The Sartwell family appears to trace it's origins in America back to Richard Sawtelle, who owned a tavern in Watertown, MA, in 1836. The
Sartwell family in Jefferson County, PA, begins with Almon Sartwell, born Nov. 14, 1806, a son of Solomon Sartwell of Smethport, PA. Almon married Anna S. Young, born Aug. 19, 1808.
Anna's mother was a Green, said to be a niece of General Nathaniel Green of Rhode Island, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Almon and Anna moved to Jefferson County, prior to the
Civil War, locating in the Richardsville area. Their children were: Eliza Ann, born 1828, Almon H., born 1830, Marietta S., born 1832, Stephen, born 1834, Solomon, born 1840, and
Ghordis Corwin, born 1846. Their son Stephen was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. The father, Almon died in 1883, his wife Anna in 1885,
both are buried in Baptist Cemetery in Richardsville. Some of their descendants are buried in the same cemetery.