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Stephen Sedgwick

Birthplace: Cornwall, Litchfield county, Ct, USA
Death: Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton county, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen. John Sedgwick and Abigail Sedgwick
Husband of Anna Gott
Father of Henry James Sedgwick; John Sedgwick and Charles Baldwin Sedgwick, Congressman
Brother of Col. John Sedgwick and Benjamin Sedgwick

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About Stephen Sedgwick

Stephen Sedgwick, son of Gen John Sedgwick,of Cornwall, and his first wife Abigail Andrews, was b. 3/1/1783; m. July 17,1821 [LDS marriage shows 7/17/1811], with ANN (or ANNE) BALDWIN, dau. of Isaac Baldwin and Hannah Sacket. He graduated at Yale and was a lawyer; they settled at Ithaca, NY. He d. in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Stephen Sedgwick was one of the old attorneys, having come to the county in 1808. He was the father of Syracuse Sedgwick's and an uncle to the distinguished general of that name. He practiced but a short time here, but was regarded as one of the keenest intellects, and in the trial of causes was a match for Matthews. His intellectual powers were brilliant and fascinating, and he was gigantic in form He died early, the victim of intemperance." [History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins and Schuyler counties]

Children were: Henry James (1812), John (1814), and Charles Baldwin (1815).

  • Find a grave memorial: Burial location unknown. He attended Yale college and probably studied at Litchfield Law School before practicing in Ithaca, NY. He and Anne divorced about 1818 and she married his law clerk, Samuel Gott in 1819. He died about 1830 in Cinncinnati, Ohio. (NOTE: Since no divorce record is currently available to support this statement, I have elected to leave the marraige as is currently indicated, rather than change the record to show a divorce)
  • A Sedgwick Genealogy also makes the statement that Stephen and Ann divorced.
  • 1783 LDS birth record:Stephen, son of John & Abigail, b. 3/1/1783,Cornwall, Ct.
  • marriage record: Sedgwick to Ann Baldwin (date listed as 7/17/1811; have modified CC Baldwins record of 1821 to read 1811 since no original is available...this is a research item)
  • The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881 (1881)
Author: Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee), 1834-1895
Subject: Baldwin family
Publisher: Cleveland, O, [Leader printing company]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

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Stephen Sedgwick's Timeline

March 1, 1783
Cornwall, Litchfield county, Ct, USA
July 17, 1811
Age 28
Litchfield, CT, USA
June 4, 1812
Age 29
Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States
August 13, 1814
Age 31
March 15, 1815
Age 32
Pompey, NY, United States
Age 46
Cincinnati, Hamilton county, OH, USA