4194
Titus Sedgwick  [Ebenezer Sedgwick / Sarah Sacket]
b. 1795, [Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York]
d. aft 1825, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York
m. 1818, "Wood Creek" [Oneida], New York, Harriet Elmore

Census Records:

1800 NY Rensselaer, Stephentown with parents
1820 NY Oneida, Verona
Widow Harriet:
1830 NY Oneida, Verona

It appears that the widow Harriet (Elmore) Sedgwick may have remarried after 1830, as she and the children all disappear from the census records.

More about Titus Sedgwick:

NHCHS collection Box 6 Folder I sheet 41

Hubert Merrill Sedgwick indicates that "There were three children."
However, the 1930 census records indicate this distributon of children:

1 Son b. 1820-1825
1 Son b. 1825-1830
2 Dau b. 1820-1825
1 Dau b. 1825-1830
I believe that I have identified the sons and two of the daughters.
The list first, then the explanations.

Children:   This list is the best guess only at this time, so no numbers yet.

Elmer F Sedgwick
  b. abt 1821, [Verona, Oneida], New York
  d. January 1885, Lamoure County, North Dakota
  m. abt 1851, [New York], Mary Unknown1,4
Titus E Sedgwick
  b. abt 1926, [Verona, Oneida], New York
  disappears after 1850
Daughter Sedgwick
  b. bet 1820-1825, [Verona, Oneida], New York
Harriet Sedgwick
  b. bet 1820-1825, [Verona, Oneida], New York
  d. 1843, [Verona, Oneida], New York3
  m. 1842, [Verona, Oneida], New York, Charles B Hardman3
Celinda Sedgwick
  b. January 1827, [Verona, Oneida], New York1
  m. 18453 or 18471, [Verona, Oneida], New York, Charles B Hardman3

Titus and Celinda appear together in this census record:

1850 NY Madison, Lenox

I had suspected from census records that Elmer F Sedgwick of Fulton, Rock, Wisconsin in the 1860 and 1870 census records was the son of Titus Sedgwick (4194) and Harriet Elmore, but the discovery at the Ancestry.com of the obituary of one Charles B Harden triggered the research that has convinced me of the above child list.

Acccording to his obituary Charles B Harden, born in Verona, Oneida, New York, married in 1842 one Harriet Sedgwick. She died a year later, and he married in 1845 a Celinda Sedgwick. They moved in 1855 to Rock County, Wisconsin.

In the 1850 census Titus E Sedgwick lives with Charles B Harden and Celinda (Sedgwick) Harden (his sister?). In 1860 Elmer F Sedgwick lives near the Hardens in Rock County, Wisconsin. It is quite possible that sons Elmer and Titus are the same person, that his real name was Titus Elmore Sedgwick after his parents, and that he started to use the Elmer as an adult. Elmer is never found in 1850, and Titus is never seen after 1850. It is also possible that Titus E could be Titus Ebenezer after his father and his grandfather. The key is that one cannot really decipher the age of Titus E Sedgwick in the 1850 census record. It might be 24 or 29. The reasons I have separated them to two individuals are (1) I needed two, there were two sons to account for and (2) in the 1860 census Elmer is definitely listed as Elmer F; that's definitely an "F" not a "T." We really need to find the church records of their births/baptisms.

The following are write-ups about the children. Be careful in separating fact from interpolation.


Elmer F Sedgwick  [Titus Sedgwick / Harriet Elmore]
b. abt 1821, [Verona, Oneida, New York]
d. January 1885, Lamoure County, North Dakota
m. abt 1851, [New York], Mary Unknown1,4

Mary Unknown  [parents unknown]
b. August 1824, Ireland1 or New York1
d. aft 19001

Census Records:

1820 NY Oneida, Verona with parents
1830 NY Oneida, Verona with mother
1860 WI Rock, Fulton
1870 WI Rock, Fulton
1880 IA Mitchell, Osage
Widow Mary Sedgwick:
1890 Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Widows, Etc:
MN, Morrison, Motley Village ED 62 pg 2 Line 15, House 70, Family 71
"Mary Sedgwick widow Elmer Sedgwick"
1900 MN Crow Wing, Brainerd

Elmer Sedgwick and family moved from New York to Wisconsin bet. 1854-1856. In 1860, Mary's birthplace was reported as New York, but in subsequent census records she reported Ireland. However, she did not know her immigration year.

