Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, #4647, b. 15 October 1806, d. 31 December 1850
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born on 15 October 1806 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.1 He was the son of Nicholas Sewall and Mary Fenwick.2 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Marie Evelina Hébert, daughter of Paul Bastion Hébert and Mary Eugenia Hamilton, on 4 August 1842 in Louisiana.3 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died on 31 December 1850 in Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, at the age of 44 His widow had applied to the court for letters of administration by 7 January 18511 and is buried in Saint Raphael Cemetery, Bayou Goula, Iberville ParishCounty, Louisiana.4

Children of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 138723084."
  2. [S31] Maryland Historical Magazine, 1909, p. 295.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.acadiansingray.com/… citing Baton Rouge Diocesan Records.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 138723084, Robert Sewall, showing memorial photograph."
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Marksville Weekly News and Cottonport Leader, 2 June 2005.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "138723083 M.I."
  7. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Iberville parish, Louisiana.

Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall

M, #23220, b. 6 January 1846, d. 17 February 1929
     Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall was born on 6 January 1846 in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Marie Evelina Hébert. Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall married Rachel C.F. Nelson, daughter of Dr. James Douglas Nelson and Jane Cecilia Kirk, on 4 March 1878 at the Jesuits' Church, New Orleans, Louisiana.2,3 Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall died on 17 February 1929 in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 834 and is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge ParishCounty, Louisiana.1
VETERAN FIGHTER FOR LOST CAUSES DIES IN HOSPITAL
Major Sewall Served in Civil War as Cavalryman
     A fighter died in New Orleans Sunday afternoon, a fighter for two lost causes. He was Major Robert H.F. Sewall. A fighter to the end.
     In the War Between the States Major Sewall fought under the Stars and Bars. From the time peace once more returned to the nation until Sunday afternoon he fought tirelessly to persuade local, state and government officials that his "spur dike" plan for controlling the inroads of the Mississippi river was the answer to the greatest problem of the Mississippi valley.
Major Sewall knew Appomattox Courthouse. Major Sewall was alive and well when the Bonnet Carre spillway, not spur dikes, was decided upon as the answer to the great flood danger of 1927.
Was Iberville Planter

     With his passing Sunday afternoon the champion of state's rights and spur dikes joined his fellows in Gray. He died at Charity hospital, still a fighter though 83 years old.
Following the end of the Civil war, Major Sewall returned to his plantation in Iberville parish. He was keenly alive to the ever-present danger of flood from the treacherous Mississippi which provided life for his crops and if the whim was strong, the death of those same crops. It became a problem which appealed to his nature as a fighter.
In July, 1924, after years of study he redoubled his efforts to get the United States government to apply his idea of constructing spur dikes to withstand the erosions of the Mississippi river water on the levees. He was a violent antagonist to further increase in height of the levees and to spillways.
Sought to Check Caving

     Major Sewall's eyesight was failing but not his spirit. He carried his fight for spur dikes into the board of state engineers.
Spur dikes - concrete piling driven into a caving bank, forcing the current of the swollen river to form an eddy. Instead of "eating out" the levees, was the major's contention, the spur dikes would cause a suspended silt to be deposited by the resulting eddy which would "make" instead of destroy the levee wall. Such dikes, was his argument, would force the water to the other side of the river and force it to scour out a channel there. The piling for the dikes would be of either concrete, (a plan patented by Major Sewall) or of wood driven in the river in an upstream direction at a 45 degree angle. The plan he advanced provided for water-tight sections of piling driven in sections 500, 1000, or some other distance in feet apart. The major contended that the idea had show [sic.] practical results near Shreveport and at the Poland street wharves in New Orleans.
Plan Impractical

