John Sewall1

M, b. say 1782
     John Sewall was born say 1782.1 He was the son of Thomas Sewall and Sarah Weeks.1

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 310.

Deacon John Sewall1

M, b. 5 May 1729, d. 27 June 1808
     Deacon John Sewall was born on 5 May 1729 in York, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Samuel Sewall and Sarah Batchelder.1 Deacon John Sewall married Joanna Stone, daughter of Lt. Benjamin Stone and Abigail (Unknown).3 Deacon John Sewall died on 27 June 1808 in York, Maine, at the age of 79. The Vital Records of York carry this entry "of Decr 27, 1801 Æ. 79. (sic)."4,3 He was buried in South Side Cemetery, York Village, Maine. The inscription on a stone in the old burying ground in York reads "In memory of Deacon John Sewall, whose modesty, benevolence, hospitality and piety rendered him truly amiable to all his acqaintences, he died June 27, 1808 Aet 80 years".3,5

Children of Deacon John Sewall and Joanna Stone

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113, p. 196 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 9, p. 342.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63794959."
  6. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 24.
  7. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, vol. 6 p. 135.

John Albert Sewall1

M, b. 4 July 1845, d. 9 April 1930
     John Albert Sewall was born on 4 July 1845 in Shreveport, Louisiana.2 He was the son of Charles Albert Sewall and Amelia Mildred Gilmer.1 John Albert Sewall married firstly Nannie Doles in 1870.1 John Albert Sewall married secondly Martha McKee Iler, daughter of William Iler and Delinda Fuller, on 14 March 1894.1 John Albert Sewall died on 9 April 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age of 842 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana. He served in Co. C, 6th Louisiana Cavalry.

Child of John Albert Sewall and Nannie Doles

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #282.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 10634059."
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #502.

John Albert Sewall1

M, b. 14 January 1875, d. 10 April 1955
     John Albert Sewall was born on 14 January 1875 in Louisiana.2 He was the son of John Albert Sewall and Nannie Doles.1 John Albert Sewall married firstly Lila Thompson, daughter of Alexander Rogers Thompson, on 10 February 1899 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.3,4 John Albert Sewall married secondly Annie Leigh Frierson.2 John Albert Sewall died on 10 April 1955 in Louisiana at the age of 802 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, together with his second wife.2

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #502.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 49726848."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 49726760."
  4. [S192] Private communication, 2 August 2013.

John Barnard Sewall1

M, b. 3 May 1779 or 26 September 1780, d. between 1840 and 1860
     John Barnard Sewall was born on 3 May 1779 or 26 September 1780.1 He was the son of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah March.1 John Barnard Sewall married Abbie (Unknown) before 1826.2 John Barnard Sewall died between 1840 and 1860 probably in Pennsylvania.2

Child of John Barnard Sewall and Abbie (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 220.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 349.
  3. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 350.

Dr. John Gallison Sewall1

M, b. 2 November 1822, d. 18 January 1874
     Dr. John Gallison Sewall was born on 2 November 1822 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.2 He was the son of Henry Devereaux Sewall and Mary Catherine Norton.1 Dr. John Gallison Sewall graduated in 1847 from Harvard M.D. He married Joanna Winslow Gannett, daughter of Thomas Brattle Gannett, on 22 June 1853 in Natick, Massachusetts.3 Dr. John Gallison Sewall died on 18 January 1874 in New York City at the age of 51 (Sinnett gives 24 January 1874).4,5

Children of Dr. John Gallison Sewall and Joanna Winslow Gannett

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, Passport Applications, 1795-1905.
  3. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915."
  4. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p.11.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection). New York Evening Post, 1874 January.

John Henry Sewall1

M, b. 24 March 1846, d. 19 August 1847
     John Henry Sewall was born on 24 March 1846 in York, Maine.1 He was the son of Capt. Joseph Sewall and Eliza Jane Trafton.1 John Henry Sewall died on 19 August 1847 in York, Maine, at the age of 12 and is buried in South Side Cemetery, York Village.3

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63784831."

