Henry Sewall1

M, #12117, b. 3 June 1764, d. after 1807
     Henry Sewall was born on 3 June 1764 in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland.2,3 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Mary Smith.1 Henry Sewall died after 1807.1


  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Catholic Families of Southern Maryland being Register of baptisms and marriages congregations to St. Francis Xavier and St. Inigoes.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995.

Henry Sewall1

M, #12316, b. 3 December 1822, d. 4 September 1887
     Henry Sewall was born on 3 December 1822 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.2 He was the son of Charles Sewall and Sophia Gill.1 Henry Sewall married Harriet Virginia Smith on 3 November 1847 in Augusta, Maine.3,4 Henry Sewall shot himself on 4 September 1887 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, at the age of 645,6 and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.7

He was for a number of years in the shoe business in Augusta with Stephen Deering. On the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted and served in the 9th Maine Regiment through the South Carolina Campaign. He was afterwards attached to the 19th Maine Regiment, first as sergeant and subsequently as lieutenant and captain. During the closing years of the war he was adjutant of the regiment. He was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg but remained with his regiment and participated in all the subsequent movements of the army under General Grant. Soon after the war he was appointed Superintendant of County Buildings.5,8

Children of Henry Sewall and Harriet Virginia Smith


  1. [S89] Family Search, Vital records of Augusta, ME.
  2. [S149] American Ancestors, , Vital Records of Augusta, ME.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 65.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Portland Weekly Advertiser (Portland, ME), 16 November 1947.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, Tuesday, September 06, 1887. Page 3.
  6. [S107] 1880 US Census, Oakland, Alameda, California.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 115195726, Henry Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."
  8. [S212] James W. North, The history of Augusta, p. 935.

Henry Sewall1

M, #18066, b. circa 1799, d. 15 October 1865
     Henry Sewall was born circa 1799 in Foxcroft, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Rev. Henry Sewall and Esther Wheelwright Moody.1 Henry Sewall married Grace Hallahan on 16 September 1834 in Groton.3 Henry Sewall married secondly Mary C. Hall, daughter of Thomas Hall, on 15 October 1852 in Boston, Massachusetts.2 Henry Sewall died on 15 October 1865.1 He was buried in Knowlton Mills Cemetery, Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine.4


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/me/piscataquis/…
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.
  3. [S354] Lorraine Cook, ed. White, The Barbour Collection.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/me/… [August 2008].

Henry Sewall1

M, #21308, d. 1 December 1801
     Henry Sewall was the son of Nicholas Lewis Sewall.1 Henry Sewall died on 1 December 1801 in Baltimore.2


  1. [S562] Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert, p. 235.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New York Evening Post: Death Notices, 1801-1890.

Henry Sewall

M, #24519
     Henry Sewall was born in Cecil County, Maryland. Note: The parents of this Henry Sewall are presently unknown, despite statements to the contrary. This line remains on this site in case it attracts evidence either way.

Child of Henry Sewall

Colonel Henry Sewall

M, #592, b. 1624, d. 1665
     Colonel Henry Sewall was born in 1624.1 He was the son of Richard Sewall and Mary Dugdale.2 Colonel Henry Sewall was Roman Catholic. He married Jane Lowe, daughter of Vincent Lowe and Ann Cavendish, circa 1654 in England.3,4 Colonel Henry Sewall and Jane Lowe emigrated in 1661 to Maryland.5 On 20 August 1661 "Henry Sewell formerly of London, England, but now of Calvert County, Maryland" was commissioned Councillor, Secretary, and Judge of the probate of Wills for the Province (Md. Archives iii, 439), and he held these offices until his death.3 Colonel Henry Sewall died in 1665 either in England or on the voyage from Maryland.2,6 He made a will on 25 April 1664

Henry Sewall (d. 1665)
Patuxent River, Saint Mary’s County, Maryland
Maryland Hall of Records
Liber 1, folio 225
Written 1664
Proved 19th April 1665

Note: The Will has major holes in it making it impossible to transcribe completely

In the name of God Amen the 2[hole] 1664
I Henry Sewall of Putuxant River [of the pro]vince of Maryland Esq Intending by the Grace of allmight[y God] to make a Voyage out of the province into the Kingdom of [Eng]land in the good Ship (called the Maryland Merchant) this present year and being in good Sound and perfect health both in [mind] and Memory Thanks be to almighty God therefore [hole] calling to mind the uncertain Estate of all Earthly thingColonel Henry Sewall in this transitory World and especially of mans Life [with kn]owing that all fflesh must yield to Death when it Shall [please?] God the Creator of all things to Call, Doe make [constit]ute ordaine and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and forme following Revokeing and adnulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and Delivered Either by word or Writing and this is to be only taken for my Last Will and Testament and none other.

