Charles Zadock Sedwick  [Benjamin Sedwick / Elvira Kenner]
b. May 2, 1846, Virginia1,2a,22 or St Charles, Missouri1,7
d. June 23, 1922, Alvin, Brazoria, Texas7
bu Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, Confederate Cemetery  grave
m. February 24, 1874, Fauquier County, Virginia, Mary M McLearen7,8

Mary M McLearen  [parents unknown]
b. December 1848, Virginia1
d. September 22, 1932, Houston, Texas7

Census records:

1850 VA Rappahannock
1860 VA Fauquier
1870 VA Fauquier
1880 TX McLennan
1900 TX Brazoria
1910 TX Brazoria
1920 TX Lavaca
Mary as widow:
1930 TX Brazoria, Alvin

Charles Zadock Sedwick never did figure out whether he was born in Virginia or Missouri. He gave both states with regularity. I tend to believe the earliest record, as given by his father in the 1850 census, when Charles was but four years old, and the memory was fresh; I suspect that while his two older brothers were born in Missouri, Charles was born in Virginia.

He served in the Civil War in Company H Fourth Virginia Calvary, which hailed from Fauquier County and called themselves the "Black Horse Cavalry."
Some events of his military period7,9

1862 Mar 23: Enlisted Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Virginia, private
1862 Jun 03: Discharged for minority, he was 15 when he entered, 16 by this date
1863 Apr 01: Enlisted Company H, 4th Cavalry Regiment Virginia, private
1863 Aug 18: Horse killed
1864 Apr 15: Absent, sick (estimated day)
1865 May 06: Paroled at Warrenton or Winchester, Virginia

He apparently moved to Texas in 1874, moved to Alvin, Brazoria, Texas in 1897.7


Annie M Sedwick
  b. Oct 1876, Texas1
Ella Wilkes Sedwick
  b. August 30, 1878, [Waco, McLennan, Texas]12
  d. April 14, 1880, [Waco, McLennan, Texas]12
  bu Waco, McLennan, Texas, Oakwood Cemetery12
Zada C Sedwick
  b. Sep 1881, Texas1
Charles F Sedwick
  b. Apr 1889, Texas1

"Zadie" Sedwick

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

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

9. American Civil War Soldiers an database

12. Waco, McLennan, Texas, Oakwood Cemetery
list prepared by the Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc
online at
This record, Lot 93:
Sedwick, Ella Wilkes dau. of C.Z. & M.M. Aug. 30, 1878 - Apr. 14, 1880

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

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