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


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  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Salem News (Beverly, MA), 6 June 2016.
  3. [S392] Website ( "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


  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 ( "# 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


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  2. [S232], Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966.
  3. [S232], Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
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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


  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


  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 ( "#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


  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


  1. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.
  2. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  3. [S232], 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


  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 15 Oct 1990.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 7 May 1996.
  3. [S392] Website ( "#137813426."

Robert William Sewall1

M, #27164, b. 12 March 1915, d. 8 September 1987
     Robert William Sewall was born on 12 March 1915 in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Arthur Perry Dale Sewall and Helen Sarah Hand.1 Robert William Sewall died on 8 September 1987 in New York at the age of 72.


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,

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


  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943; Boston 16 August 1904.
  2. [S232], 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 ( "# 49312104."

Rodney Warren Sewall1

M, #26727, b. 15 January 1932, d. 25 November 2014
     Rodney Warren 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 Warren 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


  1. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 168090692."
  2. [S392] Website ( "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


  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


  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S392] Website ( "#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


  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


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  2. [S34] Unverified internet information,
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  4. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 166232191."

Roy Daniel Sewall1,2

M, #24723, b. 1873, d. 1893
     Roy Daniel Sewall was born in 1873 in Iowa.1,2,3 He was the son of William Alfred Sewall and Ellen Josephine Finch.1 Roy Daniel Sewall died in 1893.2


  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Big Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa.
  2. [S649] Kenneth Duane Miller, The Pray family, p. 78.
  3. [S232], South Dakota, U.S., Territorial Census, 1885.

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


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 65.
  2. [S232], World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S232], U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Concord Enterprise August 27, 1919.
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  8. [S392] Website ( "# 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


  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Kansas City Star, 14 December 1908.
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  8. [S392] Website ( "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


  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


  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


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 7425836 M.I."
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  4. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Weekly Register, 12 September 1827.
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  7. [S392] Website ( "#59886262 M.I."
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune,4 July 1842.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #20395, b. 17 March 1796
     Rufus Sewall was born on 17 March 1796 in Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine.2 He was the son of Moses Sewall and Ruth Barrell.1


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 250.
  2. [S232], Maine, Birth Records, 1715-1922.

Rufus E. Sewall1,2

M, #13111, b. 1839, d. 7 December 1867
     Rufus E. Sewall was born in 1839 in Louisiana.3 He was the son of Rufus Sewall and Frances Elizabeth Farrell.1 Rufus E. Sewall married Nina Mackie Nicholson.4 Rufus E. Sewall died on 7 December 1867 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana,2,5 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.6

Died in the, city of Shreveport, December, 7, 1867, RUFUS E. SEWALL; aged 28 years.
There is a grief too sacred for even the intrusion of friendly sympathy, to which the poor language of human condolence would seem but a mockery of wo;
     "And on their ears the words of weak condoling
          Must vainly fail;
     The funeral bell that in their hearts is tolling,
          Sounds over all."
Praying that the God of the widow and the fatherless may comfort them in their deep affliction, I would, with tender, reverent hand, lay on the tomb of the dear departed the last sad tribute of friendship and affection. No studied eulogistic phrases are needed to tell his worth and virtues. Born and reared in Shreveport, he was known and honored by all, and beloved by many; and the sad gloom that fell like a funeral pall on this community when his sudden and violent death was announced gives mournful proof of the esteem in which he was held. No one ever gained truer, warmer friends, and none more richly repaid the love and friendship he won; warm-hearted, generous, and chivalrous, all that he had, even to his life, was held at the bidding of those he loved. Not faultless—for who that is mortal can be? he yet had no faults his many virtues did not most nobly redeem. High-spirited and quick to resent a wrong, he was quicker still to forgive, and prompt to atone when he himself unwittingly gave offence. A brave and gallant soldier, be fought in what he deemed a rightful cause, and clung with chivalric devotion to that cause till its banners were lowered in hopeless defeat. Blameless as a citizen, an affectionate son, a devoted husband and father, and a faithful friend, his life was without reproach; and though his early rears were passed amid scenes that proved the ruin of so many promising lives, the lofty instincts and noble promptings of his nature led him ever in the paths of honor; and with "a noble love of right, a proud disdain of wrong," he passed unscathed and unsoiled through trial and temptation, and died, as he had lived, a noble hearted, high-minded, irreproachable gentleman.
     Early hath the Spoiler found thee,
          Brother of our love!
     Winter's faded earth around thee,
          And its storms above.
     Evermore that turf lie lightly,
          And, with future showers,
     O'er thy slumbers fresh and brightly
          Blow the summer flowers!
     Peace be with thee, 0, our brother,
          In the Spirit-Land!
     Vainly look, we for another
          In thy place to stand.7     

Acquitted: Mr. John Arnold, who was indicted by the grand jury of this parish for the murder of Capt. Rufus E. Sewell, in this city, in December last, was tried at the late term of the district court for the parish of DeSoto. Judge James I. Weems, presiding, on a change of venue, and acquitted. The South-Western, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 18, 1868.