And first being penitent for my Sins Past most humbly desireing forgiveness for the same, I give and Committ my Soul into the arms of God my Saviour and Redeemer in whom by the meritts of Jesus Christ, I trust and believe assuredly to be Saved and that my Soul with my body at the generall Day of Resurreccon shall rise with Joy and through the Meritts of Christ Death and Passion Inheritt the Kingdom of Heaven

My body to the Earth from whence it was Created And as Concerning my temporall Estate which it hath pleased God (far above my Deserts) to bestow upon me whereof I am as Steward(?) in this World I doe give and devise in manner and form following That is [to say]

First my Debts and funeral charges being paid then I will and ordaine that my well beloved Wife Jane May if she see Cause Sell alienate or dispose of all the whole or any part or parcell of my Lands Goods or Chattells that is to Say aw well of the Lands that I have already Pattented as also those that I Claime by Virtue of Certificates already returned together with that two Thousand acres of Land that the Honble Charles Calvert Esq hath promised to de[liver] for(?) a Pattent for in my name which said Land lyeth upon the Ridge, all of which after such Legacyes as I shall hereaft[er or]daine then to be disposed of as I shall hereafter mencon [hole] and bequeath to my Brother Samuell Sewall two hundre[d acres] of Land where my good wife Shall think fitt and two Co[ws an]d one Sow and one man Servant for and dureing his [?] Life and afterwards to the heirs of his body Law[fully] begotten or to be begotten, and for want of such Issues then [to ret]urn to the right of my heires.

Item [I g]ive and bequeath to my Cousin Richard Dudly one hund[red a]cres of Land according to my dear Wives good likeing [hole] together with one Cowe and one Sowe to have and to [hole] to him the said Richard and his heires for Ever.

Item I give and bequeath three thousand Pounds of Tobacco to the ffathers now resident in this Province to have my Soul Prayed for the whole and sole remainder of my Estate as well reall as personall

I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Jane, for and during her naturall life and afterward to be equally divided amongst my dear Children Nicholas Elizabeth Mary and Ann Sewall allwayes provided that the Child or Children that my Dear wife now is Bigg of is to have his her or their Equally proportion and if it shall so happen that any of my said children shall dye before they attaine to Such ages as shall be fitt for them to receive their parts that then I will and ordaine that his or her part soe dying shall be Equally divided amongst the rest.

Item I made and ordaine my well beloved Wife Jane my full whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament and my dear friend Charles and William Calvert Esqrs my over seers of this my last Will Testament and I give to Either of them twenty(?) Shillings in Silver or Gold to buy them ? Ring In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seale the day and year above mentioned Henry Sewall (seal)

Test. William Brotton Edward Savage
19th Aprill 1665

This day came afore me Charles Calvert Esq Lieut and Governor of the province of Maryland William Brotton and Edward Savage and declared upon [oath?] that this Will of Henry Sewall Esq was signed and sealed by him in the view of both these deponents, Declaring withal that it was his last Will and Testament and they further Declare that they know not of any other Will Since made [by him]
Charles Calvert

Reproduced with the kind permission of Joseph H. Howard © Contributed to the USGenWeb Archives by Joseph H. Howard. All Rights Reserved.3

Children of Colonel Henry Sewall and Jane Lowe


  1. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson, Descendants of William (Shewell) Sewall.
  2. [S13] David Curtis Dearborn, Ancestor Table for Henry Sewell.
  3. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 292.
  4. [S33] Margaret K. Fresco, St. Mary's Co., p. 193.
  5. [S156] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 469.
  6. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 291.
  7. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Dr. Henry Sewall1

M, #1375, b. 25 May 1855, d. 8 July 1936
Dr. Henry Sewall
     Dr. Henry Sewall was born on 25 May 1855 in Winchester, Virginia.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Thomas Sewall and Julia Elizabeth Waters.1 Dr. Henry Sewall married Isabel Josephine Vickers, daughter of J.J. Vickers, on 22 September 1887 in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto.4 Dr. Henry Sewall made his will in 1935
I, HENRY SEWALL, now residing and domiciled in the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado, of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament in manner following:
ARTICLE I I hereby revoke and declare null and void all other wills codicils, or testamentary writings by me at any time heretofore made
ARTICLE II I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid as soon as may be after my death.
ARTICLE III I give and bequeath to the Medical Society of the City and County of Denver such of my books, journals, reprints, and other volumes relating to the field of medicine and scientific research as the librarian of the Medical Library may select.
ARTICLE IV I give and bequeath the portrait of my grandfather Doctor Thomas Sewall, painted by Harding, to George Washington University of Washington, D.C. of which institution my grandfather was co-founder and sometime professor in the medical department.
ARTICLE V All of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situated I give, devise, and bequeath to my wife Isabel J. Sewall
ARTICLE VI I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint The International Trust Company as executor of this my last will and testament
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I, HENRY SEWALL, have to each and every of the two typewritten pages of this my last will and testament subscribed my name and have to this page, which is the second page thereof, both subscribed my name and set my seal this 20th day of December, 1935. Henry Sewall (SEAL.)

