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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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B47,44.
Alexander Sedgwick, 4th child of Henry Dwight Sedgwick, II (B47,4) and Henrietta (Ellery) Sedgwick, was born January 24, 1867, in New York City and died October 18, 1929, at Bath, N.Y. He married October 2, 1895, Lydia Cameron Rogers, daughter of Sherman S. Rogers and Christina Cameron (Davenport) Rogers of Buffalo, N.Y. She died April 12, 1934, at Pittsfield, Mass.

On account of delicate health Mr. Sedgwick did not attend public or private school except at Stockbridge when very young and later for a short time at Bishop's College at Lenoxville, Canada. Toward the end of his life he spend much of his time in Europe. In the first World War he saw active service at the front as an ambulance driver. After the entrance of the United States, he served with the Red Cross in Italy. For a few years he was in politics in Massachusetts and sat in the House of Representatives twice, in 1912 and 1913, as a Democrat. He always maintained his residence at Stockbridge, Mass., formerly owning Sedgwick House built by Judge Theodore Sedgwick in 1785. For many years he was president of the Laurel Hill Association of Stockbridge. He belonged to the Union Club of Boston and the Century and City clubs of New York City. Mrs. Sedgwick was for many years a trustee of the Stockbridge Library Association and a member of the Colonial Dames of America. After Mr. Sedgwick's death she continued to live at Stockbridge. In 1933 she presented 250 acres of forest on Beartown Mountain to the Laurel Hill Association as a memorial to her husband. Children:

1. Christina Davenport, b. December 13, 1897, at Buffalo, N.Y. (B47,441)

2. William Ellery, b. May 18, 1899, at Buffalo, N.Y. (B47,442)

3. Alexander Cameron, b. February 8, 1901, at Stockbridge, Mass. (B47,443)

B47,441.
Christina Davenport Sedgwick, 1st child of Alexander and Lydia Cameron (Rogers) Sedgwick, was born December 13, 1897, at Buffalo, N.Y., and married at Stockbridge, Mass., September 9, 1922, John Phillips Marquand of Holly Oak, Del., the novelist. They were divorced in 1935 and she lives at 35 Beacon St., Boston. Children (Marquand):

1. John P. Marquand, Jr., b. October 13, 1923, at Pittsfield,

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