Seek parents of Mary Jane Sewall, b. in Maine in 1829; m. at Bath, Maine, in 1847 James K. Murphy; lived there with her husband and children in 1860 and as a widow in 1880; in 1900 she lived in Alameda, Calif., with a dau. and her family.
Mary Jane Sewall is said to be from the Bath shipbuilding Sewall family. In 1900 she said both of her parents were b. in Maine.
James K. Murphy was a ship's master. Two of their sons, James F. and Ebed L. Murphy, were also ship's masters and had command of some of the Sewall ships.