Sowell Family History ~ Part One

The Sowell/Sewell name is English and is either a descendant of Sewal "victory, strength" or one whose ancestor came from Sewell "seven wells," the name of towns in Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

  • Descendants of Thomas Sowell

    1 Thomas Sowell b: Abt 1597 d: Abt 1649
    ..2 Thomas Sowell b: Abt 1630
    ....+Sarah
    ....3 Charles Sowell
    ......+Martha Wesson
    ......4 Richard R. Sowell,Sr. b: Bef 1680 d: Aft 1727 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C.
    ........+Margaret Williams b: 1680 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C. m: 1690 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C. d: 1727
    ........5 Richard Sowell,Jr. b: 1695 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C. d: 1786
    ..........6 John Sowell,Sr. b: 1715 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C. d: Mar 28, 1750 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C.
    ............+Ann Worley b: 1717 in Chowan, Bertie Co., N.C. m: Bef 1737
    ............7 John Sowell,Jr. b: 1737 in Bertie, N.C. d: 1800
    ..............+Mary Newton
    ............7 James "Jamie" William Sowell b: 1741 in Bertie, N.C. d: Bef 1807 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ..............+Sarah Baker b: 1743 in Bertie, N.C. m: 1772
    ..............8 Sarah Sowell b: 1772
    ................+Solomon Asbell
    ..............8 Levi "Levy" Sowell b: 1774 in Bertie, N.C. d: Dec 03, 1851 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ................+Gillie Ann King b: 1781 in Chesterfield Dist., S.C. m: Abt 1798 d: Sep 16, 1860 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ................9 Lewis Littleton Sowell b: Jan 27, 1799 d: Jan 04, 1877 in Santa Rosa Co., FL
    ..................+Elizabeth Trawich
    ..................*2nd Wife of Lewis Littleton Sowell:
    ..................+Mary Nichols
    ..................*3rd Wife of Lewis Littleton Sowell:
    ..................+Eliza J. Blackwell
    ................9 King Sowell b: Sep 17, 1800 d: 1867 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ..................+Jane "Jennie" Marsh m: 1825
    ................9 Margaret M. Sowell b: Jul 26, 1802 in Kershaw Co., S.C. d: 1860
    ..................+Michael DeBruhl m: 1822
    ................9 George W. Sowell b: Apr 08, 1804 in Kershaw Dist., S.C.
    ..................+Eleanor Trawich b: 1808 m: 1822
    ..................10 Robert G. Sowell b: Mar 30, 1831 d: Sep 18, 1909
    ..................10 Mariah A. Sowell b: 1834 in Alabama
    ..................10 Margaret A. Sowell b: 1835 in Alabama
    ..................10 Syntha Sowell b: 1836
    ..................10 Mary A. Sowell b: 1839
    ..................10 Winifred A. Sowell b: 1840
    ..................10 John D. Sowell b: 1842
    ..................10 Eliza A. Sowell b: 1845
    ..................10 Queen Sowell b: 1847
    ................9 Elizabeth Sowell b: Mar 09, 1806 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ................9 William Sowell b: Apr 08, 1808 in Kershaw Co., S.C. d: Jul 12, 1871
    ..................+Charity Clyburn
    ..................*2nd Wife of William Sowell:
    ..................+Mary Hilton m: Oct 21, 1830
    ................9 Gilliam Sowell b: July 29, 1811 in Kershaw Co., S.C.
