Joseph Barney Sewell

5 October 1844–26 November 1891 (Age 47)
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Barney

When Joseph Barney Sewell was born on 5 October 1844, in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Barnard Sewell, was 24 and his mother, Emily Ellett, was 28. He married Nancy Melissa Wilson on 26 April 1864, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Poplar, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 November 1891, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Barney Sewell
Nancy Melissa Wilson
Marriage: 26 April 1864
Joseph Lemuel Sewell
Esther Melissa Sewell
Emily Edith Sewell
George Albert Sewell
James Ellett Sewell
Hosea Sewell
Ernest Barney Sewell
Grace Edith Sewell
Frank E. Sewell

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World Events (8)

Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 10
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
Age 15
Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

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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Joseph L Sewell

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley 1920) Joseph L. Sewell, a wholesale dealer in hides and tallow at Boise, comes to this state from Utah, his birth ha …

Sources (16)

  • Joseph Sewell in household of Joseph Sewell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • B Joseph Sewell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Sewell, "United States Census, 1870"

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