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Joseph Sewell

Birthplace: Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 25, 1880 (84)
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Sewell and Ann Bacchus
Husband of Sarah Stevens
Father of Elizabeth Sewell; Sarah Sewell; Bernard Sewell and Joseph Sewell, Jr.

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About Joseph Sewell

(son of Thomas Sewell, born 1758, and Ann Bacchus, born 1750, both of England). He was born January 2, 1796, Essex, England. Came to Utah in September, 1862.

   Married:	Sarah Stevens January 10, 1814, Norfolk, England. (daughter of Barnard Stevens and Elizabeth Rivett), who was born April 9, 1797, and died October 16, 1881.
   Their children:
           Elizabeth born June 13, 1816, married George Wintle;
           Sarah born December 19, 1817;
           Joseph, Jr. born November 13, 1819, married Emily Ellett January 17, 1841;
           Barnard born March 18, 1821.
   Family home Woods Cross, Utah.

Left without a father at an early age, he helped to support his mother and a large family, but married at 18 years of age. By insistent economy became the owner of two small sailing vessels, which were used for fishing expeditions. These, with his other belongings, he sold, and with the funds he and his wife came to America to become a part in building up the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which faith they had embraced, having previously been allied with the Presbyterian sect. Immediately after arriving in Salt Lake he located in Davis county, where he lived until March 24, 1880, dying at the age of 84. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 553
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1154
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Joseph Sewell's Timeline

January 30, 1796
Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
June 13, 1814
Age 18
Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England
Age 20
Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England
November 13, 1819
Age 23
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 24
Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England
November 14, 1850
Age 54
November 26, 1864
Age 68
March 25, 1880
Age 84
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
July 16, 1993
Age 84