henry Middleton Sewall married Anne Elizabeth Higgins on 22 November 1849 in Cass County, Illinois.1,3 Henry Middleton Sewall died on 3 May 1850 at the age of 271 and is was buried in Chandlerville Cemetery, Illinois.2

Child of Henry Middleton Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Higgins


  1. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 59113664."
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.

Henry Middleton Sewall1

M, #10296, b. 28 November 1850, d. 16 November 1907
     Henry Middleton Sewall was born on 28 November 1850 in Cass County, Illinois.1,2 He was the son of Henry Middleton Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Higgins.1 Henry Middleton Sewall married Clara J. Baird on 24 August 1882 in Champaign County, Illinois, and settled on a farm near Urbana.1,3 Henry Middleton Sewall married secondly Avilla Julia McKinley, daughter of Dr. Charles McKinley, on 22 March 1899 at Champaign County, Illinois.3 Henry Middleton Sewall died on 16 November 1907 in Paulding, Ohio, at the age of 56 of typhoid pneumonia.4

Children of Henry Middleton Sewall and Clara J. Baird

Children of Henry Middleton Sewall and Avilla Julia McKinley


  1. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Ohio, County Death Records.

Henry Paschal Sewall1,2

M, #12615, b. 19 June 1866, d. 22 March 1895
     Henry Paschal Sewall was born on 19 June 1866 in Brooklyn, New York.1,3 He was the son of Ammi Ruhamah Sewall and Augusta Sprague.1 Henry Paschal Sewall died on 22 March 1895 in Albany, New York, at the age of 28 of typhoid4 and was buried on 11 May 1895 in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York.4


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 46.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.sprague-database.org/genealogy/getperson.php
  3. [S89] Family Search, Brooklyn birth certificates, 1866-1909 Brooklyn (New York). Department of Health.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011.

Hepsibah Bailey Sewall1

F, #1065, b. 3 October 1801
     Hepsibah Bailey Sewall was born on 3 October 1801 in Georgetown, Sagadahoc County, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Theodore Sewall and Olive Beal.3 Hepsibah Bailey Sewall was christened on 3 August 1817 at Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine.4 She married firstly Benjamin Carleton on 2 July 1823 in Alna, Lincoln County, Maine.5 The marriage intention of Hepsibah Bailey Sewall and Samuel Stanwood was published on 24 February 1827 in Alna, Maine.1


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 308.
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  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
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Herbert Sewall1

M, #22591, b. circa 1891
     Herbert Sewall was born circa 1891 in Brooklyn, New York.1 He was the son of Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark.1


  1. [S89] Family Search, New York, State Census, 1892.

Herbert Daniel Sewall1

M, #24390, b. 7 May 1918, d. 9 May 2000
     Herbert Daniel Sewall was born on 7 May 1918 in Webster Burn, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Daniel August Sewall and Effie Squires.1 Herbert Daniel Sewall married Leona Victoria Lund, daughter of Albert Lund, on 25 July 1940 in Pine County, Minnesota. Herbert Daniel Sewall died on 9 May 2000 in Minnesota at the age of 821 and is buried in Memorial Cemetery, Hinckley, Pine County, Minnesota.2


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 35879740."

Herbert Willis Sewall1

M, #15683, b. 26 October 1878, d. 1941
     Herbert Willis Sewall was born on 26 October 1878 in Wilton, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Nathan Willis Sewall and Mary Jessie Goding.2 Herbert Willis Sewall graduated in 1902 from University of Maine B.S. in electrical engineering. He married Harriett E. Brackett, daughter of James F. Brackett and Linda F. Foss, on 21 September 1914 in Wilton, Maine.4 Herbert Willis Sewall was employed by G.H. Bass & Co. as a shoe factory foreman in 1918 at Milton, Maine.3 He died in 19415 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton, Maine.5

Children of Herbert Willis Sewall and Harriett E. Brackett


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  2. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. [S243] Maine State Archives, Maine Marriages 1892-1996.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 64635213."
  6. [S89] Family Search, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921.
  7. [S231] 1930 US Census, Maine, Franklin, Jay, District 13.

Hester M. Sewall1

F, #26474, b. circa 1916
     Hester M. Sewall was born circa 1916 in New Hampshire.1 She was the daughter of Clarence Eben Sewall and Myrtie Cummings.1


  1. [S206] 1920 US Census, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Hilda Augusta Sewall1

F, #25074, b. 8 March 1898, d. 1968
     Hilda Augusta Sewall was born on 8 March 1898 in East Livermore, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Mark Sewall and Adelaide E. Wilkins.1 Hilda Augusta Sewall married Herbert David Norton, son of Charles Norton and Lizzie Crosby, on 15 January 1921 in Livermore Falls, Maine.2 Hilda Augusta Sewall died in 19683 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine.3


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://downeastmainegenealogy.ning.com/page/…
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980.

Hilliard Sewall1

M, #25219, b. circa April 1827, d. 16 August 1829
     Hilliard Sewall was born circa April 1827 in New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Benjamin Sewall and Mary Brown.1 Hilliard Sewall died on 16 August 1829 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.1


  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 37553095 M.I."

