Thomas Stewart Sedgwick (1828-1904)

Thomas Stewart Sedgwick  [Robert Hall Sedgwick / Ellen Jane Stewart]
b. August 13, 1828 Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
d. June 23, 1904 San Diego, California
bu June 25, 1904 San Diego, California, Mount Hope Cemetery grave
m. Oceana Boyle

Oceana (Boyle) Sedgwick (1828-1904)

Oceana "Ocie" Boyle  [Junius Boyle / Anne Eliza McLeod]
b. abt 1835, Washington, District of Columbia
d. June 14, 1872

Census records:

1850 OH Muskingum
1870 CA San Diego
1880 TX Aransas
1900 CA San Diego
Wife Oceana Boyle with parents:
1860 DC Washington

Thomas Stewart Sedgwick is one of the Sedgwick men who has fascinated me. A great-great grandson of Joshua Sedwick (sedwick-joshua1743.html), he was a Civil War Veteran and a railroad surveyor.

Thomas enlisted August 11, 1862 in Company D, 113th Infantry Regiment Ohio as a private.
Before the war was over he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US 114 Colored Infantry.

The 114th was stationed at Brownsville, Texas after the War, and Thomas apparently made some connections there. He went to work as a railroad surveyor, trying to find the southern route from Texas to San Diego, and apparently became chief engineer for the Texas and Pacific RR. I'd love to take the time to study that, but don't have the details yet.

He was apparently very mobile during this time period, but the census takers caught up with him in 1870 and 1900 at San Diego and in 1880 Texas

At any rate, he ended up in San Diego, California. He appears there in several of the city directories between 1889 and 1904. He died there in 1904 and is buried there.

Thomas married Oceana "Ocie" Boyle. They had a son. Ocie and the son died in 1872, and he never remarried.

Thomas outlined his ancestry in this article.

"Someday" I'm going to take the time to do some more study of Thomas Stewart Sedgwick, an interesting man.


Unknown Son Sedgwick
b. unknown
d. 1872

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