Sewall, Rufus E.,1st Sergt. Pvt. Co. A, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. En. April 15, 1861, New Orleans, La., Present on Rolls to June 30, 1861. Rolls Nov. 1861, to Feb., 1862, Absent with leave. Roll March and April, 1862, Present. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, La., by the War Dept. Washington, D. C., May 1903, born Louisiana, occupation student. Res. South Port, La., age when enlisted 20, single. Transfd, to Louisiana before the Co. was in any battle.8

Child of Rufus E. Sewall and Nina Mackie Nicholson


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Rufus King Sewall1

M, #850, b. 10 December 1787, d. 30 April 1880
Rufus K. Sewall
     Rufus King Sewall was born on 10 December 1787 in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Samuel Sewall and Abigail Trask.4 He was a Lieutenant in the War of 1812.4 Rufus King Sewall married Phoebe W. Merrill, daughter of Stephen Merrill and Phoebe Clifford, on 29 October 1812.5 Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe W. Merrill appear on the census of 1850 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, where he is listed as a farmer. In addition to their children they are housing a 12 year old pauper, Clarasa A. Eastman.6 Rufus King Sewall died on 30 April 1880 in Edgecomb, Maine, at the age of 921 and is buried in North Edgecomb Cemetery, Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine.7

He was for several years a Representative in the Legislature of Maine at Portland and Augusta and Deacon of the Congregational Church in Edgecomb. He wrote a History of the Congregational Church, Edgecomb: embracing articles of faith and covenant, and a full schedule of members. 20pp. 12mo. Portland: Stephen Berry, Printer, 1871.

Children of Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe W. Merrill


  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Congregationalist, (Boston, MA) Wednesday, June 09, 1880.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 66 p. 86.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1794-1892 Farmington (Maine). Town Clerk.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 49.
  6. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine.
  7. [S392] Website ( "#36675553."
  8. [S392] Website ( "# 36675559."

Rev. Rufus King Sewall

M, #1006, b. 22 January 1814, d. 17 April 1903
     Rev. Rufus King Sewall was born on 22 January 1814 in Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine.1,2,3 He was the son of Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe W. Merrill.4 Rev. Rufus King Sewall married firstly Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst on 21 November 1843 in Salem, Massachusetts, the marriage intentions having been published Burlington 29th October 1843. The newspaper notice gives her name as Mrs. Anna C. Hansom, of St. Augustine.5,6,7 Rev. Rufus King Sewall married secondly Mary B. McLean, daughter of Robert McLean, on 10 September 1856 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine.1,8 Rev. Rufus King Sewall married thirdly Emeline Matilda Barnes on 13 November 1862 in Brooklyn, New York, the service was conducted by by the Rev. Dr. Buddington.9 Rev. Rufus King Sewall died on 17 April 1903 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, at the age of 89.10,3

He was prepared for College at Gardener Lyceum and at the Academy at Farmington. After graduation in 1837 from Bowdoin he studied theology at Bangor Seminary. He was acting pastor of the Third Congregationalist Church at St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1841 and 1842 and subsequently preached as a supply at East Cambridge, at Burlington, and at Plymouth, Massachusetts. At the last place he was urged, as he had been in Vermont, to become the settled pastor. His health, however, forbade, and in 1846 he removed to St Augustine, Florida, where he resided at five years, conducting the services in the Presbyterian church as far as he was able, and giving private instruction to members of the family of General Worth, commandant of the United States military post. Returning north he settled in 1851 in Wiscasset, which continued to be his legal residentce till his death. The uncertainty of his health, and demands on his time in caring for his wife's property in the South, led him to withdraw entirely from the Ministry and to study law with his kinsman, Kiah B. Sewall (Bowdoin, 1829), at Mobile, Alabama. He practiced his profession in the United States Circuit and Supreme Courts for several years. Most of his time, however, was devoted to historical research, and to his publications on the early history of the state. Mention should be made here of his Ancient Dominions of Maine (1859) and his Ancient Voyages to the Western Continent (1895). He was for over 50 years a prominent member of the main historical Society, serving as vice-president, and on its publishing committee and was the founder and president of the Lincoln County historical Society.11

Children of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst

Children of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Emeline Matilda Barnes


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 49.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information,…
  3. [S392] Website ( "#47428518."
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vital Records of Burlington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.
  6. [S232], Massachusetts Town Marriage Records.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Recorder, 28 December 1843.
  8. [S89] Family Search, Maine Marriages, 1771-1907.
  9. [S232], New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880 (Barber Collection).
  10. [S160] New York Times, 18 April 1903.
  11. [S216] Anon, Graduates of Bowdoin College, p. 184.
  12. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #543.

