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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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Conn., December 18, 1878, a member of the manufacturing firm of that name in that town.

William Swift, 5th child of Benjamin Swift (B56) and Rebecca (Brown) Swift, was born at St. Albans, Vt., May 6, 1819, and became a successful physician. He married Ellen Maria of Boston, Mass., December 9, 1857. He died in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 5, 1885. No children.

Catherine Sedgwick Swift, 6th child of Hon. Benjamin Swift (B56) and Rebecca (Brown) Swift, was born November 3, 1821, at St. Albans, Vt., and died at her sister's home in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 31, 1876. She had a twin sister, Caroline, who died when less than a year old. She married December 15, 1851, George Frederick Houghton of St. Albans, son of Abel and Emilia (Stebbins) Houghton of that city and a lawyer and writer of ability. He was appointed Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, 1848-9, by Governor Carlos Coolidge. He was also State Attorney and United States Commissioner and one of the founders and a president of the Vermont Historical Society. In 1854 he established the Vermont Transcript and was also connected with the Church Journal. He died at St. Albans September 22, 1870. Child (Houghton):

1. Alfred Swift, b. January 21, 1855, at St. Albans, Vt. (B56,61)

Alfred Swift Houghton, only child of Catherine S. (Swift) Houghton (B56,6) and George F. Houghton, was born January 21, 1855, at St. Albans, Vermont, and died in that city July 29, 1909. He married November 30, 1882, Harriet Louisa Smith, daughter of William Asa Smith and Louisa Mary (Bellows) Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., who died May 19, 1921, at St. Albans. He graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in March, 1880, having previously attended Dartmouth College. In May, 1894, he was appointed by Mayor Strong to the New York City Civil Service Commission and held that office until his death. Children:

1. Mary Emilia, b. December 14, 1883, at Brooklyn, N.Y. (B56,611)

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