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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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was one of the first women to be appointed as a clerk to the War Department. Beginning during the Civil War she held that position forty years. Upon her retirement she made her home at Sharon, Conn., where she died in April, 1926, aged 91 years.

Caroline Swan Sedgwick, 6th child of General Charles F. Sedgwick (B21,1) and Betsey (Swan) Sedgwock, was born January 22, 1839, at Sharon, Conn., and married September 5, 1861, Dr. William W. Knight of that place. He was born at Granby, Mass., July 11, 1833, attended the Berkshire Medical Institute and Lyceum of Medical History (this from its seal), from which he received a diploma in 1855. He was First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon of the 3d New York Volunteer Artillery. After the Civil War they resided at Sharon where he practiced medicine and kept the village drugstore. He was a member of a family which produced several distinguished doctors of medicine, was a surgeon in the United States Army during the Civil War and a brother of Dr. Henry Knight, who founded the pioneer school for feeble-minded at Lakeville, Conn., a nationally known institution. He was an uncle of Dr. George Knight who carried on the school until his death while campaigning for Congress. A nephew, Robert, was also a physician. Dr. Knight died at Sharon February 18, 1912. Mrs. Knight died at Sharon May 1, 1917. Children, all born at Sharon (Knight):

1. Charles Sedgwick, b. September 22, 1862. (B21,161)

2. William Henry, b. June 14, 1865. (B21,162)

3. Emma Sedgwick, b. May 21, 1870. (B21,163)

Charles Sedgwick Knight, 1st child of Caroline Swan (Sedgwick) Knight (B21,16) and Dr. William Knight, was born September 22, 1862, at Sharon, Conn., and married Clara George. They resided at Chicago where he was a travelling salesman and a wholesale dealer in eggs. She died at Chicago September 5, 1933, and was buried at Erie, Pa. No children.

William Henry Knight, 2d child of Caroline Swan (Sedgwick) Knight (B21,16) and Dr. William W. Knight, was born June 14, 1865, at Sharon, Conn., became an engineer and during the Spanish War joined Battery A, 7th Artillery, March 15, 1898, at

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