Dr. Robert D. Sewall

M, #4441, b. 1765, d. 16 December 1820
     Dr. Robert D. Sewall. Of "His Lordship's Kindness". He was born in 1765 (calculated from his age at death.)1 He was the son of Nicholas Lewis Sewall and Mary Darnall.2 Dr. Robert D. Sewall married Mary (Polly) Brent, daughter of William Brent.2 Dr. Robert D. Sewall was living in Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland.3 He died on 16 December 1820 in Washington, District of Columbia, after a long and distressing illness3,4 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.5

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

Citations

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

Robert Darnall Sewall

M, #18002, b. 20 August 1792, d. 18 March 1853
     Robert Darnall Sewall was born on 20 August 1792.1,2 He was the son of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent.3 Robert Darnall Sewall died on 18 March 1853 in Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland, at the age of 601 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.4 He had made a will on 31 December 1852

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEAL

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

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


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Citations

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

Robert Edward Sewall1

M, #26725, b. 28 December 1925, d. 5 September 1981
     Robert Edward Sewall was born on 28 December 1925 in Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Frank Albert Sewall and Marylyne F. Ross.1 Robert Edward Sewall married Lola Altizer.2 Robert Edward Sewall died on 5 September 1981 in Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at the age of 551 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.3

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 135418036."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 199607592."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 135418036, Robert Edward Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."

Robert Henry Sewall1

M, #26680, b. 29 March 1883, d. 29 January 1973
     Robert Henry Sewall was born on 29 March 1883 in White Castle, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Rachel C.F. Nelson.1 Robert Henry Sewall married Sophie Rose Kemptgen, daughter of J.G. Kemptgen and Margaret Weber, on 26 July 1910 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.2 Robert Henry Sewall died on 29 January 1973 in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, at the age of 893 and is buried in Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois.4

Children of Robert Henry Sewall and Sophie Rose Kemptgen

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 234541142."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 93764975."

Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, #4647, b. 15 October 1806, d. 31 December 1850
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born on 15 October 1806 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.1 He was the son of Nicholas Sewall and Mary Fenwick.2 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Marie Evelina Hébert, daughter of Paul Bastion Hébert and Mary Eugenia Hamilton, on 4 August 1842 in Louisiana.3 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died on 31 December 1850 in Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, at the age of 44 after a short but painful illness1,4 and is buried in Saint Raphael Cemetery, Bayou Goula, Iberville ParishCounty, Louisiana.5

Children of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 138723084."
  2. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 295.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.acadiansingray.com/… citing Baton Rouge Diocesan Records.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, New Orleans Weekly Delta, 13 January 1851.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 138723084, Robert Sewall, showing memorial photograph."
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Marksville Weekly News and Cottonport Leader, 2 June 2005.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "138723083 M.I."
  8. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Iberville parish, Louisiana.

Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, #23220, b. 6 January 1846, d. 17 February 1929
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born on 6 January 1846 in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert. Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Rachel C.F. Nelson, daughter of Dr. James Douglas Nelson and Jane Cecilia Kirk, on 4 March 1878 at the Jesuits' Church, New Orleans, Louisiana.2,3 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died on 17 February 1929 in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 834 and is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge ParishCounty, Louisiana.1
VETERAN FIGHTER FOR LOST CAUSES DIES IN HOSPITAL
Major Sewall Served in Civil War as Cavalryman
     A fighter died in New Orleans Sunday afternoon, a fighter for two lost causes. He was Major Robert H.F. Sewall. A fighter to the end.
     In the War Between the States Major Sewall fought under the Stars and Bars. From the time peace once more returned to the nation until Sunday afternoon he fought tirelessly to persuade local, state and government officials that his "spur dike" plan for controlling the inroads of the Mississippi river was the answer to the greatest problem of the Mississippi valley.
Major Sewall knew Appomattox Courthouse. Major Sewall was alive and well when the Bonnet Carre spillway, not spur dikes, was decided upon as the answer to the great flood danger of 1927.
Was Iberville Planter

