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  Theodore Sedgwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theodore Sedgwick (May 9, 1746-January 24, 1813), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Massachusetts and the fifth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, was born in West Hartford, Connecticut.
A Federalist, Sedgwick's political career began in 1780 and lasted until he became a judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts in 1802, a position he held until his death in Boston, Massachusetts in 1813.
Mumbet was so grateful that she became a member of the Sedgwick household for life and is buried in the family plot - her grave is marked by a monument beside the grave of his daughter Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the first noted female writer in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theodore_Sedgwick   (534 words)

 Edie Sedgwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edith Minturn Sedgwick, named as Edith Sedgwick on her birth certificate, (April 20, 1943 - November 15, 1971) was an American socialite, debutante, and heiress, best known as a star of underground films made by Andy Warhol in the 1960s.
Another third-great grandfather, Judge Theodore Sedgwick, was the first to plead and win a case for freedom of a fl slave woman under the Massachusetts Bill of Rights that declared all men to be born free and equal.
Sedgwick died in November 1971 from a barbiturate poisoning in combination with alcohol; after a party event, her husband of four months woke to find her dead in bed beside him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edie_Sedgwick   (889 words)

 Sedgwick, Theodore
Sedgwick, Theodore (1746-1813) Speaker of the House: Sedgwick was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1746.
Sedgwick was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1789, where he remained until 1796, when he was elected to the US Senate.
In that year, Sedgwick was appointed a judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, a position he held until his death on January 24, 1813, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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 MHS | Charles Sedgwick Papers, 1813-1908 : Guide to the Collection
On the 15 December 1791, Charles Sedgwick was born in Stockbridge Massachusetts, the youngest son and tenth child of Federalist Judge Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813) and Pamela Dwight (1753-1807).
Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight Sedgwick was born in 1801 to Josiah Dwight and Rhoda Edwards.
Catharine Maria was born on 28 December 1789 to Theodore Sedgwick and Pamela Dwight, in Stockbridge.
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 Berkshire Eagle Online - Other Opinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Sedgwick's argument was essentially the same as the one later used by Adams when he pled successfully in lower court to have three girls removed from the extradition action.
Sedgwick, to support his claim the girls contrarily were native Africans, challenged the plaintiffs to converse with the girls in Spanish or Portuguese.
Sedgwick was born in Albany, the son of Theodore II and Susan Anne Livingston (Ridley) Sedgwick, and attended public schools in New York City and Stockbridge.
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 Stockbridge stoutly savors being small - ExploreNewEngland.com
A family plot irreverently referred to as ''The Sedgwick Pie" features graves arrayed in concentric circles around those of the patriarch, Theodore Sedgwick, the fifth speaker of the US House of Representatives, and his wife, Pamela, who died in 1813 and 1807, respectively.
Sedgwick, a lawyer and later a judge, represented Elizabeth Freeman, the first slave to win her freedom by appealing to the courts.
As the story goes, Judge Sedgwick decreed that his ancestors be buried around him with their feet facing the center so when they arose on Judgment Day, they would be facing him for his advice.
explorenewengland.com /travel?article=massachusetts/articles/2005/11/06/stockbridge_stoutly_savors_being_small   (1576 words)

 Catharine Maria Sedgwick Biographical Sketch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
On December 28, 1789, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Catharine Sedgwick was born to Pamela Dwight and Theodore Sedgwick.
Sedgwick shared with her contemporaries Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant a commitment to American subjects and materials.
Sedgwick demonstrated remarkable industry and flexibility as a writer, writing over 100 tales for diverse annuals and magazines, publishing her letters from abroad, authoring at least one biography and numerous tracts, and writing many stories for children and young adults.
www.salemstate.edu /imc/sedgwick/sedg/cmsbio.htm   (415 words)

