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Gunnison History Tracker
Parlin, Colorado
Sewell's Gulch Gravesite
This historic site is a gravesite with at least two graves. The graves are outlined with a rectangle of local uncut rocks, which local informants claim were laid out in 1994. The site has one white marble military headstone. The engraving on this stone reads "Charles E. Sewell, CO I 45 PA Inf." The other possible grave has no headstone or marker, but is suggested by a slight depression and by the size of the rectangular stone outline. There are no other depressions, however according to local informants, there may be at least ten graves clustered in two groups on this hilltop. At one time, two wooden fences enclosed the graves.

 Charles Sewell was born in 1846 in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1864, at the age of 19 Sewell enlisted in the 45 Penn. Infantry. Military records list his occupation as a farmer. He was discharged as a private in 1865 in Alexandria, Va. He settled in the Tomichi Creek Valley before 1880, where he died between 1879 and 1880 aged 33 or 34 leaving behind a wife, Lucinda Sewell, aged 25 and five daughters 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8. Sewell's Gulch is named for him.
Address: 10 miles east of Gunnison
 Legal: parts of Sec 16,     T498N R2E
 Current Use: Cemetery / No Access
 Contact: Bureau of Land Management
 Date Designated: January 21, 1997