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

     Major Sewall's eyesight was failing but not his spirit. He carried his fight for spur dikes into the board of state engineers.
Spur dikes - concrete piling driven into a caving bank, forcing the current of the swollen river to form an eddy. Instead of "eating out" the levees, was the major's contention, the spur dikes would cause a suspended silt to be deposited by the resulting eddy which would "make" instead of destroy the levee wall. Such dikes, was his argument, would force the water to the other side of the river and force it to scour out a channel there. The piling for the dikes would be of either concrete, (a plan patented by Major Sewall) or of wood driven in the river in an upstream direction at a 45 degree angle. The plan he advanced provided for water-tight sections of piling driven in sections 500, 1000, or some other distance in feet apart. The major contended that the idea had show [sic.] practical results near Shreveport and at the Poland street wharves in New Orleans.
Plan Impractical

     In 1887, so convinced was Major Sewall that his plan would solve the age-old problem, he quit his plantation and devoted his entire time to his new cause. Many engineers heard his arguments and in 1924 his plan was declared impractical. He found a companion spirit in Frank H. Waddill, noted engineer, who after reviewing Major Sewall's spur dike plan warmly supported the idea.
Trials were given the spur dike plan. It was found that while it was adaptable to furnishing and driving watertight sheet piling, as far as flood regulation was concerned Major Sewall's plan was impractical. And so, though defeated, Major Sewall died at Charity hospital Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p. m. Military funeral services in his honor will be held today at 1:15 p.m. at the P.J. McMahon chapel, 4800 Canal street, followed by services at St. Francis de Sales church at 1:45 p.m. At 3:15 p.m. the body will be sent to Baton Rouge for burial. Major Sewall earned his commission while serving in the Second Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil war. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs H.P. Simmonds and Mrs. C.P. Chester, and three sons, Robert H., James Nelson and P.H. Sewall. The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.5

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

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 233246283."
  2. [S89] Family Search, Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Times-Picayune, 17 March 1878.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.
  6. [S207] 1910 US Census, New Orleans Ward 10.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Advocate (Baton Rouge), 9 August 1961.
  8. [S89] Family Search, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  9. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  10. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Democrat, 19 February 1911.

Robert Irwin Sewall1

M, #22563, b. 30 November 1925, d. 29 July 2008
     Robert Irwin Sewall was born on 30 November 1925 in Cherokee County, Texas.1 He was the son of James Krouse Sewall and Trannie McKnight.1 Robert Irwin Sewall married Charlcy Jauthinia Sherman.2 Robert Irwin Sewall died on 29 July 2008 in Argyle, Texas, at the age of 82.3

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997.
         
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Robert Jackson Sewall1

M, #23184, b. 23 December 1913, d. 19 April 2001
     Robert Jackson Sewall was born on 23 December 1913 in Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Lewis Sewall and Lula Mae Dial.1 Robert Jackson Sewall married Mattie Hedgecough. Robert Jackson Sewall died on 19 April 2001 in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, at the age of 872 and is buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas.3

Citations

  1. [S206] 1920 US Census, Rusk, Texas.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 130448615, Robert Jackson “R. J.” Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."

Robert James Sewall1

M, #23966, b. 24 November 1927, d. 1 October 1996
     Robert James Sewall was born on 24 November 1927 in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.2,3 He was the son of Ralph A. Sewall and Elizabeth M. Leith.1 Robert James Sewall married Janet Mae Hawthorne.4 Robert James Sewall died on 1 October 1996 in Pennsylvania at the age of 68.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 20 October 1990.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966 f.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, New Castle Public Library's Marriage/Obituary Database.