Dr. Henry Sewall died on 8 July 1936 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at the age of 81 from a coronary thrombosis. s.n.p. and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.5

He received his preparatory education in private schools in Baltimore and Brooklyn, and entered Wesleyan University, where he graduated B.Sc. in 1876. He then took up postgraduate work at John Hopkins University, where he was Assistant in Biology from 1876 to 1878, Fellow in Biology in 1878-1879, and where he received his Ph.D. Over the following year he studied in Europe, and after that became Associate in Biology at John Hopkins University. In 1881 he was called to the Professorship of Physiology at the University of Michigan, where he performed research on equilibrium, muscle contraction, respiration and colour vision, and is best known for immunizing animals against snake venom, demonstrating the principle of antitoxin production. He held this position to 1889, when he moved to Denver, Colorado, and accepting a similar position in the University of Denver. He was Assistant Health Commissioner of Denver, 1891 to 1893. Secretary Colorado State Board of Health, 1893-1899; visiting physician to St. Luke's and Denver County Hospitals from 1891. He was a member of the American Physiological Society, of the Association of American Physicians, the American Climatological Society, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Henry Sewall and his wife, Isabel, bought a house at 1380 Vine St. in 1904. Dr. Sewall had struggled with illness as a child and because of this he was extremely interested in helping children develop. Dr. Sewall and Isabel willed their home to the cause of helping children with special needs. Dr. Sewall died in 1936 at the age of 81. The Sewall Child Development center was founded in 1944.6

"For a physician who is a lover of wisdom is the equal of a god."

No tribute to our late colleague, Dr. Henry Sewall, could be better penned than this quotation for Hippocrates. The passing of one who gave his life to the science and art of medicine rather than to enrichment is no common event.
It was his instinct to seek to answer the "wherefore" of every "why" and in his presence one could almost sense the emanations of intellect. The spirit to seek out Nature's secrets had existed in a grandfather, Thomas Sewall, who was graduated in medicine at Harvard in 1812. The literary talent, which enriched his publications, came from his father, a clergyman, known as the "silver-tongued Sewall." Such inherited traits were enhanced by the lifelong help and devotion of his wife, with whom we now share her great sorrow.
It has been well written that "Perhaps there is no science which requires so penetrating an intellect, so much talent and genius, so much force of mind, so much acuteness and memory, as the science of medicine. The high character of a perfect master of the art must be the result of a combination of a multiplicity of qualifications, which must be partly natural, and partly acquired and improved by laborious cultivation." It was such a combination which made of Henry Sewall a great physician, scholar and gentleman.
In early life it was the good fortune of Henry Sewall to work under two great physiologists - Michael Foster in England, and Carl Ludwig in Germany. Of Michael Foster, Sewall wrote, "He despised the foible of vanity and had no patience with mercenary inclinations." In Carl Ludwig, Sewall admired the dogged determination to complete an experiment, and he later wrote, "It set me to thinking perhaps it was this sort of thing that made Ludwig preeminent." It is easy to see the influence of these great men in the life of Henry Sewall, and it was such an influence he passed on successfully to another generation.
Pondering over Jenner's vaccination, Pasteur discovered that the inoculation of attenuated organisms of chicken cholera resulted in immunization. Pondering over Pasteur's publications Henry Sewall was led to investigate the possible immunization of pigeons to rattlesnake venom. It was known that pigeons were peculiarly sensitive to rattlesnake venom. First determining the minimum fatal dose, Henry Sewall, in 1887, by repeated inoculations of sub-minimal doses successfully immunized pigeons to this poisonous protein. These experiments were recognized in Europe as the foundation on which the development of antitoxins was built. Physicians from all parts of the world have stood in reverence before the tablet erected at Ann Arbor to commemorate the experiments of Henry Sewall, the former Professor of Physiology at the University of Michigan.
Pulmonary tuberculosis brought Henry Sewall to Denver, and the courage with which he met this affliction and its complications and the triumph over typhoid, with rib necrosis, is well known to his friends. No better basis for medical practice exists than training in physiology, and the Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins of 1879 became an M.D. of the University of Denver in 18S9. The man of thought became the medical practitioner and thus was fulfilled another Hippocratic maxim: "For many cases need, not reasoning, but practical help."
The practice of medicine was illuminated by the spirit of investigation, and in heart disease and in tuberculosis the research spirit of Henry Sewall prevailed. For many years he worked in and inspired the research department of the National Jewish Hospital.
To have been president of the Colorado State Medical Society, of the National Tuberculosis Association, of the American Climatological and Clinical Association, and of the Association of American Physicians; to have been the recipient of the Kober medal of the Association of American Physicians and of the Trudeau medal of the National Tuberculosis Association - such are honors in recognition of worth which few physicians can attain.
As a practitioner, and as a consultant in internal medicine, his consideration, understanding, gentleness, and effort will live in the medical history of Colorado just as his scientific spirit will live in the medical history of the world.
A splendid portrait of Dr. Sewall by McClymont hangs on the walls of the library of the Denver County Medical Society.
Born in Winchester, Va., May 25, 1855, Dr. Henry Sewall died from coronary thrombosis in Denver, July 8, 1936.
The desire of all physicians will be to join in the words of the greatest of poets:
"Quiet consummation have;
And renowned be thy grave! "

