John Sewell

9 July 1788–23 October 1862 (Age 74)
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of John

When John Sewell was born on 9 July 1788, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, Joshua Sewell, was 33 and his mother, Jennie Willis, was 36. He married Elizabeth Christian on 25 July 1811, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 October 1862, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sewell Cemetery, Forsyth, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sewell
1788–1862
Elizabeth Christian
1795–1865
Marriage: 25 July 1811
Henry Levi Sewell
1812–1897
Rush Sewell
1836–
Charles Woodson Sewell
1814–1884
Arminda Sewell
1816–
Minerva Sewell
1818–1890
Judie L. Sewell
1820–
Lock Sewell
1820–
John Chappell Sewell
1823–1888
Mary Catherine Sewell
1826–1888
George Washington Sewell
1827–1891
James Russell Sewell
1829–1908
Joseph W Sewell
1831–1888
Rev Larkin D Sewell
1833–1884

Spouse and Children

    Male1788–1862Male

    Elizabeth Christian

    Female1795–1865Female

MARRIAGE
25 July 1811
Franklin, Georgia, United States
children

(13)

    Henry Levi Sewell

    Male1812–1897Male

    Charles Woodson Sewell

    Male1814–1884Male

    Arminda Sewell

    Female1816–Female

    Minerva Sewell

    Female1818–1890Female

    Judie L. Sewell

    Female1820–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Christopher Sewell

    Male1785–Male

    Samuel C. Sewell

    Male1786–1852Male

    Male1788–1862Male

    Christian Sewell

    Male1789–1865Male

    Deborah Sewell

    Female1795–1860Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 7

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1808

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Sǣweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’.2 English: habitational name from Sewell in Bedfordshire, Showell in Oxfordshire, or Seawell or Sywell in Northamptonshire, all of which are named from Old English seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘spring’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Sewell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Sewell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Sewel, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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