John Seawell

Male 1762 - 1825  (63 years)


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  • Name John Seawell 
    Born 20 Jul 1762 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790-1820  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Oct 1825 
    Buried Maury County, TN at Sowell Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1784, Dec 7 -- Land Grant #51, Moore County, NC
      Solomon Barrett received 100 acres located on both sides of the Camp Branch adjoining Widow McLeod, Patience Barret and McNeill. John Sowell and Thos. Graham were chain carriers.

      1786, May 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 102
      John Sowell and Dempsey Sowell brought into court suspected of stealing cattle and horse were examined and acquitted.

      1786, Jun 24 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Mary Sowell and John Sowell deeded William Barrett 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John Cox, Widow McDonald and including plantation where Mary Sowell now lives. John Jackson, Thomas Graham and George Jackson were witnesses. [Editor's Note: Original located in Herbert Floyd Seawell Sr. Papers at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC]

      1786, Aug 19 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Mary Sowell and John Sowell deeded Margaret Sowell 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining McDonald. Wm.Barrett, Jesse Ritter and Solomon Barrett were witnesses. Proven by Jesse Ritter Feb 1787. [Editor's Note: Original located in Herbert Floyd Seawell Sr. Papers at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC]

      1787, Feb 20 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 139
      [Deed] Mary Sowell and John Sowell to Margaret Sowell proven by Jesse Ritter

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 156
      John Sewell
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      2F

      1791, Mar 23 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter deeded John Sowell 300 acres located on McLendons Creek formerly sold by Jacob McLendon to Isaac Sowell. Neill McLeod and Jesse Ritter were witnesses. Proven by Neill McLeod Aug 1792. [Editor's Note: Located in NC Supreme Court Case #2744, Thomas Ritter and wife Margaret v. William Barrett]

      1792, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 336
      Ordered that Thomas Ritter be appointed overseer of the road that leads by the Widow Muses and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn & hands, Saml. Dunn, John Upton, Jesse Upton, Edward Upton, Richd. Upton, Jno. Dannelly, John Atkinson, Thos. Muse, Saml. Elkins, Jacob Stutts, Jno. Ritter, Everet Ritter, Jesse Bean, John Sowell, Jno. Quimby, Jno. McCaskill, Alexr. McCaskill, Jno. Hargrove, Kenneth Murchison, Duncan McIntosh, Martin Martin, Neil McIntosh, Simon Rheubottom and Ezekl. Rheubottom.

      1792, May 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 347
      Ordered that John Sowell be granted letters of administration on the estate of John Quimby Dec'd.

      1792, Aug 20 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 362
      Deed from Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter to John Sowell was proven by Neil McLeod

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      John Sowell signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1794, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 436
      Deed from John Sowell to William Barrett proven by Thomas Ritter

      1794, Feb 25 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #742 John Sowell entered 200 acres adjoining his own line, Rittar, Quimbey, Barrett, Edwards and McKay.

      1794, Nov 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 490
      Ordered that John Sowell be appointed overseer of the road in place of Kenneth Murchison and have the same hands to work.

      1795 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Sewel listed 1 poll and 400 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1795, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 511
      Deed from John Harding to Adam Harding was proven by John Sowell

      1795, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 538
      Deed from Willm. Barrett to Neal McKay proven by Jno. Sowell
      Deed from William Barrett, Sheriff to Patrick Dowd proven by John Sowell

      1798, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1407, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Bean received 25 acres located southeast of McLendons Creek adjoining Jerom Miller, Danl. Muse, Thos. McLendon, Jas. Caddle, his own line and Adam White. Adam White and John Sowel were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 20 -- Land Grant #2007, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Neil McLeod, Thomas Night, John Martin, Ritter and Sowell. Alexr. McIver and John Sowel were chain carriers.

      1798, Aug 20 -- Land Grant #1179, Moore County, NC
      John Sowell received 209 acres adjoining William Barrett, Jacob McLendon, Thomas Knight, Ritter, Quimby, Edwards and McKay. Alexander McIver and Thomas Ritter were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 50
      John Sewell
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 4M 1F

      1800, Jul 21 -- Land Grant #1766 and 0112, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell [assignee of Mary Sowell] received 50 acres located between Richland Creek and Suck Creek adjoining McCaskill, Barrett, McKay, his own line and his mother. Jno. Sowell and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1802, Nov 23 -- Land Grant #1625, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 100 acres located on the drains of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, Mary Sowell, John McSween, McKay and John Sowell. Jno. Ritter and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1805, Jun 20 -- Land Grant #1960, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowel received 50 acres located on the drains of Suck Creek adjoining his own line and William Barrett. John Sowel and Thomas Ritter were chain carriers.

      1805, Dec 24 -- Land Grant #1959, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 8 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, John Sowell and McKay. Thos. Ritter and Patk. MacEachern were chain carriers.
      Ritter were chain carriers.