Dr. Gerald Webb writing in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 1936; 52: xlviii-1.


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census.
  3. [S268] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Choates in America, p. 195.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Weekly Expositor. (Brockway Centre, Mich.), 29 Sept. 1887.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 33815047."
  6. [S359] Burke Aaron Hinsdale, History of the University of Michigan, p. 265.

General Henry Sewall

M, #85, b. 24 October 1752, d. 4 September 1845
     General Henry Sewall was born on 24 October 1752 in Newtown, York, Maine.1,2,3 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Abigail Titcomb. General Henry Sewall was baptised on 29 October 1752 at York, Maine.4 He married firstly Tabitha Sewall, daughter of John Sewall and Mary Sayward, on 9 February 1786 at Georgetown.5 General Henry Sewall married secondly Rachel Crosby, daughter of Simon Crosby and Sarah Sewall, on 30 June 1811 at Salem, Massachusetts, they were first cousins. There is a record of their marriage intention dated 18 May 1811 in the Augusta Vital Records.6,7,3 General Henry Sewall married thirdly Elizabeth Lowell, daughter of John Lowell and Elizabeth Scollay, on 9 September 1833 at Augusta, Maine.5,3 General Henry Sewall died on 4 September 1845 in Augusta, Maine, at the age of 928,5,3 and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Augusta, Maine, where his head stone gives his dates.9

The Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette reports: The following biographical sketch of his life was composed by himself, and is taken from manuscript of his own hand writing:- "On the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, he engaged as a soldier in a regiment of the Massachusetts line, in May 1775, marched therewith to Cambridge, and in the course of the three or four campaigns, he passed through the grades of sergeant, ensign and lieutenant, to that of Captain, which rank he sustained to the end of the war. He was in the battle at Hubbarton, in the retreat from Ticonderoga, (June 1777) and in one of the skirmishes previous to the surrender of Burgoyne's army at Saratoga, in October 1777, of which event he was a witness. After achieving this victory, the northern troops being ordered to the south, he marched with them to Pennsylvania, and joined the main army under Gen. Washington at Whitemarsh, near Philadelphia, in November following, wintered at Valley- Forge in 1778, and passed the residue of the war in New Jersey and the highlands of New York, particularly at West Point. While a subaltern he was appointed a Muster master to several brigades and corps; and during the last three years of the war, while a captain, filled the office of Aid-de-camp to Major General Heath of Massachusetts.     
Immediately after the peace, in Sept. 1783, he came to Fort Western, then Hallowell, now Augusta, and opened a store near that place, in company with Mr. Wm. Burley of Beverly, and continued in that business about five years. He was chosen Town Clerk of the original town of Hallowell in 1778, and sustained that office (annually) about 35yrs; during which period he was also for several years elected chairman of the board of Selectmen. He was appointed Clerk of the U. S. District Court of Maine at its original formation, December 1789, under Judge David Sewall, and continued in that office during the whole period of his administration, and one year of that of Judge Parris his successor, in all 29 years. He was chosen Register of Deeds for Kennebec county at its first organization, 1799, and sustained the office 17 yrs. He held in succession the commission of Division-Inspector, Brigadier-General and Major-General, of the militia of the counties of Lincoln, Kennebec and Somerset, under the Governor of Massachusetts, for the space of 80 years, until he resigned all his military offices in June 1820, to Wm. King, the first Governor of Maine. He held also several commissions of the Peace and of the Quorum, and of the Dedimus, under Massachusetts and Maine. He was one of the Church formed at Hallowell (South parish) over which the Rev. Mr. Gillet was ordained in Aug. 1795, was appointed a deacon in Sept. the same year, and has continued an officer therein to the present time. He was elected a member of the A. B. C. F. M. in 1818.

