Jesse Seawell

Jesse Seawell

Male 1780 - 1862  (82 years)

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  • Name Jesse Seawell 
    Born 1780 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810-1820, 1840-1850  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Oct 1862  Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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.

      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.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC page 596
      Jesse Sowel
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1810 [undated estimate] -- Estate, Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 316
      Inventory of the Estate of Jesse Ritter, Dec'd. by Administrators Thomas Ritter and Jesse Sowell. [Editor's Note: No date given on actual Inventory but Jesse Ritter Senr. can be found deeding land to his grandchildren in 1810 and is not listed in the 1810 Census likely meaning that he died during the year.]

      1810, Apr 12 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Ritter Senr. deeded 100 acres to his grandchildren [children of daughter Susanna and husband Daniel Muse] located between Richland and McLendons Creek being part of 200 acres adjoining Jesse Sowell, Everiter Ritter, Donald McQueen, Wm. Barret, Farquard Campbell and McIver (formerly McLeod). Jesse Muse and Shadrach Manes were witnesses. [Editor's Note: Private deed in possession of Frank Muse, Carthage, NC]

      1811, Mar 29 -- Land Grant #2120, Moore County, NC
      John McIver received 250 acres located between Richland Creek and McLendons Creek on the Waggon Road and Barn Branch and the Island Ford road from the Waggon Ford adjoining Jesse Muse (where Samuel Elkins lived), Joseph Dunn, Jonathan Evans, Saml. Dunn (where John Richardson now lives), Jesse Sowel and Jeremiah Dean. Jesse Sowel and Thos. Muse were chain carriers.

      1811, Jul 3 -- Land Grant #2167, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 28.75 acres located on the waters of Richland Creek adjoining Neil McIntosh (formerly James Holcombe), Donald McQueen and Jesse Ritter. Jesse Sowell and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1813, Jan 12 -- Land Grant #2244, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Been received 23 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining own (formerly Samuel Dunn), Joel Lawhorn, Jesse Sowell and Malcolm McCaskill. Lochart Fry and Jesse Been were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell 550 acres valued at $550

      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.

      1817, Dec 5 -- Land Grant #2314, Moore County, NC
      John Martin received 100 acres located on Blans Branch of Richland Creek adjoining Minar, McLeod, his own line (formerly Carr) and Phillips. Jesse Sowell and Wm. Harris were chain carriers.

      1817, Dec 6 -- Land Grant #2319, Moore County, NC
      John Martin received 100 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining his own line and McLeod. Jesse Sowell and Wm. Harris were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell 286 acres valued at $360

      1818, Nov 28 -- Land Grant #2421, Moore County, NC
      Isaac Sowel received 220 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining Jesse Sowell and Alexr. McIntosh. Jesse Sowell Senr. and Jesse Sowell Jur. were chain carriers.

      1819, Nov 19 -- Land Grant #2551, Moore County, NC
      Eli Phillips received 100 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining his own line, Jesse Sowell, Isaac Roberts and Samson B. Smith. Mark Phillips and Jesse Sowell were chain carriers.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 305
      Jesse Sowell
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 1F
      Slaves
      (14-26) 1M 1F

      1820, May 3 -- Land Grant #2505, Moore County, NC
      Eli Phillips received 100 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining his own line and John Phillips. John Phillips and Jesse Sowell were chain carriers.

      1820, May 3 -- Land Grant #2530, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell received 1 acre located north of Richland Creek including the house where he formerly lived adjoining Samuel Dunn, Roan, Asa Sowell and his own line. Wm. McIver and Jno. Sowell Jur. were chain carriers.

      1820, May 3 -- Land Grant #2532, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell received 8.75 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining Roan, Asa Sowell and Isaac Sowell. William McIver and John Sowell Jur. were chain carriers.

      1820, Sep 15 -- Deed Book 21 Page 464-465, Moore County, NC
      Lewis Lawhorn deeded Joel Lawhorn 100 acres located northwest of Richland Creek and northeast of Locust Branch adjoining William Dunn, Jesse Ritter and Alex. McIntosh. Wm. Person and Jesse Sowell were witnesses.

      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.

      1823, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 11
      Deed from Jesse Sowell to Joel Lawhon was acknowledged

      1824, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 30
      Deed from Daniel McNeill, Shff to Alexd. McIntosh proven by Jesse Sowell

      1826, Feb 25 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 114
      Deed from John Martin to Jesse Sowell proven by Allen Wade
      Deed from Neill McLeod to Jesse Sowell acknowledged

      1827, May 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 173-174
      Deed from Joseph Buie to Jesse Sowell proven by H. Kennedy

      1828, Feb 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 210
      Deed from Jesse Sowell to Asa Sowell acknowledged
      Bill of Sale from Asa Sowell to Jesse Sowell and Wm. Barrett acknowledged

      1831, Sep 22 -- Land Grant #2849, Moore County, NC
      William Matthews received 50 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Jesse Pearce, McLennon, Jesse Sowell and Buie. Jesse Sowell and James Tyson were chain carriers.

      1832, Aug 21 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File R4592 James Hardin
      James Hardin (born 10 Dec 1754 in Lunenburg County, VA), resident of Moore County, NC, applied for a pension and stated that he entered the service in Feb 1777 in Cumberland County, NC and returned to his family on Deep River in Oct 1781. Rebecca Harden filed a pension claim as an heir of James Hardin 31 Dec 1853 testifying that James Hardin died 11 Jul 1843. Jesse Seawell, a clergyman and John Cheek and Richard Cheek submitted affidavits of support. On 12 Jul 1854, William Shields testified that he was acquainted with James Hardin's daughters who presently lived in Moore County - Mary Mathews, Miberry Hardin, Susan Hardin and Rebecca Hardin.