Robert Lee Sewall1

M, #23662, b. 23 March 1894, d. 5 December 1960
     Robert Lee Sewall was born on 23 March 1894 in Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, (his gravestone shows 1893.)1 He was the son of Lewis Edward R. Sewall and Catherine Margaret Dykes.1 On 8 July 1918 he entered military service and was sent to at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburgh, Mississippi, he was a farmer at that time.2 Robert Lee Sewall died on 5 December 1960 in Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, at the age of 663 and is buried in Bethel on Chastain Hill, Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama.4

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 82971883."

Robert Lentner Sewall1

M, #24574, b. 25 February 1933, d. 8 March 2016
     Robert Lentner Sewall was born on 25 February 1933 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. and Leila May Stevens.1 Robert Lentner Sewall died on 8 March 2016 in Massachusetts at the age of 83.1,2 and is buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts.3

Robert Lentner “Bob” Sewall passed away peacefully on March 8, 2016. Bob was born on February 25, 1933. He was raised in Manchester and Hamilton MA. He attended the Brooks School in North Andover MA class of 1952 and Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He served our country as a proud member of the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He is predeceased by his parents Rufus Lentner Sewall and Leila Stevens Walker.
Bob enjoyed a rich and rewarding life in a variety of activities. Always possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, he combined the challenge of building things from the ground-up with enriching the lives of others. He had a great love for sports, particularly ice hockey and running. Among his accomplishments, he was a pioneer in the massive growth of ice hockey during the 1970s in Massachusetts. He was an original member of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States for Massachusetts serving as Treasurer, later known as USA Hockey. He was instrumental in establishing AAA ice hockey in Massachusetts. He founded many youth teams including the North Shore Raiders, which gave many of the area’s skilled youth a higher level of play. He also enjoyed road running. He participated in many marathons and ultra-marathons. This led to him opening a road racing and running store known as The Running Shoe, which was located in Salem and Swampscott. Later on, he was the owner of the North Shore Vending Company that served much of Eastern MA. Bob was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking and nature. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Power Squadron in Salem.
In addition to his wife Ingrid Van Velthoven Sewall, of Homosassa, FL, Bob is survived by his five children Jeanne Sewall Richards and her husband Thomas of Oxford, ME, Robert Lentner Sewall Junior of Novato, CA, William Gilman Sewall of Beverly, MA, Stephen Lentner Sewall of Murrel's Inlet, SC and his wife Kimberly, Robin Sewall Hubbard of Groveland, MA, and her husband Kevin, his grandchildren Courtney, Cameron, Catherine, Amanda, Benjamin, Sara, Joshua, Cameron, Lindsay, Randy, Samuel, and Jennifer, his six great grandchildren, his sister Leila Clay and her husband Henry of Leesburg, Virginia, his nephews Henry and Christopher, and niece Abigail. Also, he is survived by many friends.2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.campbellfuneral.com/book-of-memories/2425973/…
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Salem News (Beverly, MA), 6 June 2016.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 199901999, CPL Robert Lentner “Bob” Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."

Robert Lewis Sewall

M, #17836, b. 9 February 1879, d. 2 March 1953
     Robert Lewis Sewall was born on 9 February 1879 in Alabama.1 He was the son of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Alice Marshall Finch.2 Robert Lewis Sewall married Lula Mae Dial, daughter of John Jackson Dial and Ida Mae Jones, on 22 November 1906 in Dialville, Texas.3 Robert Lewis Sewall died on 2 March 1953 in Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas, at the age of 741,4 and was buried on 3 March 1953 in Providence Cemetery, Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas.1

Children of Robert Lewis Sewall and Lula Mae Dial

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, 16 March 1952.
  3. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, he Rusk Cherokeean, April 16, 1953.
  5. [S206] 1920 US Census, Rusk, Texas.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 66613461."
  7. [S585] 1940 US Census, Dialville, Cherokee, Texas.