"Before the Revolution he was a mason by trade; corporal in Prescott’s Massachusetts regiment, May 1775. The following sketch for his service in the Revolutionary War appears in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (13:1018).
     Henry Sewall, Falmouth (also given York). Capt. David Bradish’s co; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 12, 1775, to July 8, 1775; credited with 57 days allowance; also, 4th Sergeant, Capt. David Bradish’s co., Col. Edmund Phinney’s (31st) Regt; company return endorsed “Octr 6th 1775;” also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Dec. 15, 1775; also, Ensign, Capt. Tobias Fernald’s (2d) co., Col. Edmund Phinney’s Regt; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers, dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; appointed Jan. 1, 1776; reported re-engaged Nov. 13, 1776, as 1st Lieutenant in Col. Brewer’s Regt; also, Captain, Col. Sprout’s Regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 29 mos. 25 days as Lieutenant, 6 mos. 5 days as Captain; also, 1st Lieutenant, Col. Samuel Brewer’s Regt; pay abstract of officers for rations from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 31, 1777, dated Boston; said Sewall credited with 180 rations; also, Lieutenant, 12th Mass. Regt. commanded by Maj. Tobias Fernald; return dated Boston, of officers who were in actual service and who had not been absent subsequent to May -, 1777, except by leave of proper authority; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Donnell’s co., Col. Brewer’s Regt; return dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 22, 1778; residence, York; also, letter from Lieut. Col. Samuel Carlton to the Board of War, at Boston, dated West Point, Dec. 27, 1778, asking that clothing be delivered said Sewall, Lieutenant, and others, officers of (late) Col. Brewer’s Regt; also, Col. Carlton’s (late Brewer’s) Regt; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1770; also, Captain, 12th Mass. Regt; list of officers; commissioned June 25, 1779; also, Lieutenant, (late) Col. Brewer’s (12th) Regt; return of officers for the moiety of money due July 15, 1779; reported Commissary of Musters; also, Captain, 12th Mass. Regt; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated West Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commissioned June 25, 1779; also, pay roll of Capt. Sylvanus Smith’s co., Col. Timothy Bigelow’s (15th) Regt., for Oct., 1779, signed by said Sewall, Commissary of Musters, sworn to at Peekskill; also, Captain; return of officers belonging to (late) 12th Mass. Regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Sprout, “now in actual service,” dated Boston, Jan. 17, 1781; also, list of men belonging to said Sewall’s co., 2d Mass. Regt., who had enlisted for the war, as returned by said Sewall, Captain, dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781.
     Henry transferred to 2nd Massachusetts, 3 May 1782. He was the Major and Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Heath from 19 May 1779 to June 1783.
     In 1783 he settled at Fort Western, Hallowell, Maine; was Town Clerk of Hallowell, then of Augusta for thirty-five years. He served as Clerk of the District Court of Maine, 1789 until 1818. He was the Register of Deeds of Kennebec County from 1799 to 1816. And was a Major-General, 8th Division, Massachusetts (Maine) State Militia. The diary he kept while in the Army has been printed in the Maine Farmer (August - November, 1872).
     Henry was an Original Member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati from 1783 until 1845. He later served as the Vice President of the Society in 1845. Henry was granted a Bounty Land Warrant 26 June 1789, and applied for a soldier’s pension 30 March 1819. His widow Elizabeth applied for a widow’s pension 1 March 1835, age 75 yrs.10,11,12

Children of General Henry Sewall and Tabitha Sewall


  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 226, 1762 misprint.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 23. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  3. [S149] American Ancestors, , Vital Records of Augusta, ME.
  4. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 451.
  5. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 452.
  6. [S89] Family Search, FHL Number 761209+.
  7. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 59.
  8. [S22] Rev. Jotham Sewall, A memoir of Rev. Jotham Sewall of Chesterville, Maine., p. 21.
  9. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 115195758."
  10. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 226.
  11. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 13 p. 226.
  12. [S205] Newspaper, Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette, 13 September 1845.
  13. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 453.
  14. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 p. 454.