John Ives Sewall1

M, b. 15 September 1905, d. April 1975
     John Ives Sewall was born on 15 September 1905 in Rome, New York.2,3 He was the son of Rev. Charles Grenville Sewall and Kate Louise Strong.4 John Ives Sewall married Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Charles A. Collins and Grace Gratton, on 21 June 1930 in Ohio.3 John Ives Sewall died in April 1975 possibly in South Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, at the age of 69.2

Citations

  1. [S585] 1940 US Census, Buffalo, Erie, New York.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973.
  4. [S206] 1920 US Census.

John Jenks Sewall1

M, b. 3 October 1817, d. 23 December 1868
     John Jenks Sewall was born on 3 October 1817.2 He was the son of James Sewall and Lucy Noyes.1 John Jenks Sewall was baptised on 29 July 1818 at Bath, Maine.2 He married Lois Anne Littebrant, daughter of Elmina A. Roe, on 26 February 1851 in Pike County, Illinois.2 John Jenks Sewall died on 23 December 1868 in Barry, Illinois, at the age of 51.2 He was buried in Barry Cemetery, Fairmount Township, Pike County, Illinois.3

Children of John Jenks Sewall and Lois Anne Littebrant

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p. 21.
  2. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #186.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/cembarryq-z.html
  4. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #349a.
  5. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #352.

John Sewall Jr.1

M, b. 13 September 1755, d. 15 November 1827
     John Sewall Jr. was born on 13 September 1755 in York, Maine.1 He was the son of Deacon John Sewall and Joanna Stone.1 John Sewall Jr. married Eunice Grow, daughter of William Grow and Abigail Young, on 19 May 1791 in York, Maine.1 John Sewall Jr. made a will on 10 February 1826 provided donations to the South Congregational Church in Hallowell, the First Parish Church in York, and the Bangor Theological Seminary and also mentioned real estate holdings in Hallowell, Bangor and Brunswick.1 He died on 15 November 1827 in Hallowell at the age of 72.1

Children of John Sewall Jr. and Eunice Grow

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, vol. 6 p. 135.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, vol. 6 p. 137.

John Ladd Sewall1

M, b. 30 March 1920, d. 30 January 2007
     John Ladd Sewall was born on 30 March 1920 in Wakefield, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of William Sewall and Sarah Elizabeth Trask.1 John Ladd Sewall married Nellie Bingham Grier on 8 October 1949 in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church, Clover, South Carolina.2 John Ladd Sewall died on 30 January 2007 in Gloucester, Virginia, at the age of 86

NEWPORT NEWS — John Ladd Sewall passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a long illness.

He was born in Wakefield, Mass., on March 30, 1920, to William Sewall and Sarah Trask Sewall. The family later moved to Ohio near Akron, where his father worked for B. F. Goodrich Tire Co. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1942 with an A.B. degree, and from Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering in 1943 with a B.S. in civil engineering.

After graduation, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank, Calif. In 1944, he entered the army to serve in the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge; his division was one of the first American units to cross the Rhine at Remagen. In 1946, he joined the research staff of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) at Langley Field, Va., where he worked on a variety of structural research projects for aircraft and space. He was there when NACA became NASA in 1958 and continued to be an engineer until his retirement in 1980.

In 1949, he married Nellie Bigham Grier of Clover, S.C. Together they raised four children. They were charter members of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News, where John served as a deacon and elder; he sang tenor in the choir for more than 50 years. His hobbies included wood- working, model airplane building, and crossword puzzles.

He was stricken by poliomyelitis in 1954 and lost the use of his legs. He spent part of the next year in rehabilitation at Warm Springs, Ga., where he learned to walk using crutches and braces. Regardless of his disability, he devoted unlimited love to his family and extensive service to his community.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nellie Grier Sewall; a sister, Cynthia Baker; three sons and a daughter, William, Martha, Richard, and Jonathan; and eight grandchildren.3,4

Citations

  1. [S466] Who’s Who on the Web, online http://search.marquiswhoswho.com, Who's Who in Science and Engineering - 1996-1997, 3rd Edition (pub. 1996).
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Rock Hill Herald, Oct 10, 1949.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, http://articles.dailypress.com/2007-02-02