      1832, Aug 21 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File S8878 Samuel Martindale
      Samuel Martindale (age 80 -- born 14 Jan 1752), resident of Moore County, NC, applied for a pension and stated that he entered the service in Apr 1776 in Kent County, DE. After his service he migrated to Augusta County, VA and then in the Fall of 1777 he moved to Duplin County, NC where he was drafted by the NC Miltia. In the fall of 1779, he moved to Anson County, NC, in 1781 back to Duplin County and in spring 1792 moved to Moore County on Deep River. Acquainted with James Gaines, Brian Boroughs, Archibald Sheals, Neill Sheals and Daniel McNeill. Jesse Seawell, a clergyman and John Cheek submitted affidavits of support.

      1836, Oct 22 -- A History of Sandy Creek Baptist Association by George Purefoy, Page 118
      William Barrott, Jesse Sowell and William Phillips from Bethlehem Church (Moore County) were delegates to the Association meeting at Mount Gilead Meeting House in Chatham County, NC.

      1838, May 1-May 1839 -- Advertisement, Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      "The Subscriber having recently opened a new Quarry of superior Grit, is prepared to furnish any number of stones, either at the Quarry or at the Store of C.J. Orrell, Fayetteville. The quality of the Moore County Stones is so well known as not to need description, and the Subscriber will warrant all Stones sold by him. If they should not prove to be good, another pair will be furnished without charge. The price is lower than heretofore. Persons wishing to purchase, can apply in person, or by letter addressed to Carthage, Moore County, NC with description of the size wanted. Jesse Sowell."

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 180
      Jesse Sowell
      (50-60) 1M 1F
      (30-40) 2M
      (20-30) 1M
      (15-20) 1M
      (10-15) 1M 1F

      1841, Aug 10 -- Deed Book 12 Page 120-123, Moore County, NC
      Alexander Kelly, Sheriff (to satisfy judgement in State v. Jesse Sowell) deeded Eli R. Sowell 38 acres located on Crooked Branch adjoining Mary Sowell. Aaron A.F. Sowell was a witness.

      1841, Oct 23 -- A History of Sandy Creek Baptist Association by George Purefoy, Page 130
      Petition was received from Jesse Sowel, an excommunicated member and minister of the Bethlehem church at the Association meeting at Bear Creek Meeting House in Chatham County, NC.

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 244
      Jesse Sowell 65 M, Mechanic, Born in NC
      Nancy Sowell 55 F, Born in NC
      Ann M. Sowell 24 F, Born in NC
      Joshua L. Sowell 21 M, Farmer, $150 Real Estate, Born in NC
    Person ID I03201  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 17 May 2022 

    DNA Tests  8 DNA tests are associated with Jesse 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 Nancy Ritter,   b. 1775  [1
    Married 5 Jul 1807  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susanna "Susie" Seawell,   b. 2 May 1805
    +2. Eleazer Quimby Seawell,   b. 10 May 1808,   d. 15 Mar 1893, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Isaac McLendon Seawell,   b. 27 Oct 1810,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 59 years)
    +4. Nancy Seawell,   b. 24 Nov 1815,   d. Aft 1860  (Age 45 years)
    +5. Eli Ritter Seawell,   b. 13 Dec 1819
    +6. Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell,   b. 10 Mar 1822,   d. 1894, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Jesse G. Seawell,   b. 27 May 1825
     8. Ann M. Seawell,   b. 28 May 1827,   d. 20 Jul 1862, Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     9. Joshua Lee Seawell,   b. 18 Mar 1830
    Photos
    Jesse Seawell, Nancy Ritter and unidentified children
    Jesse Seawell, Nancy Ritter and unidentified children
    Histories
    Family Bible of Jesse Sowell and Nancy Ritter
    Family Bible of Jesse Sowell and Nancy Ritter
    Located at the NC Archives [Mars ID 400.803]. Originally found at a yard sale and donated to the Archives. Contains listing of births and marriages of the family of Jesse Seawell/Sowell and Nancy Ritter.
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F1051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1807 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810-1820, 1840-1850 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1862 - Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jesse Seawell, Nancy Ritter and unidentified children
    Jesse Seawell, Nancy Ritter and unidentified children

    Documents
    c1810 Will Book A Page 171, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Ritter
    c1810 Will Book A Page 171, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Ritter
    [Note - no date given on actual Inventory but the date was estimated using the Estates that were listed before and after Jesse Ritters. While these Estates had no date listed either, several of the individuals had accompanying wills that were dated]
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2167 - Thomas Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2167 - Thomas Ritter
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2327 - Jesse Sowell
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2327 - Jesse Sowell
    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
    1810 Deed, Moore County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Susanna Muse
    1810 Deed, Moore County, NC - Jesse Ritter to Susanna Muse
    1810, Apr 12 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
    Jesse Ritter Senr. deeded 100 acres to his grandchildren [children of daughter Susanna and husband Daniel Muse] located between Richland and McLendons Creek being part of 200 acres adjoining Jesse Sowell, Everiter Ritter, Donald McQueen, Wm. Barret, Farquard Campbell and McIver(formerly McLeod). Jesse Muse and Shadrach Manes were witnesses. [Editorís Note: Private deed in possession of Frank Muse, Carthage, NC]

    Histories
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1198] Jesse Sowell Family Bible.