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Note for:   Alice Archer,   1603 - ABT 1661         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   1661
     Place:   Bishopstoke, Hampshire, Hants, England


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Note for:   Stephen Sewall,   15 AUG 1657 - 17 OCT 1725         Index

Baptism:   
     Date:   24 SEP 1657
     Place:   Baddesley, Hampshire, England

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     Stephen's occupation: Registrar of Deeds, Essex County Salem, MA, 1682. He held numerous public offices: clerk of the special Court of Oyer and Terminer which tried the witchcraft cases, registrar of deeds for Essex County, Clerk of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and Justice of the Peace.

He resided Salem, MA Aft 1682. In the Journals of the General Court of 1738, five hundred acres of public land near Salem were voted to his children in recognition of their father's service in the Queen's War between the English and the French. He resided at Salem, MA where he was Registrar of Deeds for the county of Essex, MA

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Note for:   William Longfellow,   OCT 1650 - JUL 1690         Index

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     William Longfellow was ensign of the Newbury Company that went with Sir William Phips against Quebec, and was drowned with nine others off Anticosta in a violent storm on their return trip. The following is an extract from the report by William Phips of the expedition against Quebec: "I set sails from New England, March 1690, with seaven hundred men and seaven saile of ships, and we reduced Arcaddy. With 2300 men and with 30 saile of ships, I sailed August 10, 1690, for Quebeck. Contrary winds delayed our arrival till October. I brought the ships within Musquett shot, we fired and dismounted severall of their best cannon, so that the city must have been taken in two or three daies but small pox and the feavour broke out, and the weather grew so extream cold that no further progress could be made therein, so I returned to New England. (signed William Phips.)"

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Note for:   Henry Short,   11 MAR 1651/52 - 23 OCT 1706         Index

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     Town Clerk, Newbury MA 1700

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Note for:   Hannah Fessenden,   1647 - 29 JAN 1727/28         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   1729
     Place:   Old Graveyard, First Parish Church, York, York, Maine


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Note for:   Samuel Moody,   4 JAN 1674/75 - 13 NOV 1747         Index

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     He was a student Cambridge, MA, 1697. School: Harvard College. He was ordained a priest 20 DEC 1700

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Note for:   Thomas Sewall,   5 MAR 1693/94 - 18 JUL 1716         Index

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     He died as a Harvard sophomore in the home of his uncle Nicholas Fessenden, in the same room in which his uncle Samuel Sewall, the diarist, spent his first two undergraduate years.

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Note for:   Samuel Storer,    -          Index

Residence:   
     Place:   Charlestown, massachusetts


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Note for:   Mehitable Sewall,   13 MAR 1724/25 -          Index

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     Died in youth.

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Note for:   Henry Sewall,   24 OCT 1752 - 11 SEP 1845         Index

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     Of Augusta, Me., (oldest son of Henry of York, Me.,who was fifth son of Nicholas of York, Me., who was fourth son of John of Newbury, Mass.) was born at York, Me., October 24, 1752. He entered the Revolutionary army at the beginning of the war, at the age of 23 years, and served till its close. He enlisted May 12, 1775, as first corporal in Captain David Bradish’s company. The company was raised at Falmouth, now Portland, Me., soon after the battle of Lexington, and marched to Cambridge to join Col. Phinney’s regiment of the Massachusetts line.

He served through the siege of Boston. Tradition says he was in the battle of Long Island, August 26 and 27, 1776—Americans defeated. He was present at the battle of Hubberton during the retreat from Ticonderoga. He took part in the Saratoga campaign and witnessed the surrender of General Burgoyne, October 17, 1777. After this victory a portion of the northern troops were dispatched to the aid of General Washington in Pennsylvania. Henry Sewall accompanied them and spent the winter of 1877-78 at Valley Forge. He passed through the several grades of ensign (1775), lieutenant, muster master [1778], captain [1779], and finally aid-de-camp to Maj.-Gen. Heath, [1781], till the close of the war, 1783. In connection with his duties of staff officer, he served as brigade-major and inspector-general besides the various regular duties of his position. At different times during the war he served by request in place of his friends who desired to be absent, and sometimes, by virtue of special appointment, filled for a time vacant places, such as paymaster, quarter-master, brigade inspector, etc., in positions generally above his own rank. Tradition asserts that he served on General Washington’s staff. However, it is probable that if he served it was merely to assist Maj.-Gen. Samuel Parsons, who was aid to Gen. Washington, and a special friend and brother-in-law to Capt. Sewall.

William Heath had command of the artillery of Boston, and in 1770 was a provincial colonel; was in the provincial congress in 1774-5; was brigadier-general of the continental forces in 1775; and major-general in 1776. Heath and his aids were with Washington the last three years of the war. As member of Heath’s staff, Capt. Henry Sewall had part in these important manoeuvers, Henry Sewall was an original member of the Cincinnati Society and was its vice-president in 1845. He was United States pensioner under the grant of March 3, 1826, for seven years’ service as captain of Massachusetts troops, and as aid-de-camp to Gen. Heath. The pension was continued till his death. Henry Sewall also received for his Revolutionary service 600 acres of bounty land granted him by the legislature of the state of Maine, March 20, 1838.

He held successively the commissions of division inspector, brigadier and major-general of the eighth division of the Massachusetts militia. This division was in service in the war of 1812.

In 1809 he commanded in suppression of the Lincoln county Squatter War, and during the trial of the Chadwick murderers at Augusta, Me. In 1814, in the last war with England, at Wiscasset, Me., he served with a detachment of 1400 men; and on Edgecomb Heights, in September, 1814, he served for 50 days, the alarm being an assault of barges of the 74 English ships of war on the bulwarks at the mouth of Sheepscott river in Lincoln county, Maine.

In 1783 he went to Fort Weston (now Augusta and Hallowell) on the Kennebec river and engaged in trade. He was seven years a selectman and 32 years town clerk in Hallowell and Augusta. He was register of deeds 17 years, and clerk of the district court of Maine from its organization in 1789 to 1818.

Gen. Sewall was eminently a Christian man. His long and eventful life was characterized by a steady effort to live near to God. He daily acknowledged the constant sense of His presence and help with earnest pleadings for himself, family and friends, both sinners and Christians, the church and the world. Every transaction of himself and those of his offspring through life was submitted to divine guidance and direction. He was a good husband, a kind and affectionate parent, and taught his children both by precept and example to live in harmony with scripture teaching and moral truths. He was prudent and careful in all his financial affairs, and he was benevolent in all his religious enterprises. He was naturally a good judge of sacred music in his day and was quite a critic on the subject.

He was married three times. His first wife, the mother of all his children, was his cousin, Tabitha Sewall (married February 9, 1786). Tabitha Sewall, the daughter of John and Mary Sayward Sewall, was born October, 1753, and died June 19, 1810. His second wife was Rachel Crosby of Salem, Mass. She died 1832. His third wife was Elizabeth Lowell, daughter of John Lowell of Boston. (Married 1833. She died 1862.) Henry Sewall died September 4, 1845.



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Note for:   Jane Sewall,   28 SEP 1768 - 25 FEB 1842         Index

Alias:   /Jenny/


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Note for:   Jonathan S. Currier,    -          Index

Alias:   John /D./


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Note for:   Maria Sewall,   2 MAR 1818 - 1 JAN 1892         Index

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     Source: http://www.sewellgenealogy.com/p330.htm#i12889

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Note for:   Eliza Taylor Moore,   26 JUN 1841 - 15 FEB 1913         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Farmington, ME