Sewall C. Viles1

(July 1881 - )
Sewall C. Viles|b. Jul 1881|p1142.htm|Jotham Sewall Viles|b. 8 Dec 1827\nd. 2 Nov 1890|p784.htm|Laura E. Scutt|b. 16 Dec 1836\nd. 7 Jul 1886|p794.htm|Alfred Viles|b. 3 Apr 1797\nd. 6 Aug 1881|p820.htm|Thankful Norton|b. 1 Apr 1796\nd. 8 Jun 1868|p822.htm|||||||
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Descendants of Joseph Viles
Descendents of Joseph Norton
Sewell C. Viles on the Vinton High School football team, 1899
      Sewall C. Viles is often found as Suell a common misspelling of his name. He was born in Jul 1881 in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa.1,2 He was put under the guardianship of A.S. Chadbourne by court order following his father's death. According to Jack Kearns, "It is not clear with whom he lived. When Chadbourne died, the guardianship was transferred to John G. Viles, Sewall's half brother." in Nov 1890 in Benton County, Iowa.2 He married Ella Bordwell circa 1900 in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa.3

Last Edited=February 5, 2005

Child of Sewall C. Viles and Ella Bordwell


  1. JoAnn Ayers, Re: Jotham S. Viles (n.p.:, 30 March 2002).
  2. Donald Kearns, "The Merry (Marry) Wives of Jotham Sewall VILES," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Viles Listserv (e-mail address), 31 August 2001. This email summarizes information received from his cousin Jack Kearns, "who has been researching our Viles' ancestry in great detail for a number of years."
  3. Unknown author, Bardwell/Bordwell Descendants (n.p.:, unknown publish date).