      1806, Dec 5 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File NC4 Isaac Sowell
      John Sowell petitioned the NC General Assembly for the land warrant for his deceased father Isaac Sowell. Isaac Sowell died in service in SC. Neil McLeod and Thomas Graham attested to Sowell's service and that he died in SC. John McLeod of Montgomery County, NC and Hector McNeill of Moore County, NC testified that they served with Sowell and that he died and was buried at the hospital at Ashley Hill, SC.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 601
      John Sowell
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 3M
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 2M

      1812, Jul -- NC Supreme Court Case #334
      From Moore County. John Seawell v. William Shomberger. Mentions debt by Jabez York.

      1813, Dec 16 -- Land Grant #2712, Moore County, NC
      Isaac Sowell received 17.75 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining McDonald, Alexander McLeod and Richard Warner (formerly Howard). Richard Warner and John Sowell were chain carriers.

      1817, Jan 7 -- Deed Book 6 Page 175, Moore County, NC
      John Sowell deeded William Barrett Senr. 400 acres located south of McLendons Creek adjoining James McLeod, Barrett, John Sowell and David Allison. Aaron Sowell and Geo. Ritter were witnesses.

      1817, Sep 18 -- Land Grant #2327, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell received 200 acres adjoining Dowd, his own line (formerly Neil McLeod), Angus McQueen and McIntosh. Isaac Sowell and John Sowell were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Sowell 1241 acres/$1350

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 300
      John Sowell
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 2M 2F
      (16-26) 3M 1F
      (0-10) 1F

      1821, Feb -- Record of Estates Book B Page 25-29 Moore County, NC
      Estate of Jesse Muse, Dec'd. by Administrators James B. Muse and Thomas P. Muse. Inventory includes negro woman Hannah. Debts due the estate from the following: John Richardson, Samuel Dunn, William Ellerbe, John Murchison and Lewis Elkins. Items purchased by the following: Widow Muse, Jesse Page, John B. Kelly, Nehemiah Birckhead, William Barrett, Esq., James B. Muse, Benjamin Phillips, Thomas M.D. Reid, Jesse Sowell, Senr., Joseph Johnson, William Phillips, Daniel H. Muse, James Hill, Hiram Hill, John Tyson, John Black, John Sowell, Senr., Joseph G. Moore, Joseph Elkins, Thomas Hannon, Alexr. McIntosh, John McIver, Wm. Cox Junr., Asa Sowell, Kindred Birckhead, James Caddell, Leonard Stuts and Martin Hill.

      1824, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 30-31
      Deed from John Sowell, Murdoch McKenzie and Arch. McBryde to Wm. Barrett was proven by Wm. Barrett Jur.
      Bill of Sale from John McIver to Robert Davis proven by John Sowell

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 471
      John Seawell
      (60-70) 1M
      (50-60) 1F
      (15-20) 1M
    Person ID I03122  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 May 2021 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with John Seawell 

    Father Isaac Sowell,   b. 1740-1741,   d. Nov 1782  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Mary Quimby,   b. Abt 1745,   d. Between 1806 and 1808  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   b. 1768,   d. 20 Apr 1847  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Aaron Seawell
     2. Jesse Seawell
    +3. Isham Seawell,   b. 1788,   d. Nov 1848  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Isaac Seawell,   b. 24 Jun 1789,   d. Jan 1849, Cherokee County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. John Seawell, Jr.,   b. 4 Apr 1792,   d. 7 Nov 1854, Chattooga County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Thomas Seawell,   b. 20 Jul 1794,   d. 27 Jul 1865  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F1023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790-1820 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maury County, TN at Sowell Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1766 - Jesse Seawell
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1766 - Jesse Seawell
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1960 - Jesse Seawell
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1960 - Jesse Seawell
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1407 - Jesse Bean
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1407 - Jesse Bean
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2007 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2007 - Thomas Ritter

    Histories
    1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
    1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
    1808, Nov 11 -- Governor Benjamin Williams Papers, Nov 1808 Correspondence, Moore County, NC
    Petition of Moore County residents on behalf of Charles Brady who have been convicting of maiming and sentenced to a fine and sixty days imprisonment. The petitioners plead on behalf of Brady that the act was done in sudden affray and without any malice, the verdict was doubtful to many, Brady is very poor man with a family of small helpless children and a sickly hysterical wife and they are requesting a pardon. Signed by the following: John McIver, Richardson Fagin, Niell McLeod, Alexr. McLeod, A. McBryde, Wm. Martin, Murdo Bethune, Neill McLeod, John Sewell, John McNeill, John Martin, John Murchison, Ralph Davis, Donald McDonald, [illegible], James Melton, D. Murchison, Robt. McLauchlan, Murdoch McAulay, Geo. Jackson, Daniel Patterson, Allan Morison, Wm. Jackson, J.A. Cameron, Murdoch Martin, Corn. Dowd, Micajah Thomas, Jno. McSween, Archd. Shields, John Cameron, John Wadsworth, William Tyson, Samuel Jackson, Saml. Dunn, Daniel Buie, Edward Stuart, H. Gilmore Esq., and J. Gaster.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].