Oakland Cemetery

Tour Stop 10 - Rufus Sewall

Rufus Sewall was the brother of the first mayor of Shreveport, John O. Sewall. Like his brother, Rufus Sewall was killed in a duel. He was originally buried in the older Fannin Street Cemetery, but his body was later moved to Oakland in 1849. Sewall’s is the oldest marked burial in Oakland. He was born in Hallowell, Maine, on December 11, 1803, and was killed on June 20, 1842.

Rufus Sewall