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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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James Beales Sedgwick, 6th child of Theodore Sedgwick (B2A, 125) and Margaret J. (Beales) Sedgwick, was born December 10, 1911, at White Plains, N.Y., and graduated, Ph. B., at Brown University in 1934. He was associated with the Russell, Burdsal & Ward Bolt & Nut Company of Portchester, N.Y., until he entered the 108th Infantry Regiment as Second Lieutenant January 27, 1941. He trained at Fort McClellan, Ala.; Port Ord, Cal.; at Maui and Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, as First Lieutenant and taught rookies at Camp Croft, S.C., after being declared permanently in limited service. He was discharged with the rank of Captain at Fort Dix, N.J., December 25, 1945. He married November 18, 1944, at Spartanburg, S.C., Harriet Early Boyd, a Vassar graduate, of Cambridge, Mass., born June 27, 1916, daughter of Francis R. Boyd and Sarah Lyles (Lyle) Boyd. They live at 143 Gaylor Road, Scarsdale, N.Y. Children:

1. Aileen, b. April 1, 1946, at Portchester, N.Y. (B2A,125,61)

Charles Baldwin Sedgwick, 3d child of Stephen Sedgwick (B2A) and Anne (Baldwin) Sedgwick, was born March 5, 1815, at Pompey, N.Y., and died in 1883 at Syracuse, N.Y. He married, 1st, October 17, 1837, Ellen Chase Smith, born December 3, 1812, at Hopkinton, N.H., daughter of Rev. Ethan Smith and Bathsheba (Sanford) Smith. Ellen died June 23, 1846, at Syracuse and Charles married, 2d, June 22, 1847, Deborah W. Gannett, born January 2, 1825, at Cambridge, Mass., daughter of Rev. Thomas Brattle Gannett, a pioneer Unitarian clergyman. She was a teacher before her marriage and later a writer and prominent pioneer advocate of educational, religious and women's rights questions. Her article "A Girl of Sixteen at Brook Farm," published in the Atlantic Monthly in March, 1900, was widely quoted. A distinguished ancestor was President Stiles of Yale University. She died January 26, 1901, at the residence of her son-in-law, John L. King, at Syracuse.

Charles B. Sedgwick became a leader of the central New York Bar. He lived at Syracuse, was prominent in public life, served as Chairman of the Naval Committee in Congress and afterward on the U.S. Commission to revise the Naval Code. He is credited with making the first speech for the abolition of slaves on the floor of Congress. Through his influence in Congress Miss Emma note: I have found a copy and include here the text of one of Charles Baldwin's speeches before Congress:

The Republican Party the Result of Southern Aggression

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