Individual Notes

Note for:   Charles Hull Sewall,   5 SEP 1913 - 2 MAR 1993         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, VA Sec. 3 Grave 4384-B-1

Individual Note:
     He retired as a captain from a 26-year career in the Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and saw action in the battles of Saipan, Taiwan and Iwo Jima during World War II. He received several commendation medals. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., with a degree in history and political science

Individual Notes

Note for:   Oliver Dana Sewall,   23 JAN 1865 - ABT 1937         Index

Graduation:   
     Date:   1887
     Place:   Bowdoin College

Burial:   
     Date:   1937
     Place:   Riverside Cemetary, Farmington, ME

Individual Note:
     Pastor of the Congregational Church in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Christine Martin Bullock,   4 MAR 1874 - 1963         Index

Residence:   
     Date:   1912
     Place:   BROOKLYN, N
Y

Burial:   
     Date:   1963
     Place:   Farmington, Maine

Individual Note:
     Descendant of Col. William Prescott who, at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, said to his men, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Webster Butler,   30 OCT 1914 - 24 MAY 1988         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Scituate, MA


Individual Notes

Note for:   William Morgan Butler,   29 JAN 1861 - 29 MAR 1937         Index

Residence:   
     Date:   1925
     Place:   Boston, Massachusetts

Burial:   
     Place:   Forest Hills Cemetary, Boston, MA

Individual Note:
     Member of Massachusetts state legislature; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1924-1926; defeated, 1926, 1930; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1925; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts at-large, 1932.

BUTLER, William Morgan, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in New Bedford, Mass., January 29, 1861; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1883; was graduated from the law department of Boston University in 1884; practiced law in New Bedford until 1895; member, State house of representatives 1890-1891; member, State senate 1892-1895, serving as president in 1894 and 1895; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1895 and continued the practice of law until 1912, when he engaged in the manufacture of cotton goods; member of the commission to revise the statutes of Massachusetts 1896-1900; chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1924; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Cabot Lodge and served from November 13, 1924, to December 6, 1926, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy; chairman, Committee on Patents (Sixty-ninth Congress); resumed his manufacturing interests; resided in Boston, until his death there on March 29, 1937; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.
    Sources: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mabiog/Bristol_County/butlerwmmorgan.htm

Individual Notes

Note for:   Calvin Davenport Sewall,   18 JUN 1822 - 5 NOV 1883         Index

Residence:   
     Place:   Farmington, Maine

Individual Note:
     Sewall Family Genealogy:
"Calvin Davenport Sewall lived in Chesterville and Farmington, Maine. He was a carriage manufacturer and a Republican. He and his wife were members of the First Congregational Church, Farmington, Maine. He was a member of the Maine legislature."

See: http://www.sewellgenealogy.com/p330.htm#i12904

Individual Notes

Note for:   Eliza Mayhew,   8 APR 1824 - 8 JAN 1873         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Farmington, ME

Individual Note:
     Descendant of Thomas Mayhew, the first settler on Martha's Vineyard.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Jothan Sewall,   1 JAN 1760 - 3 SEP 1850         Index

Alias:   /Jotham/

Individual Note:
     A fervent Calvinist minister who travelled up and down the east coast and preached 12,867 sermons. He had a daughter who died when she was two and the inscription on her tombstone reads, "She Hath Sinned Against the Lord." Poor thing.

In the winter of 1776-7 he spent three months in the Revolutionary Army.


Sewall Family Genealogy:
"Jotham, youngest son of [Henry], married September 17, 1787, Jane (Jenny) Sewall, who was born September 28, 1768 and died February 25, 1842, was the daughter of Henry Sewall of Bath, Maine. Their fathers were first cousins and his mother and her father were half-brother and sister. During the winter of 1776-7 he spent three months in the Revolutionary Army. In 1786 he began to clear his own farm in Chester, (Chesterville), Maine, only two families being there before him. He was a very religious man and spent most of his life preaching in various towns all over the State of Maine. From the date of his license, May 5, 1798, to March 9, 1849, when he was attacked by illness, he lost only twenty-three Sabbaths through sickness. During this time he preached in thirteen states other than Maine."

Married his second cousin, Jane (Jenney) Sewall.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Nicholas Sewall,   1 JUN 1690 - 1740         Index

Residence:   
     Date:   1708
     Place:   York, Maine

Individual Note:
     Sewall Family Genealogy:
Nicholas Sewall, oldest son of John, married Mehitable Storer of Wells, Maine, (born May 5, 1696, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Austin Storer, formerly of Charlestown, Mass.) He settled in York, Maine, at the part called Newtown in 1708. He was a tanner and in 1729 his tanyard was on land near "the minister's land". He died in 1740 and was buried in the old burying ground near the Congregational Church. His widow married Jonathan, son of Abrm Preble in 1768."

Individual Notes

Note for:   John Sewall,   10 OCT 1654 - 8 AUG 1699         Index

Christening:   
     Date:   22 NOV 1654
     Place:   Badesly, England

Individual Note:
     Sewall Genealogy:
"John Sewall, son of Henry, was born in England Oct. 10, 1654 and married Oct. 27, 1674, Hannah Fessenden of Cambridge, probably his cousin. She had come to Cambridge from England in 1674 with her brother Nicholas, from whom the New England Fessendens are descended. John Sewall's tombstone stands near that of his father. He died Aug. 8, 1699. His widow married Jacob Toppan of Newbury and died April 4, 1723."

John's occupation: Sawyer Byfield, MA. He was baptized North Badesley, Hampshire, ENG, 22 NOV 1654. Baptized by Mr. Henry Cox, minister at Bishop Stoke

Admitted as a Freeman and was a tithingman.