    ..................+Elizabeth Brewer m: Bef 1838
    ..................*2nd Wife of Gilliam Sowell:
    ..................+Flora Murchaison b: 1822 m: Abt 1839 d: 1898
    ..................10 G.A. Sowell
    ..................10 B.A. Sowell
    ..................10 G.R. Sowell
    ..................10 James M. Sowell b: 1848
    ..................10 Benjamin Franklyn "Ben" Sowell,Sr. b: Mar 18, 1850 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. d: 1895 in Bowie Co., TX
    .....................+Elizabeth Levinia "Aunt Sis" Kennington b: Nov 17, 1859 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. m: Abt 1878 in Lancaster Co., S.C. d: Mar 05, 1933 in DeKalb, Bowie Co., TX
    .....................11 Theodocia "Doshie" Sowell b: Oct 1879 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. d: in Malta, Bowie Co., TX
    ........................+Bill Sanders
    .................... 11 Cora Sowell b: Bef 1883 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. d: in Rosebud, AR
    ........................+Leslie Bush
    .....................11 James Richard "Dick" Sowell b: Sep 14, 1883 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. d: Nov 24, 1966 in Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX
    ........................+Vera Bell Cross b: Oct 23, 1886 in White Co., AR m: June 14, 1903 in Bowie Co., TX d: Mar 22, 1963 in Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX
    ........................12 ??? Sowell b: Oct 27, 1905 in White Co., AR d: Oct 27, 1905 in White Co., AR
    ........................12 Haskell Vernard Sowell b: Mar 04, 1907 in White Co., ARd: Apr 1979
    ...........................+Viola Wyant
    ........................12 Robert Raymond Sowell b: Mar 03, 1909 in Garvin, OK d: Jan 1966
    ...........................+Vivian King
    ........................12 Lorene Sowell b: Feb 18, 1912 in White Co., AR d: May 1982
    ...........................+??? Sanford
    ...........................*2nd Husband of Lorene Sowell:
    ...........................+??? Espanzo
    ........................12 Olus Wayne Sowell b: Apr 16, 1913 in Rosebud, AR d: June 06, 1985 in Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX
    ...........................+Mildred Lorene Andrews
    ...........................13 Thomas Wayne Sowell
    ..............................+Dianna
    ..............................*2nd Wife of Thomas Wayne Sowell:
    ..............................+Carolyn Perez
    ........................12 Twin Sons Sowell b: Sep 24, 1915 in White Co., AR d: Sep 24, 1915 in White Co., AR
    ........................12 Antonette Sowell
    ...........................+Kenneth R. Pittman
    ........................12 Velma Lee Sowell b: Feb 14, 1918 in White Co., AR d: Aug 10, 1921 in White Co., AR
    ........................12 Thomas Richard Sowell
    ...........................+Virginia Marguerite Randolph
    ...........................13 Tina Carol Sowell
    ..............................+Lawrence Harvey Dodson
    ...........................13 Sharon Ann Sowell
    ..............................+Richard Leif Ridings
    ...........................13 Richard Dana Sowell
    ..............................+Eva Joyce Heiskill
    ...........................13 Lauren Desiree Sowell
    ........................12 Thelma Deleigh Sowell
    ...........................+Henry Lentz Rackley b: Nov 20, 1920 in New Boston, Bowie Co., TX d: July 09, 1945 in Europe
    .....................11 Annie Myrtle Sowell b: Mar 11, 1887 in Flat Creek, Lancaster, S.C. d: Aug 11, 1949 in DeKalb, Bowie Co., TX
    ........................+Louis Henry Williams b: Jan 19, 1884 in St. Augustine Co., TX m: June 16, 1903 in Bowie Co., TX d: Feb 26, 1957 in Bowie Co., TX
    .....................11 Benjamin "Ben" Sowell,Jr. b: Mar 23, 1890 in Bowie Co., TX d: Apr 24, 1938 in Rosebud, AR
    ........................+Annie Lee Wickerson b: Oct 13, 1895 m: Abt 1915 in Rosebud, AR d: Feb 28, 1933 in Rosebud, AR
    ........................12 Iva Lou Sowell b: Oct 15, 1915 in Rosebud, AR d: Jan 23, 1947 in Texas
    ........................12 Ben Martin Sowell b: Oct 27, 1917 in Rosebud, AR d: Jan 23, 1947 in Texas
    ........................12 Eldon R. "Buck" Sowell b: Sep 12, 1921 in Rosebud, AR d: Jan 19, 1983
    .....................11 George Robert Sowell b: Mar 17, 1892 in Bowie Co., TX d: 1988 in Conway, AR