Robert Lewis Sewall1

M, #23597, b. 31 July 1923, d. 5 December 2017
     Robert Lewis Sewall was born on 31 July 1923 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Edward Ellsworth Sewall and Mary Helen Hutnik.1 Robert Lewis Sewall married Carol Dean Uhrich, daughter of Henry Uhrich and Elsie Kuest, on 29 April 1949 in Odessa, Lincoln County, Washington.3 Robert Lewis Sewall died on 5 December 2017 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, at the age of 944 and was buried on 9 December 2017 in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington.5,6

“Shorty” Bob was born July 31, 1923 in New Castle, PA and passed away on December 5, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Harrington, WA was his home for over 67 years until moving to Spokane’s Fairwinds Northpointe retirement community in 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Carol Uhrich Sewall, his parents, Edward and Mary, brother Harold, sisters Alice and Emma, and his long time companion, Shirley Swartz. He is survived by their three daughters: Ilona Wiley (Larry), Spokane, Heidi Sewall, Woodinville, WA and Amy Philadelphia (Michael), Owings Mills, MD; three granddaughters, Allayna Philadelphia, Fiona Kelley and Alicia Philadelphia; one brother, Edward Sewall, Harrington, WA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Shorty came west into Washington State with the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940 and was stationed at Entiat, WA. Next he moved to Odessa, WA where he found work with local farmers. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 and stationed with the 913th Field Artillery Battalion, which was assigned to the 88th Infantry Division serving in Italy. He was wounded during his term and received the Purple Heart medal. He was discharged in 1945 at the end of World War II. Shorty joined the Odessa chapter of the American Legion/VFW Post 7395 and received his 70-year pin in 2016.
He began playing the guitar and singing during his early years in Pennsylvania, once entering and winning a contest broadcast by a local radio station. For many years he sang and played guitar with a bluegrass band in Lincoln County, WA named the Rocky Coulee Ramblers.
Professionally he owned his own excavation business which served customers in Lincoln, Adams and Grant counties. He worked on excavation of a site which became the music building at Washington State University. His wife Carol took care of the bookkeeping and made parts runs for him.
During the summer weekends since 1960, Bob and his family spent most of their weekends at their lake home near Porcupine Bay on Lake Roosevelt. In retirement years, Shorty and Carol vacationed in the winter in a motor home and spent time traveling in the southwest area. In the later years after Carol passed he and his long-time companion, Shirley Swartz, wintered in Yuma, AZ.6

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News on-line, 7 April 2008.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "185779530."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#185779530."
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/davenport-wa/…

Robert Lincoln Sewall

M, #26327, b. November 1867, d. 10 October 1928
     Robert Lincoln Sewall was born in November 1867 in Bath, Maine.1 He was the son of Thomas Avery Sewall and Emeline Kehail.2 Robert Lincoln Sewall married Winifred Meredith Chester on 21 February 1895 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3 Robert Lincoln Sewall died on 10 October 1928 in the Chapin Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts, at the age of 60.4

Robert L. Sewall, 60, of 917, Sumner avenue, for 37 years employed as a designer at the Brooks Bank Note company, died at the Chapin Memorial hospital yesterday. He was a native of, Bath, Me. He is survived by his widow, Winifred (Chester) Sewall; a daughter, Mrs Raymond V. Hannah of this city; two sons, Robert G. of Springfield and Thomas G. of Boston; and a brother, Henry K. Sewall of Lynn. The funeral will be held at Graham's chapel Saturday afternoon at 2, Rev Earle H. Thayer officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Park cemetery.5

Children of Robert Lincoln Sewall and Winifred Meredith Chester

Citations

  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, ED 591 Springfield city Ward 6.
  2. [S209] 1870 US Census, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), 11 October 1928.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Springfield Republican, 11 October 1928.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.

