Sewell Peters (PEO.35)

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Sewell Peters

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Sewell Peters

Sewell Peters

Sewell was born in Sedgwick 20 September, 1865 to Salome Brown Peters (1825-1888) and Moses Pillsbury Peters (1827-1903) and died 19 April 1948. He married 1) Clara F. Gray (1860-1897) on 16 May 1895 and 2) Lucy Jane Gray (1866-1961) on 13 Dec 1905.   They had a daughter Ethel May Peters (1908-1998).1

Moses’ grandparents were Daniel Peters from Blue Hill and Phebe Billings Peters, the daughter of Benjamin and Abigail Closson Billings.

Sewell’s parents and grandparents lived in the home called “The Anchorage” which was built across the road from the Sargentville Chapel in about 1812 by Samuel Billings,2 or by Abel and Benjamin Billings3.

Sewell’s headstone in Forest Home Cemetery[4]

Sewell’s headstone in Forest Home Cemetery4



2 Neese, Abby Sargent, Sargentville Historical Reminiscences, Courier-Gazette, Inc., Rockland, ME., 1975, page 24.

3 Personal communication with Sylvia Conner Wardwell, a direct descendant of Abel Billings

4 Grindle, Barbara, Sedgwick, Maine’s Resting Places, Little Guy Press, Blue Hill, ME., 2000