When Rebecca Sewell was born in 1806, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Sewell, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Sally Smith, was 36. She married John Tippett about 1826. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Menard, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 31 August 1866, in Tallula, Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in White Cemetery, Tallula, Menard, Illinois, United States.
from the Middle English personal name Siwal(d), Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald, from sige ‘victory’ + weald ‘rule(r)’, or the corresponding Old Norse Sigvaldr. This name later became thoroughly confused with Sewal(d), from Old English Sǣweald (see Sewall ).
habitational name from one or more places, such as Sewell (Bedfordshire), Seawell (Northamptonshire), Sywell (Northamptonshire), Showell in Steeple Barton (Oxfordshire), Showell in Little Tew (Oxfordshire), or Sowell in Kentisbeare (Devon), all meaning ‘seven springs’ (Old English seofon + wella). Compare Seawell .
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