Sarah Ann Sewall1

F, b. May 1832, d. 18 September 1911
     Sarah Ann Sewall was born in May 1832 in Northfield, New Hampshire.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Betsey Whitney.1 Sarah Ann Sewall married secondly Israel C. Whitney.1 Sarah Ann Sewall died on 18 September 1911 in Boscawen, New Hampshire, at the age of 79.2

Children of Sarah Ann Sewall and Israel C. Whitney

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #380.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, History of Northfield, New Hampshire, 1780-1905, p. 285.
  4. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947.

Sarah Arabella Sewall1

F, b. 16 September 1849
     Sarah Arabella Sewall was born on 16 September 1849 in Abington, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Dummer Sewall and Mary Savory Cook.1 Sarah Arabella Sewall married William H. Tirrell on 1 May 1867.2

Children of Sarah Arabella Sewall and William H. Tirrell

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 45.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.
  4. [S107] 1880 US Census, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Sarah E. Sewall1,2

F, b. 12 July 1828, d. 7 May 1901
     Sarah E. Sewall was born on 12 July 1828 in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.3 She was the daughter of Levi Sewall and Rebecca Alexander.1 In 1870 she was appointed postmistress of Island Falls; she had been a school teacher before then. In the 1880 Census she is a housekeeper at her brother William's hotel.1,4 Sarah E. Sewall died on 7 May 1901 in Island Falls at the age of 72, unmarried.5

Citations

  1. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records, 1794-1892 Farmington (Maine). Town Clerk.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) Thursday, December 22, 1870.
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 54.

Sarah E. Sewall1

F, b. October 1869
     Sarah E. Sewall was born in October 1869 in Flushing, New York.2 She was the daughter of Henry Devereux Sewall and Maria Clarkson Holthuysen.1 Sarah E. Sewall married firstly Dr. John Davila, son of Juan C. Davila and Guracid Cuellar, on 21 May 1890 in Manhattan, New York, New York.3 Dr. John Davila, whose father is said to be a wealthy resident of Havana, married Sarah Sewall several years ago and went to live in Nutley, N.J. Recently he consulted Attorney Robert Gignoux about domestic troubles, and said he would call again. The lawyer saw nothing more of Davila, and he is supposed to have gone to Cuba with the Bermuda expedition. Mrs. Davila has brought suit for divorce, alleging desertion. As no word has been received from him she thinks he may have been killed.4 Sarah E. Sewall married secondly Stuart Travis on 4 September 1897 in Maywood, Bergen, New Jersey.5 Sarah E. Sewall and Stuart Travis appear on the census of 1900 at Midland, New Jersey, where they are staying with her parents. His occupation is given as artist (illustrator.)2

Child of Sarah E. Sewall and Dr. John Davila

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, NJ BERGEN MIDLAND TWP.
  3. [S89] Family Search, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The World, 12 May 1896.
  5. [S89] Family Search, New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985.
  6. [S89] Family Search, New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952.

Sarah Elisabeth Sewall1

F, b. 24 August 1876
     Sarah Elisabeth Sewall was born on 24 August 1876 in Rockport, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Henry Sewall and Alice Timney.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.

Sarah Elizabeth Sewall1

F, b. 24 January 1884, d. 20 December 1971
     Sarah Elizabeth Sewall was born on 24 January 1884 in Marlin, Texas.2 She was the daughter of Krouse Sewall and Frances Ann Bates.1 Sarah Elizabeth Sewall married Dr. Harry G. Hamblen on 28 March 1906 in the Presbyterian Church, Marlin, Texas.3,2 Sarah Elizabeth Sewall died on 20 December 1971 in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, at the age of 87.4

Child of Sarah Elizabeth Sewall and Dr. Harry G. Hamblen

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S486] Frances Ann Sewall McMahon, Sewall and Singleton, p. 36.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, 31 March 1906.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.charlescarroll.net/

Sarah Ella (Sallie) Sewall1

F, b. 6 January 1886, d. 7 September 1940
     Sarah Ella (Sallie) Sewall was born on 6 January 1886 in Houston, Texas.2 She was the daughter of Edward Wales Sewall and Gabriella Harriet (Ella) Campbell.1 Sarah Ella (Sallie) Sewall married George Frederick Jr. Horton, son of George Horton and Albertina Kaapke, on 27 November 1906 in Houston, Texas.1,3 Sarah Ella (Sallie) Sewall died on 7 September 1940 in Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, at the age of 54.2 She was buried on 8 September 1940 in San Antonio, Texas.2

Children of Sarah Ella (Sallie) Sewall and George Frederick Jr. Horton

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Rootsweb page by Myrtle Bridges. March 14, 2003.