Rev. John Ladd Sewall1

M, b. 27 April 1856, d. 12 June 1923
Rev. John Ladd Sewall
1856-1923
Photograph by Picasa
     Rev. John Ladd Sewall was born on 27 April 1856 in Lunenburg, Vermont.1 He was the son of Rev. William Sewall and Caroline Harrod Titcomb.1 Rev. John Ladd Sewall graduated in 1877 from Dartmouth A.B. He married Catherine Mussey Hartwell, daughter of Shattuck Hartwell and Catherine S. Mussey, on 31 October 1883 in Littleton, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. N. Boynton assisted by the Rev. William Sewall.2,3
John and Catherine (Hartwell) Sewall in later life
Photograph by Picasa
Rev. John Ladd Sewall died on 12 June 1923 in Seabreeze, Florida, at the age of 674 and was buried on 20 June 1923 in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton, Massachusetts.4,5

Children of Rev. John Ladd Sewall and Catherine Mussey Hartwell

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #276.
  2. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #441.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Congregationalist, (Boston, MA) Thursday, November 08, 1883.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 27222197."
  5. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939."
  6. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 414 ; Page: 308.
  7. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished).

John Lentner Sewall1

M, b. 29 October 1830, d. 29 November 1878
     John Lentner Sewall. A mason.2 He was born on 29 October 1830 in New York City.3 He was the son of Moses Sewall and Louisa Lentner.1 John Lentner Sewall married Louisa Jane Bowman, daughter of Abner H. Bowman and Joanna H. Door, on 12 May 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts.4 John Lentner Sewall appears on the census of 1860 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where John Sewall's occupation is shown as an upholsterer.5 He and Louisa Jane Bowman appear on the census of 11 June 1870 at Brunswick, Maine, his occupation is given as professor in college.6 John Lentner Sewall died on 29 November 1878 in Waltham, Massachusetts, at the age of 48.7

Children of John Lentner Sewall and Louisa Jane Bowman

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 169 ; Page: 224.
  3. [S109] 1850 United States Census.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) Wednesday, May 13, 1857.
  5. [S154] 1860 US Census, Massachusetts, Middlesex, Malden.
  6. [S209] 1870 US Census.
  7. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 302 ; Page: 188.
  8. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 326 ; Page: 247.
  9. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 151 ; Page: 182.

John Lentner Sewall1

M, b. 24 June 1886, d. 3 June 1889
     John Lentner Sewall was born on 24 June 1886 in Waltham, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Benjamin Bowman Sewall and Dulcenia Harris.1 John Lentner Sewall died on 3 June 1889 in Waltham, Massachusetts, at the age of 2.2

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 368 ; Page: 270.
  2. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910."

John Marrett Sewall1

M, b. 2 September 1877, d. 28 December 1955
     John Marrett Sewall was born on 2 September 1877 in Newton Center, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Samuel Brown Sewall and Louisa Elizabeth Farrington.1 John Marrett Sewall married Edith Mae Bridge on 31 December 1903.2 John Marrett Sewall and Edith Mae Bridge appear on the census of 1910 at Keene, New Hampshire, he is a teamster doing odd jobs.3 John Marrett Sewall died on 28 December 1955 in Keene, New Hampshire, at the age of 78.4

Children of John Marrett Sewall and Edith Mae Bridge

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/PHILLIPS/2001-04/…
  3. [S207] 1910 US Census, Ward 3, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, cptxaggiex Paire/Rampey Tree.
  5. [S231] 1930 US Census, New Hampshire, Cheshire, Keene.

John Milton Sewall1

M, b. 30 July 1797, d. 15 January 1866
     John Milton Sewall. Farmer of Maine.2 He was born on 30 July 1797 in Bath, Maine.2 He was the son of Rev. Samuel M. Sewall and Mary Lambard.1 John Milton Sewall married Dorcas Cushman, daughter of Isaiah Cushman Jr. and Sarah Ripley, on 30 November 1820 (intention Sumner 1 November 1820).3,2 John Milton Sewall died on 15 January 1866 at the age of 68 from injuries received when he and his wife were thrown from a wagon when the horse bolted.4,5

Children of John Milton Sewall and Dorcas Cushman

Citations

  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 77 p. 106.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 10 p. 122.
  3. [S315] Henry Wyles Cushman, Descendants of Rober Cushman, p. 317.
  4. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p. 45.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME) Monday, January 08, 1866.
  6. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p. 46.

