Daniel Sedgwick  [Edward Sedgwick / Emma Rose]
b. abt 1848, [Goliad,] Louisiana2
d. abt 1880, Sealy, Austin, Texas1a
m. abt 1868, Goilad County, Texas, Julia Smith1a

Julia Smith with her youngest brother Robert

Julia Smith  [Cornelius Smith / Sarah Pate]
b. April 12,1852, Louisiana
d. abt July 20, 19326a   obituary
bu Atascosa County, Texas, Smith-Borrego cemetery
m1. abt 1870, Goilad County, Texas, Daniel Sedgwick
m2. July 12, 1875, Atascosa County, Texas, James T Milligan5
m3. November 8, 1883, Atascosa County, Texas, John Umphres/Humphries5
m4. November 12, 1890, Atascosa County, Texas, James Hennes5

Census records:

1850 LA Iberville
1860 LA Jefferson, Jefferson City
1870 TX Goliad, Goliad
Wife Julia:
1870 TX Goliad, Goliad
1880 TX Tom Green
1900 TX Atascosa
1910 TX Dewitt
1920 TX Bexar, San Antonio

Born in Louisiana, Daniel Sedgwick move with his parents to Goliad County, Texas. He and Julia Smith were married there and had a daughter, but Julia did not stay with him. Since Daniel and Julia appear in the 1870 census separate, each with their parents, and daughter Mary was born in 1869, family members believe that Daniel and Julia must have been married in 1868 and separated by 1870. Mary's grandchildren said that she was eleven when her father died.

After 1870, Julia's parents moved to Atascosa County, and she went with them. There she married James T Milligan. She moved with him, leaving daughter Mary with her parents. Julia must have had a hard life; by 1900 she was widowed from her fourth husband James Hennes, and only three of her six children were still alive.


Mary Sedgwick
  b. March 1869, Texas2
  m. February 4, 1894, Atascosa County, Texas, William L Williams5

Other children of Julia Smith (reported 6, 3 still livng in 1900 census):

Elmer Milligan2
  b. May 1876, Texas2
  d. bef July 19326a
James Milligan ?
  d. bef 19002
Johnny Humphries (dau)2
  b. Aug 1884, Texas2
  d. aft July 19326a
  m. abt 1903,2 Ila F Avant6a

Julia's parents:

Cornelius Smith1c
b. January 1814 [Cork,] Ireland1c
d. March 12,1891, Atascosa County, Texas1c
Sarah Pate1c
b. April 12,1834, Alabama1c
d. October 16,1890 Atascosa County, Texas1c
had a ranch in Atascosa County, Texas, near McCoy1c


1. Records of descendant/researcher of this family
a. Joyce Williams Blackman, grand-daughter of Mary Sedgwick Williams c. Jo-Anne Smith, apparently related to Julia Smith, as posted at GenForum

2. Census records, any of those indicated.

5. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
an Ancestry.com database
These records:
NameSpouseMarriage DateCountyState
James T MilliganJulia Sedgwick12 Jul 1875AtascosaTX
John UmphresJulia Milligan 8 Nov 1883AtascosaTX
James HennesJulia Humphries12 Nov 1890AtascosaTX
W L WilliamsMary Sedgwick 4 Feb 1894AtascosaTX

6. Newspaper Obituaries
a. Obituary of Julia (Smith) Hennes, San Antonio (Bexar, Texas) Evening News, July 20, 1932