Sarah Frances Sewall1,2

F, b. circa 26 April 1833, d. 30 September 1859
     Sarah Frances Sewall was born circa 26 April 1833.2 She was the daughter of Rufus Sewall and Frances Elizabeth Farrell.1 Sarah Frances Sewall married John M. Landrum on 29 May 1849 in Caddo Parish.3 Sarah Frances Sewall died on 30 September 1859 in Shreveport, Louisiana, "aged 26 y'rs. 5 mo. & 4 d's"2 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport.

Children of Sarah Frances Sewall and John M. Landrum

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425839."
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Louisiana Marriages to 1850.
  4. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Louisiana, Caddo, Shreveport.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425846."
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425844."
  7. [S154] 1860 US Census, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana.

Sarah Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 1 March 1850, d. 20 March 1899
     Sarah Hannah Sewall was born on 1 March 1850.1 She was the daughter of William Harmon Sewall and Lydia Jane Moore.1 Sarah Hannah Sewall married secondly Henry Riley, son of Samuel Riley, on 2 August 1876 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.2 Sarah Hannah Sewall married thirdly John H. Call, son of Henry Call, on 16 February 1887 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.3 Sarah Hannah Sewall died on 20 March 1899 at the age of 49.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.17.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947.

Sarah Jane Sewall1

F, b. 30 January 1817, d. 6 July 1896
     Sarah Jane Sewall was born on 30 January 1817 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Dummer Sewall and Sarah or Sally Merrick.1 Sarah Jane Sewall married Sumner Burrill, son of Samuel Burrill, on 13 November 1836 in Corinna, Maine.2 Sarah Jane Sewall appears on the census of 1870 at Township 11, Henderson, Illinois. She married John Young after March 1879.3 Sarah Jane Sewall died on 6 July 1896 in Corinna, Maine, at the age of 793 and is buried in Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna, Maine.4

Children of Sarah Jane Sewall and Sumner Burrill

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 70526947."
  5. [S154] 1860 US Census, Maine, Penobscot, Newport.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Sarah Johanna Sewall1

F, b. 3 May 1888, d. October 1978
     Sarah Johanna Sewall was born on 3 May 1888 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.1 She was the daughter of Albert Defiance Sewall and Dora Randina Belseth.2 Sarah Johanna Sewall married Merle Voke Aplin, son of James Joseph Aplin and Alma M. Bates, on 29 September 1910 in Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota.3 Sarah Johanna Sewall died in October 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the age of 90.4

Children of Sarah Johanna Sewall and Merle Voke Aplin

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Hennepin, Saint Louis Park, District 140.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949.
  4. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S231] 1930 US Census, Iowa.

Sarah Stewart Sewall1

F, b. 18 January 1867, d. 29 August 1946
     Sarah Stewart Sewall was born on 18 January 1867 in Clarke County, Alabama, (McMahon giving the month as February.)2,3 She was the daughter of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Ann Amelia DuBose.1 Sarah Stewart Sewall married Powhatan Ambrose Bryant, son of Ambrose S. Bryant, on 25 July 1888 in Ocala, Florida.3 Sarah Stewart Sewall died on 29 August 1946 in Warrensburg, Missouri, at the age of 79.3

Children of Sarah Stewart Sewall and Powhatan Ambrose Bryant

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S486] Frances Ann Sewall McMahon, Sewall and Singleton, p. 23.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

Seaborn Cutler Sewall1,2

M, b. 16 March 1850, d. 28 May 1852
     Seaborn Cutler Sewall was born on 16 March 1850 in Rockport, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Joseph Lambard Sewall and Sarah L. Goodwin.1 Seaborn Cutler Sewall died on 28 May 1852 at the age of 2.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 48.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.

Shirley Anne Sewall1

F, d. 1953
     Shirley Anne Sewall was the daughter of Lawrence Jay Sewall and Sarah Daniels.1 Shirley Anne Sewall died in 1953.