John Milton Sewall1

M, b. 28 September 1873
     John Milton Sewall was born on 28 September 1873 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Dummer Sewall and Mary Savory Cook.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p. 46.
  2. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915."

John Milton Sewall1

M, b. 10 September 1828, d. 9 April 1862
     John Milton Sewall was born on 10 September 1828 (Sinnett says 10 October 1827).1,2 He was the son of John Milton Sewall and Dorcas Cushman.1 John Milton Sewall married Lovina Ellen Marion Dunham, daughter of Cornelius H. Dunham and Lucia Brett, on 29 May 1859.1 On 21 September 1861 he entered military service as a Corporal in Company E 23 Mass. Volunteers and was discharged in April 1862; this would appear to be a prime example of the army discharging a dead soldier in order not to have to record the cause of death.3 John Milton Sewall died on 9 April 1862 in Newberne, North Carolina, at the age of 33 of typhoid fever.4

Children of John Milton Sewall and Lovina Ellen Marion Dunham

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p. 46.
  2. [S315] Henry Wyles Cushman, Descendants of Rober Cushman, p. 317.
  3. [S317] 1890 US Census, 1890 Veterans Schedules.
  4. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 157 ; Page: 326.

John Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. July 1862, d. September 1864
     John Mitchell Sewall was born in July 1862.1 He was the son of Simon Merrill Sewall and Mary Wilson Sanford Mitchell.1 John Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 31 January 1864 at Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine.1 He died in September 1864. He was buried on 26 September 1864 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, aged 2 years 2 months.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, Gardiner, Kennebec County Maine, Birth & Death records 1800 - 1892.

John Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 13 October 1820, d. 12 April 1844
     John Mitchell Sewall was born on 13 October 1820 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine.1 He was the son of Stephen Sewall and Mary "Polly" Milliken.1 John Mitchell Sewall died on 12 April 1844 in Scarborough at the age of 232 and is buried in Dunstan Cemetery, Maine.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908) Scarborough (Maine)."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 60231927."

John Octavius Sewall1

M, b. 14 March 1806, d. 6 February 1840
     John Octavius Sewall was born on 14 March 1806.1 He was the son of David Sewall and Hannah Barrell.1 In 1839 of Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the first mayor. John Octavius Sewall died on 6 February 1840 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, at the age of 33.2

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Courier, (Boston, MA) Monday, March 16, 1840.

John S. Sewall1

M, b. 17 January 1858, d. 21 January 1861
     John S. Sewall was born on 17 January 1858.1 He was the son of Dr. John Gallison Sewall and Joanna Winslow Gannett.1 John S. Sewall died on 21 January 1861 at the age of 3.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, The Sewall genealogy, p.11.

Prof. John Smith Sewall1

M, b. 20 March 1830, d. 11 October 1911
     Prof. John Smith Sewall was born on 20 March 1830 in Newcastle, Maine.2 He was the son of Rev. Jotham Sewall and Rachel Crosby Bradbury.1 He was a In 1850, John Smith Sewall graduated from Bowdoin College, Portland, Maine. To pay off college debts, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After basic training, the Navy assigned him to the USS Saratoga as a captain's clerk. Sewall wrote that sea duty meant "two years of waltzing to and fro and flitting up and down the coast" making stops in Manila, the Madjicosima Islands, Macao, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The Saratoga joined the East Asia Squadron and followed Commodore Perry to Japan in 1853-54, as one of the infamous "Black Ships."
Several years after returning to the United States, Sewall was ordained a Congregational minister. In 1859, he was appointed pastor in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he stayed until 1867. Sewall continued to serve the U.S. military as Chaplain to the 8th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War
In the late 1860s, Sewall pursued a career in academia. From 1875 to 1903, he was a professor at his alma mater, Bowdoin. He finished his career at Bangor Theological Seminary as a professor of Homiletics, the art of preaching.
Half a century after his return from Japan, in 1905, Sewall wrote The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas, to recount his experiences during the Japan expedition. He is also the author of a half dozen books and a number of essays ranging from theology to history.3 Prof. John Smith Sewall married Louisa B. Benson, daughter of Hon. Samuel Page Benson and Elizabeth Bodwell Mann, on 2 August 1858 in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine.4,5 Prof. John Smith Sewall died on 11 October 1911 in Bangor, Maine, at the age of 81. He was buried on 13 October 1911 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine, lot Number, 3CG.6

