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Mary Elmina Jones

Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones, Sewell
I am looking for the family of Mary Elmina Jones - born 1868 and died 1905. She is buried in the Chestnut Hills Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was my great grandmother. Her husband (my great grandfather) was John Samuel Sewell. Her son (my grandfather) was Alfred Ray
Sewell, born 1903 in Rowan County, NC. Please contact me with any information that you have. I would truly appreciate it.

Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


1940 is the last available census at this time.


Need DOB + birthplace for John Samuel Sewell and Alfred Ray
Sewel.

Need birthplace for Mary Elmina [Jones] Sewell.

Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones, Sewell
Hello,
Mary Elmina Jones (Sewell) was born on 22 September 1968 in North Carolina and died on June 15, 1905 in North Carolina.
She is buried in the Chestnut Hills Cemetery in Salisbury, N. C. I have located her gravestone but do not know where in North Carolina that she was born or who her family was. I can see a family that I think might be her family but have nothing to confirm that.

John Samuel Sewell was born on November 22, 1856 in North Carolina (we believe) and died on March 2, 1938 in Roanoke County, Virginia. He is buried in the Alls Family Cemetery which is located between Catawba, VA and Blacksburg, VA. I have not been able to confirm members of John Samuel Sewell's family (mother and father).

Their son (my grandfather) was Alfred Ray Sewell. He was born in Rowan County, N. C. on June 14, 1903. He died in Virginia on January 27, 1992.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might proceed in trying to find members of Mary Elmina Jones' family and also John Samuel Sewell's family? My uncle (still living) said that they visited the Jones family in Salisbury many, many years ago when my grandfather's sister, Mary Hester passed away...but a long time has passed since the family
has had any contact with them and my uncle does not remember how to get in touch with them.

Thanks!

Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


1940 is the last available census at this time.



cem. record -
John Samuel Sewell
Birth: Nov. 22, 1856
Death: Mar. 2, 1938

Burial:
Harvey J Alls Cemetery
Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
Montgomery County
Virginia

cem record -
Alfred Albert Sewell
Birth: Jun. 14, 1903
Death: Jan. 27, 1992

Burial:
Harvey J Alls Cemetery
Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
Montgomery County, Virginia

North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
Name: Alfred Ray Sewell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Event Type: delayed birth
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1903
Birth County: Rowan
Parent1 Name: John S Sewell
Parent2 Name: Mary Elmina Jones

1940 -
Name: Albert R Sewell
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia
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Street: Bradshaw Road
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Roanoke, Virginia
Residence in 1935: Rural, Roanoke, Virginia
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 12A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 59
Occupation: Painter
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 300
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 38
Income: 985
Income Other Sources: Yes

Albert R Sewell 36, NC - painter
Grace Sewell 33, VA
Wade Sewell 15, VA
Sherman Sewell 14, VA
Marden Sewell 11, VA

1930 -
Name: Albert R Sewell
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Home in 1930: Roanoke, Roanoke (Independent City), Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Grace J Sewell
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation:
Age at first marriage: 20
Parents' birthplace: NC/NC

Albert R Sewell 26, NC - painting contractor
Grace J Sewell 24, VA - Age at first marriage: 17
Parents' birthplace: VA/KS
Wade A Sewell 5, VA
Sherman S Sewell 3, VA
Marden Sewell 1, VA

1920 -
Name: Ray Sewell
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1920: Kinston Ward 5, Lenoir, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Karl H Hix 33
Agnes Hix 24
Edna Lucile Hix 2
John S Sewell 63, NC - listed as married, house painter
Jim Sewell 33, NC - listed as married, house painter
Ray Sewell 16, NC - house painter
Jack Willis 25

1910 -
Name: Ray Sewell
Age in 1910: 6
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1910: Red Bluff, Marlboro, South Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: John S Sewell [1857]
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina

John S Sewell 53, NC - 2nd marriage, house painter
Lizzie Sewell 39, NC - 2nd marriage, 7 children & 5 living
Hester Sewell 17, NC - spinner @ cotton mill
Ray Sewell 6, NC
Clarence Kincaid 17, NC - s/son
George Kincaid 13, NC - s/son
Harold Kincaid 10, NC - s/son
Thelma Kincaid 7, NC - dau
Jossie Kincaid 11m, NC = WARD

1900 -
John S. Sewell is not listed
Mary Jones is not listed


Suggest you order Mary's death cert from the County clerks office in NC. However, NC did not issue death certs until 1914.

VA Vital records -
Visit the official Vital Records Website at www.vdh.virginia.gov, click on Birth Certificates, click on

statement source -
Linda Whitaker
Division of Vital Records










Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 10:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones, Sewell
There is a Mary E. Sewell listed in the 1900 census at Kings Creek (North Carolina). She is listed as married to a
James F. Sewell - birth 1856. Children listed are James
Allen Sewell, Sara E. Sewell, and Mary H. Sewell. On another message board someone told me that this is the Sewell family (my family). They said that it was common in those days for people to change their first names whenever they wished....(John S. to James F.????)Is there any possibility that the census taker just got the first name and initial wrong??? But, my grandfather DID have a brother named James Allen Sewell born in Tennessee in 1887 and a sister named Mary Hester... I have never heard of the Sara E. Sewell.

Anyway, this is really hard to trace, but I will take your suggestions and keep looking.

Thank you so much!

Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Since I live in Salisbury, NC I have been following your messages. E-mail me at pbbeck34@carolina.rr.com.

I might have some info for you.

Patricia B. Beck

Re: Mary Elmina Jones

Posted: 1 Aug 2013 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you for the gift card. When the weather cools, I still plan to see if I can find your Mary Elmira's grave. I e-mailed the lady that put the grave on find-a-Grave, but did not get an answer. Hope your mother is better!!!

Pat Beck
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