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mhfh.com/sewall-roy-albert/

Sidney P. Sewall1

M, b. 30 December 1845, d. 24 July 1851
     Sidney P. Sewall was born on 30 December 1845 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Moses Bartlett Sewall and Mary Ann Perkins.1 Sidney P. Sewall died on 24 July 1851 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, at the age of 5.3

Citations

  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Silas F. Sewall

M, b. 1 June 1823, d. October 1856
     Stevedore of Liscomb's Lane, Bangor, Maine.1 Silas F. Sewall was born on 1 June 1823.2 He was the son of John Sewall and Cynthia A. Fickett.2 Silas F. Sewall married Elmira Stevens on 29 September 1844 in Bangor, Maine.3 Silas F. Sewall died in October 1856 at the age of 33.

Child of Silas F. Sewall and Elmira Stevens

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Bangor City Directory, 1848.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census, Census Place Ward 2, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine Family History Library Film 1254485 NA Film Number T9-0485.
         
  3. [S89] Family Search, Town and vital records 1819-1891 Bangor (Maine). City Clerk.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Simon Merrill Sewall

M, b. 14 July 1820, d. 12 October 1895
     Simon Merrill Sewall is also recorded as Merrill Sewall. He was born on 14 July 1820 in Edgecomb, Maine.1 He was the son of Rufus K. Sewall and Phoebe Merrill.2 Simon Merrill Sewall appears on the census of 1850 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, listed as a mariner.3 He married Mary Wilson Sanford Mitchell, daughter of John S. Mitchell and Philenia Sewall, on 2 August 1854 in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine.4 Simon Merrill Sewall died on 12 October 1895 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, at the age of 75 on his way to his southern home in Beaufort, South Carolina. He died of fatty degeneration of the heart. The report in the Boston Daily Advertiser says that he died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Jean de Peiffer5,6 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, Maine.7

Children of Simon Merrill Sewall and Mary Wilson Sanford Mitchell

Citations

  1. [S214] Fannie S. Chase, Wiscasset in Pownalborough, p. 512.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1803-1891 Gardiner (Maine). City Clerk.
  5. [S214] Fannie S. Chase, Wiscasset in Pownalborough, p. 513.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) Monday, October 14, 1895.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 93919408."
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, Gardiner, Kennebec County Maine, Birth & Death records 1800 - 1892.

Singleton Campbell Sewall1

M, b. 18 November 1887, d. 19 November 1950
     Singleton Campbell Sewall. President, Morris-Sewall & Co., Inc., Houston. He was born on 18 November 1887 in Houston, Texas.2 He was the son of Edward Wales Sewall and Gabriella Harriet (Ella) Campbell.1 Singleton Campbell Sewall is recorded as Campbell Sewall on the census.3 He married Anita Fay, daughter of Thornwell Fay and Annie Bilger, on 6 April 1911.4 Singleton Campbell Sewall died on 19 November 1950 at 1304 Elgin Street, Houston, Texas, at the age of 63 (also as Campbell Sewall on the death record.)2 His body was cremated on 20 November 1950 at Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Houston Ward 3, Harris, Texas.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, Rootsweb page by Myrtle Bridges. March 14, 2003.

Solomon Robards Sewall1

M, b. 20 October 1846, d. 28 October 1850
     Solomon Robards Sewall was born on 20 October 1846 in Rockport, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Levi Sewall and Mary Ann Robards.3 Solomon Robards Sewall died on 28 October 1850 at the age of 4 of croup.4,5

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Town Birth Records.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vital Records of Rockport, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 47 gives this child to Charles Coffin Sewall.
  4. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 47.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 48 ; Page: 137.

Somers Sewall1

M, b. 14 June 1843, d. 7 December 1867
     Somers Sewall was born on 14 June 1843 in Mobile, Alabama.1 He was the son of Kiah Bayley Sewall and Lucretia Day.1 Somers Sewall died on 7 December 1867 in Portland, Maine, at the age of 24.2 He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.3

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 56.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Friday, December 13, 1867.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 118366914."

Sophia Sewall1

F
     Sophia Sewall was the daughter of Major Nicholas Sewall and Susanna Burgess.1 On 13 November 1738 Sophia inherited from her father 1,000 acres of land on the Choptank River called Lady's Gift or Sewells Range, of which she and her husband sold half. Sophia Sewall married John Cooke.1 Sophia Sewall and John Cooke was living in Graiden, Prince George's County, Maryland.2

Children of Sophia Sewall and John Cooke

Citations

  1. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 293.
  2. [S131] George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial families of the United States, Vol. III p. 108.
  3. [S382] Ronald Hoffman, Dear Papa, Dear Charley, Appendix I, Chart H. p. 1544.
  4. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 4 p. 184.

