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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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Harvard Medical School; full visiting surgeon to Boston City Hospital; in charge of the department of genito-urinary surgery in Harvard Medical School. He studied medicine in Europe, was a delegate from the American Association of Andrology to International Medical Congress at Berlin and honorary president of the Russian Committee of the XII International Medical Congress in 1897. Children, by 1st marriage:

1. Lillian Perkins Watson, b. December 13, 1888, at Boston; d. September 27, 1889, at Boston.

Theodore Sedgwick, II, 4th child of Judge Theodore (Sedgwick (B4) and his second wife Pamela (Dwight) Sedgwick, was born December 9, 1780, at Sheffield, Mass., and died November 7, 1839, of a paralytic stroke, following the delivery of an address to the Democratic citizens of that place. He married November 28, 1808, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley, daughter of Matthew Ridley, a merchant of Baltimore, and his second wife, Catherine, daughter of Governor Livingston of New Jersey. Governor Livingston was a native of New York, where he was born in 1723. He graduated from Yale in 1741 and removed to New Jersey, where he was in turn elected to the first Continental Congress, the convention which adopted the first Federal Constitution. He was elected the governor of the state. He was a descendant of Robert, First Lord of Livingston Manor.

Of the report that Susan Ridley was a descendant through her father of the celebrated Bishop Ridley, the English martyr, Susan Norton, B44,126,1, writes:

"Susan Ridley's descent from the family of the English martyr is not proven as far as I know. There is a tradition that she was descended from Bishop Ridley's brother. As it happens, my aunt, Miss Elizabeth Norton, and I have been examining the Ridley papers in the hope of settling the question."

Susan Ridley was born May 24, 1788, at Stockbridge, Mass. and died January 20, 1867, at Stockbridge. She wrote stories for children and several larger works of fiction as THE MORALS OF PLEASURE, 1826; THE YOUNG IMMIGRANTS, 1830; ALLAN PRESCOTT, 1834; and ALIDA, 1844.

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