Dempsey Seawell

Male 1804 - 1865  (60 years)


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  • Name Dempsey Seawell 
    Birth 12 Jul 1804 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840-1850  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Pulaski County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 16 Jan 1865 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Isaac Sowell,   b. 1740-1741   d. Nov 1782  (Age 41 years)  (Grandfather) 
    Nancy Tucker   d. Bef 1834  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1824, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 25
      Ordered that John Richardson road overseer have the following additional hands to work: Calvin Cox, Isaac Smith, Samson D. Smith, Jason Muse, George Fry, Wm. Dowdy, John Dowdy, Wm. Harris, Green Hill, Jesse Muse, Thomas Dowdy, Zack Jones, John Carrell, Kindred Phillips, Mrs. Davis (Mose and Jery), Henry Stuts, Marvil Ritter and Demsay Sowell.

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Deed from Benjamin Person to Hugh Moore proven by Dempsey Sowell

      1825, Feb 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 62
      Ordered that Demsay Sowell be appointed overseer of the road in place of John Richardson and have the following additional hands to work: Calvin Cox, Samson D. Smith, Jason Muse, George Fry, Wm. Dowdy, John Dowdy, Wm. Harris, Jesse Muse, Thomas Dowdy, Zacariah Jones, John Carrell, Kindred Phillips, Mrs. Davis (Mose and Jery) and Marvil Ritter.

      1827, May 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 173-174
      Deed from John Richardson to Dempsey Sowell was acknowledged

      1827, Nov 21 -- Land Grant #2791, Moore County, NC
      Dempsey Sowell received 16 acres located south of Richland Creek adjoining his own line, Asa Sowell and Tyson. John Ritter and Jason Sowell were chain carriers.

      1829, Nov 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 288
      Ordered that the following lay off 45 acres on McCallums Fork for Darcus Upton, widow of Richard Upton, Dec'd.: Joseph G. Moore, Neill McIntosh, John H. Freeman, Harbart Cole, Corn. Dowd, William Caddell, Isaac Smith, John Phillips, Demsy Sowell, Isham Sowell, Leazer Sowell and Quimby Sowell.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 468
      Dempsy Seawell
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 3F
      Slaves
      (10-24) 1M
      (0-10) 2F

      1831, Feb 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 337
      Administration of the estate of Jason Sowell Dec'd. was granted to Demsy and Quimby Sowell.

      1831 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 244-48, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Jason Sowell, Dec'd by Administrators Dempsey Sowell and Quimby Sowell. Notes were due on the following: Quimby Sowell, Daniel Muse Jr., Dempsey Sowell, James Lewis, John McIntosh, and Matthew Williams. Items were purchased by the following: Daniel Muse, David Jones, John Moore, Samuel Jackson, Ansel Melton, John T. Ritter, Thomas Williams Jr., Enoch Kennedy, Wm. Brewer Esq., Leonard Furr, Upsher Furr, John McLeod Jr., Asa Sowell, James Garner, Alexr. McIntosh, Jesse Brown Jr., Thomas Williams, Elijah Maness, Wm. McIntosh, David Kennedy, Enoch Wallis, Enoch Shuffield, James Lewis, A.C. Currie, Jesse T. Muse, Wm. Hains, Stephen Shuffield, Sarah Brown, Hugh Kelly, Henry Stuts Jr., Bradley Garner Sr., Robert Hardin, Abraham Stuts, Everet Wallis, Anderson B. Smith, Hiram Milton, Shadrick Maner, John Williams, Jethro Denson, David Brown, George Moore Jr., Henry Faucett, Wiley Fry, John Danielly Jr., Leonard Stuts, George Nailer, Christian Stuts, Neill Smith, Nathan Fry, Jonathan Pell, and A. Munroe.

      1831, May 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 361-362
      Deed of Trust from Asa Sowell to Dempsey Sowell, Quimby Sowell and John J. McIntosh

      1838, Nov 28 -- Deed Book 14 Page 70-72, Moore County, NC
      Asa Sowell deeded John J. McIntosh 200 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Rowan, Quimby Stutts, Ritter, Allison, Neill McLeod and Quimby Sowell. Dempsey Sowell and Duncan McIntosh were witnesses.

