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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Surname: Sedgwick

The Sedgwick surname is part of Rosmer P. Kerr's heritage. His ninth great-grandfather was:
  • William Sedgwick of Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, born about 1556. His wife's name is not known. William was my eleventh great-grandfather.
  • William Sedgwick, born about 1579 in England. He married Elizabeth Howe on 10 April 1604 at Woburn, Bedfordshire. William died in Woburn and was buried there on 25 June 1632. He and Elizabeth were my tenth great-grandparents.
  • Major General Robert Sedgwick, christened in Woburn, Bedfordshire on 6 May 1613. He married Joanna Blake on 6 January 1636 at Andover, Hampshire, England. While serving under Cromwell, he was sent to Jamaica where he died 24 May 1656. Robert and Joanna were my ninth great-grandparents.
  • William Sedgwick, born 1643 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Stone in 1665 at Hartford, Connecticut. He died in 1674, also in Jamaica. William and Elizabeth were my eighth great-grandparents.
  • Captain Samuel Sedgwick, born in 1667, married Mary Hopkins in 1689. They had eleven children. Samuel died in Hartford on 24 March 1735. He and Mary were my seventh great-grandparents.
  • Joseph Sedgwick, born 16 May 1697 in Hartford. He married Ruth Smith on 24 January 1723 at Hartford. They had seven children. Joseph died in 1765. He and Ruth were my sixth great-grandparents.
  • Samuel Sedgwick, born 11 April 1725 Hartford and christened a week later. He married Deborah Higgins. He died at Kinderhook Landing, New York, in 1793. Samuel and Deborah were my fifth great-grandparents.
  • Elijah Sedgwick, born 13 December 1769 in Westfield, Massachusetts. He married Tryphena Parker on 22 November 1795 in Peru, Massachusetts. He died on 16 December 1861 in Bloomingdale, Illinois and was buried there. Elijah and Tryphena were my fourth great-grandparents.
  • Tryphena Sedgwick, born 6 October 1803 in Stephentown, New York. On 11 November 1830, she married Micajah Petit Pettis in Gainsville, New York. She died 8 February 1842, four days after her mother, in Westmoreland, New York, where both are buried. Tryphena and Micajah were my third great-grandparents.
Sedgwick information is not hard to find. The best place to begin is Sedgwick Genealogy Worldwide.

See also Sedgwick Surname Origin.


Joan said...

TK, here I am wandering around a couple of hours before sunup --- and I have had my history lesson for the day --- what with perusing the name origins and what not. Thanks.

T.K. said...

You've got the jump on me, girl! I didn't want to get up... today's dirty job is another state income tax form, probably the worst one. UGH!!!

emily sedgwick said...

We are cousins. I am Emily Sedgwick. Dr. Parker Sedgwick was my GG Grandfather via his son Dr, David Ernest Sedgwick, my G Grandfather to his son Dr, Julius Parker Sedgwick, my grandfather; then his son, Julius Parker Sedgwick, Jr., my father. Tryphena Sedgwick Pettis would be my GG Aunt I think. Are we 3rd or 4th cousins once removed?

TK said...

Emily, I sent a response to you at your gmail account, since we corresponded briefly a couple years ago. I hope you got it... if not, please let me know.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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