     In 1887, so convinced was Major Sewall that his plan would solve the age-old problem, he quit his plantation and devoted his entire time to his new cause. Many engineers heard his arguments and in 1924 his plan was declared impractical. He found a companion spirit in Frank H. Waddill, noted engineer, who after reviewing Major Sewall's spur dike plan warmly supported the idea.
Trials were given the spur dike plan. It was found that while it was adaptable to furnishing and driving watertight sheet piling, as far as flood regulation was concerned Major Sewall's plan was impractical. And so, though defeated, Major Sewall died at Charity hospital Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p. m. Military funeral services in his honor will be held today at 1:15 p.m. at the P.J. McMahon chapel, 4800 Canal street, followed by services at St. Francis de Sales church at 1:45 p.m. At 3:15 p.m. the body will be sent to Baton Rouge for burial. Major Sewall earned his commission while serving in the Second Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil war. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs H.P. Simmonds and Mrs. C.P. Chester, and three sons, Robert H., James Nelson and P.H. Sewall. The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.5

Children of Robert Henry Fenwick Sewall and Rachel C.F. Nelson

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 233246283."
  2. [S89] Family Search, Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Times-Picayune, 17 March 1878.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune, 18 February 1929.
  6. [S207] 1910 US Census, New Orleans Ward 10.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Advocate (Baton Rouge), 9 August 1961.
  8. [S89] Family Search, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  9. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.
  10. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Democrat, 19 February 1911.

Robert Irwin Sewall1

M, #22563, b. 30 November 1925, d. 29 July 2008
     Robert Irwin Sewall was born on 30 November 1925 in Cherokee County, Texas.1 He was the son of James Krouse Sewall and Trannie McKnight.1 Robert Irwin Sewall married Charlcy Jauthinia Sherman.2 Robert Irwin Sewall died on 29 July 2008 in Argyle, Texas, at the age of 82.3

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997.
         
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Robert Jackson Sewall1

M, #23184, b. 23 December 1913, d. 19 April 2001
     Robert Jackson Sewall was born on 23 December 1913 in Cherokee County, Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Lewis Sewall and Lula Mae Dial.1 Robert Jackson Sewall married Mattie Hedgecough. Robert Jackson Sewall died on 19 April 2001 in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, at the age of 87.2

Citations

  1. [S206] 1920 US Census, Rusk, Texas.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Robert James Sewall1

M, #23966, b. 24 November 1927, d. 1 October 1996
     Robert James Sewall was born on 24 November 1927 in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.2,3 He was the son of Ralph A. Sewall and Elizabeth M. Leith.1 Robert James Sewall married Janet Mae Hawthorne.4 Robert James Sewall died on 1 October 1996 in Pennsylvania at the age of 68.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 20 October 1990.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966 f.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, New Castle Public Library's Marriage/Obituary Database.

Robert Lee Sewall1

M, #23662, b. 23 March 1894, d. 5 December 1960
     Robert Lee Sewall was born on 23 March 1894 in Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, (his gravestone shows 1893.)1 He was the son of Lewis Edward R. Sewall and Catherine Margaret Dykes.1 Robert Lee Sewall died on 5 December 1960 in Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, at the age of 662 and is buried in Bethel on Chastain Hill, Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama.3

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 82971883."

Robert Lentner Sewall1

M, #24574, b. 25 February 1933, d. 8 March 2016
     Robert Lentner Sewall was born on 25 February 1933 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Rufus Lentner Sewall Jr. and Leila May Stevens.1 Robert Lentner Sewall died on 8 March 2016 in Massachusetts at the age of 83.