    ........................+Martha Hudsept m: Abt 1920 in Rosebud, AR d: 1984 in Conway, AR
    ........................12 Wayne J. Sowell
    ...........................+Fern
    ...........................13 Connie Sowell
    ..............................+Larry Cotton
    ..............................*2nd Husband of Connie Sowell:
    ...............9 Mary Polly Sowell b: in Kershaw Co., S.C. d: Jul 05, 1903 in Henry Co, AL
    .................+Joel Tyson McClendon m: Jun 12, 1828 in Abbeyville, AL
    ...............9 Rebecca Sowell
    .................+Francis Trawick m: Aft 1832
    ...............9 Lewis Sowell b: Abt 1797 in South Carolina
    .................+Elizabeth b: 1806 in South Carolina
    .................10 B.A.C. Sowell b: 1831
    .................10 Edward G. Sowell b: 1832
    ...............9 William Sowell b: Abt 1816 in South Carolina d: Abt 1885 in Alabama
    ................ +Martha b: Abt 1820 in Georgia d: Aft 1885 in Alabama
    .................10 Worley Sowell b: Oct 1842 in AL d: 1928 in Chipley, Washington Co., Fl
    ................... +Celia A. Padgett b: Jan 21, 1853 in Alabama d: Dec 01, 1915 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ....................11 Dallas R. Sowell b: May 1874 in Florida
    ...................... +Mittie b: June 1878
    .......................12 Ira A. Sowell b: Sep 1899
    ................... 11 Richard Sowell b: Abt 1876
    ................... 11 Virginia Sowell b: Abt 1877
    ................... 11 Henry M. Sowell b: Feb 1878
    ...................... +Dollie b: Abt 1899
    ...................... 12 Marie Sowell b: Abt 1919
    ....................11 Andrew S. Sowell b: Abt 1879
    ................... 11 Ella Sowell b: May 1882
    ...................... +Harvey Suggs b: 1881 m: Dec 16, 1909 in Washington Co., FL
    .......................12 Vera Suggs
    ...................... 12 Reeves Suggs
    ...................... 12 Grover C. Suggs b: June 05, 1918 in Washington Co., FL d: Feb 21, 1970 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Abby L. Sowell b: Apr 1884
    ................... 11 Bunyan W. Sowell b: Apr 19, 1886 d: Feb 22, 1960 in Washington Co., FL
    .......................+Bobbie b:June 14, 1891 d: Nov 22, 1950 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Beatrice Sowell b: Abt 1912
    ...................... 12 Thelma E. Sowell b: Abt 1914
    ......................... +Albert O. Nichols m: Oct 01, 1932 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Buster Sowell b: Dec 06, 1914 d: Jun 24, 1971
    ...................... 12 Lucille Sowell b: Abt 1918
    ................... 11 Grover Cleveland Sowell b: July 1888 d: Oct 26, 1936
    ...................... +Nella Rea b: Mar 25, 1899 d: July 19, 1938 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Ouida Sowell
    ................... 11 Claude T. Sowell b: May 10, 1899 in Alabama d: July 11, 1982 in Washington Co., FL
    ................ 10 Jesse Sowell b: May 1844 in Alabama d: in West Bay, Washington Co., FL
    ................... +Elizabeth A. b: Oct 1852 in Alabama d: in West Bay, Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Alexander Sowell b: Abt 1867
    ................... 11 Nora E. Sowell b: June 1882
    ...................... +W. C. Holley m: March 22, 1903 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Jesse Sowell b: June 1886
    ................... 11 John C. Sowell b: Oct 1888
    ...................... +Agnes Adams m: Feb 05, 1911 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 George L. Sowell b: Abt 1890
    ................... 11 Leslie G. Sowell b: January 1890
    ...................... +Bertha Richardson m: Apr 07, 1912 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Maudie L. Sowell b: Jan 1892
    ...................... +Allen Buchanan m: Jan 08, 1911
    ................ 10 Ransom T. Sowell b: Abt 1848 in Alabama
    ................ 10 John Sowell b: July 10, 1849 in Alabama d: Sep 09, 1924 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... +Frances J. Peel b: Feb 13, 1855 in Washington Co., FL m: 1868 d: Oct 19, 1930 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Whit Sowell b: Jan 1873 in Washington Co., FL d: 1950 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +Annie b: Abt 1880
    ...................... 12 Mardre Sowell b: Abt 1907
    ...................... 12 Charlie Sowell b: Abt 1910