Sophia Sewall1

F, b. 16 May 1788, d. 26 October 1878
     Sophia Sewall was born on 16 May 1788 in Hallowell, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Moses Sewall and Ruth Barrell.1 Sophia Sewall married firstly Hartley Wood, son of Gen. Abiel Wood and Elizabeth Tinkham, on 18 July 1808 in Hallowell.2 Sophia Sewall married secondly Edmund Munroe, son of Colonel William Munroe and Anna Smith, on 31 August 1815 in Hallowell as his third wife.2 Sophia Sewall died on 26 October 1878 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 90.3,4

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 8 p. 566.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 8 p. 565.
  3. [S321] Edna Warren Mason, Descendants of Capt. Hugh Mason, p. 89.
  4. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #136.
  5. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.18.

Spencer Kirby Sewall1

M, b. August 1848, d. 26 September 1915
     Spencer Kirby Sewall. Horticulturalist.2 He was born in August 1848 in Rhode Island.3 He was the son of Gilbert Tennant Sewall and Abbie W. Riley.1,4 Spencer Kirby Sewall married firstly Alice Fisher Wiggin, daughter of C.W. Wiggin, on 2 September 1874 in Dover, New Hampshire.5 Spencer Kirby Sewall and Alice Fisher Wiggin appear on the census of 1880 at San Gabriel, California, where his occupation is given as an horticulturalist. They employ several Chinese as labourers.1 Spencer Kirby Sewall married secondly Mary Jane Norton on 28 July 1892 in Solano, California.6 Spencer Kirby Sewall and Mary Jane Norton appear on the census of 1900 at Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.3 Spencer Kirby Sewall died on 26 September 1915 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 67.7

Child of Spencer Kirby Sewall and Alice Fisher Wiggin

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census, San Gabiel, Los Angeles, California.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California.
  4. [S154] 1860 US Census, Dover Ward, Strafford, New Hampshire.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Independent Statesman, (Concord, NH) Thursday, September 10, 1874.
  6. [S89] Family Search, California, Marriages, 1850-1945.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1905-1939.
  8. [S208] 1900 US Census, Pasadena, California.

Spencer Waldron Sewall1,2

M, b. 31 August 1889, d. 18 April 1976
     Spencer Waldron Sewall was born on 31 August 1889 in Santa Ana, California.2 He was the son of Gilbert Tennant Sewall and Lucie Belle Greenleaf.1 Spencer Waldron Sewall married Eunice May Scott on 11 April 1914 in Kern County, Californias, they probably had no issue as none appear in either the 1920 or 1930 census.3 In 1917 he was a divisional electrician, Southern Pacific Company, Bakersfield.2 Spencer Waldron Sewall died on 18 April 1976 in Kern, California, at the age of 86.4

Citations

  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Ward 9, District 86.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S467] Website USGenWeb (http://www.usgwarchives.org) "Kern County Califonia Marriage Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/kern/vitals/marriages/…)."
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997.

Stanley Darke Sewall1

M, b. 11 September 1939
     Stanley Darke Sewall was born on 11 September 1939.2 He was the son of George Norman Sewall and Bertine Margaret Darke.1

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.muchmore.org/mfa2G/pafg13.htm#2734
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA.

Stephen Sewall

M, b. 14 December 1702, d. 10 September 1760
Stephen Sewell (1702-1760)
     Stephen Sewall was born on 14 December 1702 in Salem.1 He was the son of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell. Stephen Sewall was baptised on 20 December 1702 by Rev. W. Noyes.2 He graduated in 1721 from Harvard.1 He died on 10 September 1760 in at his residence, Boston, at the age of 57 "dies estate insolvent"; "died bankrupt, probably through involvement in his brother's (Jonathan) speculations" according to a letter written by President John Adams.3