Robert L Sewall
February 25, 1933 – March 8, 2016

Robert Lentner “Bob” Sewall passed away peacefully on March 8, 2016. Bob was born on February 25, 1933. He was raised in Manchester and Hamilton MA. He attended the Brooks School in North Andover MA class of 1952 and Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He served our country as a proud member of the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He is predeceased by his parents Rufus Lentner Sewall and Leila Stevens Walker.
Bob enjoyed a rich and rewarding life in a variety of activities. Always possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, he combined the challenge of building things from the ground-up with enriching the lives of others. He had a great love for sports, particularly ice hockey and running. Among his accomplishments, he was a pioneer in the massive growth of ice hockey during the 1970s in Massachusetts. He was an original member of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States for Massachusetts serving as Treasurer, later known as USA Hockey. He was instrumental in establishing AAA ice hockey in Massachusetts. He founded many youth teams including the North Shore Raiders, which gave many of the area’s skilled youth a higher level of play. He also enjoyed road running. He participated in many marathons and ultra-marathons. This led to him opening a road racing and running store known as The Running Shoe, which was located in Salem and Swampscott. Later on, he was the owner of the North Shore Vending Company that served much of Eastern MA. Bob was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking and nature. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Power Squadron in Salem.
In addition to his wife Ingrid Van Velthoven Sewall, of Homosassa, FL, Bob is survived by his five children Jeanne Sewall Richards and her husband Thomas of Oxford, ME, Robert Lentner Sewall Junior of Novato, CA, William Gilman Sewall of Beverly, MA, Stephen Lentner Sewall of Murrel's Inlet, SC and his wife Kimberly, Robin Sewall Hubbard of Groveland, MA, and her husband Kevin, his grandchildren Courtney, Cameron, Catherine, Amanda, Benjamin, Sara, Joshua, Cameron, Lindsay, Randy, Samuel, and Jennifer, his six great grandchildren, his sister Leila Clay and her husband Henry of Leesburg, Virginia, his nephews Henry and Christopher, and niece Abigail. Also, he is survived by many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter Street, Salem, on June 11th at 10:00A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s Memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W, Lilburn, GA 30047.1,2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.campbellfuneral.com/book-of-memories/2425973/…
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Salem News (Beverly, MA), 6 June 2016.

Robert Lewis Sewall

M, #17836, b. 9 February 1879, d. 2 March 1953
     Robert Lewis Sewall was born on 9 February 1879 in Alabama.1 He was the son of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Alice Marshall Finch.2 Robert Lewis Sewall married Lula Mae Dial, daughter of John Jackson Dial and Ida Mae Jones, on 22 November 1906 in Dialville, Texas.3 Robert Lewis Sewall died on 2 March 1953 in Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas, at the age of 741,4 and was buried on 3 March 1953 in Providence Cemetery, Dialville, Cherokee County, Texas.1

Children of Robert Lewis Sewall and Lula Mae Dial

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, 16 March 1952.
  3. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, he Rusk Cherokeean, April 16, 1953.
  5. [S206] 1920 US Census, Rusk, Texas.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 66613461."
  7. [S585] 1940 US Census, Dialville, Cherokee, Texas.

Robert Lewis Sewall1

M, #23597, b. 31 July 1923, d. 5 December 2017
     Robert Lewis Sewall was born on 31 July 1923 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Edward Ellsworth Sewall and Mary Helen Hutnik.1 Robert Lewis Sewall married Carol Dean Uhrich, daughter of Henry Uhrich and Elsie Kuest, on 29 April 1949 in Odessa, Lincoln County, Washington.3 Robert Lewis Sewall died on 5 December 2017 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, at the age of 944 and is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington.5

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News on-line, 7 April 2008.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "185779530."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#185779530."

Robert Lincoln Sewall

M, #26327, b. November 1867, d. 10 October 1928
     Robert Lincoln Sewall was born in November 1867 in Bath, Maine.1 He was the son of Thomas Avery Sewall and Emeline Kehail.2 Robert Lincoln Sewall married Winifred Meredith Chester on 21 February 1895 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3 Robert Lincoln Sewall died on 10 October 1928 in the Chapin Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts, at the age of 60.4

Robert L. Sewall, 60, of 917, Sumner avenue, for 37 years employed as a designer at the Brooks Bank Note company, died at the Chapin Memorial hospital yesterday. He was a native of, Bath, Me. He is survived by his widow, Winifred (Chester) Sewall; a daughter, Mrs Raymond V. Hannah of this city; two sons, Robert G. of Springfield and Thomas G. of Boston; and a brother, Henry K. Sewall of Lynn. The funeral will be held at Graham's chapel Saturday afternoon at 2, Rev Earle H. Thayer officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Park cemetery.5

Children of Robert Lincoln Sewall and Winifred Meredith Chester

Citations

  1. [S208] 1900 US Census, ED 591 Springfield city Ward 6.
  2. [S209] 1870 US Census, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), 11 October 1928.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Springfield Republican, 11 October 1928.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.