    ......................... +Ruby Bennefield m: Nov 03, 1931 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Wesley Sowell b: Abt 1914
    ...................... 12 Louis Sowell b: Abt 1917
    ...................... 12 Lorenzy Sowell b: Abt 1921
    ...................... 12 Marie Sowell b: Abt 1925
    ................... 11 George W. Sowell b: Nov 1877 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +Nettie Welch b: Abt 1884 m: Dec 17, 1911 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Edna Sowell
    ...................... 12 Christine Sowell b: Abt 1918
    ......................... +Lloyd Carter m: Mar 14, 1937 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Louis Sowell b: Abt 1921
    ................... 11 Mollie Sowell b: Sep 14, 1880 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +Frank Suggs m: Jan 05, 1902 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Manda Sowell b: Dec 1884
    ................... 11 Nellie Sowell b: Sep 1886
    ................... 11 Macon Sowell b: June 1888
    ................... 11 Annie Sowell b: December 1891
    ................... 11 Kimmie Sowell b: September 1895
    ...................... +Hardy Levins m: September 10, 1911
    ................... 11 Nealie Sowell b: Abt 1897 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +A.M. Bush m: May 15, 1920 in Washington Co., FL
    ................ 10 James H. Sowell b: Jan 09, 1852 in Alabama d: April 08, 1906 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... +Nancy Josephine Peel b: Aug 1862 in North Carolina m: Dec 06, 1881 in Washington Co., FL d: Nov 26, 1922 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Jesse Josephine Sowell b: Dec 03, 1881 in Washington Co., FL d: Feb 01, 1971 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +Angus McDaniel Brock b: Oct 16, 1879 in Washington Co., FL m: Dec 28, 1898 in Jackson Co, Fl d: Nov 29, 1911 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Troy William Brock b: Jan 02, 1901 in Orange Hill, Washington Co., FL
    ......................... +Emma Lou Tharp b: Jan 16, 1903 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL m: Feb 14, 1925 in Marianna, FL d: Mar 12, 1991 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Cathrine L. Brock b: Nov 23, 1925 in Washington Co., FL
    ............................ +Art Goldstein m: Dec 16, 1944 in Panama City, FL
    ......................... 13 Gerald Angus Brock b: Sep 17, 1927 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Aug 03, 1989 in Atlanta, GA
    ............................ +Geraldine Lynn m: Dec 22, 1950 in South Miami, FL
    ......................... 13 George Glenn Brock b: Dec 15, 1929 in Cottondale, FL d: May 30, 1976 in Marianna, FL
    ............................ +Alice Buchanan m: June 08, 1954 in Donalsonville, Miller Co., Ga.
    ......................... 13 Ernestine Brock b: Dec 08, 1931 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Dec 08, 1931 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Nell C. Brock b: Feb 06, 1933 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Dec 27, 1938 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Bobbie J. Brock b: June 04, 1936 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Nov 25, 1938 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Billy R. Brock b: Jan 30, 1938 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Sherley F. Brock b: Dec 13, 1940 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Dec 30, 1940 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ......................... 13 Troy Russel Brock b: Dec 09, 1942 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL d: Feb 28, 1948 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL
    ...................... 12 Johnie Devo Brock b: March 12, 1903 in Washington Co., FL d: in Pensacola, FL
    ......................... +Hazel Kirk b: in Canada d: in Chattahoochee, FL
    ......................... *2nd Wife of Johnie Devo Brock:
    ......................... +Irene Shaw
    ...................... 12 Effie Mae Brock b: Sep 22, 1906 in Washington Co., FL
    ......................... +James Hines Johnson b: May 05, 1896 in Hager, GA m: May 26, 1925 in Jackson Co, FL d: April 18, 1970 in Washington Co., FL
    ......................... 13 Ralph Edgar Johnson
    ......................... 13 Jessie Eugenia Johnson
    ............................ +Wallace Robert Comegys
    ......................... 13 James Hines Johnson,Jr.
