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Mary Lou Ada Dean was born 27 January 1876 in Georgia, United States to Simeon Dean (1836) and Sarah Blackstock (1845-1936) and died 27 January 1943 El Paso, Texas, United States of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Sewell (1865) 1896 in Haralson County, Georgia, United States.


Offspring of Mary Dean and Thomas Sewell (1865)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georgia Sewell (1891)
John Sewell (1893)
Arthur Sewell (1895)
Louis Sewell (1897)
Lawrence Sewell (1898)
Vera Sewell (c1903)
Cecil Sewell (c1906)
Aaron Sewell (c1908)
Essie Sewell (1912) 1912 Fouke, Miller County, Arkansas 9999 Long Beach, California Walter Hester (1893)


Name Birthdate Birthplace Death date Death place
Children of Mary Dean (1876) and Thomas Sewell (1865)
Georgia Sewell (1891) Georgia L 1891 Buchanan, Georgia
John Sewell (1893) John S 1893 Buchanan
Arthur Sewell (1895)
James Arthur
1895 Buchanan c1912
Louis Sewell (1897) Lewis F 1897 Buchanan
Lawrence Sewell (1898) Lawrence N 1898 Buchanan
Vera Sewell (c1903) c1903 Fouke, Wood Co, TX
Cecil Sewell (c1906) Cecil C
c1906 Fouke
Aaron Sewell (c1908) c1908 Fouke
Essie Sewell (1912)
Essie Mae "Billie"
c1912 Fouke

Documentation notes

  • 1900 Census: Lawrence Oct 1898, Louis Mar 1897, James Arthur 1895, John Oct 1893 Georgia Dec 1891. Thomas N June 1865
    • census says they rent their farm.
    • both parents of both Thomas and Mary were born in Georgia.
  • 1910 Census: they own their farm (mortgage)
    • gives location as Justice Precinct 5, Wood, Texas
    • also spells Louis's name Lewis.
    • all children after Vera were born in texas, placing their trip between 1898 and 1903.
  • Family document gives Texas farm location as "Redlands, 12 miles from Hawkins, TX". It is said Redland was 5 miles north northwest of Hainesville, and Hainesville is 14 miles Northwest of Hawkins, so Hainesville seems like the correct modern day name.
  • 1920 census records surname as Swell-
    • only children Lewis, Chester, Aaron and Essie are present.
    • Lawrence is living next door, with wife Mary J and Velma W.
  • 1930 Census: Mary is living with Aaron E. and wife Stella M., with grandson Junior. No sign of essie mae anywhere. Walter is a boarder in El Paso.

  • Unless indicated otherwise, data is from federal censuses and may be verified online by running searches on the given names and dates.


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