Robert M. Sewall1,2

M, #24409, b. 22 July 1931, d. 24 June 1984
     Robert M. Sewall was born on 22 July 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island.2,3 He was the son of Egbert Merrill Sewall and Edith Hargraves Jencks.1 Robert M. Sewall died on 24 June 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 524 and is buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.4

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Lewiston Daily Sun, 6 May 1981.
  2. [S585] 1940 US Census, Rhode Island Providence Providence City, Providence, Ward 2.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Rhode Island State Census, 1935.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#179388146."

Robert Singleton Sewall1

M, #12077, b. 15 October 1839, d. 6 April 1862
     Robert Singleton Sewall was born on 15 October 1839 in Clarke County, Alabama.1,2 He was the son of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Sarah Angelica (Ann) Singleton.1 Robert Singleton Sewall died on 6 April 1862 in Shiloh at the age of 22 in the Confederate Army. He was a 1st Sergeant in Company G, Alabama 32nd Infantry Regiment.1,3

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.
  3. [S180] Bible Records, NEHGS Bible Records, 1282. Gen 1 S 417: Sewall Family Bible.

Robert Wailes Sewall1

M, #12093, b. November 1859, d. 15 September 1876
     Robert Wailes Sewall was born in November 1859 in Rupell County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Rev. Edward Wailes Sewall and Mariah Susan Chapman.2 Robert Wailes Sewall died on 15 September 1876 at the age of 16.3

Citations

  1. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.
  2. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, from a photograph of a family bible entry taken and submited by James Gardner.

Robert Wayne Sewall1

M, #24118, b. 19 September 1925, d. 13 October 1990
     Robert Wayne Sewall was born on 19 September 1925 in Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Clarence Sewall and Eva Viola Angell.2 Robert Wayne Sewall died on 13 October 1990 in Presbterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 65.1 He was buried in Neshannock Presbyterian Cemetery, New Wilmington, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, where the gravestone gives his name as Wayne R.3

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 15 Oct 1990.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 7 May 1996.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#137813426."

Robley Evans Sewall

M, #16990, b. April 1904 or May 1904, d. 3 May 1908
     Robley Evans Sewall was born in April 1904 or May 1904.1 He was the son of Harold Ingalls Sewall and Virginia Sims Evans. Robley Evans Sewall died on 3 May 1908 at 324 Indiana avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, of typhoid. He had been ill for about three weeks having returned from Puerto Rico where he had been visiting his father2,3,4 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.2,5

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943; Boston 16 August 1904.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S313] Washington Post, 5 May 1908.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star (Washington), 4 May 1908.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 49312104."

Rodney W. Sewall1

M, #26727, b. 15 January 1932, d. 25 November 2014
     Rodney W. Sewall was born on 15 January 1932 in Lee, Strafford County, New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Frank Albert Sewall and Marylyne F. Ross.1 Rodney W. Sewall died on 25 November 2014 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, at the age of 821 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2

Rodney W. Sewall, 82, of Cedar Creek died November 25, 2014 at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover.
Born January 15, 1932, in Lee, he was the son of Frank Albert Sewall and Marylyn (Ross) Sewall. He lived in Newmarket for over 50 years.
Rodney worked for Bayside Distributing for 30 years, after he was self-employed and drove tractor trailer trucks.
He loved horses, farming, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and The Three Stooges.
Rodney was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Wallace, Bradley and Earle Sewall and sisters, Vera Sewall and Phyllis Johnston.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margaret L. (Allen) Sewall of Barrington; 4 sons, Rodney W. Sewall Jr. and wife Donna of Boscawen, Jeffrey Sewall and wife Susan of Dover, Vincent Sewall of Barrington, and Gregory Sewall and wife Brenda of Berwick, Maine; 2 daughters, Rhonda Patten and husband Roy of South Berwick, Maine and Janice Paley and husband Mike of Congers, N.Y; many grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 3 brothers, Kenneth Sewall and wife Dorothy of South Carolina, Neil Sewall and wife Karen of Barrington, and Harlan Sewall of Newmarket; 4 sisters, Marjorie Currier of Newmarket, Sylvia Lang of Newmarket, Cynthia Jones of Pittsfield, and Sharon Hopey and husband Chuck of Madbury; many nieces, nephews and cousins.3

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 168090692."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 168090692, Rodney W. Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, NH), 26 November 2014.