Rufus Lentner Sewall1

M, #15211, b. 26 October 1869, d. 25 February 1919
     Rufus Lentner Sewall. Stockbroker.2 He was born on 26 October 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of William Bull Sewall and Lena French Ingalls.3 Rufus Lentner Sewall married Juanita Ceballos Hewitt, daughter of Robert Hewitt and Antoinette Ceballos, on 3 June 1903 in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, special dispensation for the bride to marry had to be obtained because Rufus Sewall was an Episcopalian.3 Rufus Lentner Sewall died on 25 February 1919 in Boston at the age of 49.4 He was buried on 27 February 1919 in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.5

Rufus Lentner Sewall, Boston Broker, Dead

Rufus Lentner Sewall, aged 49, a stockbroker, of 10 Gloucester st, died yesterday of pneumonia following influenza.
Mr Sewall was born in Boston, the eldest of three sons of William Bull Sewall of the Sewall & Day Cordage Co. He attended Mr Noble’s school.
During the war Mr Sewall was interested in Red Cross work and was about to go to France when the armistice was signed. He was a member of the Union Club and of the Nahant Club.
Mr Sewall leaves a wife, who was Miss Juanita C Hewitt of Ardsley, NY, and a young son. Rufus L. Sewall Jr.
His mother is now living near the Riviera. His brother, Harold Ingalls Sewall, is in Porto Rico, and the other brother, William Gilman Sewall, is in British East Africa. The Boston Globe, 26 February 1919.

Child of Rufus Lentner Sewall and Juanita Ceballos Hewitt


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 216 ; Page: 75.
  2. [S207] 1910 US Census.
  3. [S160] New York Times, 4 Jun 1903 p. 9.
  4. [S160] New York Times, 27 February 1919.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 28 February 1919.

Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr.1

M, #15214, b. 6 March 1909, d. 17 May 1954
     Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. was born on 6 March 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Rufus Lentner Sewall and Juanita Ceballos Hewitt.3 Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. married Leila May Stevens, daughter of John Naylor Stevens and Leila Safford, on 16 July 1931 in Manchester, Massachusetts, and apparently honeymooned in England, traveling on the Samaria of the Cunard Steamship Company. The passenger list gives his occupation as broker.4,5 Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. died on 17 May 1954 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, at the age of 456 and is buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts.7

Child of Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. and Leila May Stevens


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  2. [S232], U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  3. [S207] 1910 US Census.
  4. [S232], Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S232], UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Herald, 20 May 1954.
  7. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 230466332, R. Lentner Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."
  8. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Rufus Roland Sewall1

M, #1234, b. 15 November 1844, d. 14 April 1889
     Rufus Roland Sewall was born on 15 November 1844 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst.3,1 Rufus Roland Sewall married Katherine Louise Deforrest, daughter of John J. Deforrest, on 2 January 1872 in Raritan, New Jersey. Rufus Roland Sewall died on 14 April 1889 at the age of 441 and is probably the R.R. Sewall who is buried in Key West Cemetery, Key West, Monroe County, Florida.4

Child of Rufus Roland Sewall and Katherine Louise Deforrest


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 49.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Woburn records of births, deaths, and marriages.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 183605488 citing The Records of The Key West Cemetery 1888-1905."

Rufus Shirley Sewall1

M, #18869, b. 10 March 1902, d. 2 May 1990
     Rufus Shirley Sewall was born on 10 March 1902 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine.1 He was the son of Charles Summers Sewall and Ruth Shirley Groves.2 Rufus Shirley Sewall married Alice Dodge, daughter of William Dodge and Mabel Sherman.3 Rufus Shirley Sewall died on 2 May 1990 in Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina, at the age of 884 and is buried in Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery, Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina.5


  1. [S232], WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census, Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine.
  3. [S392] Website ( "# 83986055."
  4. [S232], North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  5. [S392] Website ( "# 83986015."

Russell Clement Sewall

M, #23968, b. 9 August 1911, d. 5 January 1990
     Russell Clement Sewall was born on 9 August 1911 in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Walter Clement Sewall and Mary E. (Mollie) Cox. Russell Clement Sewall married firstly Louise Kepple, daughter of Floyd Clarence Kepple and Hazel Jean Best, on 17 October 1936.2 Russell Clement Sewall married Lois E. Rodgers in December 1985.3 Russell Clement Sewall died on 5 January 1990 in Lee, Florida, at the age of 78.1 He was buried in Neshannock Presbyterian Cemetery, New Wilmington, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.4

Child of Russell Clement Sewall and Louise Kepple


  1. [S89] Family Search, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 11 October 1984.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 7 March 2005.
  4. [S392] Website ( "#133131007."