    ............................ +Lynda Elaine Pinckard
    ......................... 13 Thomas Gilbert Johnson
    ............................ +Lorraine Lee Steele
    ......................... 13 Lola Mae Johnson
    ........................... +Winton Emmitt Yerby,Jr. m
    ......................... 13 Ruth Annette Johnson
    ...................... 12 Charlcie L. Brock b: Nov 26, 1908 in Washington Co., FL d: Sep 09, 1971 in Washington Co., FL
    ......................... +Charley C. Sexton b: Sep 23, 1907 d: Jan 01, 1990 in Washington Co., FL
    ......................... 13 Charles Homer Sexton
    ......................... 13 Ceaborn Loyd Sexton
    ............................ +Gloria Iris Allen
    ................... 11 Thomas Sowell b: Abt 1884 in Washington Co., FL
    ................... 11 Jaquie (Jakie) Sowell b: Sep 22, 1885 in Washington Co., FL d: Unk
    ...................... +Willie Suggs m: October 29, 1912 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Nora Lee Suggs
    ......................... +Brady Roney
    ...................... 12 Essie Mae Suggs
    ......................... +Leon Roney
    ...................... 12 Eugene Suggs b: Oct 22, 1922
    ......................... +Betty Griffin
    ......................... 13 Glenn Suggs
    ......................... 13 Donald Suggs
    ......................... 13 Arthur Suggs
    ....................11 Melly Sowell b: Jan 03, 1887 in Washington Co., FL d: 1905 in Washington Co., FL
    ....................11 Martha Henrietta Sowell b: Oct 16, 1888 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL d: Jul 08, 1959 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... +Irving Ashley Brock b: July 05, 1888 in Jackson Co, Cottondale, FL m: July 21, 1918 d: Feb 18, 1941 in Washington Co., FL
    ...................... 12 Vita Merle Brock
    ......................... +Jessie Eloie Hallman
    ......................... 13 Roger Douglas Hallman
    ............................ +Jackie Saunders
    ............................ 14 Travis Hallman
    ............................ 14 Christina Leigh Hallman
    ......................... 13 Sharon Ann Hallman
    ............................ +Johnny Teague
    ............................ 14 Jay Teague
    ............................ 14 Jessica Teague
    .................... 11 Katie Sowell b: Mar 15, 1889 in Washington Co., FL d: Aug 01, 1961 in Washington Co., FL
    ....................... +Cleveland P. Day m: Feb 02, 1929 in Washington Co., FL
    .....................11 Willie Sowell b: Oct 1892 in Washington Co., FL d:1901
    .....................11 Henry Sowell b: Aug 22, 1893 in Washington Co., FL d: May 16, 1932
    ....................... +Eunice Wood
    ....................... 12 Doyle Sowell
    ....................... 12 Nadine Sowell
    .......................... +Fredrick Kolmetz
    .....................11 Charles Dawson "Doss" Sowell b: Oct 03, 1895 in Washington Co., FL d: May 20, 1980 in Pinellas, FL
    ....................... +Mallie Strickland m: July 05, 1926 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL d: Jan 07, 1972
    ....................... 12 Daulton Sowell b: Nov 15, 1926
    .......................... +Betty Lou McQuaig
    .......................... 13 Charlotte Ann Sowell
    ............................. +Mark Frye
    .......................... 13 Kathy Elaine Sowell
    ............................. +Gary Hatcher
    ............................. 14 Tara Hatcher
    .......................... 13 Donna Marie Sowell
    ............................. +George McDougall
    ............................. 14 Selena McDougall
    .......................... *2nd Wife of Daulton Sowell:
    .......................... +Pauline Frances Wilkins b: Apr 10, 1924
    ..................... 11 Edmund "Eddie" Horace Sowell b: May 25, 1898 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL d: Sep 11, 1955 in Donalsonville, Miller Co., Ga.
    ........................ +Effie Marie Duncan b: Jul 17, 1910 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL m: Oct 04, 1926 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL d: Nov 23, 1995 in Colquitt, Miller Co, Ga
    ........................ 12 Joanna Pauline Sowell
    ........................... +Herbert Wayne Carr
    ........................... 13 Suzanne Renee Carr
    .............................. +Donald Albert Coates
    ............................... 14 Matthew Albert Coates
    ............................... 14 Thomas Jordan Coates
    ............................... 14 Ashley Suzanne Coates
    ............................... 14 Austin Coates
    ............................ 13 Lauren Beth Carr
    ............................... +Wade Garwood Spooner
    ............................... 14 Lauren Meg Spooner
    ............................... 14 Benjamin Carr Spooner
    ............................... 14 Merrie Beth Spooner
    ............................... 14 Maria Fairchild Spooner
    ............................ 13 Veronica Dawn Carr
    ............................... +Thomas Mark Williamson
    ............................... *2nd Husband of Veronica Dawn Carr:
    ............................... +Edward Clark Pearce
    ............................... 14 James Clayton Pearce

    Continued on Sowell Family History/Part Two

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