Roger Dunbar Sewall

M, #21650, b. 9 August 1948, d. 8 April 2007
     Roger Dunbar Sewall. Actor. He was born on 9 August 1948. He was the son of Eugene Dunbar Sewall. Roger Dunbar Sewall died on 8 April 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 58.1

Citations

  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Ronald Ross Sewall

M, #25331, b. 11 February 1942, d. 19 October 1980
     Ronald Ross Sewall was born on 11 February 1942.1 He was the son of Donald R. Sewall and Alice H. Jansen.2 Ronald Ross Sewall died on 19 October 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 382,1 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#161367933."

Rosa Sewall1

F, #12623, b. 9 June 1869, d. 26 June 1869
     Rosa Sewall was born on 9 June 1869 in Newfane Twp., Windham, Vermont.2 She was the daughter of Lyman Beecher Sewall and Josephine Augusta Harris.1 Rosa Sewall died on 26 June 1869.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 47.
  2. [S89] Family Search, General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870.

Roy Albert (Al) Sewall1

M, #23987, b. 2 August 1931, d. 27 June 2014
     Roy Albert (Al) Sewall was born on 2 August 1931 in Medicine Hat, Patricia, Alberta.1 He was the son of Lawrence Jay Sewall and Sarah Daniels.1 Roy Albert (Al) Sewall married Royce McGowan.2 Roy Albert (Al) Sewall died on 27 June 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 823 and is buried in Tsuu T'ina Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census DivisionCounty, Alberta.4

SEWALL, Roy Albert
August 2, 1931 – Patricia, Alberta
June 27, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

     It is with great sadness the Sewall Family and Rodeo World announce the passing of our Uncle Al Sewall on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
     Al was born in Medicine Hat and raised in the ranching community of Patricia Alberta, He moved to Calgary in the 1950’s where he worked at the Calgary Stockyards and later as a Brand Inspector for Government of Alberta, He then went on in later years to drive cement trucks for Burnco and LaFarge. Al was a kind, humble and generous man, who always had a place for cowboys, friends and anyone who needed a place to lay their head.
     Al is survived by nieces and nephews Sylvia Foster, Susan Whitney, Larry Smith, Darryl Big Plume, Anita Sewall, Shane Sewall, Michael “Cowboy” Big Plume, Shirley Sewall (Donald), Jimmy Sewall Jr; their numerous extended family members; also Granddaughter in Spirit Zoe Todd. Al was predeceased by his parents Larry and Sarah Sewall; siblings Jim Sewall, Lorraine Smith and Shirley Anne Sewall; son JJ Sewall; daughter Lorraine Sewall; Ex-wife and Life Long Friend Royce McGowan-Sewall-Milton.
     Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Rd. S.E. Calgary). Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday July 1, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with Cowboys Last Ride and Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery, and Celebration of Life at the Ranchman’s, 9615 Macleod Trail SW from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pro Rodeo Canada’s CPRA Cowboy’s Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 1480, Edmonton AB, T5J 2N5, 1-780-471-8113.2

Children of Roy Albert (Al) Sewall and Royce McGowan

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/miscellaneous/…
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mhfh.com/sewall-roy-albert/
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 166232191."

Roy D. Sewall1

M, #24723, b. circa 1874
     Roy D. Sewall was born circa 1874 in Iowa.1 He was the son of William Alfred Sewall and Ellen Josephine Finch.1

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Big Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa.

