Benjamin Sedwick  [Zadock Sedwick / Elizabeth Murphy]
b. 1813 Virginia1,2a
d. 4 May 1875 Rappahannock County, Virginia2a
bu Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, Warrenton Cemetery
m1 May 22, 1840, St Charles County, Missouri, Elvira Kenner2a,6
m2 bet 1850 - 1852 [Virginia], Catharine V Unknown1

Elvira Kenner  [Rodham F Kenner / Unknown]2a aka Elmire
b. abt 1823, Missouri1 (death index - age 26, b. Missouri)
d. March 18501 (death index - typhoid fever)

Catharine V Unknown  [parents unknown]
b. abt 1826, Virginia1

Census records:

1840 MO Platte
1850 VA Rappahannock
1860 VA Fauquier
1870 VA Fauquier
Widow Catherine, daughters Mary and Kate with son Charles:
1880 TX McLennan

Children of Benjamin Sedwick and Elvira Kenner:

John Francis Sedwick
  b. June 13, 1841, [St Charles] Missouri1,12
  d. May 29, 1909, [Waco, McLennan, Texas]12
  m1 September 13, 1870, Robertson County, Texas, Annie Allen11,12
  m2 abt 1877 Laura B Unknown1,12
William B Sedwick [Benjamin?]
  b. abt 1843, Platte County, Missouri2a
  d. bef 19101
  m. 1876, Annie D Wilkinson2b
Charles Zadock Sedwick
  b. May 2, 1846, Virginia1,2a,22 or St Charles, Missouri1,7
  d. June 23, 1922, Alvin, Brazoria, Texas7
  m. February 24, 1874, Fauquier County, Virginia, Mary M McLearen7,8
Rodham K Sedwick [Kenner?]
  b. abt 1848, Virginia2a,12
  d. Aug. 29, 190012
  bu Waco, McLennan, Texas, Oakwood Cemetery12

Children of Benjamin Sedwick and Catharine V Unknown:

Robert A Sedwick
  b. October 1853, Virginia1
m. July 23, 1879, Pickens County, Alabama, Katie Lovett2c,15
Edward A Sedwick
  b. abt 1855, Virginia1
Lizzy C Sedwick
  b. abt 1857, Virginia1
Samuel Sedwick
  b. abt 1858, Virginia1
Mary Sedwick aka Mamie
  b. November 1863, Virginia1
  m. abt 1896, Thomas M Gastright?1
Catharine Sedwick aka Kate
  b. December 1867?, Virginia1

Son Rodham K Sedwick appears in these census records:

1860 VA Rappahannock
1870 VA Rappahannock
1880 VA Rappahannock

Daughters Mary and Catherine appear in this census record:

1900 AL Jefferson, Birmingham

Cannot find sons Edward and Samuel anywhere in 1880 or 1900 census records.


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
a. Joyce H Tucker, records available online at, used with her permission
b. Chuck Sedwick, descendant of Zadock's son James Bushrod Sedwick
c. Laura Franks, descendant of Hannah R Lovett, aunt of Kate Lovett wife of Robert A Sedwick

6. Missouri Marriages to 1850
an database
This record:
Benjamin Sedwick  Elvira Renner  May 22, 1840  St Charles

7. Biographical Register of Fauquier County Virginia's Black Horse Cavalry
manuscript, Lynn Hopewell, Warrenton, Virginia, draft May 2002
avalliable online at

8. Marriage Index: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia, 1740-1920
a database
this record:
NameMarriedCountyStateSpouse name
Charles L SedwickFeb 24, 1874FauquierVAMary M McLearen
references LDS Film 0031635, Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Register, 1854-1906

11. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
an database
This record:
NameSpouse nameMarriage DateCountyState
Sedwick, J CAllen, Annie13 Sep 1870RobertsonTX

12. Waco, McLennan, Texas, Oakwood Cemetery
list prepared by the Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc
online at
These records, all Lot 93:
Sedwick, Laura B. wife of Jno. F. Dec. 7, 1845 - Jan. 23, 1907
Sedwick, Jno. F. (Major) June 13, 1841- May 29, 1909
Sedwick, Annie C. wife of Jno. F. d. Jan. 4, 1876 age 29 yrs
Sedwick, Rodham (K.) (F&P*: d. Aug. 29, 1900 age 52)
* F&P = Fall & Puckett Funeral Records

15. Alabama Marriages, 1800-1920
an database
This record:
Spouse 1 Spouse 2 Date Place OSPage
R A SedwickMiss Katie Lovett23 Jul 1879Pickens267

22. Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, Confederate Cemetery
photographed 8/1/2003 by Dennis and Marilyn Sedgwick

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