Rev. Henry Sewall1,2

M, #10, b. 1614, d. 16 May 1700
     Rev. Henry Sewall was born in 1614 in Manchester ? He was the son of Henry Sewall and Anne Hunt. Rev. Henry Sewall was christened on 25 June 1615 at Manchester Cathedral.3 He emigrated in 1634 "Sent by his father to New England 1634, with Net Cattel and Provisions sutable for a new Plantation, sailing on the Elizabeth and Dorcas. Mr Cotton would have had him settle in Boston; but in regard of his Cattel he chose to goe to Newbury, where his father soon followed him."4,5 He married Jane Dummer, daughter of Stephen Dummer and Alice Archer, on 25 March 1646 at Newbury, Essex County; the service being conducted by Richard Saltonstall.4,6 In 1647 he returned with his family, to England and three years later in 1650, he was presented to the living of North Baddesley in Hampshire.7 In 1658 or early 1659, and leaving his wife and children at Baddesley, Henry again sailed for Massachusetts carrying a letter from Richard Cromwell concerning the inheritance of his father's estate. Soon after his arrival he learned of Richard Cromwell's abdication, the restoration of the monarchy and the inevitable collapse of Puritan predominance. He summoned his family to New England.8 Rev. Henry Sewall died on 16 May 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts, (Titcomb gives 16 March 1700.)9 He was buried on 18 May 1700 in the burying ground of the First Parish Church, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.10,9

Children of Rev. Henry Sewall and Jane Dummer


  1. [S3] Nina Moore Tiffany, Samuel E. Sewell: a memoir, p.2.
  2. [S9] Carol Berkin, Jonathan Sewell, p.2.
  3. [S89] Family Search, The Registers of the cathedral church of Manchester (Lancashire). Axon, Ernest.
  4. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1073.
  5. [S26] Hector Livingston Duff, Sewells in the New World, p.16.
  6. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 215.
  7. [S26] Hector Livingston Duff, Sewells in the New World, p.20.
  8. [S26] Hector Livingston Duff, Sewells in the New World, p.22-23.
  9. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #9.
  10. [S29] Henry Sewall Webster, Thomas Sewall, p.4.

Rev. Henry Sewall1

M, #755, b. 1772, d. 9 June 1850
     Rev. Henry Sewall was born in 1772.2 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Mary Stinson.1 Rev. Henry Sewall married Esther Wheelwright Moody, daughter of Samuel Moody, on 5 October 1794 in Bath, Kennebec County, Maine. Rev. Henry Sewall was ordained on 7 October 1812 at Hebron, Oxford County, Maine.3,4 He died on 9 June 1850 in Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine.5,6 He was buried in Knowlton Mills Cemetery, Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine.6,7

Children of Rev. Henry Sewall and Esther Wheelwright Moody


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
  3. [S22] Rev. Jotham Sewall, A memoir of Rev. Jotham Sewall of Chesterville, Maine., p. 199.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Gazette, (Portland, ME), 26 October 1812

  5. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Saturday, June 22, 1850.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/me/… [August 2008].
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 118177074."
  8. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 21.
  9. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/me/piscataquis/…
  10. [S265] Allyn Stanley Kellogg, Elder John White and his descendants, p. 120.

Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr.

M, #12876, b. 4 July 1848, d. 14 July 1942
     Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr.. A book-keeper.1 He was born on 4 July 1848 in Augusta, Maine.2 He was the son of Henry Sewall and Harriet Virginia Smith.3 Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr. married Eunice H. Pishon, daughter of Hiram Pishon, on 18 August 1880 in Vassalboro, Kennebec County.4 On 9 March 1896 it was announced that Harry Sewall had moved to Pittsfield having a position in the office of the Waverly Woolen Company, as cashier and clerk to the treasurer.5 Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr. died on 14 July 1942 at 10 Colbert Avenue, Maynard, Massachusetts, at the age of 946 and was buried on 16 July 1942 in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.7

Child of Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr. and Eunice H. Pishon


  1. [S207] 1910 US Census.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Concord Enterprise July 09, 1942.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 65.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, Monday, March 09, 1896. Page 3.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Concord Enterprise July 16, 1942.
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#90642198."

Henry Augustus Sewall1

M, #17232, b. 25 February 1871, d. 21 March 1949
     Henry Augustus Sewall was born on 25 February 1871 in Wilton, Maine.1 He was the son of Otis Henry Sewall and Mary Susan Keep.2 Henry Augustus Sewall married Lillian Frances Bates, daughter of Harrison J. Bates and Emma Vining, on 20 March 1895 in Strong, Franklin County, Maine.3 Henry Augustus Sewall and Lillian Frances Bates were divorced on 5 June 1897 at Franklin County, Maine.4 Henry Augustus Sewall married Ella Skillings on 17 February 1900 in Maine.5 Henry Augustus Sewall and Ella Skillings were divorced on 14 February 1906 at Maine.5 Henry Augustus Sewall married thirdly Alice Belle Foster on 19 May 1906 in Wilton, Maine.6 Henry Augustus Sewall and Alice Belle Foster appear on the census of 1910 at Wilton, Maine.7 Henry Augustus Sewall and Alice Belle Foster appear on the census of 1930 at Wilton, Maine, they were both working as weavers in a wollen mill.8 Henry Augustus Sewall died on 21 March 1949 in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, at the age of 789 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton, Franklin County, Maine.10

