Samuel T Sedgwick 1817 - 1897

Samuel T Sedgwick  [parents unknown]
b. July 17, 1817, Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania10
d. February 14, 1897, Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin9,10
    or February 20, 1897, Wisconsin2
bu Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, Antigo City Cemetery    grave
m1 abt 1840? Pennsylvania? Margaret Moran
m2 July 14, 1870, Lebanon, Waupaca, Wisconsin,
      Amanda (Simmons) Close3 (V2 pg 84)
moved from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin about 1855

Margaret Moran  [parents unknown]
b. bet 1824 - 1830, Pennsylvania1
d. August 1868, Wisconsin9

Amanda Simmons5a  [parents unknown]
b. abt 1827, New York1
d. aft. February 20, 189710a
m1 Jonathan Close

Census records:
I am reasonably sure these are all the same family,
despite the differences in some of the data.
The similarities are too strong to ignore.

1850 PA Huntingdon, Henderson Twp
1855 Wisconsin, Waupaca County, Town of Mukwa (June 1, 1855, 3 m + 2 f)
1860 WI Waupaca, Lebanon
1870 WI Waupaca, Lebanon
1880 WI Shawano, Milltown
1890 Wisconsin Veterans Schedule, Langdale, Antigo, ED30-004
Apparently him as a child: 1820 PA Allegheny, Ross Twp

Samuel T Sedgwick served in the Civil War; he received a disability pension.
Highlight data:

Residence: Northport, Wisconsin
17 August 1864: Enlisted Wisconsin 42nd Inf Reg Co A, Corporal
20 June 1865: Mustered out Wisconsin 42nd Inf Reg Co A, Milwaukee, WI
July 26, 1890: Invalid Pension granted
August 11, 1897: Widow's pension granted to widow Amanda

According to his obituaries he also served in the Florida Indian Wars.

The Antigo City Cemetery, Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, has a "Soldiers' Circle" where Civil War veterans are buried "in the middle of the cemetery near the entrance." Samuel T Sedgwick is buried in this place of honor. His tombstone bears this inscription:

S. T. Sedgwick
Co. A
42 Wis Inf

Jonathan Close died during the Civil War (He died of disease on 5/14/1862 at Corinth, MS.);
his widow Amanda was awarded a widow's pension in 1863 (possibly reads 1865), and married Samuel Sedgwick in 1870. Samuel's obituaries state that he and Amanda Close were married on June 19, 1869, but I have discounted that because the record of marriage has been found and because at the 1870 census her name was given as "Close." Charles H Close, apparently a son, also served; in 1888 Amanda Sedgwick was awarded a mother's pension on his record. I have never been able to find Jonathan and Amanda Close in the 1860 census.

Here are Jonathan and Amanda Close in the 1850 census:
1850 Census Mew York, Tompkins, Ulysses, Film M432-0606 page 446
enumerated 7 September 1850 extracted 6/21/2002 By Dennis G Sedgwick at

6 184 189 Clouse Jonathan 26 M Farmer New York
7 Clouse Amanda 24 F New York
8 Clouse Charles W 6 M New York
9 Clouse Fanny 5 F New York
10 Clouse Debby J 1 F New York


Charles Rork Sedgwick
  b. abt March 1850, Pennsylvania1
  d. July 13, 1926 Tucson, Pima, Arizona5a
  m. March 19, 1868 Lebanon, Waupaca, Wisconsin, Mary E Palmer3 (V1 pg 454)
Mary Ann Sedgwick
b. b May 28, 1850, Pennsylvania1,8
d. July 13, 1926 Tucson, Pima, Arizona8
bu Tucson, Pima, Arizona, Evergreen Cemetery8
m. March 21, 1868, Lebanon, Waupaca, Wisconsin, Irving W Norman3 (V1 pg 450)
Daniel Sedgwick
  b. February 1855, Wisconsin1
  m. ??? May 30, 1886, Jackson County, Wisconsin, Lucy Ann Parker4 (V1 pg 386)
William P K Sedgwick
  b. abt 1855, Northport, Waupaca, Wisconsin1,3
  m. 16 Jun 1881, New London, Waupaca, Wisconsin, Della Dutton3 (V4 pg 8 #53)
Francis Sedgwick
  b. abt 1859, Wisconsin1
  d. aft 1930, [Washington, St Landry, Louisiana]?
Margaret A Sedgwick
  b. abt 1862, Wisconsin1
  d. May, 1926, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California5b
  m. 30 Oct 1881, Northport, Waupaca, Wisconsin, Louis Bromwell Collier3 (V4 pg 32 #197)

Sources and notes:

1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Memorial Brochure for Samuel T Sedgwick
apparently prepared for his funeral.

3. Wisconsin Waupaca Marriage Register
Reference: Waupaca County Register of Deeds
Transcribed by Joan M Benner, Golden Rule Genealogy
Information supplied by Debra Racine, Lakebay, Washington

4. Wisconsin Marriage Databases at
Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900, Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907

5. Information provided by descendants of this person
a. Debra Racine, Lakebay, Washington
b. Sally Shampine, Ventura, California

6. California Death Index 1940-1997
available online at and at
a. Theodore G Sedgwick 9/15/1912 - 6/5/1965 b. South Dakota mother: Remington

7. Cemetery Records
a. Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 South Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    online record: Sedgwick, Theodore G, 6/08/1965, Harbor View, 272, C

8. Death Certificate of Mary Ann Sedgwick Norman

9. Civil War Pension File for Samuel T Sedgwick
reported by descendant Debra Racine, Lakebay, Washington

10. Obituaries of Samuel T Sedgwick
a. THE WEEKLY NEWS HEM, Antigo, Langdon, Wisconsin
    Saturday Feb 20, 1897 Page 5 Col 3, Wisconsin Historical Society reel P80-1137
b. THE ANTIGO REPUBLICAN, Antigo, Langdon, Wisconsin
    Thursday Feb 18, 1897, Page 5 Col 3, Wisconsin Historical Society reel p46-621
c. THE LANGGLADE CO. SPECIAL, Antigo, Langdon, Wisconsin
    Saturday Feb 20, 1897, Page 1 Col 3, Wisconsin Historical Society reel p74-6238

Descendants / Researchers:

Debra Racine <>
descendant of Mary Ann Sedgwick and Irving W Norman
Sally Shampine <>
grand-daughter of Margaret A Sedgwick born and Louis B Collier
Paula Schaefer <>
descendant of Mary Close, daughter of of Amanda (Simmons) Close, Samuel's second wife
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