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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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Frances Amanda Swift, 2d child of Job Swift (B55,4) and Mrs. Amanda S. (Everest) Swift, was born June 7, 1859, at Galesburg and graduated at Knox College in 1878. She married November 18, 1880, Claude Ford Clendennin, born September 10, 1857, at Viola, Ill., attended Knox College and died at Westwood, N.J., February 27, 1923. Children (Clendennin):

1. Mabel Frances, b. May 30, 1884, at Galesburg, Ill.; attended Knox College and later Simmons College, Boston; resides in New York City. (B55,421)

2. Ramsey Swift, b. 1893, at Chicago; d. 1894, at Galesburg, Ill.

Louisa Everest Swift, 5th child of Erastus Swift (B55) and Louisa (Everest) Swift, was born September 18, 1813, at Addison, Vermont. She married June 19, 1856, at Galesburg, Ralph Skinner, a founder of Galesburg and one of the trustees of Knox College. He died in 1887; she died August 19, 1887, at Galesburg.

Hiram Everest Swift, 6th child of Erastus Swift (B55) and Louisa (Everest) Swift, was born June 27, 1816, at Addison Vermont, and graduated at Union College in 1858. He became counselor-at-law County of Knox, Illinois, died October 25, 1848, at Oquawka, Illinois, and is buried at Galesburg.

Semanthe Swift, 7th child of Erastus Swift (B55) and Louisa (Everest) Swift, was born April 13, 1819, at Addison, Vermont. For the sake of her health the journey to Galesburg was undertaken in 1836 by a wagon trainload of fifty people. She made the trip on her cot in one of the wagons. She died unmarried in Galesburg April 1, 1891.

Benjamin Swift, 6th child of Mary Ann (Sedgwick) Swift (B5) and Rev. Job Swift, was born April 9, 1780, at Amenia, N.Y. (D.A.R. records) and died at St. Albans, Vt., November 11, 1847. He studied law with the historic firm of Reeves & Gould at Litchfield, Conn., and began practice at Bennington County, Vt., probably at Manchester and in 1810 removed to St. Albans, Vt., where

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