Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I88859
  • Name: Theodore SEDGWICK
  • RELA: 3rd cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 MAY 1746 in West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1789 AND 4 MAR 1795 Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Massachusetts
  • Event: Elected BET 11 JUN 1796 AND 4 MAR 1799 United States Senator from Massachusetts
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1799 AND 4 MAR 1801 Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Massachusetts
  • Event: Elected BET 2 DEC 1799 AND 4 MAR 1801 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Death: 24 JAN 1813 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Burial: Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
  • Event: Pic Theodore Sedgwick
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  • Note:
    SEDGWICK, Theodore, a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in West Hartford, Conn., May 9, 1746; attended Yale College; studied theology and law; admitted to the bar in 1766 and commenced practice in Great Barrington, Mass.; moved to Sheffield, Mass.; during the Revolutionary War served in the expedition against Canada in 1776; member, State house of representatives 1780, 1782-1783; member, State senate 1784- 1785; Member of the Continental Congress 1785, 1786, and 1788; member, State house of representatives 1787-1788, and served as speaker; delegate to the State convention that adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788; elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1789, until his resignation in June 1796; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Caleb Strong and served from June 11, 1796, to March 3, 1799; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifth Congress; elected to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sixth Congress; judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts 1802-1813; died in Boston, Mass., January 24, 1813; interment in the family cemetery, Stockbridge, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Benjamin SEDGWICK b: 7 NOV 1716
    Mother: Ann THOMPSON b: 1717

    Marriage 1 Pamela DWIGHT b: 26 JUN 1753
    • Married: 17 APR 1774
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Mason SEDGWICK b: 30 APR 1775 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
    2. Has Children Frances Pamela SEDGWICK b: 1778 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA
    3. Has Children Theodore SEDGWICK , Jr. b: 9 DEC 1780 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., MA
    4. Has Children Henry Dwight SEDGWICK b: 1785
    5. Has Children Robert SEDGWICK b: 6 JUN 1787 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
    6. Has No Children Catharine Maria SEDGWICK b: 28 DEC 1789 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
    7. Has Children Charles SEDGWICK b: 15 DEC 1791 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
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