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Seawell family of North Carolina

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  Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell (b. 1864) — also known as Aaron A. F. Seawell — of Moore County, N.C.; Jonesboro (now part of Sanford), Lee County, N.C.; Sanford, Lee County, N.C.; Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Moore County, N.C., October 30, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1901, 1913-16, 1931 (Moore County 1901, Lee County 1913-16, 1931); member of North Carolina state senate, 1907, 1925; North Carolina state attorney general, 1935-38; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1938-45; appointed 1938. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Junior Order; Order of the Coif; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Phi; Newcomen Society. Interment at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell and Jeanette Anne (Buie) Seawell; married, April 12, 1905, to Bertha Alma Smith; father of Malcolm Buie Seawell (1900?-1976); grandfather of Buie Seawell.
  Political family: Seawell family of North Carolina.
  Malcolm Buie Seawell (d. 1976) — also known as Malcolm B. Seawell — of North Carolina. North Carolina state attorney general, 1958-60; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1960. Died in 1976. Interment somewhere in Lumberton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell; father of Buie Seawell; cousin *** of Garland Smith Garriss (1908-1968).
  Political family: Seawell family of North Carolina.
  Garland Smith Garriss (1908-1968) — also known as Garland S. Garriss — of Troy, Montgomery County, N.C. Born in Margarettsville, Northampton County, N.C., February 23, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of North Carolina state senate, 1947-48, 1959-60, 1964-65. Methodist. Member, Rotary; American Legion. Died, of pneumonia and colon cancer, in Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, Moore County, N.C., July 21, 1968 (age 60 years, 149 days). Interment at Glendon Christian Church Cemetery, Glendon, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Garriss and Mamie (Smith) Garriss; cousin *** of Malcolm Buie Seawell (1900?-1976).
  Political family: Seawell family of North Carolina.
  Buie Seawell (b. 1937) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., July 8, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; Colorado Democratic state chair, 1985-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1988. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Malcolm Buie Seawell (1900?-1976); grandson of Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell.
  Political family: Seawell family of North Carolina.
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