Elmer Sedgwick served Civil War 23 and 35 WI Infantry, approximately this record:

Residence: Janesville, Wisconsin
1864 Jan 05: Enlisted Company D, 23rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin, Private
1865 Jul 01: Transferred to Company I, 35th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 05 January 1864
1866 Mar 15: Mustered out Company I, 35th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin in Brownsville, TX
1886? May 8: Widow's pension granted to widow Mary Sedgwick,
          state: Dakota (app #338993, cert #251608)
His records at Ancestry.com carry the notation "Distinguished Service"

Children:

Augustus E Sedgwick   AKA Gus
  b. August 1852, New York1
Wells? Sedgwick
  b. abt 1854, New York1
Hariet Sedgwick
  b. abt 1856, Wisconsin1
Riley E Sedgwick
  b. March 1858, Wisconsin1
  m. 1886-1887 Ann Unknown1
Mary A Sedgwick
  b. July 1861, Wisconsin1
  m. abt 1882, Dan S Holliday1


Son Gus never married and always appears with Riley in the census records. Riley did marry but was widowed.


Riley E Sedgwick  [Elmer F Sedgwick / Mary Unknown]
b. March 1858, Wisconsin1
m. 1886-1887 Ann Unknown1

Ann Unknown  [parents unknown]
b. February 1860, Wisconsin1
d. bet 1800-18101

Census records for sons Augustus and Riley:

1900 MN Crow Wing, Brainerd
1910 ID Ada, Boise
1920 WA Pierce

Children:

Leon E Sedgwick
  b. December 1887, North Dakota1
Francis E Sedgwick
  b. August 1892, Washington1
Mary A Sedgwick
  b. April 1894, Washington1
Mabel I Sedgwick
  b. July 1897, Washington1


Mary A Sedgwick  [Elmer F Sedgwick / Mary Unknown]
b. July 1861, Wisconsin1
m. abt 1882, Dan S Holliday1

Dan S Holliday  [parents unknown]
b. July 1854, Illinois1

Census Records for Mary A Sedgwick and Dan Holliday"

1900 MN Crow Wing, Brainerd
1910 SD Yankton, Utica Twp
1910 ID Canyon, Nampa

Children:

Olive Veigh Holliday
  b. October 1890, Missouri1
  m. abt 1910 [Idaho], Napoleon B Grover

Per Ancestry World Family Tree (user submitted data):

One Olive Vay Holliday b. abt 1891, Minnesota
m. abt 1918
Napoleon B Grover b. December 9, 1889, Parker, Fremont, Idaho
as his second wife (widower)
Child: Louise Grover, Age 1 year 10 months on Jan. 7, 1920


Titus E Sedgwick  [Titus Sedgwick / Harriet Elmore]
b. abt 1926, [Verona, Oneida], New York
disappears after 1850

Titus E Sedgwick may be the same son as Elmer F Sedgwick; see the explanation above.


Harriet Sedgwick  [Titus Sedgwick / Harriet Elmore]
b. bet 1820-1825, [Verona, Oneida], New York
d. 1843, [Verona, Oneida], New York3
m. 1842, [Verona, Oneida], New York, Charles B Harden3

Charles B Harden
b. October 6, 1819, Verona, Oneida, New York
d. August 11, 1911, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin
m1 1842, New York, Harriet Sedgwick
m2 1845, New York, Celinda Sedgwick

Child:

Marion Harden
  b. abt 1845, New York1
  m. Unknown Van Patten3
  res 1911, Iowa City, Iowa3


Celinda Sedgwick  [Titus Sedgwick / Harriet Elmore]
b. January 1827, [Verona, Oneida], New York1
d. bef Oct 17, 1910, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin5
bu Oct 17, 1910, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, Maple Hill Cemetery5
m. 18453 or 18471, [Verona, Oneida], New York, Charles B Hardenn3

Charles B Harden
b. October 6, 1819, Verona, Oneida, New York
d. August 11, 1911, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin
m1 1842, New York, Harriet Sedgwick
m2 1845, New York, Celinda Sedgwick

Census Records:

1850 NY Madison, Lenox
1855 WI State Census, WI Rock, Porter
1860 WI Rock, Edgerton
1870 WI Rock, Evansville
1880 WI Rock, Evansville
1880 WI Rock, Evansville
1900 WI Rock, Evansville
1910 WI Rock, Evansville

After the death of Harriet (Sedgwick) Harden, her husband Charles B Harden married Celinda Sedgwick, apparently her sister.

Children:

Emma Harden
  b. abt 1847, New York1
  m. Unknown Van Patten,3
  res 1911, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin3
Helen O Harden
  b. abt 1849, New York1
  m. 1870, Maris P. Walton3
  res 1911, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin3
Orville Harden
  b. abt 1851, New York1
  res 1911, Belvidere, Boone, Wisconsin3
Letitia Harden
  b. abt 1857, Wisconsin1
  m. Unknown Lee3
  res 1911, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin3
Levi Harden
  b. abt 1858, Wisconsin1
  res 1911, Seattle, King, Washington3
Mary E Harden  AKA Minnie E Harden
  b. abt 1863, Wisconsin1
  m. April 28, 1881, Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, Luther K Frantz
George Harden
  b. abt 1866, Wisconsin1
  res 1911, Rockford, Winnebago Wisconsin3

...nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren (at time of death of Charles B Harden).

