Dempsey Sowell: Birth: 12 JUL 1804. Death: 16 JUN 1865
Jason Sowell: Birth: 12 AUG 1806. Death: 2 FEB 1831
Lindsey Quimby Seawell: Birth: 27 JAN 1809. Death: 2 MAY 1859
Nancy Sowell: Birth: 1811. Death: 1842
Elizabeth Sowell: Birth: 3 MAY 1813. Death: 12 APR 1874
Sarah Amanda Sowell: Birth: 12 MAY 1823. Death: 1893
Page: Asa Sowell
Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
2003 Northwest Section: Bensalem-Ritter-Sheffield Townships Compiled by: Doris Myers Brewer and Jocelyn Brabham Barrett Cemetery Records of Moore County North Carolina Northwest Section (4279 NC 109 Troy North Carolina 27371: A.P.T., 2003)
Page: Ritter Township Page 69
Text: Row 14 Grave 30-a
Note: r became Moore County NC. He was the son of Isaac and Mary Quimby Sowell. He married Nancy Catherine Muse daughter of James III and Nancy Colson Muse and they had eight Children. After Nancy died between 1830-1831 Asa married Mary Phillips sister of Rev. Eli Phillips and they had four Children. In 1824 Asa sold 584 acres of land which included a 250 acre track of land located on both sides of McLendons Creek which he had bought in 1806. In 1827 he sold three lots located at and or near the Courthouse Square in Carthage. The lot as the Square and the adjoining lot were used in his mercantile business. The additional lot became the location of the Tyson and Jones Buggy Company. It is likely that he manufactured wagons there too. As related in Dr. Shields' book "Country Doctor" that Asa's son Dempsey operated a wagon making factory and trained other in Moore County in wagon making. Dempsey probably learned wagon making from his father. The deed description mentions their garden. Asa's family home was situated across Ray St. approaching the rock building which was the former location of the Carthage Town Office. After he sold the business property in Carthage in 1827 for $3000.00 which was a lot of money the family moved back to the farm in the vicinity of Friendship. Asa died 3-31-1840 and was buried at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Note: Asa Sowell was born 3-31-1779 in Cumberland County the area which late
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