Children of Prof. John Smith Sewall and Louisa B. Benson

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://dl.lib.brown.edu/japan/sewallbio.html
  4. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  5. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Town and vital records, 1772-1890 Winthrop (Maine). Town Clerk."
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mthopebgr.com/

John Stinson Sewall1

M, b. 2 October 1821, d. 24 April 1906
      He was a merchant tailor.2 John Stinson Sewall was born on 2 October 1821 in Phippsburg, Maine.3 He was the son of Stinson Sewall and Mary Whitmore.1 John Stinson Sewall married Amanda H. Hoppin on 10 October 1850 in Boston, Massachusetts, they had four children, two were still living in 1900.4,5 John Stinson Sewall died on 24 April 1906 in Melrose, Massachusetts, at the age of 84 of inflamation of the liver.6

Children of John Stinson Sewall and Amanda H. Hoppin

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 62 ; Page: 340.
  3. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900."
  4. [S208] 1900 US Census, Melrose Ward 3, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 47 ; Page: 100.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com Database, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915.
  7. [S89] Website Family Search (https://familysearch.org) "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915."
  8. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 74 ; Page: 52.

Jonathan Sewall1

M, b. 28 May 1727, d. before May 1728
     Jonathan Sewall was baptised on 28 May 1727 at Brattle Street, Boston.2 He was the son of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne.1 Jonathan Sewall died before May 1728.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.

Jonathan Sewall1

M, b. 11 August 1728, d. 1728
     Jonathan Sewall was baptised on 11 August 1728 died soon after.1 He was the son of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall

M, b. 27 March 1748, d. 29 March 1808
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 27 March 1748 at First Church of Salem, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Mitchell Sewall and Elizabeth Price. "A lawyer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, popular in his own day as a verse-writer. His verse is for the most part forgotten, but his song, War and Washington, is yet remembered . . . ." (Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors, 337 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899))

"Sewall, Jonathan Mitchell . . . lawyer and occasional poet, was born in Salem, Mass., and reared in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was a grand-nephew of Samuel Sewall the diarist. His parents died during his early childhood and he was adopted by a bachelor uncle, Stephen Sewall, chief justice of Massachusetts, who died when Jonathan was twelve years old. Young Sewall is reputed to have been a student at Harvard, although there are no official records of this or any other schooling. After clerking in a store, he studied law in a Portsmouth office, was admitted to the bar, and appointed register of probate for Grafton County, New Hampshire, but it is not known that he ever took office

He practiced law in Portsmouth until his death, and took a prominent part in the civic and literary life of the town. He became well-know as a Revolutionary War poet, and besides achieving a local reputation for appropriate epitaphs, composed a number of laudatory poems to Washington - notably, his Eulogy on the Late General Washington, published in 1800." (Stanley J. Kunitz & Howard Haycraft (eds.), American Authors 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary of American Literature, 683 (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1938))

Sewall studied law under Judge John Pickering of Portsmouth. He is reputed to have been "an extremely modest man", and many of his writings were printed anonymously. Principal among these anonymous productions are a Fourth of July oration, delivered in Portsmouth in 1788, and later printed at the request of the citizens (this was the first Independence Day oration delivered at Portsmouth); and The Versification of Washington Farewell Address, published in 1798. He wrote many epigrams, epilogues, and poems of a political cast, besides his patriotic lyrics. He also wrote paraphrases of Ossian and an Eulogy on George Washington, delivered at St. John's Church, Portsmouth, Dec. 31, 1799. His Miscellaneous Poems with Specimens from the Author's Manuscript Version of the Poems of Ossian, was published in 1801. He was a noted wit and much sought after for his social qualities. It is said that his last years were darkened by intemperance. In politics he was a federalist. Nothing can be learned of his immediate family, except that a daughter survived him

It is said that his talents became eclipsed and his days shortened by an appetite for drink.

