O Leroy Sedgwick  [Elijah Chedell Sedgwick / Relief Chase]1
b. February 19, 1847, Brooklyn, Kings, New York4
d. April 23, 1885, Greene County, Pennsylvania?5
m. December 23, 1868, New York New York, Mary A Chadsey4

Mary A Chadsey  [Alonzo J Chadsey / Sybil A Unknown]
b. abt 1847, New York1

Census records:

1850 NY Kings
1860 NY Kings
1870 KS Pottawatomie
1880 KS Shawnee
Mary as child: 1860 NY Schenectady

Biography of O. Leroy Sedgwick quoted from History of the State of Kansas4

"O. LEROY SEDGWICK, agent for the sale of Pottawatomie Lands and abstractor, came to Kansas in 1870 and located in St. Mary's as sole agent for Pottawatomie Railroad and Indian lands. Remained in St. Mary's until 1878 and came to Rossville with the removal of his central office to this place. Has been very successful in business and has by constant and assiduous effort made Rossville the center of Pottawatomie land market. Mr. Sedgwick has a most complete set of abstract books, embracing the original Indian allotment roll, from Government records and a complete abstract record of all original Indian titles, situated in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, and Jackson counties, so that the title any tract of land may be readily traced through all of its transfers to the final grantor, insuring the purchaser an accurate abstract of title. Mr. S. conducted the Kansas Valley Times from the date of its establishment at St. Mary's in 1874, and after its removal to Rossville in 1878 until its final sale, June 15, 1882, when the outfit was removed to Topeka. He was editor and proprietor of this journal and its success is attested by the testimony of the leading citizens of Rossville. Mr. S. was also engaged in banking a few years in St. Mary's. He was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., February 19, 1847; remained in his native city until twenty-three years of age; did business in New York City in dry goods importing. Erected his present handsome residence in 1880 at a cost of $4,000 and his commodious office in 1882 at a cost of $1,500. Had also a well arranged barn, containing two good teams and carriages for the convenience of parties desiring to look at land. Has also windmill and pump with hose attached, to be used in case of fire or for irrigating purposes. He was married December 23, 1868, at New York City, Miss Mary A. Chadsey, a daughter of A. J. Chadsey, a prominent physician of that city. Is a member of Rossville Lodge, No. 75, A. O. U. W. and Topeka Lodge No. 787, K. of H."


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

4. History of the State of Kansas (Shawnee County Part 46)
William G. Cutler, published 1883, A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL
Shawnee County Part 46, Biography of O Leroy Sedgwick
available online at University of Kansas "Kansas Collection"

5. Greene County, Pennsylvania Probate Records Vol 6 pg 358
listed in "Index to Greene County PA Wills 1796 - 1900', Bob & Mary Closson
copy at LDS FHC Los Angeles

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