1755 - 1836
Biography William Sewell
Descendant LaGroon Redmond presented the following biography:
“William Sewell who was born about 1755 in Maryland. He was one of thirteen children of Samuel Sewell, Sr. William moved with his family to Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina about 1769. William Sewell died in Campbell County, Georgia May 2, 1836. Samuel Sewell, Sr., father, and sons William, Henry and Christopher Sewell are listed on the “Roster of North Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers.” They served in the Militia from the Salisbury District of North Carolina.
William and Joshua Sewell are also listed on the “Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia” having served in the Militia. All the children of the elder Samuel Sewell moved to the Franklin-Wilkes County area by 1784 through 1805. All stayed except one brother, Joseph, who moved to Maury County, Tennessee where he died in 1832.
Joshua, Henry and Christopher Sewell are buried in Franklin County, Ga. Joshua and Henry are buried in the Sewell Family Cemetery located between Lavonia and Carnesville. It is unknown if Christopher was buried there as well. William Sewell lived in the Elbert-Franklin counties area until after the 1830 census. He drew Land Lot 143 Dist.18 in Lee County in the 1827 land lottery and it is believed he was in transit to that area or it could have been he just moved to Campbell County because so many of his family already lived in the area. This land grant was granted Nov. 10, 1837 to his estate. His son-in-law, Lucius Si Thomas, was administrator of his estate and was given permission by the Court in Campbell County to sell the property.”
Piedmont member Billy Templeton laid the Sons of the American Revolution chapter wreath, followed by representatives of the LaFayette, Pulaski, John Collins and Ocmulgee SAR Chapters at a grave marking service held on September 7, 2002.
The Daughters of the American Revolution presented additional wreaths:
Robbie Rogers, Regent, Captain Thomas Cobb Chapter
Betty Harrah, Regent, Augustin Clayton Chapter
Jo Anne Miller, SAR Liaison, William McIntosh Chapter
Susan Lemises, Regent, Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter
Wreaths were presented by Charles E. Hall, Jr., President, Georgia Society, Children of the
American Revolution; Meredith Barker, Georgia Society First Vice President followed by Kevin Baker for the Button Gwinnett CAR Chapter. Wreath presentations concluded with cedar branches laid by the Sewell family members.
Patriot Sewell is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, also know as Old Enon Cemetery, Fairburn, Georgia, 4270 Stonewall Tell Road.
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