 Tasmanian Thomas Family and related Families - pafg80 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Susan Ridley Sedgwick was born on 21 Feb 1837.
Arthur George Sedgwick was born on 6 Oct 1845.
Maria Theodore Sedgwick was born on 4 Mar 1851.
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Mumbet is sitting for her portrait being painted by Susan Sedgwick, one of the characters in the series, which miniature portrait exists in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Sedgwick's room, Mumbet stood her ground and said they could not bother the sick woman nor the children and would have to get past her first.
Sedgwick was one of the lawyers who won Mumbet's freedom in 1781 in Great Barrington at the age of 35.
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 New England 13 Berkshires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Sedgwicks were the leading intellectual family of the Housatonic River Valley, and Catherine Sedgwick was the leading woman novelist of her era.
Theodore Sedgwick, delegate to the Continental Congress and friend of George Washington, built the house in 1785 close to the banks of the Housatonic River.
It was partly at the urging of the Sedgwicks that Bryant decided to abandon law and try his hand at earning a living by literary journalism in New York.
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 Search Results for "Sedgwick"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
...Robert Sedgwick, one of the worthiest of those New Englanders who were recalled to serve the mother country, obtained a place for himself in literary annals by the...
Sedgwick, county (1,009 sq mi/2,613 sq km; 1990 pop.
Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813, American lawyer and statesman, b.
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 UPNE | The Sedgwicks in Love
Pamela, not quite twenty-one, was marrying Theodore Sedgwick over the clearly stated objections of her widowed mother.
In the course of her thirty-three-year marriage to Theodore, Pamela gave birth to ten children, seven of whom—four sons and three daughters—survived to adulthood.
The courtships, engagements, and marriages of the sons and daughters of Theodore and Pamela are the subject of this book.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Nevertheless, Sedgwick nearly passed out of literary history altogether before scholars began to reexamine her work in the 1970s and subsequently restored her to a place of prominence in criticism and the classroom.
Her father, Theodore Sedgwick, started out as a country lawyer and the social inferior of his wife, Pamela Dwight, who hailed from one of the wealthy and prominent families known at the time as the Connecticut River Gods.
Theodore Sedgwick’s fame and social prominence advanced, however, when the young attorney successfully represented the slave Elizabeth Freeman (also known as “Bett” or “Mumbet”) in her suit for freedom in a Massachusetts court in 1781 (Brom and Bett v.
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 Fay, Theodore Sedgwick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Theodore Fay was a diplomat, poet and writer; born in New York; his father, a successful lawyer, had studied law with Alexander Hamilton.
Fay clerked in his father's office and admitted to practice law in 1828, he soon thereafter joined the New York Mirror as an editor where he continued to author a series of light essays, "The Little Genius," began by his father.
Theodore Sedgwick Fay, Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man, consisting of the Little Genius, and Other Essays (New York: J. Harper, 1832)
www.wvu.edu /~lawfac/jelkins/lp-2001/fay.html   (498 words)

 Diebold Agricultural Hall - CAMA
Theodore closed the school in 1869 upon the death of his father.
Theodore however was not finished with his interest in educating youth in the methods of agriculture.
Theodore was in a position to eventually influence the Storrs brothers and because of the similarities between the Cream Hill School and the Storrs Agricultural School, evidence of his influence was clear.
www.ctamachinery.com /CreamHillAgSchool.html   (473 words)

 Sedgwick, Theodore on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
SEDGWICK, THEODORE [Sedgwick, Theodore] 1746-1813, American lawyer and statesman, b.
Tod Sedgwick just cannot stay away from newsletter publishing, although he also likes ducks, sermons, lumber, libraries, and politics.(Publisher's Profile)
"The forgetfulness of sex": devotion and desire in the courtship Letters of Angelina Grimke and Theodore Dwight Weld.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SedgwickT1.asp   (434 words)

 MUMBET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Welcomed cordially into the Sedgwick family, Mumbet, taking the surname of "Freeman", remained with the Sedgwicks for the rest of her life as a beloved friend and helper.
Catherine Sedgwick, late a popular novelist, wrote of her: "One should have known this remarkable woman, the native majesty of her deportment.
When Mumbet died in 1829, she was buried in the Sedgwick plot in Stockbridge near the center of the family circle.
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Theodore Sedgwick knew George Washington, John Jay, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, and others of note.
Theodore is the centerpiece of the "Sedgwick Pie" in which Mumbet is buried with the family plot.
The Sedwick Office where Mumbet walked from the Ashley House to ask Theodore Sedwick to represent her case for freedom is still in existence and is a private home in Sheffield This part of the house was the original office Sedwick used in in 1781.
mumbet.com /html/tsedgwick.html   (249 words)

 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
In 1902 the cornerstone was laid, and the Pioneer Press published a lengthy account of the event, focusing on the contributions of some 400 Sunday School children Rev.
Sedgwick had galvanized, both at St. John's and at his other ministries in the city.
Sedgwick, Bishop Samuel C. Edsall, wardens and vestrymen, and a 40-person choir led the congregation from their old quarters to the new site.
www.mfinley.com /story/cornerstone.htm   (565 words)