Robert M. Sewall1,2

M, #24409, b. 22 July 1931, d. 24 June 1984
     Robert M. Sewall was born on 22 July 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island.2,3 He was the son of Egbert Merrill Sewall and Edith Hargraves Jencks.1 Robert M. Sewall died on 24 June 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 524 and is buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.4

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Lewiston Daily Sun, 6 May 1981.
  2. [S585] 1940 US Census, Rhode Island Providence Providence City, Providence, Ward 2.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Rhode Island State Census, 1935.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#179388146."

Robert Singleton Sewall1

M, #12077, b. 15 October 1839, d. 6 April 1862
     Robert Singleton Sewall was born on 15 October 1839 in Clarke County, Alabama.1,2 He was the son of Dr. Francis Lewis Sewall and Sarah Angelica (Ann) Singleton.1 Robert Singleton Sewall died on 6 April 1862 in Shiloh at the age of 22 in the Confederate Army. He was a 1st Sergeant in Company G, Alabama 32nd Infantry Regiment.1,3

Citations

  1. [S148] Murphy Andrews Sewall, Murph Sewall family tree.
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Clarke, Alabama.
  3. [S180] Bible Records, NEHGS Bible Records, 1282. Gen 1 S 417: Sewall Family Bible.

Robert Wailes Sewall1

M, #12093, b. November 1859
     Robert Wailes Sewall was born in November 1859 in Rupell County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Edward Wailes Sewall and Mariah Susan Chapman.2

Citations

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

Robert Wayne Sewall1

M, #24118, b. 19 September 1925, d. 13 October 1990
     Robert Wayne Sewall was born on 19 September 1925 in Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of James Clarence Sewall and Eva Viola Angell.2 Robert Wayne Sewall died on 13 October 1990 in Presbterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 65.1 He was buried in Neshannock Presbyterian Cemetery, New Wilmington, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, where the gravestone gives his name as Wayne R.3

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 15 Oct 1990.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 7 May 1996.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#137813426."

Robley Evans Sewall

M, #16990, b. April 1904 or May 1904, d. 3 May 1908
     Robley Evans Sewall was born in April 1904 or May 1904.1 He was the son of Harold Ingalls Sewall and Virginia Sims Evans. Robley Evans Sewall died on 3 May 1908 at 324 Indiana avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, of typhoid. He had been ill for about three weeks having returned from Puerto Rico where he had been visiting his father2,3,4 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.2,5

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943; Boston 16 August 1904.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S313] Washington Post, 5 May 1908.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star (Washington), 4 May 1908.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 49312104."

Roger Dunbar Sewall

M, #21650, b. 9 August 1948, d. 8 April 2007
     Roger Dunbar Sewall. Actor. He was born on 9 August 1948. He was the son of Eugene Dunbar Sewall. Roger Dunbar Sewall died on 8 April 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 58.1

Citations

  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Ronald Ross Sewall

M, #25331, b. 11 February 1942, d. 19 October 1980
     Ronald Ross Sewall was born on 11 February 1942.1 He was the son of Donald R. Sewall and Alice H. Jansen.2 Ronald Ross Sewall died on 19 October 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of 382,1 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#161367933."

Rosa Sewall1

F, #12623, b. 9 June 1869, d. 26 June 1869
     Rosa Sewall was born on 9 June 1869 in Newfane Twp., Windham, Vermont.2 She was the daughter of Lyman Beecher Sewall and Josephine Augusta Harris.1 Rosa Sewall died on 26 June 1869.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 47.
  2. [S89] Family Search, General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870.