Child of Henry Augustus Sewall and Alice Belle Foster


  1. [S311] Frank Eugene Best, John Keep of Longmeadow, p. 172.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, ME, FRANKLIN, WILTON.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mainegenealogy.net Maine Divorce Records1799-1903.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://www.mainegenealogy.net/…
  6. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907.
  7. [S207] 1910 US Census, Wilton, Fanklin, Maine.
  8. [S231] 1930 US Census, Wilton, Fanklin, Maine.
  9. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990.
  10. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 181060606, Henry Augusta Sewall, showing gravestone photograph."

Rev. Henry Charles Sewall1

M, #24421, b. 9 January 1935, d. 11 July 2015
     Rev. Henry Charles Sewall was born on 9 January 1935 in Utica, New York. He was the son of Henry E. Sewall and Winifred Byrne.1 Rev. Henry Charles Sewall died on 11 July 2015 in Syracuse, New York, at the age of 80.2

Rev. H. Charles Sewall, 80, a resident of the Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Syracuse, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the nursing home. Charles was born in Utica on January 9, 1935, the son of Henry E. and Winifred H. (Byrne) Sewall. He was raised in Utica, was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester and earned his Master's degree from Syracuse University. Charles was ordained a priest in January 1960 at the Cathedral in Syracuse. Charles served as a Catholic Priest at a number of parishes in the Utica area as well as being involved with Catholic education. Charles is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Selma Sewall, of Whitesboro, and a sister and brother-in-law, Winifred and Gerald Skreczoski, of Florida, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Barbara K. Sewall, and dear nephews. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.2


  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Utica Observer-Dispatch, 23 February 1955.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Utica Observer-Dispatch, 16 July 2015.

Henry Clay Sewall1

M, #12471, b. 28 July 1830, d. 6 October 1910
     Henry Clay Sewall was born on 28 July 1830 in Pittsfield, Somerset County, Maine.2 He was the son of Dummer Sewall and Sarah (or Sallie) Wilson.1 Henry Clay Sewall died on 6 October 1910 in Chapman, Aroostook County, Maine, at the age of 80.3 He was buried in Southside Cemetery, Mapleton, Aroostook County, Maine.4


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 207185599."

Henry D. Sewall1

M, #17999, b. circa 1805, d. 19 September 1821
     Henry D. Sewall was born circa 1805.2 He was the son of Dr. Robert D. Sewall and Mary (Polly) Brent.1 Henry D. Sewall died on 19 September 1821 in Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland, in the notice of his death he is described as third son of the late Robert Sewall.1,3 He was buried in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland.2


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Tuesday, September 25, 1821.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Find A Grave Memorial# 23623080."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 23623080."

Henry Devereaux Sewall1

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

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

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

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

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

Children of Henry Devereaux Sewall and Mary Catherine Norton


  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 222.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 74 p. 203.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Weekly Messenger. 8 Feb 1816.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, New-Hampshire Sentinel, 1 July 1846.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Boston Daily Atlas, (Boston, MA) Saturday, June 27, 1846.
  6. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  7. [S89] Family Search, IGI Family Group Record.
  8. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.11.

Henry Devereux Sewall1,2

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

Children of Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson.
  3. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.
  5. [S208] 1900 US Census, MA WORCESTER WESTBOROUGH.
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  7. [S208] 1900 US Census, Westborough District 1703, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.
  9. [S89] Family Search, New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909.
  10. [S89] Family Search, New York, State Census, 1892.

Henry Devereux Sewall1

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

Child of Henry Devereux Sewall and Maria Clarkson Holthuysen


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

Henry Devereux Sewall Jr.1

M, #9013, b. 19 April 1889
     Henry Devereux Sewall Jr. was born on 19 April 1889 in Brooklyn, New York.1 He was the son of Henry Devereux Sewall and Ella Maria Clark.2 Henry Devereux Sewall Jr. appears on the census of 1940 at Westborough, Massachusetts, unmarried. He appears on the census of 1950 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his occupation is given as orchardist.3


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S87] Kate Hogenson, Communication from K. Hogenson.
  3. [S642] 1950 US Census, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Henry E. Sewall1

