Biography of Sewall Watson
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Sewall Watson was born in Leicester, Mass., in 1795, and went to Castine, Me., at the age of fifteen years and was clerk in a store when that town was occupied by the British in 1812. During his residence in Castine he was town clerk for seven years, sheriff of Hancock County in 1830, and clerk of courts in 1838. He came to Georgetown in 1846, where he was in business for nearly twenty years. While there he was chairman of the board of selectmen for five years; was state senator in 1856 and a member of the Governor's Council during the War of the Rebellion. He removed to Bath in 1866, and died in this city in 1882, at the age of 87 years. Mr. Watson was twice married, his first wife being Anstress Little, by whom he had seven children. She died in 1843. His second wife was Mrs. Alice Delano of Georgetown. She died in Bath in 1874. Two of Mr. Watson's sons, Sewall J. and William H., have been residents of Bath since 1848.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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