Roy Albert (Al) Sewall1

M, #23987, b. 2 August 1931, d. 27 June 2014
     Roy Albert (Al) Sewall was born on 2 August 1931 in Medicine Hat, Patricia, Alberta.1 He was the son of Lawrence Jay Sewall and Sarah Daniels.1 Roy Albert (Al) Sewall married Royce McGowan.2 Roy Albert (Al) Sewall died on 27 June 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 823 and is buried in Tsuu T'ina Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census DivisionCounty, Alberta.4

SEWALL, Roy Albert
August 2, 1931 – Patricia, Alberta
June 27, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

     It is with great sadness the Sewall Family and Rodeo World announce the passing of our Uncle Al Sewall on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
     Al was born in Medicine Hat and raised in the ranching community of Patricia Alberta, He moved to Calgary in the 1950’s where he worked at the Calgary Stockyards and later as a Brand Inspector for Government of Alberta, He then went on in later years to drive cement trucks for Burnco and LaFarge. Al was a kind, humble and generous man, who always had a place for cowboys, friends and anyone who needed a place to lay their head.
     Al is survived by nieces and nephews Sylvia Foster, Susan Whitney, Larry Smith, Darryl Big Plume, Anita Sewall, Shane Sewall, Michael “Cowboy” Big Plume, Shirley Sewall (Donald), Jimmy Sewall Jr; their numerous extended family members; also Granddaughter in Spirit Zoe Todd. Al was predeceased by his parents Larry and Sarah Sewall; siblings Jim Sewall, Lorraine Smith and Shirley Anne Sewall; son JJ Sewall; daughter Lorraine Sewall; Ex-wife and Life Long Friend Royce McGowan-Sewall-Milton.
     Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Rd. S.E. Calgary). Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday July 1, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with Cowboys Last Ride and Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery, and Celebration of Life at the Ranchman’s, 9615 Macleod Trail SW from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pro Rodeo Canada’s CPRA Cowboy’s Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 1480, Edmonton AB, T5J 2N5, 1-780-471-8113.2

Children of Roy Albert (Al) Sewall and Royce McGowan

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/miscellaneous/…
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.mhfh.com/sewall-roy-albert/
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 166232191."

Roy D. Sewall1

M, #24723, b. circa 1874
     Roy D. Sewall was born circa 1874 in Iowa.1 He was the son of William Alfred Sewall and Ellen Josephine Finch.1

Citations

  1. [S107] 1880 US Census, Big Creek, Black Hawk, Iowa.

Roy Pishon Sewall1,2

M, #12878, b. 16 September 1884, d. May 1954
     Roy Pishon Sewall was born on 16 September 1884 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.3 He was the son of Henry (Harry) Sewall Jr. and Eunice H. Pishon.1 Roy Pishon Sewall married Abigail Elizabeth Colbert, daughter of Eugene Colbert and Elizabeth Meade, on 25 August 1919 in Maynard, Maine.4,5 Roy Pishon Sewall died in May 1954 in Carlisle, Massachusetts, at the age of 696,7 was buried on 3 May 1954 in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.8

Children of Roy Pishon Sewall and Abigail Elizabeth Colbert

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 65.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Concord Enterprise August 27, 1919.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ma/middlesex/… [August 2008].
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980.
  8. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 90642200."
  9. [S231] 1930 US Census, Maynard, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  10. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Ruby R. Sewall1

F, #16161, b. 23 July 1889, d. 4 June 1928 or 12 June 1928
     Ruby R. Sewall was born on 23 July 1889 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.2,3 She was the daughter of Frederic Norris Sewall and Ruby Rogers Fisher.1,4 Ruby R. Sewall married Paul Edgerton Gardner on 30 November 1912 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.5 Ruby R. Sewall died on 4 June 1928 or 12 June 1928 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, (her memorial stone in Mount Washington Cemetery also gives the latter date)2,6,3 and was buried on 14 June 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri.2

Child of Ruby R. Sewall and Paul Edgerton Gardner

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Kansas City Star, 14 December 1908.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#92512907."
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Kansas City Times, 14 December 1908.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #9607, b. 24 February 1774
     Rufus Sewall was born on 24 February 1774 in York, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Moses Sewall and Miriam Stone.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 105 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #13104, b. 12 October 1795, d. 22 March 1796
     Rufus Sewall was born on 12 October 1795.1 He was the son of Stephen Sewall and Abigail Bartlett.1 Rufus Sewall died on 22 March 1796 at the age of six months.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.

