Robert A Sedwick [Benjamin Sedwick / Catharine V Unknown]
Katie Lovett aka Katie [William Duvall Lovett / Melissa Sears]
Robert Sedwick and Kate Lovett were apparently married in late 1878 or early 1879 and moved to Waco, Texas, where a few of his brothers already lived.1 He became a merchant of some kind there, but didn't stay long. By 1882 they were back in Alabama, where their second daughter was born.1 They lived for some time in Birmingham, Alabama, where he appears in the 1888, 1889 and 1890 city directories as "city auditor."10. It was there in 1888 that the photo of the daughters which appears below was taken. Later they moved to Washington DC, where he worked in 1900 as a clerk at the zoo.1 He worked in the Postmaster General's office during the Wilson administration.2c
Sometimes it is really hard to determine ages from census records. In 1900, Kate's birth is given as October of 1859 and her age as age 40, but in 1860 she was already three years old. Was she born in 1857? 1856?
Hattie L Sedwick
b. abt February, 1880, Texas1
Roberta E Sedwick
b. May 1882, Alabama 1
Robert S Sedwick
b. November 1889, Alabama 1
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1. Census records, any of those indicated.
2. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
10. Birmingham, Alabama Directories, 1888-90
15. Alabama Marriages, 1800-1920