She was the daughter of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, a leader of the Federalists, close to Alexander Hamilton.
Sedgwick is famous for crushing Shay's Rebellion and was one of the first Speakers of the House of the US Congress.
Catharine's mother, Pamela Sedgwick was the daughter of Jonathan Edwards, the "hell fire and brimstone" preacher, who was second President of Princeton when his son-in-law Arron Burr's father (the first President) died young.
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 MHS | Minot-Rackemann Family Papers, 1824-1952 : Guide to the Collection
Elizabeth was born on 15 July 1826, the third child of Charles Sedgwick and Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight.
Fanny was born on 6 December 1856 to Theodore Sedgwick Pomeroy and Isabella Low.
Felix was born on 17 June 1861 in Lenox to Frederick William Rackemann of Bremen, Germany and Elizabeth Dwight Sedgwick Rackemann.
www.masshist.org /findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0027   (1857 words)

 Founder of the Month - Mumm Bett by Monty Rainey
She went on to explain that the Bill of Rights said that all were born free and equal and that, as she was not a dumb critter, she was certainly one of the nation, especially when her own husband had given his life to help free that nation.
Theodore Sedgwick was joined in plaintiff’s counsel by Tapping Reeve, the distinguished lawyer from Litchfield, Connecticut, who later founded the Litchfield Law School.
At the onset of the Shays Rebellion, Theodore Sedgwick was a member of the state legislature and was away from his Stockbridge home, tending his duties in Boston.
www.juntosociety.com /founders/mumbett.html   (3074 words)

 UVa Library: Early American Fiction Collection
Theodore Sedgwick Fay was born in New York.
Sedgwick's first novel was Norman Leslie, whose plot is based on a famous murder that occurred in New York at the beginning of the century.
His other works include Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man; The Minute Book, a Record of Travel; Countess Ida; Hoboken, a romance of New York; Sidney Clifton; Robert Rueful; Ulric, a Volume of Verse; Views of Christianity; Great Outlines of Geography; History of Switzerland; and History of the Three Germanys.
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 Edie Sedgwick Biography
Edie Sedgwick's father was Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904-1967), a Santa Barbara rancher who had three nervous breakdowns prior to his marriage in 1929 to Edie's mother Alice Delano De Forest.
Before the marriage, Alice's father visited Francis Sedgwick's doctors at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge Massachusetts, where he was recovering from a phase of manic-depressive psychosis.
Judge Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813) had been Speaker of the House of Representatives in the time of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington and had also been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
www.warholstars.org /stars/edie.html   (3586 words)

 T.S. Gold Family Papers
Gold was a trustee of the Storrs Agricultural School from 1881 to 1901 and took an active role in promoting the school's growth and development throughout his lifetime.
Theodore Sedgwick Gold was born 2 March 1818 in Madison, New York, the son of Dr. Samuel Wadsworth Gold and Phoebe Cleveland.
General John Sedgwick (1839-1892) includes correspondence, printed material, orders and receipts and invitation responses regarding the memorial service held for General Sedgwick, who was a relative of the Gold family.
www.lib.uconn.edu /online/research/speclib/ASC/findaids/Gold/MSS19820002.html   (1053 words)

 The Massachusetts Historical Society | Object of the Month
Alexander Hamilton's 10 July letter to Theodore Sedgwick of Stockbridge, Mass., is perhaps more notable for what it does not contain, rather than what it does.
Writing only hours before he met Aaron Burr on the dueling grounds in Weehawken, New Jersey, Hamilton never mentions his deadly assignation to Sedgwick, nor suggests in any way that this could be his final letter.
Instead, Hamilton briefly informs Sedgwick, a fellow Federalist and Massachusetts judge, of his distaste for politics and his negative views of current talk regarding the secession of the New England states and democracy in general.
www.masshist.org /objects/2004july.cfm   (509 words)

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My connection to the Sedgwick karma thickens because two years later in 1981, Leila Dwight introduced me to her aunt, Suky Sedgwick, who was Edie Sedgwick's baby sister.
In the center Judge Theodore Sedgwick is buried...
Suky's grandfather Henry Dwight Sedgwick wrote a prophetic essay "House of Sorrow" [10] in 1908 in which he says that the future creates the past.
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 SEDGWICK.ORG - Cemeteries, Massachusetts, Berkshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
One of the sections of this cemetery is the famous "Sedgwick Pie",
the family plot of Theodore Sedgwick and Pamela (Dwight) Sedgwick.
There are several other Sedgwicks buried in this cemetery but not in the plot; some are also descendants of Theodore, some are "cousins." I'll document them here.
www.sedgwick.org /na/library/cemetery/ma.berkshire.cemetery.html   (100 words)

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