Richard Sewall1

M, #624, b. 1621, d. between 1644 and 1648
     Richard Sewall was born in 1621.2 He was the son of Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale.1 Richard Sewall was baptised on 12 July 1621 at Fillongley, Warwickshire.2 Richard Sewall was living in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.3 He was a a surgeon in "Cromwell's Regiment" in the Civil War.3 He died in service sometime between 1644 and 1648.3 He made a will on 11 August 1642 which was proved at Lichfield, 29 April 1648. He gives all his lands, &c., to his brother, Henry Sewall, “ after his apprentice­ship of seven years,” and desires his uncle William Dugdale to receive the rents in the meantime and divide them amongst his (testator’s) bothers and sisters, viz., Samuel, Anne, Prudence and Sarah. Gives £40 to his two sisters, Mary Dudley and Elizabeth Seare. Mentions his aunt, Margery Dugdale (wife of Sir William), and appoints his “ uncle Dugdale,” and his “ brother Dudley,” executors. The will is attested by Edward Warden and Gilbert Sheldon. Previous to probate, viz., on 5th April, 1648, administration of the personal estate had been granted from Lichfield to Abraham Boune as guardian of Edward Sewall, Samuel Sewall, Anne Sewall, Prudence Sewall, and Sarah Sewall. There appears to have been some litigation, for in 1656 this Abraham Boune (who was an attorney) was plaintiff in an Exchequer Suit, as to Richard Sewall’s estate.3

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 291.

Professor Richard Benson Sewall

M, #15248, b. 11 February 1908, d. 16 April 2003
     Professor Richard Benson Sewall was born on 11 February 1908 in Albany, New York.1 He was the son of Rev. Charles Grenville Sewall and Kate Louise Strong. Professor Richard Benson Sewall married Mathilde Parmelee, daughter of Henry H. Parmelee, on 13 March 1940 in Polk, North Carolina.2 Professor Richard Benson Sewall died on 16 April 2003 in Newton, Massachusetts, at the age of 95.

Richard Benson Sewall, English scholar: born Albany, New York 11 February 1908; Instructor in English, Yale University 1934-40, Assistant Professor 1940-51, Associate Professor 1951-59, Professor 1959-76, Master, Ezra Stiles College 1959-70; married 1940 Mathilde Parmelee (died 1974; three sons); died Newton, Massachusetts 16 April 2003.
If a biographer's empathy can be inherited, then Richard Sewall was well placed to understand the New England context of his one great subject, the poet Emily Dickinson. For the Sewalls themselves are a New England family of historical lineage – there were family members living in Salem, Massachusetts, during the infamous witch trials of the 17th century, and Richard Sewall's own father was the 13th in a consecutive line of Congregational ministers.
Sewall himself was born in Albany, New York, and educated at Philips Exeter Academy, then Williams College, for his BA, before taking a PhD at Yale in 1933. After teaching briefly at Clark University, he joined the Yale English department faculty in 1934 and taught there for over 40 years, retiring in 1976. But this traditional background and education belied a truly individual mind, as well as a humane morality – rigorous but liberal, always questioning – which made him both a powerful and popular figure to the young.
This influence was of particular importance during the campus traumas of the late 1960s, which afflicted Yale in particular. As Master of Ezra Stiles, one of Yale's two new colleges designed by Eero Saarinen, Sewall managed to win the trust of a radicalised student body by appointing such dissident voices to the new college's fellowship as the anti-war leader and Yale chaplain William Sloan Coffin and Allard Lowenstein, the progressive Democrat who helped drive President Lyndon Johnson from office.
With the trial of the Black Panther Bobby Seale in New Haven during 1969, the threat of widespread violence on Yale's campus and in the city was very real, and temperatures were only lowered by the successful intervention of Yale's President, Kingman Brewster (later Ambassador to the Court of St James), who, influenced by Sewall and others, declared that he personally doubted the ability of Seale to receive a fair trial. This declaration made Brewster a pariah among conservatives and Yale alumni (at the time the two were largely indistinguishable) but placated the young and arguably saved the university from being burned to the ground.
As a teacher Sewall was enormously popular, but he was never a showman. It was rather the moral and human emphasis he put on literature which entranced countless Yale undergraduates. His lectures on tragedy (to several generations of Yale students) were especially appealing, and resulted in one of the only two books he wrote, The Vision of Tragedy (1959). Sewall saw tragedy as occupying a primary and primal position in human life, rather than as a set of dramatic conventions first laid down by Aristotle. For Sewall, the tragic hero so often found in the greatest works of Western literature was a resonant, archetypal character, whose bewildered quest for the meaning of his experience recalls the original terror, harking back to a world that antedates the conception of philosophy, the consolations of the later religions, and whatever constructions the human mind has devised to persuade itself that the universe is secure.
But a far larger audience than former undergraduates will remember Sewall for his magisterial two-volume The Life of Emily Dickinson – 25 years in the making – which won the National Book Award in 1974. Like Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson enjoyed an entirely posthumous fame, for, other than a handful of poems published anonymously, none of her work saw print until after her death.
Even then, it was only in the second half of the 20th century that she began to assume her rightful canonical status as a major American poetic voice; before then, her work was known chiefly for its eccentric punctuation and, more vulgarly, for the fact that virtually every poem she wrote can be sung to the monotonous cadence of "The Yellow Rose of Texas".
Her life attracted more interest, as she had become extraordinarily reclusive in her late twenties, confining her interactions with people thereafter to correspondence, but the resulting stereotype of Dickinson as an oddball again detracted from serious consideration of her poetry.
Thanks to the efforts of critics such as Harold Bloom, we can now see the powerful originality at work in Dickinson, and the very Modernist accent of her preoccupation with her vocation as a poet. The new seriousness with which Dickinson began to be treated was fortified by Sewall's biography, which by thoroughly researching the details of Dickinson's solitary adult life in Amherst, Massachusetts, refuted many of the more superficial perceptions of the writer. The chief effect of Sewall's labours was to demonstrate that from a very early age Dickinson saw herself as an artist, and that her self-imposed isolation was the result of her immersion in her poetry rather than its cause.
Dickinson's emotional life – the subject of wild speculation, from hints of lesbian entanglements with her sister-in-law to the presumption of a failed love affair that led to heartbreak and hermeticism – is never neglected by her biographer, but, as Sewall recognised:
The whole truth about Emily Dickinson will elude us always; she seems almost wilfully to have seen to that.
The recognition of his biography's limits was characteristic of Sewall's essential modesty, which, combined with a mild, wry sense of humour, made him such an attractive figure. Named by Yale's President in the early 1950s to head a committee on "Manners and Morals", Sewall announced:
I have never had any manners, and my morals are slipping badly. But I'll bluff it through.
Andrew Rosenheim.3

