Note for: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 FEB 1807 - Index
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
American poet, who was instrumental in reestablishing a public audience
for poetry in the United States. He was born in Portland, Maine (then in
Massachusetts). In late 1835, during a trip to Europe, Longfellow's wif
Mary Storer Potter, died in the Netherlands. In 1843 he married Fanny
Appleton. Longfellow was devastated in 1861 when his second wife was
burned to death in a household accident. He commemorated her shortly
before his own death with the sonnet"The Cross of Snow" (1879).
Longfellow received wide public recognition with his initial volume of
verse, Voices of the Night (1839). His subsequent poetic works include
Ballads (1841), which includes the poems "The Wreck of the Hesperus,""T
Village Blacksmith,""The Skeleton in Armor," and "Excelsior"; and three
notable long narrative poems on American themes: Evangeline (1847), The
Song of Hiawatha (1855), and The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858).
Longfellow's other works include Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863),
containing the well-known poem "Paul Revere's Ride." In 1884 a bust of
Longfellow was placed in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey in
London; he was the first American to be thus honored.
Was a descendant of John and Priscilla Alden.
He graduated with Hawthorne at Bowdoin college in 1825.
Note for: Henry Sewall, 1624 - 1663 Index
Sewall Family Genealogy
"He was of Maryland and secretary to Lord Baltimore. By his wife, Jane Low, he left an only son, Nicholas, ancestor of the Maryland Sewalls."
Hon. Henry Sewall was Secretary of Maryland. A warrant for 2,000 acres was issued Sept 12, 1661 to Henry Sewall of London, England. He received a warrant for 300 acres Aug 20, 1661. He was commissioned Councillor, Secretary and Judge of the Probate of Wills for the Province of Maryland and he held that office until his death.
Note for: Nicholas Sewall, 1655 - 16 APR 1737 Index
Secretary of the Province of Maryland - 1682. Deputy Govenor of Maryland - 1684.
Note for: Dummer Sewall, 12 DEC 1737 - 25 APR 1833 Index
FAMILY MEMORIALS, by Edward E. Salisbury, page 172.
In 1762 removed to Bath, on the Kennebec River, where he became possessed of a large estate, a considerable portion of which still remains in the family. He became a Justice of the Peace, was one of the first and active members of the Congregational church in that place, and a firm supporter of it, both before and after they had a minister, and died at the advance age of ninety-three, having seen his descendants to the seventh generation. In 1781 he built a house still standing in Bath. His wife died Sept. 10, 1823 and her remains with his were buried in the cemetery in the Sewall estate, now on Beacon street and marked by a granite monument.
IGI FILES FOR MAINE, page 21,659.
SEWALL, DUMMER MARY DUNNING H M 16 DEC 1760 SAGADAHOC, BATH, CIVIL
SEWALL, DUMMER M B 12 DEC 1737 SAGADAHOC, GEORGETOWN
SAMUEL SEWALL/SARAH TITCOMB OR BATCHELDER
DAR National #436840 and #245343.
Georgetown official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives for field officers of the several regiments in Lincoln County dated Jan. 30, 1776: said Sewall chosen 1st Major, Col. Samuel McCobb's (1st Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 8, 1776; reported commissioned Feb. 8, 1776; also, list of officers chosen by the several companies in 1st Lincoln Co. regt., as returned by said Sewall and others, field officers; ordered in Council July 1, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; also of officers chosen by the 11th Co., 1st Lincoln Co. Regt. of Mass, militia, as returned by said Sewall and others, field officers, dated Georgetown, Aug. 23, 1776; ordered in Council Sept. 16, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; also, Lt. Col., Col. Samuel McCobb's (Lincoln Co.) regt. regimental return made by said Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 19, 1779; residence, Georgetown.
Appointment Lt. Col. of the regiment commanded by Col. Samuel McCobb. With this regiment he marched to Cambridge and joined the Continental Army under George Washington. Col. Sewall soon after was appointed muster master of the district of Maine - the duties of which he performed during the remainder of the war.
Verified by National Number 436840
References, by volume and page of above:
Vol. 13 page 1017 Mass. Soldier and Sailors in the War of the Revolution Vol. 2 page 521 Genealogical & Family History of the State of Maine by Little Verified by National Number 245343
SEWALL GENEALOGY, birth,
GEN. & FAM. HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MAINE, Vol. II, page 518-521.
birth, death marriage.
DUNNING FAMILY, wife's birth.
