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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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was born at Cornwall Hollow, Conn., September 1, 1795, and died at Sharon, Conn., March 9, 1882. In October, 1821, he married Betsey Swan, daughter of Cyrus Swan and Rachel (Gould) Swan of Sharon. He graduated at Williams College in 1814 and after study of a year and a half in the office of Elisha Stirling of Salisbury went to Sharon in 1817 and continued the study of law with the Hon. Cyrus Swan, for a time engaged in conducting Sharon Academy. He soon took up the practice of law and was admitted to the bar in March, 1820, and in 1822 was made Brigadier General of the Sixth Brigade, Connecticut Militia, and in 1831 was promoted to be Major General of the Third Division. He was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly as representative in 1830 and as senator in 1832. In 1856 he was appointed State Attorney for Litchfield County, Conn., and held the office 18 years. He held many offices of public trust. He prepared and published a valuable history of Sharon. He made frequent contributions to the New England Historical and Genealogical Quarterly. He retired to Sharon about 1874 where his children were born, as follows:

1. Elizabeth Swan, b. December 30, 1823. (B21,11)

2. John, b. April 11, 1826. (B21,12)

3. Harriet Maria, b. May 6, 1828. (B21,13)

4. Emma Denison, b. December 14, 1834. (B21,14)

5. Charles Henry, b. January 12, 1837; d. January 8, 1843.

6. Caroline Swan, b. January 22, 1839. (B21,16)

7. Mary Gould, b. October 17, 1842. (B21,17)

8. Robert Adam, b. May 1, 1845. (B21,18)

9. Cyrus Swan, b. November 20, 1849. (B21,19)

10. Anna Rachael, b. December 29, 1851; d. May 20, 1852.

Elizabeth Swan Sedgwick, oldest child of General Charles F. Sedgwick (B21,1) and Betsey (Swan) Sedgwick, was born December 30, 1823, at Sharon, Conn., and in July, 1854, she was living unmarried at Augusta, Georgia.

John Sedgwick, 2d child of General Charles F. Sedgwick (B21,1) and Betsey (Swan) Sedgwick, was born April 11, 1826, at Sharon, Conn., and joined the gold rush to California in 1852. He made the

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