Sedgwick Research

Mark & Allison's Genealogy and Family History Repository

This index page is divided into four separate sections: Family Web Site Links, Links to Other Helpful Family History Sites, Free Special Offers, and Other Miscellaneous Links.

The Family Web Site Links section contains links to several "family" web sites. Most (but not all) of these "sites" are actually sections of our own site. Each "site" or section is based on a certain family, or a common ancestor who bore the family name. In most cases, this ancestor was the first member of the specific family to come to America. Many of these ancestors came before the United States became a nation. Other "sites," such as the Philo Dibble site, are centered around a prominent member of the family who was not the first of the family to come to America, but who lived a distinguished life. Information about other family members is also included in such sites.

The Other Helpful Family History Sites section, as the name implies, contains a list of links to other very helpful and informative family history sites. Some of the links, such as the links for Ancestry and "My Trees," are interactive and will allow you to intitiate a search of their Web site from this very page. We especially recommend the LDS sites (especially FamilySearch.org), GenForum, and Cyndi's List because they provide vast amounts of useful information for free.

The Special Free Offers section contains links to other Web sites that allow you to download or order free family-related products, such as free genealogy software, books, and videos. We highly recommend each product, otherwise it would not be linked to our site.

The Miscellaneous Links section has links to various sites, including sites on ancient religious texts, articles on science and religion, United States history, and herbology.

Please check back often because we are always adding information to the site, especially in the Family Web Site section. Send comments, questions, and submissions to .

We have had to remove our e-mail links and replace them with the e-mail address graphic above in order to reduce the amount of e-mail SPAM that we have been receiving. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!

Family Web Site Links:

The Richard Sedgwick Family Web Site: This site is centered around the family of Richard Sedgwick. Richard was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, on May 12, 1849, to George and Rachel Carter Sidgwick. As a youth, Richard joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated to the United States of America. Information about the family can also be found at the Sedgwick and Sidgwick Family Genforums.

The Robert Aveson Family: Robert Aveson was Richard Sedgwick's best friend in England. The Sedgwicks and Avesons are still friends over 135 years after Richard and Robert left England for America. If you have any Aveson family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. In the meantime, you may be interested in reading the information posted about Robert and his family at the Fawcett Family Genforum. Fawcett is Robert's mother's family. Thank you very much!

Sedgwick.org: A genealogical site for all members of the Sedgwick family throughout the world. It contains extensive information for all branches of the Sedgwick family, including those with various spellings of the Sedgwick name. Links to several other Sedgwick family websites may be found here, as well as general histories, gedcom files, and links to the Sedgwick bulletin board at the GenForum website. Sedgwick.org is authored by Dennis Sedgwick.

The Daniel and Mary Barlow Hall Family: Daniel and Mary Barlow Hall are the parents of Richard Sedgwick's wife, Mary Emma Hall Sedgwick. They emigrated from Bury, Lancashire, England to the United States in the late 1860s. They stopped for a time in New York then moved on to Bountiful, Utah. We are searching for photographs and information related to the Hall family. If you have any photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The Thomas Tolman Family: Our site for the family of Thomas Tolman. The site contains brief histories and photos of some of his more well-known descendants, including the brothers Cyrus, Judson, and Benjamin. (Links to the official Thomas Tolman Family Organization Web site and the Tolman Family Genforum have now been added.)

The Hodnett Family: Our site for the Hodnett family, which came to America from England or Ireland long before the United States became a nation. One of the most famous Hodnetts, Benjamin, fought on the American side during the American Revolutionary War. The Hodnetts settled primarily in the South. Some Hodnetts fought on the side of the Confederacy during the war between the States. Please visit the Hodnett Family Genforum.

The HOD Net: A Web Site for all members of the Hodnett family, with lots of genealogical information, and links to other Hodnett Web Sites.

The Life History of Emmi Letty Williams Peterson: Emmi was born 4 September 1855 in Richland township, Mahaska County, Iowa. Emmi was a great pioneer. She emigrated to Utah and married August Peterson. She and August had a large family and a wonderful farm in Mapelton, Utah. Please visit the Williams and Peterson Family Genforums.

The Life History of Sarah Ann Williams Cooper Reynolds: Sarah Ann is the sister of Emmi Letty Williams Peterson. She married Abraham Cooper. She worked as a school teacher for several years. Please visit the Williams, Cooper, and Reynolds Family Genforums.

The George and Ann Quayle Cannon Family: George and Ann were the parents of President George Quayle Cannon, who was a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another son, David H. Cannon, wrote a wonderful history of the family. George's sister was the wife of LDS Church President John Taylor. This page contains information from the Church about their conversion and emigration from England to the United States of America. Details are given about their sea voyage and other passengers on the ship. Please visit the Cannon Family Genforum.

The Isaac Waddell Family: The Waddell family emigrated from Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to America. You may wish to visit the Waddell Family Genforum. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The Charles Lambert Family: Charles Lambert emigrated from Yorkshire, England to America, married, and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. You may wish to visit the Lambert Family Genforum. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The Carter and Hulme Families: The Carter and Hulme families are from Staffordshire, England. You may wish to visit the Carter and Hulme Family Genforums. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The McDonald, Ewing, Ridgeway, Smith, and Stoner Families: The McDonald, Ewing, Ridgeway, Smith, and Stoner families are, primarily, from Missouri and Texas. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much! Please visit the McDonald, Ewing, Ridgeway, Smith, and Stoner Family Genforums.

