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Joseph Sedgwick

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Birthplace: West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Sedgwick and Mary Hopkins
Husband of Ruth Sedgwick
Father of Samuel Sedgwick and Ruth Sedgwick
Brother of Jonathan Sedgwick; Ebenezer Sedgwick; Abigail Kellogg; Mary Kellogg; Thankful Sedgwick and 4 others

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About Joseph Sedgwick

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

New Haven Collection: Joseph Sedgwick, 4th. child of Capt. Samuel and Mary (Hopkins) Sedgwick, was born May 16, 1697, in West Hartford, Conn., and died Nov. 1, 1765, in Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Mass. He married Jan. 24, 1722-3, Ruth Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith, of Farmington, Conn., who was baptised Dec. 1, 1694. Joseph was rememberd by both his father and mother in their wills. From his father, who died Mar. 24, 1735, he received "15 acres of land, where his house now stands, butting on his brother Jonathan's land West, and on Lt. Gillett's south, besides what I have already given him." His mother, who died Sep. 4, 1743, gave him "a chest, bed and bedstead, and one blanket, also £6.0.0, which he borrowed of me some time ago; also a trammell, frying pan, a meat barrel and a suet tub and the old worm tub. I give him my cow and 3 chairs; also I give him my iron mortar and pestle; also one paire of shoes." On June 25, 1762, he bought land in Lot #187, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Co., Mass., where he seems to have continued to live until his death there Nov. 1, 1785. Hampshire County, Mass., is the second county north from Hartford County, Conn., and Berkshire County adjoins Hampshire on the west, so there moves were not so distant as we might imagine. Probably Thomas Orton, whose first wife was Elizabeth Sedgwick, a sister of Joseph, was the first of our relatives to locate at Tyringham. He had previously removed from Farmington to Cornwall, Conn., and about 1748 he sold his holdings in Cornwall to Benjamin Sedgwick, the youngest brother of Joseph, and removed from Cornwall to Tyringham, Mass. Samuel, the oldest son of Joseph, also preceeded his father to Tyringham, having bought a home lot #27 in Tyuringham on Dec. 16, 1764. We do not know when or where Ruth, the wife of Joseph, died.

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Joseph Sedgwick's Timeline

1697
May 16, 1697
West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1722
January 24, 1722
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
1725
April 11, 1725
Age 27
Hartford, CT, USA
1730
1730
Age 32
1765
November 1, 1765
Age 68
Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States