These marriage and death notices are from the Evansville Review, Evansville, Rock, Illinois:

MARRIED At the residence of the bride's parents, in Evansville, April 28th, 1881, by Rev. E. Robinson, Luther K. Frantz to Minnie E. Harden, both of Evansville.
May 4, 1881, Evansville Review, p. 3, col. 3, Evansville, Wisconsin

MARRIED Lee-Harden--At the residence of the bride's parents, in this village, March 17th, 1880, by Rev. C. E. Goldthorp, William Lee, of Stebbinsville, Rock Co., to Miss Lettie O. Harden, of Evansville.
March 24, 1880, Evansville Review, p. 3, col. 3, Evansville, Wisconsin

Maris P. Walton was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1850. At the age of fourteen he enlisted during the time of the civil war. He came to Fulton, Wis., in 1868, where two years later he was united in marriage to Helen O. Harden. To this union were born seven chldren; Harve O. Walton of Magnolia, Mrs. Martin Knapp of Milwaukee, Bertram I. Walton, Milwaukee, Mrs. Ben Hibbard (deceased) George H. Walton of Kansas City, Missouri, Irvan O. Walton (deceased) and Mrs. Grant Imlay of Black Earth. After making their home in Iowa for a few years they returned to Wisconsin in 1879, settling in Evansville where the parents have since resided. Altho Mr. Walton had suffered no illness he had been in failing health for some time; and so his death on the morning of Nov. 3 came as a shock to all.
November 13, 1919, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin

Obituary of Charles B Harden (1819 - 1911):

Charles B. Harden died at his home in this city, Friday morning, Aug. 11, 1911, of troubles incident to old age, after a brief illness which only partly confined him to his bed.

The funeral was held Monday at the M. E. church, the services being conducted by Rev. C. E. Coon and the interment being in Maple Hill cemetery.

He was born in Verona, Oneida County New York, Oct. 6, 1819 and spent his early years in navigating canal boats on the famous Erie canal.

In 1842 he was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Sedgwick, to whom one child was born. He was called upon to lose his bride in a little over one year.

In 1845, he maried Miss Celinda Sedgwick, and in 1855 came to Wisconsin and settled on a farm near Edgerton, where he continued to make his home for twenty-four years.

Thirty-two years ago he came to Evansville and worked as a builder and carpenter until forced to retire on account of infirmities of age.

He united with the Methodist church at the age of twenty and has been a faithful member and one of the most ardent workers. For more than nineteen years he was a class leader in the local church where he will be greatly missed.

A man of genial disposition and kindly heart he enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him, while the friends who have been closely associated with him thro the years more fully appreciate his worth.

Mrs. Harden preceded him to the better land a little less than a year ago.

Of a family of nine children, seven are living, Mrs. Marion Van Patten, Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Emma Van Patten, Mrs. M. P. Walton and Mrs. Lettie Lee, of this city, Orville Harden of Belvidere, Ill., George of Rockford, Ill., and Levi of Seattle, Wash. And he also leaves nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

August 17, 1911, Evansville Review, p. 1, col. 2, Evansville, Wisconsin
as posted at Ancestry.com:

Boards, Localities, North America, United States, States, Wisconsin, Counties, Rock
Charles B Harden

Sources:

1. The Sedgwick Collection (MSS B46) at the New Haven Colony Historical Society papers of Hubert Merrill Sedgwick, Francis Morris Sedgwick and Frederick J Sedgwick,
genealogists of the family of Robert Sedgwick (1613 - 1656)

2. Census records, any of those indicated.

3. Obituary of Charles B Harden (1819 - 1911)
August 17, 1911, Evansville Review, p. 1, col. 2, Evansville, Wisconsin
as posted at Ancestry.com: Boards, Localities, North America, United States, States, Wisconsin, Counties, Rock: Charles B Harden

4. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index
an Ancestry.com database
this record:
Surname: ELMER SEDGWICK
Year: 1885
County: LAMOURE CO.
State: ND
Age: 64
Gender: M
Month of Death: JAN
State of Birth: NY
ID#: MRT578_518
Occupation: FARMER
Cause of Death: BRIGHTSDIS

5. 1910 Burials in Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Wisconsin
as posted at Ancestry.com:
Boards, Localities, North America, United States, States, Wisconsin, Counties, Rock:
this record: October 17, Mrs. Chas. B. Harden, 84