Hiram Stoyle Sewall

M, #13002, b. 25 October 1833, d. 17 October 1888
     Hiram Stoyle Sewall was born on 25 October 1833 in Maine.1,2 He was the son of William Dunning Sewall and Mary Ann Kellins.1 Hiram Stoyle Sewall married Eliza A. Moseley on 16 February 1866 in Butte County, California.3 Hiram Stoyle Sewall and Eliza A. Moseley appear on the census of 1870 at Oregon Township, California, which lists him as a miner.4 Hiram Stoyle Sewall and Eliza A. Moseley were divorced before 1880. Hiram Stoyle Sewall and William Arden Sewall appear on the census of 1880 at Lakeview, Lake, Oregon, listed as traveling.2 On 24 May 1884 he is listed in the California Great Register as a labourer on Pence's Ranch.5 Hiram Stoyle Sewall died on 17 October 1888 in Butte County, California, at the age of 54.6

Children of Hiram Stoyle Sewall and Eliza A. Moseley


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 34.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census, 60th Enumeration District, Lakeview, Lake, Oregon.
  3. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  4. [S209] 1870 US Census.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Wills and Probate Records, 1782-1999.

Homer Sewall1

M, #15976, b. 8 February 1889, d. 3 August 1974
     Homer Sewall. Banker and broker.2 He was born on 8 February 1889 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Benjamin Bowman Sewall and Dulcenia Harris.1 Homer Sewall married Marjorie Hartwell, daughter of Harry F. Hartwell, on 7 October 1914 in Christ Church, Waltham, Massachusetts, the notice of the wedding indicated that they were going to live at 696 Lexington Street, Waltham.3,2 Homer Sewall died on 3 August 1974 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 85.4,5

SEWALL — In Waltham, August 3, Homer, husband of Marjorie (Hartwell), Sewall, of 26 Piety Corner Road, father of Mrs. Francis P. (Marjorie) Burling of Brewster, Mrs. Norman J. (Virginia) Adams of Long meadow and the late Homer Jr .and Richard H. Sewall, brother of Miss Louise and Mrs. John (Katharine) Proudfoot, both of Waltham and Edward D. of Oneida, N.Y.6

Children of Homer Sewall and Marjorie Hartwell


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 395 ; Page: 318.
  2. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 168.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 8 October 1914.
  4. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Herald, 6 August 1974.

Homer Sewall1

M, #17557, b. 10 July 1924, d. 9 June 1944
     Homer Sewall was born on 10 July 1924.1 He was the son of Homer Sewall and Marjorie Hartwell.1 Homer Sewall was killed on 9 June 1944 in Normandy, France, at the age of 19.1 Private 31311877 Homer Sewall Jr. was serving in the U.S. Army, 326th Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division. He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Plot: E Row: 8 Grave: 34. He was awarded the Purple Heart.2

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."3"


  1. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 168.
  2. [S358] Website World War II Registry (www.wwiimemorial.com).
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.holderness.org/podium/default.aspx

Horace A. Sewall1

M, #18117, b. 23 November 1835, d. 3 February 1871
     Horace A. Sewall. A labourer.1 He was born on 23 November 1835 in Weld, Maine.1 He was the son of Stinson Sewall and Mary Whitmore.1 Horace A. Sewall married Harriet F. Goodwin, daughter of Henry Goodwin, on 4 April 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts.2 Horace A. Sewall died on 3 February 1871 in Salem, Massachusetts, at the age of 35 of consumption.1


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 238 ; Page: 251.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.

Horace Porter Sewall1

M, #20661, b. June 1827, d. 1917
     Horace Porter Sewall was born in June 1827 in Northfield, New Hampshire.2,3 He was the son of Samuel Sewall and Betsey Whitney.1 Horace Porter Sewall married firstly Lucy Emery on 5 January 1853 in Dorchester.4 Horace Porter Sewall married secondly Sarah F. Jackman, daughter of Jacob Jackman, on 17 April 1859 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.2,3 Horace Porter Sewall and Sarah F. Jackman were living at Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota, in 1895 with their son Charles.5 Horace Porter Sewall was living at South Dakota in 1905 and was living at Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1916.6 He died in 1917 in Alberta7 and is buried in Faith Union Cemetery, Etzikom, Alberta, where his name is spelled Sewell.7

Children of Horace Porter Sewall and Sarah F. Jackman


  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #379.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Hennepin, Saint Louis Park, District 140.
  3. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, New-Hampshire Patriot, March 2, 1853.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Minnesota State Census, 1895.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Canada Census, 1916.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 108446539."
  8. [S209] 1870 US Census, Merrimack, Northfield.

Howard Sewall1

M, #12085, b. 12 November 1860, d. 22 October 1872
     Howard Sewall was born on 12 November 1860 in Clarke County, Alabama.2,1 He was the son of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Ann Amelia DuBose.1 Howard Sewall died on 22 October 1872 at the age of 11.1


  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.