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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. Newton Sewell, physician and druggist, of Springtown, Ark., is a native of Forsyth County, Ga., born May 24, 1853, and is a son of Aaron J. and Kittle Evaline (Moore) Sewell, who were born in South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively. The father is now residing in Dawson County, Ga. and is a farmer and member of the Baptist Church. He served three years in the Confederate Army during the late war, and is a son of Joshua Sewell, a native of Maryland, and of Irish and German descent. The mother died in Georgia. Dr. Newton Sewell received his primary education in the schools of his native county, and afterward entered the Atlanta (Ga.) Medical College, and was graduated as an M. D. from that institution in 1880. He immediately began practicing his profession in Cherokee County, Ga., but in 1886 came to Springtown, Ark., where he has since made his home, and where he has a large and lucrative practice. He ranks among the first physicians of the county, and deserves much credit for his success in life, and his education was obtained through his own unaided efforts. He is a member of the drug firm of Sewell & Enterkin, and belongs to the Masonic fraternity. January 11, 1872, he was married to Miss Matilda C. Pool, and six of their seven children are living: Elsie Alice, Lenora Theodocia, Laura A. E., Oscar V., Agnes E., Pearl and Maggie Estelle. Mrs. Sewell was born in Forsyth County, Ga., and is a daughter of Dr. M. L. Pool. Dr. Sewell and family attend the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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