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Mary Ann's brother, Erastus (B55) had gone to Galesburg in
1836 "for the health of his daughter, Semanthe" (see sketch of
Erastus), leaving the health-giving and scenic tonic of the Green
Mountain--Lake Champlain section which now vies with the
Adirondacks as an American health center--for the prairies.
Mary Ann and Hiram Everest followed for the free lands and
homesteads of northern Illinois.
They were living in Moriah, N.Y., in 1832 when daughter Mary Ann was born and even as late as 1841 when Persis married William D. Holcomb. As Mr. Holcomb died in Galesburg in 1856 and Hiram Sedgwick died there in 1852, the family must have gone there about that period. --Mrs. Telford. They resided until their deaths in the house they had built at Galesburg, Hiram's on October 12, 1857, and Mary's on April 3, 1875, according to three obituaries. Children (Everest):
1. Persis Swift, b. May 24, 1820, at Shoreham, Vt. (B5E,1)
2. Hiram Sedgwick, b. June 8, 1824, at Shoreham, Vt. (B5E,2)
3. Mary Ann, b. August 18, 1832, at Moriah, N.Y. (B5E,3)
1. Clara Jane (Jennie), b. November 21, 1845, at Westport, N.Y.; graduated from Knox College, 1865; m. Charles G. Field.