      1840 -- Census, Moore County Page 170
      Dempsey Sowell
      (30-40) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1M 4F
      (0-5) 2M 3F
      Slave
      (10-24) 1F

      1840, Apr 3 -- Deed of Trust, Moore County, NC
      Archibald McK. Sowell listed the following debts with Joseph G. Moore as a creditor, Dempsey Sowell and Quimby Sowell as securities and Jesse Muse as trustee: $57 to Joseph G. Moore from Nov 1839; $18 to John R. Ritter from Nov 1838; $18 to Samuel McIntosh from Spring 1839; $4 to Samuel Barrett from Spring 1839; $10 to John J. McIntosh from Spring 1839; $17 to John Phillips, administrator of Mark Phillips Dec'd. from September 1839; $10.50 to John J. McIntosh from Feb 1840; $15 to [Smith crossed out] John N. Sullivan from Jan 1840. He transferred these debts to Jesse Muse with Joseph G. Moore, Dempsay Sowell and Quimby Sowell as securities in exchange for a sundry of items. If the debts are not satisfied by May 1, Jesse Muse may sell the property to the highest bidder to pay debts. Corn. Moore was a witness. Deed of trust satisfied 21 Oct 1842. [Editor's Note: original in possession of Frank Muse, Carthage, NC]

      1844, Jul 25 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 54
      Ordered that John B. Kelly, Willis D. Dowd and Dempsey Sowell be appointed to examine the condition of the bridge on Richland Creek and the Salem Road.

      1844, Nov 1 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 84
      Ordered that Dempsey Sowell be appointed overseer of the road from Sowell's Bridge to John B. Kelly's lane and work the following hands: Smith Sullivan, Elias Brewer, Peter Smith, Arnold Muse, Henry B. Ritter, Swain D. Cox, Eli Rogers, Eli Sowell, Isaac M. Sowell, Ashley Sowell, Wiley Martin, Alexander Martin, William Phillips, Melvin Cox and Gilbert Priest.

      1845, Apr 16 -- Marriages, Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      "In Moore County, on the 3rd inst. [Apr 1845], by S.C. Bruce, Esq., Mr. Josiah Lawhon to Miss Jane Sowell, second daughter of Dempsey Sowell, Esq."

      1845, Oct 28 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 227-228
      Deed from Dempsey Sowell to William Jackson and Cornelius Dunlap proven by Willis D. Dowd
      Deed from Leonard W. Lawhon and Willis D. Dowd to William Jackson, Cornelius Dunlap and Dempsey Sowell proven by Alexander C. Curry

      1845, May 2 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 181
      Deed from Archibald Leach to Dempsey Sowell acknowledged
      Deed from Cornelius H. Dowd to Dempsey Sowell acknowledged

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 173
      Dempsey Sowell 45 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Mary Sowell 40 F, Born in NC
      Jason Sowell 15 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      James W. Sowell 14 M, Born in NC
      Sarah M. Sowell 12 F, Born in NC
      Catharine Sowell 12 F, Born in NC
      Emiline Sowell 10 F, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Sowell 8 F, Born in NC
      Thomas S.L. Sowell 5 M, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census Pulaski County, AR Page 190-B
    Person ID I03131  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    DNA Tests  5 DNA tests are associated with Dempsey Seawell 

    Father Asa Seawell,   b. 31 Mar 1779   d. 15 Mar 1840 (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Nancy Tucker   d. Bef 1834 
    Notes 
    • Some researchers list Asa Seawell's first wife as Katie Muse. Uncertain as to which is correct.
    Family ID F1024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Furr,   b. 22 Apr 1810   d. 8 Sep 1881 (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
       1. Male Murchison Seawell
       2. Male Quimby Seawell
    +  3. Female Mary Ann Seawell,   b. Feb 1825
    Swain McDaniel Cox  m. 9 Jul 1840
    +  4. Female Margaret Jane Seawell,   b. 1830
    Josiah Thomas Lawhon  m. 3 Apr 1845
    +  5. Male James Conley Seawell,   b. May 1833   d. 1909 (Age ~ 75 years)
    Catherine Margaret Porter  (Age 72 years)
       6. Male Jason Seawell,   b. 1835
       7. Female Catherine Seawell,   b. 1838
       8. Female Sarah M. Seawell,   b. 1838
    +  9. Female Emaline Seawell,   b. 1840   d. 1 Jun 1907 (Age 67 years)
    Samuel Bender  (Age 57 years)  m. 5 Jun 1860
    +10. Female Elizabeth Seawell,   b. 27 May 1844   d. 1 Jul 1907 (Age 63 years)
    John H. Helfin  (Age 40 years)   
    Henry Paca Treadway  (Age 64 years)
     11. Male Thomas S. Lutterloh Seawell,   b. 1845
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F0157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Histories
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]