George Sedgwick  [parents unknown]
b. abt 1823, Sadberge, Durham, England1,7a
d. bet 1870-1880, [Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee]1
m. abt 1845, [England], Margaret Bowser1
immigrated through New York 1853 to Tennessee 1854

Margaret Agnes Bowser7a,8,9  [father unknown/Mary Jane Eugenia Snowden]7a
b. February 11, 1826, Ingleton, Durham, England1,7a,9
d. June 3, 1901 or 1902, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee9  obituary

George and Margaret Sedgwick with daughters Jane Anne and Elizabeth arrived at New York on July 5, 1853 aboard the ship Australia. Port of Embarkation was Liverpool, England, and their point of origin was Durham. Note that her obituary says 4th of July 1849, but they were still living in England at the 1851 census.

The 1851 England census puts his birth place as Sadberge, Durham, England. He was a shoemaker. The 1841 England census finds him living in Hurworth, Durham and working as a shoemakers apprentice.7a

Margaret's maiden name, Bowser, is listed on the death certificate of Thomas S Sedgwick.7a

Census records:

1860 TN Knox, District 1
1870 TN Knox, Knoxville
Widow Margaret appears
1880 TN Knox, Knoxville
1900 TN Knox, Knoxville


Jane Anne Sedgwick
  b. July 1847, [Durham] England1
  d. aft 1900, [Tennessee]1
  m. February 3, 1862, Knox County, Tennessee, T P McNichols2 (Book 2 page 185)
Elizabeth M Sedgwick
  b. abt 1848, [Durham] England1
  d. bef 1900, [Tennessee]1
  m. April 29, 1869, Knox County, Tennessee, John S Ristine2 (Book 3 page 147)
Thomas S Sedgwick
  b. August 15, 1856, Tennessee8
  d. August 8, 1915, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee8
  m. April 23, 1881, Knoxville,7a Knox, Tennessee, Anne E Cast2 (Book 7 page 11)

Sources and notes:

1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Marriage Records, Knox County, Tenenssee
Filmed on LDS Microfilms 1020950 (Index), 102.951 (Vols 1-5) and 1020952 (Vols 6-8)
extracted records online at
These records:
MCNICHOLS, T PSEDGEWICK, Jane A03 Feb 18632-185
RISTINE, John SSEDGEWICK, Lizzie M29 Apr 18693-147
SEDGEWICK, Thomas SCAST, Anna23 Apr 18817-11
MCNICHOLS, Charles HBATHMAN, Sadie M05 Feb 18908-146

3. Tennessee Death Index 1908 - 1912, Tennessee State Library and Archives
available online at
These records:
NameCountyYearRecord Number
Sedgwick, Annie ElizabethKnox190949078
McNichols, George EKnox191148345
McNichols, EdKnox191050926

4. California Death Index 1940-1997
available online at and
These records:
NameBirth DateDeath DateBirth PlaceDeath PlaceMotherFather
Sedgwick, John Ristine7/2/18824/25/1957TennesseeLos AngelesCashSedgwick
Sedgwick, Rachel N10/07/19199/15/1976TennesseeLos Angeles  

5. Tennessee World War 1 Veterans: Knox County
Tennessee State Library and Archives, Historical and Genealogical Information
online at
select Knox County (Part 19 : Sainks - Slover)
This record:
NameAgeBirth PlacePage
Sedgwick, J Ristine35Loudon, TN369

6. New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891
an database
Manifest of the Ship Australia on arrival New York July 5, 1853

7. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
a. Chris Sedgwick  <>

8. Death Certificate and Obituary of Thomas S Sedgwick
transcribed by Chris Sedgwick

9. Obituary of Margaret (Bowser) Sedgwick
provided by Chris Sedgwick.

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