I'm descended from their sister Jane.
|Samuel Sewall, c. 1729|
Samuel, who went to Harvard and was involved in local politics, was the only judge who presided over the Salem Witch Trials to publicly apologize. He was also one of the very first abolitionists, writing against the institution of slavery. His nephew Stephen (son of his brother Stephen) would also become a prominent judge, and his great-grandson Samuel would be a congressman.
They seem to have been a family of overachievers.
His sister, my 8th great-grandmother Jane, married Moses GERRISH and lived the rest of her life in Newbury.
Henry SEWALL (abt 1614-1700) m. Jane DUMMER
Jane SEWALL (1659-1717) m. Moses GERRISH
Jane GERRISH (1678-unknown) m. Samuel SWETT I
Samuel SWETT II (1706-1756) m. Elizabeth ADAMS
John SWETT (1731-1777) m. Sarah Unknown
Sarah SWETT (1772-unknown) m. Joshua PALMER I
Joshua PALMER II (1815-1864) m. Arvilla BAILEY
George Bailey PALMER (1850-1926) m. Mary Olivia PURINTON
Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b. 1933)
Me (b. 1974)