- Item 99336 - Kiah B. and Lucretia Day Sewall, ca. 1851
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Kiah Bayley Sewall (1807-1865) and Lucretia Day (1813-1897) were married in Portland in May 1836.Show Details
Sewall, who was born in Phippsburg, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1829, got into land speculation in Portland, and went into debt in the years leading up to the Panic of 1837. He went to New York, studied law, and set up a law practice in Mobile, Alabama, in 1839.
The couple's first child, Eunice, was born in Portland in 1838. Nine more children were born in Mobile. The family moved between Mobile and Portland.