GEORGETOWN, ME. VITAL RECORDS VII, page 148. death
Note for: Samuel Sewall, 1764 - 1826 Index
Samuel (2) Sewall, son of Henry Sewal'l, was born on Arrowsick Island, now a part of Georgetown, Massachusetts, in 1764, and died at Rye, New Hampshire, in 1826. He was apprenticed to a tanner and followed that trade from the time he was twelve years old until he was eighteen. He then lived in Bath, Maine, until he was twenty. After clearing a farm on Sandy river he married, in 1787, Abigail Trask, daughter of Thomas Trask, of Jefferson, Maine. She was born in 1762. Their home was between Farmington and Chesterville, Maine, in the wilderness. He was a millwright. In 1796 he became interested in the ministry, and held meetings in Farmington in 1800. He was licensed to preach in Lincoln, Maine, as a Congregational minister, and in 1805 he moved to Edgemont, being ordained pastor there in 1807. He moved to Phippsburg, Maine, in 1814, and in 1824 was the first missionary to the Isle of Shoals. Children : Rufus, born 1787, died 1880; Stimson, born 1789, died 1870; Jason,
born 1791, died 1881 ; Lydia, born 1793, died 1796; Samuel, born 1794, died 1847; Abigail,
born 1796, died 1840; Philena, born 1798, died 1837; Levi, mentioned below; Esther, born 1802, died 1847 I son' born 1803, died at birth ; Benjamin Chapman, born 1805 ; Kiah Bayley, born 1807, died 1865.
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
By William Richard Cutter Vol. I p. 428
Note for: William Wingate Sewall, 13 APR 1845 - Index
Famous Maine guide and friend of Theodore Roosevelt
"William Wingate Sewall, son of Levi Sewall, was born in Island Falls, Maine, April 13, 1845, *n€ first white child born in that town. He attended the public schools, and largely through private study became well educated. He was foreman for Roosevelt's Elk Horn Ranch in North Dakota for two years and a half, 1883-86. In the fall of 1886 he returned to Island Falls, where he has since cultivated his farm. He has several camps for hunters on his place. In politics he is a Progressive, formerly a Republican. He .has been an assessor in Island Falls for several years and for four years was collector of customs of the district of Aroostook under President Roosevelt and President Taft. In religion he is a Congregational ist. He married Mary Sherman, who was born in New Brunswick,
Canada, August 2, 1860, and removed with her parents to Aroostook county when she was three years old. She is a daughter of Caleb Sherman, a native of New Brunswick, farmer and lumberman, who died at Oakfield, Maine, in 1904. ... Children of William Wingate Sewall: i. Lucretia, born April 28,
1884; married Thomas Tracy, of Amity, Maine; clerk in the grange store at Island Falls. 2. Fred Stinson, mentioned below. 3. Harriet, born August 6, 1888; married George Harmon, of Island Falls, now of Warner, New Hampshire, principal of the high school ; children: Harriet, born 1910; Donald, March 4,
1913. 4. Merrill, born July 17, 1891 ; married Myrtle Trafton, of Island Falls, in charge of his brother's camps at Mattawamkeag Lake. 5. Nancy, born October 7, 1894, student in the high school."
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
By William Richard Cutter Vol. I p. 428
Note for: William Bullock, 22 OCT 1760 - 28 JUN 1837 Index
William Bullock b .October 22, 1760 at Rehoboth, MA, d. June 28 1837 at E. Worcester, NY Enlisted March 2, 1777 served under Captain Alexander,Colonel Edward Wigglesworth, Colonel Calvin Smith, Major John Porter, Captain Joseph Willmarth, Colonel Thomas Carpenter and Captain Simeon Cole. Discharged August 8, 1780 Private. Re-enlisted July 23, 1781 Discharged November 8, 1781 Corporal served under Captain Jabez Barney and Colonel Luke Drury. Was in Battles of Lundy's Lane, Monmouth, Rhode Island, Valley Forge and the surrender of General Burgoyne. service verified by original pension application on file at Bureau of Pensions Executed on April 13, 1844 #23,719 "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War" Vol 2 pg 797 Barbara Henderson
Note for: Arthur Sewall, 25 NOV 1835 - 5 SEP 1900 Index
Sewall, Arthur (1835-1900) of Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Father of Harold Marsh Sewall. Born in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, November 25, 1835. Democrat. Shipbuilder; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1888-96; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896. Swedenborgian. Died in Small Point, Sagadahoc County, Maine, September 5, 1900. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.
