Robert Sedgwick [John Sedgwick / Ann Unknown]
Mary Ann Selwood [Henry and Nancy Selwood]
1850 Indiana, Shelby, Brandywine TwpMary as widow:
1860 Illinois, Cumberland, Crooked Creek
1870 Illinois, Cumberland, Crooked Creek
Robert married Mary Ann Selwood in Shelby County, Indiana, December 17, 1840. His name is listed in the record as as "Richard Sidgewick."
They lived in Shelby County, Indiana 1850. They moved in 1859 to Crooked Creek, Cumberland County, Illinois, where they took up a farm of 80 acres, but they were apparently in Illinois as early as 1853 or 1854, because in the 1860 census and the 1870 census they listed the birthplaces of Matthew and Margaret as Illinois. In August of 1851 Robert sold two tracts of land in Shelby County, indiana (see the conveyence records below); this may indicate the time of the move to Illinois.
Robert died in 1874. Mary appears in the 1880 census. James still lived nearby. Mary died in 1900. They are buried in Washington Cemetery in Clark County. (There appears to be a Washington Cemetery in Cumberland County and one in Clark County; I understand they are at the one near Casey.)
James R Sedgwick
b. November 19, 1841, Indiana
d. bef 18802
m. March 18, 1868, Clark County, Illinois, Lucinda W (Stogsdill) Shoemaker4
Sarah Elizabeth Sedgwick
b. February 8, 1843, Indiana
d. bef 1880
m. May 29, 1870, Clark County, Illinois, Rev. Jonathan Groves1,4
Effa Jane Sedgwick
b. November 5, 1844, Indiana
b. March 1, 1846, Shelby County, Indiana
d. March 13, 1926, Silverton, Briscoe, Texas or Milford, Ellis, Texas
m. October 19, 1872, Milford, Ellis, Texas, Almira (Alice) Catherine Groves
Thomas Henry Sedgwick
b. November 17, 1849, Indiana
d. November 28, 1872, Casey, Clark, Illinois
bu Casey, Clark, Illinois
b. August 11, 1850, Indiana
d.June 24, 1934, Cumberland County, Illinois
bu Cumberland County, Illinois, Washington Cemetery
b. March 4, 1852?, Indiana
(one record indicates January 21, 1851, but that is 5 months after William)
d. November 25, 1867, Casey, Clark, Illinois
bu Casey, Clark, Illinois
Margaret Ann Sedgwick
b. July 14 or 18, 1854, Illinois
b. October 1, 1856, Illinois
John Wesley Sedgwick
b. February 4, 1859, Illinois
d. September 7, 1875
Albert F Sedgwick
b. abt 1861, Crooked Creek, Cumberland, Illinois
Mary Olive Sedgwick
b. August 10, 1864, Crooked Creek, Cumberland, Illinois
Effa Jane married a Mr Mullen, had a son James Howard Mullen (b. abt 1868 Indiana) and died young. Howard was raised by Effa's brother his uncle William Sedgwick.
William, the middle child, never married, but stayed on the farm and looked after the family.
He cared for his mother in her old age and raised three nephews and a niece,
William "Ardy" Groves, son of Jonathan and Sarah,
Effa Jane's son James Howard (called Howard) Mullen,
Margret Ann's son John England Sharp, and
Mary Olive's daughter, Rosie Hardin.
What a saint he must have been!
William bought his siblings' share of the farm.
He died June 24, 1934 and is buried at Cumberland County, Illinois, Washington Cemetery
(There are two Washington Cemeteries, one in Clark County, one in Cumberland.)
Margaret Ann (b. July 14, 1854, Indiana, d. September 8. 1879, buried Casey, Clark Illinois, Washington Cemetery) married August 10, 1878 at Cumberland County, Illinois (at bride's home) John England Sharp (b. 1832 West Halton, Lincolnshire, England, d. December 2, 1886, buried Casey, Clark Illinois, Washington Cemetery). John was an immigrant ancestor, son of John Sharp (b. 1805 West Halton, Lincolnshire, England, d. England) and Jane England (b. July 14, 1805, Whitton, Lincolnshire, England, d. 1840 England). Margaret and John had a son
John England Sharp, Jr, b. Oct 12, 1878 Casey, Clark, Illinois, d. January 9, 1962, Casey, Clark, Illinois, buried Casey, Clark, Illinois, Washington Cemetery). John Jr married November 4, 1899 at Toledo, Cumberland, Illinois, Daisy Delaware Snyder(b. October 13, 1879 Casey, Clark, Illinois, d. June 20, 1974 Greenup, Cumberland, Illinois, buried Casey, Clark Illinois, Washington Cemetery). John and Daisy cared for William (remember William?) in his old age and inherited the farm when he died in 1934.
