JAMES SEWELL was born Jun 1820 in New Brunswick, Canadaa. He died 21 Mar 1901, age 81b, in Caton, Steuben Co., New York. In Corinna, Maine, on 23 Mar 1848, a bann was publishedc, and a marriage certificate issued 21 Mar 1848c for James Sewall and Miss Mary J. Veasie, both of Corinna. MARY JANE VEAZIE was born 17 Oct 1820c, prob in Corinna, Penobscot Co., Maine. She died 27 Feb 1875, age 51 years, 3 monthsd, probably in Elmirae, Chemung Co., New York. She is buried in Elmwood Cemeteryd in Caton.
Shortly after their marriagef, James and Mary Jane were living with Mary Jane's uncle ISAAC VEAZIE and his son ALVIN VEAZIE in Corinna. A few years laterg, James and Mary Jane emigratedg to Caton, Steuben Co., New York, along with James' brother DOMINICUS SEWELL and Dominicus' wife MARTHA H. VEAZIE (Mary Jane's sister), STEPHEN VEAZIE, SR. (Mary Jane and Martha's father), STEPHEN VEAZIE, JR. and his wife SARAH FOLSOM, ALDEN VEAZIE and his wife ELIZABETH LORD, and all their families.
For a while in Caton, James was a farmerh; but, for the majority of his life, he repaired clocks for a livinga,e,f,i. Between 1860h and 1870e, James, Mary Jane and their son Charles moved to Elmira. Following Mary Jane's death, James and Charles moved back to Catoni and lived with James' brother Dominicus. Following Charles' death, James lived in Catona, probably until his death, in the home of Stephen Jr.'s widowed wife Sarah, her widowed son Melvin and Melvin's son George.
Children of JAMES SEWELL
and MARY JANE VEAZIE:
CHARLES E. SEWELL, b. abt 1848[f] prob Corinna, Penobscot, Maine; d. 12 Dec 1892[d]; bd. Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, New York[d]
a. 1900 Fed Census for Caton, Steuben Co., New York
b. Steuben County Historian's Office, Bath, NY
c. Vital Records of Corinna, Maine
d. headstones, Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, New York
e. 1870 Fed Census for Elmira Ward 4, Chemung County, New York
f. 1850 Fed Census for Corinna, Penobscot Co., Maine
g. 1855 New York State Census for Caton, Steuben Co., New York
h. 1860 Fed Census for Caton, Steuben Co., New York
i. 1880 Fed Census for Caton, Steuben Co., New York