Joseph Sedgwick was the fourth child of Captain Samuel Sedgwick and his wife Mary Hopkins. Joseph's youngest brother Benjamin was the father of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, whose descendants are the subject of two books I recently wrote about here, In My Blood and Edie: An American Biography.
In future posts, we'll look at my Sedgwick line one generation at a time, using the materials posted at Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide and whatever else I come up with.
An Important Note About Mrs. Ezekiel T. Efner:
In the first chart above, you'll see Salina Bouck, Ezekiel T. Efner's wife, in the lower right corner. But was her surname Bouck or Burch? As a beginning genealogist many years ago, I found that someone had noted Selina's surname as "Bouck or Burch." (At this point, I can't tell you where I saw that!) I tried to determine which was correct, but to no avail, and I suspect that better researchers than I have also found a brick wall here.
Richard Efnor, in his extensive research, cites William B. Efner (Efner Family - Eugene Bouton Papers): Ezekiel T. Efner "married Selina Burch February 03, 1831." I haven't seen the Bouton papers. However, I found that Bouck was a common surname in Schoharie County, New York, where Ezekiel lived. I did some searching under both names, but I found no mention of anyone who might be Ezekiel Efner's wife. Consequently, although she is listed as Salina Bouck in the pedigree chart appearing here, I do have her listed both ways in my database, until some kind of documentation comes into my hands to show which is correct.