Rufus Sewall1

M, #13108, b. 11 December 1803, d. 20 June 1842 or 8 June 1843
     Rufus Sewall was born on 11 December 1803 in Hallowell, Maine.2 He was the son of David Sewall and Hannah Barrell.1 Rufus Sewall married Frances Elizabeth Farrell, daughter of Gideon Farrell and Sally Moore, on 6 September 1827 in Hallowell, Maine, The groom is described as a merchant of Mobile.3,4 Rufus Sewall was killed on on 20 June 1842 or 8 June 1843 in Shreveport, Louisiana, His gravestone and the local newspaper give the former, whilst the obelisk erected by his mother in Hallowell Village Cemetery shows 8th June of the following year and also that he was 37 years of age.5 He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.6,7

There are various versions of his death. The Times-Picayune reports: Fatal Affrays at Shreveport. - On the evening of the 20th instant Rufus Sewell, of the firm of Robinson & Sewell, of Shreveport, in this state, was killed in an affray that took place in that town. It appears that in the early part of the day blows were exchanged between Charles Sewell, the brother of the deceased, and Dr. Hardwick ; that in the evening the deceased and his partner, Robinson, met Dr. Hardwick and one Hartsborough at the tavern, when Sewell was knocked down, and while down a cut was inflicted with a bowie knife in his abdomen, of which he instantly died. The Natchitoches Herald of the 25th instant mentions another affray which took place a short time previous to the above at Shreveport, in which Charles A. Sewell, a brother of Rufus, was wounded and a man named Matthew Edwards killed. One Boyle in the first place attacked Sewell in a grocery with abusive language and on the letter coming out fired a pistol at him, wounding him in the leg. Edwards took Boyle's part, but on the arrival of police officers fled. He was shot, however, in endeavoring to make his escape, but Boyle was arrested. Fine times, truly, at Shreveport.8

Children of Rufus Sewall and Frances Elizabeth Farrell

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425836 M.I."
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #146.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Bangor Weekly Register, 12 September 1827.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune, 4 July 1842.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 7425836."
  7. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#59886262 M.I."
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Times-Picayune,4 July 1842.

Rufus Sewall1

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

Citations

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

Rufus E. Sewall1,2

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

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

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

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

Child of Rufus E. Sewall and Mackie Nicholson

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "August 2007."
  3. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#201395616."
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The south-western, 11 December 1867.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Find A Grave Memorial# 11025227. Note added by David Hill."
  7. [S205] Newspaper, South-western (Shreveport, LA), 11 December 1867.

  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, Louisiana Confederate Soldiers. Confederate Research Sources Volume 3.
  9. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#201395616 from a newspaper cutting."

Rufus King Sewall1

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

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

Children of Rufus King Sewall and Phoebe W. Merrill

Citations

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

Rev. Rufus King Sewall

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

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

Children of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst

Children of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Emeline Matilda Barnes

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 49.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.spoonergen.com/trees/US-William/d0008/…
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#47428518."
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vital Records of Burlington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Town Marriage Records.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Recorder, 28 December 1843.
  8. [S89] Family Search, Maine Marriages, 1771-1907.
  9. [S232] Ancestry.com, New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880 (Barber Collection).
  10. [S160] New York Times, 18 April 1903.
  11. [S216] Anon, Graduates of Bowdoin College, p. 184.
  12. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #543.

Rufus Lentner Sewall1

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

Rufus Lentner Sewall, Boston Broker, Dead

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

Child of Rufus Lentner Sewall and Juanita Ceballos Hewitt

Citations

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