Roy Pishon Sewall1,2

M, #12878, b. 16 September 1884, d. May 1954
     Roy Pishon Sewall was born on 16 September 1884 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.3 He was the son of Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr. and Eunice H. Pishon.1 Roy Pishon Sewall married Abigail Elizabeth Colbert, daughter of Eugene Colbert and Elizabeth Meade, on 25 August 1919 in Maynard, Maine.4,5 Roy Pishon Sewall died in May 1954 in Carlisle, Massachusetts, at the age of 696,7 was buried on 3 May 1954 in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.8

Children of Roy Pishon Sewall and Abigail Elizabeth Colbert

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 65.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Concord Enterprise August 27, 1919.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ma/middlesex/… [August 2008].
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.
  8. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 90642200."
  9. [S231] 1930 US Census, Maynard, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  10. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Ruby R. Sewall1

F, #16161, b. 23 July 1889, d. 4 June 1928 or 12 June 1928
     Ruby R. Sewall was born on 23 July 1889 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.2,3,4 She was the daughter of Frederic Norris Sewall and Ruby Rogers Fisher.1,5 Ruby R. Sewall married Paul Edgerton Gardner on 30 November 1912 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.6 Ruby R. Sewall died on 4 June 1928 or 12 June 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, (her memorial stone in Mount Washington Cemetery also gives the latter date)2,7,3 and was buried on 14 June 1928 in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.2,8

Child of Ruby R. Sewall and Paul Edgerton Gardner

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Kansas City Star, 14 December 1908.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#92512907."
  4. [S89] Family Search, United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Kansas City Times, 14 December 1908.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994.
  8. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 92512907."
  9. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #9607, b. 24 February 1774
     Rufus Sewall was born on 24 February 1774 in York, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Moses Sewall and Miriam Stone.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 105 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #13104, b. 12 October 1795, d. 22 March 1796
     Rufus Sewall was born on 12 October 1795.1 He was the son of Stephen Sewall and Abigail Bartlett.1 Rufus Sewall died on 22 March 1796 at the age of six months.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #13108, b. 11 December 1803, d. 20 June 1842 or 8 June 1843
     Rufus Sewall was born on 11 December 1803 in Hallowell, Maine.2 He was the son of David Sewall and Hannah Barrell.1 Rufus Sewall married Frances Elizabeth Farrell, daughter of Gideon Farrell and Sally Moore, on 6 September 1827 in Hallowell, Maine, The groom is described as a merchant of Mobile.3,4 Rufus Sewall was killed on on 20 June 1842 or 8 June 1843 in Shreveport, Louisiana, His gravestone and the local newspaper give the former, whilst the obelisk erected by his mother in Hallowell Village Cemetery shows 8th June of the following year and also that he was 37 years of age.5 He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.6,7

There are various versions of his death. The Times-Picayune reports: Fatal Affrays at Shreveport. - On the evening of the 20th instant Rufus Sewell, of the firm of Robinson & Sewell, of Shreveport, in this state, was killed in an affray that took place in that town. It appears that in the early part of the day blows were exchanged between Charles Sewell, the brother of the deceased, and Dr. Hardwick ; that in the evening the deceased and his partner, Robinson, met Dr. Hardwick and one Hartsborough at the tavern, when Sewell was knocked down, and while down a cut was inflicted with a bowie knife in his abdomen, of which he instantly died. The Natchitoches Herald of the 25th instant mentions another affray which took place a short time previous to the above at Shreveport, in which Charles A. Sewell, a brother of Rufus, was wounded and a man named Matthew Edwards killed. One Boyle in the first place attacked Sewell in a grocery with abusive language and on the letter coming out fired a pistol at him, wounding him in the leg. Edwards took Boyle's part, but on the arrival of police officers fled. He was shot, however, in endeavoring to make his escape, but Boyle was arrested. Fine times, truly, at Shreveport.8

Children of Rufus Sewall and Frances Elizabeth Farrell

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425836 M.I."
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #146.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Weekly Register, 12 September 1827.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune, 4 July 1842.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425836."
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#59886262 M.I."
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune,4 July 1842.