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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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Ellery Sedgwick (B48,2) and Constance I. (Brevoort) Sedgwick, was born September 5, 1861, at Lenox, Mass., and married, 1st, January 19, 1884, at New York City, John A. Metcalf of that city. They were divorced in 1889 and she married, 2d, October 9, 1891, at Edgartown, Mass., Marshall B. Mead, of Providence, R.I., who was in insurance. He adopted both her children, September 15, 1903, at Providence, R.I. They travelled extensively and Mr. Mead died in February, 1922, at Springfield, Mass. Mrs. Mead resides at 1429 Valley View Street, Glendale, California, with her son who is in business there. Children, both by her first husband:

1. Gwendolen Metcalf, assumed the name of Gwendolen Mead, b. October 5, 1884, at South Orange, N.J. (B48,261)

2. Allen Sands Metcalf, assumed the name of Dwight Ellery Sedgwick Mead, b. March 5, 1886, in New York City. (B48,262)

Gwendolen Metcalf (Mead), 1st child of Helen Ellery (Sedgwick) Metcalf (Mead) and John A. Metcalf, was born October 5, 1884, at South Orange, N.J., attended Taconic School at Lakeville, Conn., and the Masters School at Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She married Nathaniel Horton Batchelder, first headmaster of the Loomis School at Windsor, Conn., where she died February 23, 1917. Dr. Batchelder said in response to a request for a sketch of her:

"When I became the headmaster of the Loomis Institute, with the opportunity to organize a wholly new school with a generous endowment on the original homestead of Joseph Loomis, she was an invaluable aid. I suppose in the genealogy one cannot use superlatives but she had a large share in the planning of all buildings and arrangements for the school. We came to Hartford in 1912 to make plans, supervise construction and select a faculty. The school was opened in September, 1914."

In her memory the Gwendolen Sedgwick Batchelder prize is given annually at the Loomis School to the senior who has exhibited to the highest degree the qualities of industry, loyalty and manliness. Child (Batchelder):

1. Nathaniel Horton, Jr., b. February 9, 1917, at Hartford, Conn. (B48,261,1)

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