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FAMILY BIBLE OF THE WILLIAM THOMAS
Note: The Bible at hand is currently in the possession of Mrs. Alice Jean Bane (the former Mrs. Harold Sedwick) of Sedwick's Mills, Allegheny Twp., Butler Co., PA. Harold Sedwick was a descendant of George F. Sedwick's oldest sibling, Thomas Benjamin Sedwick. Several of the entries are in very florid script and have the initials "G.F.S" in their margins. A comparison of George Fletcher Sedwick's signature as found on his army enlistment papers (N.A.) with the writing mentioned above, shows that indeed, George F. Sedwick made these entries. That he owned such a Bible is confirmed in the pension records (Affidavit of Thomas Fletcher and John Kelly, 4 May 1868 and of Robert Storey, 1 May 1868) which refer to "the family bible of the said George F. Sedwick kept in the hand writing of the said George F. Sedwick." Comparison with the signature of William T. Sedwick as found in the pension records, suggests that he made some of the entries. It seems possible that the entries had been begun by William T. Sedwick and then handed on to his eldest son, George Fletcher Sedwick. Entries and notations seem to have been added over the years in various hands.
Regarding the book:
The Bible has several illustrations:
Contains the Apocrypha.
Family records appear between the Apocrypha and the New Testament. The New Testament ends at page 253.
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