Sewall Stephen, son of Stephen Sewall, esq. was born in Salem, in December, 1702. He was graduated at Harvard College, 1721, and then took the charge of a school at Marblehead. The office of a grammar master ought to be accounted honourable. It is the most useful employment, and some of the greatest men in this country have thus begun their publick course. Mr. Sewall was chosen tutor in 1628, and continued in that office till the year 1739, when he was elevated to a seat on the bench of judges. His character was very eminent as a scholar. Dr. Chauncy, who was his classmate, and whose judgement none will dispute, speaks of him, as a man of first rate talents. "Quickness of apprehension," says he, "and a capacity to look thoroughly into a subject, were united to him in the highest degree I ever saw in any of my acquaintance. One could scarcely begin to mention a train of thought, but he would at once perceive the whole of what was going to be said ; and if it was a disputable point, had in readiness what was proper to be said in answer." He studied divinity, and was an excellent preacher, but did not incline to settle in the ministry. Having turned his attention to law, his wisdom and knowledge were so conspicuous, that he was recommended by the first gentlemen of the profession, as the most proper person for a vacant place of the superior court. Judge Dudley was then chief justice; and, upon his death, he was appointed his successor, though he was not the senior of the surviving judges. His reputation was high when he first went upon the bench, but in this superior station he gained more applause. " He preserved a great decorum in the court. He moderated the debates with a becoming calmness and dignity, in conjunction with a strict impartiality; shewing himself at once the man of honour and spirit, the knowing lawyer, and upright judge.
This great and good man was taken off in the midst of his usefulness. The powers of his mind were in full vigour ; as a judge, he was held in admiration, and one of the most learned and useful members of his majesty's council. To this office he was elected when he was chief justice. He would have been chosen some years before, but could not be persuaded to accept the place. He departed this life, Sept. 10, 1760, aged 58.
No one's death ever excited a more general sympathy. He was as much beloved for his good qualities, as admired for his superior wisdom. His polite and elegant manners gave a charm to the virtues of his life. It was remembered, likewise, how much he had dispersed and given to the poor! He was so kind to his relations and friends, and all who applied to him for help, "that he outdid his proper capacity." Two orphan children of his brother, Mitchel Sewall, esq. were under his immediate care. It was his intention to give them every advantage of education. The loss to them was irreparable.
Judge Sewall died a bachelor. He was a member of Dr. Mayhew's church. The Dr. printed the sermon he preached after his death, which may appear too much in the strain of eulogy ; but he observes, that the memory of wise and just men ought to be praised with all ardour of expression. "It seems but just and equitable," the Dr. adds, "that he, who never spoke evil of any one, but honoured all men, and delighted to give all their due share of praise, should, at least, when he is dead and gone, be praised by all in his turn; and so much the rather because he would not willingly suffer any to commend him while living, which was the truth concerning this excellent person." Eliot: Biographical Dictionary of New England, p. 420.4

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1082.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 5, p. 49.
  4. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 420.

Stephen Sewall

M, b. 18 August 1708, d. 18 September 1795
     Stephen Sewall was born on 18 August 1708 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Elizabeth Titcomb. Stephen Sewall graduated in June 1731 from Harvard B.A.2 He was a schoolmaster "an eminent teacher of youth" at Newbury.3,4 He married Ann Little, daughter of Tristram Little and Anne Emery, on 27 December 1739 in Newbury, Massachusetts, however she is listed in the VRs as Mrs Ann Little.3,5 Stephen Sewall died on 18 September 1795 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at the age of 87.3,6

Children of Stephen Sewall and Ann Little

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New England Weekly Journal, 28 June 1731.
  3. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  4. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Impartial Herald, 19 September 1795.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, Essex County, Massachusetts Birth Records to 1850: Newburyport.

Stephen Sewall1

M, b. 19 January 1684
     Stephen Sewall was born on 19 January 1684 in Newbury, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of John Sewall and Hannah Fessenden.1 Stephen Sewall died young.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.

Stephen Sewall1

M, b. 7 August 1684, d. 22 December 1684
     Stephen Sewall was born on 7 August 1684 in Salem, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell.1 Stephen Sewall died on 22 December 1684 in Salem, Massachusetts, (dates given on gravestone in Broad Street Cemetery.)2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S128] NEHGS, Cemetery transcriptions.

Stephen Sewall1

M, b. 21 December 1685, d. 29 January 1686
     Stephen Sewall was born on 21 December 1685 in Salem, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell.1 Stephen Sewall died on 29 January 1686 in Salem, Massachusetts, (dates given on gravestone in Broad Street Cemetery.)2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S128] NEHGS, Cemetery transcriptions.