Citations

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

Richard Black Sewall1

M, #15674, b. 19 June 1837, d. 28 October 1917
     Richard Black Sewall was born on 19 June 1837 in Massachusetts.2,3 He was the son of Moses Sewall and Louisa Lentner.1 Richard Black Sewall died on 28 October 1917 in 66 Beacon Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 80 unmarried.4 He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.5
He had long been associated with the Sewall Day Cordage Company of Boston and since the winding-up of the affairs of that concern he had been president of the Warwick Cotton Mills.4

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #140.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 30 October 1917.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 192127300."

Richard Brent Sewall1

M, #18003, b. circa 1813, d. 19 July 1839
     Richard Brent Sewall was born circa 1813.1 He was the son of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent.1 Richard Brent Sewall died on 19 July 18391 and is buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.2

Citations

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

Richard Forristall Sewall1

M, #18883, b. 26 July 1914, d. 5 March 1972
     Richard Forristall Sewall was born on 26 July 1914 in Winthrop, Massachusetts.2,3 He was the son of Raymond Thomas Sewall and Edith Gorham Forristall.2 Richard Forristall Sewall married Margaret Tully Hollywood, daughter of George H. Hollywood and Mary Ann McElroy, on 9 September 1937 in Seabrook, New Hampshire.1 Richard Forristall Sewall and Margaret Tully Hollywood were divorced.4 Richard Forristall Sewall died on 5 March 1972 in Edgecomb, Maine, at the age of 57.5

Citations

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

Richard Hartwell Sewall1

M, #17556, b. 23 March 1921, d. 6 April 1946
     Richard Hartwell Sewall was born on 23 March 1921 in Waltham, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Homer Sewall and Marjorie Hartwell.1 Richard Hartwell Sewall married Madelon Willis, daughter of Arthur Willis, on 30 April 1944.3 Richard Hartwell Sewall died on 6 April 1946 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at the age of 253 and is buried in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4

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."5

Citations

  1. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 168.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970.
  3. [S344] Lyman Willard Densmore, The Hartwells of America, p. 193.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 146434306, Richard H. Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.holderness.org/podium/default.aspx

Richard Lang Sewall1

M, #15261, b. 24 October 1933, d. 13 December 1998
     Richard Lang Sewall was born on 24 October 1933 in Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Dr. Weston Fullerton Sewall and Ruth R. Lang.1 Richard Lang Sewall married Joanna Charlotte Wyman in 1955 in Monroe, Florida.3 Richard Lang Sewall died on 13 December 1998 in Pembroke, Massachusetts, at the age of 652 and is buried in Center Cemetery, Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.4

Citations

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

Rita Marion Sewall1

F, #26458, b. 25 October 1920, d. 23 September 1968
     Rita Marion Sewall was born on 25 October 1920 in Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1 She was the daughter of Clarence Eben Sewall and Myrtie Cummings.1 Rita Marion Sewall married Walter J. Smith, son of William Smith and Frances Drew, on 27 April 1940 in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.2 Rita Marion Sewall died on 23 September 1968 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 471 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.3

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#69923025."
  2. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 69923025, Rita Marion Sewall Smith, showing gravestone photograph."

