Matthew Sedgwick  [John Sedgwick / Ann Unknown]
b. March 3, 1820, Ross Twp, Butler, Ohio
d. August 21, 1895, Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana  obituary
bu Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana, Brandywine Cemetery  tombstone
m. November 22, 1843, Franklin County, Indiana, Martha Reese

Martha Reese
b. Oct. 19, 1824, Ohio (date from tombstone)
d. Apr. 9, 1905, Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana  obituary and will
bu Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana, Brandywine Cemetery  tombstone

Census Records:

1850 Indiana, Franklin, Springfield Twp
1860 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine
1870 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine.
1880 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine.
Martha as widow: 1900 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine.

Matthew stated in 1880 that his Father was born in Virginia and his mother in North Carolina.
This is the only evidence we have so far of their origins.

Matthew and Martha apparently lived in Franklin County, Indiana from the time of their marriage in 1843 until 1852, when they moved to Shelby County.

Matthew is called "Rev. Matthew Sedgwick" on tombstone and in obituary; according to his obituary he was active in the M. E. Church.

This note appeared in The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, 30 August, 1895:

Shelbyville, Aug 30 - Matthew Sedgwick, a pioneer of Shelby county and father of ex-County Clerk John R Sedgwick, was stricken with paralysis yesterday afternoon. The physicians say he cannot recover.

Children (1900 census said 9 children, 4 living):

John R Sedgwick b. abt 1844, Indiana
Elizabeth Ann Sedgwick b. September 10, 1846, Franklin County, Indiana
Matthew H Sedgwick b. abt 1852 Indiana
Mary E Sedgwick b abt 1855 Indiana
Martha J Sedgwick b. March 2, 1858, Indiana
Margaret Olive Sedgwick b. December 1, 1860, Indiana
Riley S Sedgwick b. August 26, 1862, Indiana
Ida Sedgwick b. June 23 1867, Indiana
Charlie B Sedgwick b. July 1874, Indiana

Mary E Sedgwick married Gilbert Williams, Dec 12 1879
(Shelby County Indiana Marriage Records Book 11 pg 376195)
They appear in the census 1880 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine
near other Williams families (his parents and brother?).

Martha Sedgwick died September 27, 1859
and is buried at Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana, Brandywine Cemetery.

Margaret Olive Sedgwick died January 13, 1861
and is buried at Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana, Brandywine Cemetery.

Ida Sedgwick, born June 23 1867, married Dewitt Pond Nov 1 1905
(birth and marriage date from Shelby County Indiana Marriage Records Book 18 pg 144)

Charlie B Sedgwick died August 13, 1876, age 2Y, 15D
and is buried at Brandywine Twp, Shelby, Indiana, Brandywine Cemetery.

For more news about Matthew and his children, search for Sedgwick at the

Shelby County, Indiana website.