Mary Olive Sedgwick, b. August 10, 1864, Crooked Creek, Cumberland, Illinois, died March 10, 1887. She married December 24, 1885 at Clark County, Illinois, Thomas J Hardin (Ancestry.com database Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900)
A family sketch appeared in a publication, "Cumberland County History." John Warren had it on his website, but the website has disappeared and I have lost touch with John.
Rachel Sharp sent this write-up:
Robert Sedgwick Family
Robert Sedgwick (born 9 May 1809, died 23 May 1874), son of John and Ann Sedgwick, and his wife Mary Ann Selwood (born 12 November 1819, died 25 October 1900), daughter of Henry and Nancy Selwood, came to Illinois from Indiana with their family in the late 1850's. They entered 80 acres of land in 1859 in Crooked Creek Twp. They were the parents of 12 children:James R., Sarah Elizabeth, Effa Jane, Robert, Thomas Henry, William, Gideon, Margret Ann, Mathew, John Wesley, Albert F. (died young), and Mary Olive Sedgwick. Robert Jr., Mathew,Sarah and her husband, Rev. Jonathan Groves, moved to Texas in the latter part of the 1800's.
William Sedgwick, the middle child, never married, but looked after the family when his father died in 1874. William's sisters had all married and died, leaving children. William Groves, Effa Jane's son, James Howard (called Howard) Mullen; Margret Ann's son, John England Sharp; and Mary Olive's daughter, Rosie Hardin. William also cared for his mother in her later years, until her death in 1900.
William Sedgwick was a farmer and hay buyer. He operated the farm his father had entered in 1859. He also made some money during the oil boom of the early 1900's. During his final illness, he was cared for by his nephew, John England Sharp, and John's wife, Daisy D. Snyder. Because of this, John and Daisy inherited the Sedgwick farm from William when he died in 1934 (William had bought out the other heirs prior to his death). William Sedgwick's death certificate, filed by John E. Sharp, stated his cause of death as a carbuncle on the neck.
Robert Sedgwick and Mary Ann Selwood are buried in Washington Cemetery, as is William Sedgwick.
Cumberland County History.
Mary had an uncle named Solomon Henry, who was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Shelby County, Indiana, then moved to Putnam County, Indiana, where he died. He had no spouse or children and no surviving siblings. His estate was divided amongst his surviving nieces/nephews. Mary A. Sedgwick received her share of Solomon Henry's estate in 1898. She had executed a power of attorney to W. Dale Sedgwick who received the funds in her behalf.
The above information was provided by Kath. Sullivan <email@example.com>, who provided the following transcriptions of two documents pertaining to the receipt of this inheritance, vis:
Record from Putnam Co., Indiana, Probate Order Book 27:189:
Power of Attorney.
Record from Putnam Co., Indiana, Probate Order Book 27:141]
Rec'd of Daniel T. Darnall Clerk [of Putnam Co. Court] my distributive share in the estate of Solomon Henry deceased to wit $57.32 June 9th 1898 [signed:] Mary A. Sedgwick by W Dale Sedgwick Atty in fact.
Kath. also provided these transcriptioms of conveyances records from the Shelby County, Indiana index to deeds. These may indicate just when the family moved to Illlinois.
8 August 1851, Shelby Co., Indiana, Deed Book S:228. Robert Sedgwick to Wm. Hawkins for $325, 20 acres in Section 12, Township 13, Range 6.
8 August 1851, Shelby Co., Indiana, Deed Book S:232-233. Two deeds from Robert Sedgwick to Arnold Whitlock; each deed conveys 20 acres in Section 12, Township 13, Range 6.
Sources and notes: (all sources for this project)
1. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
2. Census records, any of those indicated.
3. Tombstone of Anna Sedgwick, inscribed Jan 18, 1781 - Mar 12, 1843
4. Illinois Marriages to 1850, Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900
5. Family Data Collection - Births