M, #24419, b. 30 March 1912, d. 22 February 1955
     Henry E. Sewall was born on 30 March 1912 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Charles Summers Sewall and Ruth Shirley Groves.1 Henry E. Sewall married Winifred Byrne, daughter of Patrick Byrne and Helena Glynn, on 11 April 1932 in St. Agnes Church, Utica, New York.3 Henry E. Sewall died on 22 February 1955 at 117 Dryden, Utica, New York, at the age of 42.4

Henry E. Sewall,
Rayon Mill Foreman
Henry E. Sewall, 42, of 117 Dryden, died Feb. 22, 1955, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Sewall was employed at Skenadoa Rayon Mills for 22 years until he became ill. He had been a foreman for the past few years.
He was born Mar. 30, 1912, at Wiscasset, Me., a son of Charles S. and Ruth Groves Sewall. He left Maine for Utica about 24 years ago. He was educated in Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.
On April 11, 1932, in St. Agnes Church, he married the former Winifred Byrne.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Besides his father and wife, he leaves two sons, Henry Charles, St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, and Michael Byrne Sewall, Utica; a daughter, Miss Winifred Helen Sewall, Utica; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Burnham, Elmhurst, L.I., and Mrs. Boyleston Hutchins, Wiscasset; two brothers, Rufus Sewall, Beaufort, S.C., and Egbert Sewall, Auburn, Me; an aunt, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 8:30 Friday from the home, and at 9 from Our Lady of Lourdes where a solemn requiem high Mass will bel offered. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.5

Children of Henry E. Sewall and Winifred Byrne


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

Henry Edwin Sewall1

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

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

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

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

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


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  2. [S467] Website USGenWeb (http://www.usgwarchives.org) "http://files.usgwarchives.org/fl/martin/bios/…."
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  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 28795840."

Henry Foster Sewall1

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

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

Children of Henry Foster Sewall and Sarah Allyne Rich


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.10.
  4. [S89] Family Search, IGI Family Group Record.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Unverified IGI entry.
  6. [S251] New York Vital Records.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, New York City Deaths, 1892-1902.
  8. [S160] New York Times, 2 May 1896.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, New-York Tribune, 2 May 1896i.
  10. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 57556549."

Henry Foster Sewall1

M, #13010, b. 16 December 1876, d. 17 June 1920
     Henry Foster Sewall. Financier.2 He was born on 16 December 1876 in New York, New York.3,4 He was the son of Charles Joseph Sewall and Annie Brooks Wellman.1 Henry Foster Sewall graduated in 1897 from Cornell.2 He married Ethel Redford Mount, daughter of Redford Job Mount and Ella Cornelia Smith, on 13 May 1905 in Grace Church, White Plains, New York.5,6 Henry Foster Sewall and Ethel Redford Mount appear on the census of 1910 at Manhattan, New York, they were living with her parents. He is an insurance agent.5 Henry Foster Sewall lived at 201 West Eighty-fifth Street, New York.2 He died on 17 June 1920 in Todds Lane, Briarcliff, New York, at his summer home at the age of 43.2
He was President of Sewall & Alden of 80 Maiden Lane. Vice President of A.B. & S. Realty Co; of the Motion Picture News and of the Surbrug Chocolate Corporation.2

Children of Henry Foster Sewall and Ethel Redford Mount


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.10.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 11 Jun 1920 p. 11.
  3. [S258] Joshua Wyman Wellman, Thomas Wellman of Lynn, p. 369.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, (June 2007).
  5. [S207] 1910 US Census, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The White Plains Argus, 16 May 1905.
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~houghtonfamily/…
  8. [S160] New York Times, 7 Oct 1940 p. 14.

Henry H. Sewall1

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


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

Henry K. Sewall1

M, #26328, b. September 1865, d. May 1948
     Henry K. Sewall was born in September 1865 in Maine.2 He was the son of Thomas Avery Sewall and Emeline Kehail.1 Henry K. Sewall appears on the census of 1940 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 He died in May 1948 at the age of 824 and is said to be buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.4


  1. [S209] 1870 US Census, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.
  2. [S208] 1900 US Census, Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  3. [S585] 1940 US Census, Massachusetts, Essex, Lynn City, Lynn, Ward 4.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 63610651."

Henry L. Sewall

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


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

Henry Landee Sewall1,2

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

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

Child of Henry Landee Sewall and Louise Herbolsheimer


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

Henry Landee Sewall Jr.1

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


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

Henry M. Sewall1

M, #26830, b. circa 1836
     Henry M. Sewall was born circa 1836 in Vermont.1 He was the son of Charles Bayley Sewall and Anna Cobb.1


  1. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Hardwick, Caledonia, Vermont.

Henry Marlyn Sewall1

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


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