Robert Sewall1

M, #24536, b. circa 1874
     Robert Sewall was born circa 1874 in Louisiana.1 He was the son of John Albert Sewall and Fannie E. "Nannie" Doles.1

Citations

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

Robert Albert Sewall1

M, #22897, b. 22 July 1919, d. July 1970
     Robert Albert Sewall was born on 22 July 1919 in Etzikom, Medicine Hat Census Division, Alberta.2 He was the son of Chadwick "Bud" Irving Sewall and Gladys Isabella Paul.3 Robert Albert Sewall married Norma Elizabeth Symons in 1949.3,4 Robert Albert Sewall died in July 1970 in Millicent, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta.3,5

Citations

  1. [S591] 1921 Canadian Census, Calgary.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#128803275."
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/brooks-3/s/…
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 128803281."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 128803275."

Robert Benford Sewall1

M, #23374, b. 29 September 1922, d. 23 January 2014
     Robert Benford Sewall was born on 29 September 1922 in St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was the son of Ralph Benford Sewall and Evelyn Carlson.1 Robert Benford Sewall married Lucille Minnie Espenson, daughter of Carl Espenson and Mabel Peterson, on 26 July 1943 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.2 Robert Benford Sewall died on 23 January 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the age of 913 and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona.4

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

Child of Robert Benford Sewall and Lucille Minnie Espenson

Citations

  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  2. [S340] Alfred Adler Doane, The Doane family, https://www.moms.mn.gov
  3. [S205] Newspaper, http://www.trivalleycentral.com/obituaries/bob-sewall/…
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 139711789, Robert Benford “Bob” Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 30511862."

Robert Burgess Sewall1

M, #23530, b. 6 February 1921, d. 13 August 1989
     Robert Burgess Sewall was born on 6 February 1921 in Wilton, Maine.1 He was the son of Dana Oliver Sewall and Marion Evelyn Vance.1 Robert Burgess Sewall died on 13 August 1989 in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, at the age of 68.2

Citations

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

Robert C. Sewall1

M, #26285, b. 14 August 1928, d. 22 November 2021
     Robert C. Sewall was born on 14 August 1928 in Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Lewis Freemont Sewall and Mary E. Kerr.1 Robert C. Sewall was buried in Center Church Cemetery, Pine Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.3 He died on 22 November 2021 at Grove Manor, Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 93.2

Robert C. "Bob" Sewall, 93, of Grove City, passed peacefully surrounded by his four daughters on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Grove Manor.
Bob was born on Aug. 14, 1928, in Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, to Lewis F. and Mary (Kerr) Sewall.
He graduated from New Wilmington High School in 1946.
Following high school, Bob moved to Grove City to begin what became a lifetime passion of farming on Center Church Road.
Also, he was employed and retired from General Electric, Grove City, following 25 years of service.
Previously he was employed by Sandy Lake Implement and he drove school buses for Brenton Holter for many years.
Bob was a former member and elder of Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City, and was a member of Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ohio, since 1995.
Bob is survived by his four daughters, Marcia Cummings and husband Bruce; Brenda Rouse and husband Logan; Kim Gergel and husband Jeff; and Shelley Kibby and fiancé Norm Rebadow; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his former wife and mother of his children, Deanna (William) Conkle.
His parents; a brother, James K. Sewall; sisters Mary Lou DiRienzo and husband Domenic; and Betty Jean Reynolds and husband Stephen; and a niece, Marjorie DiRienzo, preceded Bob in death.
Bob was cared for by the staff at Grove Manor, where he received exceptional care and was well-loved.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Herald (Sharon, PA), 22 September 2020.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://obituaries.sharonherald.com/obituary/…
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 234251904."

Robert Chester Sewall1

M, #26334, b. 11 May 1901, d. 19 March 1973
     Robert Chester Sewall was born on 11 May 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Robert Lincoln Sewall and Winifred Meredith Chester.1 Robert Chester Sewall died on 19 March 1973 in Volusia, Florida, at the age of 712 and is buried in Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.3

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 67165038, Robert C. Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."

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
___________________________________________________________________________________________________


Will of Robert Darnall Sewall, Prince Georges County, Maryland 1852. File Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Susan Wetzl
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Citations

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

Robert 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.