Sewall, Thomas, Dd
Sewall, Thomas, D.D., a distinguished minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Essex, Mass., April 28, 1818. He was educated at Wilbraham, and graduated from the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1837. He united with the Baltimore Conference in 1838, but in 1841 was returned supernumerary, and spent a year in Europe and the East. He entered upon active work when he returned, but on account of ill health located in 1848. He was readmitted in 1849 and given a superannuated relation, which he retained until 1853, when he resumed pastoral work. In 1866 he was transferred to New York East Conference and stationed in Brooklyn, and was retransferred in 1869, taking a supernumerary relation. He died Aug. 11, 1870. In 1860 Dr. Sewall was a delegate to the General Conference. He was a man of refined tastes and scholarly culture, a born orator, and a successful minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1871, p. 19.