(source: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography)
Shipbuilder and politician, was born at Bath, ME, Nov. 25, 1835, third son of William Dunning and Rachel (Trufant) Sewall. He was a lineal descendant of Henry Sewall, mayor of Coventry, England, one of whose grandsons was married to Jane Dummer, and emigrated to Newbury, MA, in 1634. Samuel Sewall, who settled at York, ME, in 1708, had two sons: David, first U.S. judge for the district of Maine, appointed by Washington, and Dummer Sewall, a distinguished soldier and the great grandfather of Arthur Sewall. The latter obtained a lieutenancy under Amherst in the Canada campaign, and in 1775 joined the revolutionary army as a lieutenant colonel. After the adoption of the constitution of Massachusetts, he was elected a senator from the state; he was also a member of the state convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States. The father of Arthur Sewall was one of the earliest and most prominent shipbuilder of Bath. He built his first ship, the Diana, a vessel of 199 tons burden, in 1823, and in 1841 launched the ship Rappahannock, which though of little over 1,000 tons burden, was at that time the largest ship afloat. He also held large interest in railroad and other important corporations. As his sons completed their education they joined their father in business, and Arthur on leaving school was sent in the interests of the firm to Prince Edward Island to buy timber for the shipyard at Bath. Returning, he entered the employs of his father's firm in 1853, and in 1854 formed, with his elder brother, the firm of E. & A. Sewall, which took over the business of the old firm of William D. Sewall and Clark & Sewall. On the death of the elder brother, in 1879, the name of the firm was changed to Arthur Sewall & Co., being made up of the senior partner, with his nephew, Samuel S. Sewall, and his second son, William D. Sewall. Since January, 1855, when the brothers launched their first ship, the Holyhead, a vessel of over 1,100 tons, one ship a year, on an average, has been built in the Sewall shipyard. The largest and the best built wooden ships in the world are the product of this yard. With the giant Roanoke this era of ship-building was closed, and the firm turned its attention to building steel vessels, the ship Dirigo, launched in 1894, being the first of its class followed in quick succession by others of the largest size. Mr. Sewall had supreme faith in the ultimate maritime supremacy of the United States, and lost no opportunity, by public and private effort, to forward this end. He was prominent in other fields of commercial and industrial enterprise; was a director in the Maine Central railroad, and its president for nine years, 1884-93; was also president of the Eastern railroad, and the Boston and Maine, and director in the Mexican Central and other roads. He was president of the Bath National Bank, holding the office for 29 years, to the time of his death. He was the leader of the Democratic party in Maine, but held only minor political offices; was a delegate to the national Democratic convention at Baltimore in 1872; to that at Cincinnati in 1880, and delegate-at-large to that which nominated Cleveland in 1884. In 1888 he attended the convention at St. Louis, where he was elected a member of the Democratic national committee, and was a member of its executive committee for the campaign of that year. At the Chicago convention of 1892 he was elected to the same office. In 1896 he was nominated for the vice-presidency on the ticket with William J. Bryan. He was also a delegate to the national convention of 1900, and there elected again a member of the national committee. He was married in 1859, to Emma Duncan, daughter of Charles Crooker, a ship-builder and merchant, of Bath, ME, and, like her husband, a descendant of Samuel Sewall, of York. They had three sons, two of whom are living: Harold, consul-general at Samoa under Cleveland and Harrison; attached to the Berlin commission for the settlement of the Samoan affairs, and minister to Hawaii, under McKinley, to the time of its annexation, and William D. Sewall, a member of the firm. Arthur Sewall died at Smallpoint, ME, Sept. 5, 1900.
Note for: Harold Marsh Sewall, 3 JAN 1860 - 28 OCT 1924 Index
Consul-General to Samoa
Note for: William Dunning Sewall, 14 APR 1861 - 25 APR 1930 Index
Note for: Emma Duncan Crooker, 17 SEP 1836 - 1919 Index
See - Abbie Sewall. Message Through Time: The Photographs of Emma D. Sewall 1836-1919. Gardiner, Maine: The Harpswell Press, 1979.
Note for: Edward Sewall, 28 SEP 1833 - 21 MAR 1879 Index
Oscar /Sewall/Individual Note:
Note for: Joseph Sewall, 17 DEC 1770 - 3 NOV 1851 Index
Note for: Joseph Sewall, 21 APR 1795 - 27 NOV 1851 Index