Poetry:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, Verses occasioned by reading the answer of the president of the United-States, to the House of Representatives, requesting certain papers relative to the treaty with Great-Britain (Boston: (s.n.): Printed in the year 1797)

___________________, A versification of President Washington's excellent farewell-address, to the citizens of the United States (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed and sold by Charles Peirce, at the Columbian bookstore, no.5, Daniel-Street, 1798)

__________________, Eulogy on the Late General Washington (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed by William Treadwell, 1800) ("pronounced at St. John's Church, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, 31st December, 1799. At the request of the inhabitants") (28 pp.)

__________________, Miscellaneous Poems: With several specimens from the author's manuscript version of the Poems of Ossian (Portsmouth: William Treadwell, & Co., 1801)

Songs:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, "Gen. Washington: a new favourite song, at the American camp: To the tune of the British grenadiers (United States: s.n., 1776?) (1 sheet) ("A New song: to the tune of "British grenadiers." Boston: Sold (by Thomas and John Fleet) at the Bible and Heart in Cornhill, (1776)) (1 broadside)("A favorite song at the Columbian Camp, in the late glorious and victorious struggle for liberty," Printed and sold at the Printing Office in Salem: by Ezekiel Russell, 1776) (broadside)

___________________, "Songs for the celebration of American independence, 1806," (1806) (1 sheet)

Oration:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, An Oration, delivered at Portsmouth, New-Hampshire, on the fourth of Uly, 1788: being the anniversary of American independence. / By one of the inhabitants (Portsmouth (New Hampshire.): Printed by George Jerry Osborne, for the subscribers, 1788)

Writings:
Jonathan Mitchell Sewall, A Parody on Some of the Most Striking Passages in a Late Pamphlet, entitled "A letter to a Federalist" (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Printed at the Oracle Press, 1805) (Vernon H. Quincey, esq. (pseud.))

Bibliography:
A.M. Payson & A. Laighton, "The Poets of Portsmouth," Port Folio (June 25, 1808).


Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married firstly Sarah Wood on 14 November 1774 in Haverhill, New Hampshire.2 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married secondly Sarah March.3 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall appears on the census of 1790 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with one boy under sixteen and five females.4 He died on 29 March 1808 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at the age of 60.2

Children of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah Wood

Children of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah March

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 217.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 218.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Dover Gazette & Strafford Advertiser, (Dover, NH) Tuesday, March 30, 1830.
  4. [S355] 1790 US Cenus, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 221.
  6. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 220.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 11 April 1779
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall married (unknown) Miller.2 Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 11 April 1779 at Manchester, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Stephen Sewall and Abigail "Nabby" Lee.1

Child of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and (unknown) Miller

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 217.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 343.

Jonathan Mitchell Sewall1

M, b. 19 May 1778
     Jonathan Mitchell Sewall was baptised on 19 May 1778 at Trinity Church, Boston.1 He was the son of Jonathan Mitchell Sewall and Sarah March.1

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 220.

Jonathan/1 Sewall

M, b. 7 February 1692/93, d. 21 November 1731
     Jonathan/1 Sewall. Merchant and a coroner for the county of Suffolk. He. Held office in 1718 Artillery Company; 1720 Clerk, Artillery Company; 1726 1st sergeant, Artillery Company as well as various town offices.1 He was born on 7 February 1692/93 in Salem, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell. Jonathan/1 Sewall was baptised on 12 February 1693/94.3 He married firstly Elizabeth Alford, daughter of Colonel Benjamin Alford and Mary Richards, on 17 December 1718 at Boston, Massachusetts; The Rev. Benjamin Colman officiated.4,1,5 Jonathan/1 Sewall married secondly Mary Payne, daughter of William Payne and Mary Taylor, on 8 October 1724 at Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Benjamin Colman officiated.4,5 Jonathan/1 Sewall died on 21 November 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 38.6

Children of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Elizabeth Alford

Children of Jonathan/1 Sewall and Mary Payne

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 2019.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Salem birth, p. 275.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.
  5. [S183] Edward W. McGlenen, Boston Marriages, Boston, MA Marriages 1646 - 1751 from the Record Commissioners Report 9 (1649 - 1699) and from the Record Commissioners Report 150 (1700 - 1751) Published 1898.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, New England Weekly Journal, 22 November 1731.
  7. [S2] Ancestor of J.E. McClellan, McClellan Family Tree.