Joseph Barnard Sewell

17 November 1819–10 September 1894 (Age 74)
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Barnard

When Joseph Barnard Sewell was born on 17 November 1819, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Sewell, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Stevens, was 22. He married Emily Ellett on 17 January 1841, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Southtown, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Poplar, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 10 September 1894, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Barnard Sewell
Emily Ellett
Marriage: 17 January 1841
Emily Ann Sewell
Joseph Barney Sewell
George Barnard Sewell
Mary Ann Sewell
William Sewell
Edward Sewell
Sarah Ann Sewell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1841Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 8
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: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 .

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

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    Joseph Barnard Sewell

    BIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH BARNARD SEWELL           Joseph Sewell was born 13 November 1819 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England to Joseph and Sarah Stephens Sewell.  He had two older sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah …

    Sources (41)

    • Joseph Sewell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Barnard Sewell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Joseph Sewell in entry for Emily Sewell Nichols, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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