The Elias Adams Family: Elias Adams was a veteran of the War of 1812. He fought on the U.S. side. Later, he became a very prominent citizen of Adams County, Illinois. (It is even rumored that Adams County was named after Elias Adams.) Elias was a great pioneer, and continued west from Illinois and settled in what is now Davis County, Utah, where he again became a prominent citizen. One of the Rocky Mountain canyons in Utah is named after him. Please visit the Adams Family Genforum.

The Cleveland Family Chronicles: A Web Site with several informative pages dedicated to the Cleveland family. Please be sure to follow the links to the pages regarding the Northern Clevelands. The common ancestor on this line is Moses Cleveland. President Grover Cleveland is also a descendant of Moses Cleveland. Please visit the Cleveland Family Genforum.

The Life History of Antoinette Cleveland Dibble: Antoinette was the daughter of Henry Alanson Cleveland and the wife of Philo Dibble, Jr. Her father, Henry, and her husband's father, Philo Dibble, Sr., were both wounded in the same battle with a mob in Missouri. Both lived for several years after the battle. The bullets that wounded both men remained in their bodies for the rest of their lives.

The John Flint Family: The Flint family emigrated from Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, to Utah in the 1850's. Please visit the Flint Family Genforum. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The John & Catherine Finlay/Findley Forbes Family: The Forbes family emigrated from Isle of Aaron, Scotland, to Utah, U.S.A. Please visit the Forbes Family Genforum. If you have any family photographs or information that you would like to share, please contact us at the e-mail address listed near the top of this page. Thank you very much!

The Thomas and Jane Patterson Brough Family: Thomas and Jane Brough came from England and Scotland, respectively. They married and emigrated to the United States, where they became pioneers in the westward movement. This is their story. Please visit the Brough Family Genforum.

Philo Dibble, Sr.: Philo was a pioneer of the early 1800's. He began in New England, then moved to Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Utah. He built several homes, farms, and businesses. He was a farmer, soldier, body guard, store owner, merchant, ferry man, artist, art collector, and exhibitor of a traveling museum. He was also a prominent member of the Latter-day Saint pioneer community. Please visit the Dibble Family Genforum.

The Life History of Joseph Holbrook: This is the entire journal, but without the additional documents and certificates. (We thank those of you who made it possible to post the entire journal here, especially John & Deanne Driscoll, Beverley Cady, and Dawna Foucht.) Shorter selections from the Journal of Joseph Holbrook up to 1846 can be found here. The Moses Holbrook Family Organization has more histories, photographs, and other information about the Holbrook Family. There is also a Holbrook Family Genforum that you may wish to visit.

The Cyril & Sarah "Sally" Tiffany Call Family: Our site for the enormous Call family. This section of our site also contains the Autobiography of Anson Call, which comes from the journal of Anson Call up to 1839. (Like the selections history of Joseph Holbrook, this is only part of his journal. If anyone has the rest of the journal and would like to share, please contact us. Thank you!) An excellent article, entitled "Anson Call: Man of Action" was written by Thaya Eggelston Gilmore, and published in Ensign magazine. Click here to read the article. For more information about the Call family throughout the world, please visit the Call Family Genforum.

The John C. Burgess Family: Ancestors, descendants, and family of John Christian (or Johann Christian or Chris John) Burgess. John Burgess was a Hessian soldier who came from Germany to America to fight on the side of the British during the American Revolutionary War. He defected, changed his name, and fought instead for the Americans. You may also wish to visit the Burgess Family Genforum.

The Wrigley Family: John Wrigley was born 9 July 1838 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. He married Catherine Cunningham (born 29 November 1854 in Borland, Fifeshire, Scotland) on 31 October 1870. John and Catherine came to America and settled in American Fork, Utah, where they had six children. There is also a Wrigley Family Genforum that you may wish to visit.

Captain David Perry: This fabulous site, which was created by Denise G. Jones, gives extensive information about the life, career, and family of Captain David Perry, including his complete autobiography Recollections of an Old Soldier. Captain Perry served in many military campaigns during the 1700s, including the American Revolution. There is also a Perry Family Genforum that you may wish to visit. Erastus Bingham, who is featured above, is also a descendant of Captain Perry.

The David and Patty Bartlett Sessions Family: Patty Bartlett Sessions, was well-known as a pioneer midwife. Their son, Perrigrine Sessions, was the founder of Bountiful, Davis County, Utah. Thank you David White and Bryan Anderson for sharing Perrigrine's diary with us! Additional Sessions family information can be found by visiting the Sessions Family Genforum.

The Recollections of Joseph Knight, Sr.: Joseph Knight, the father of Newel Knight, was a close friend and benefactor of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Please visit the Knight Family Genforum.

Journals of various early Latter-day Saints: A collection of journals at the Book of Abraham Project Site. There are dozens of histories listed here, so it would be worth checking if you are looking for information about early Latter-day Saints. There is also a new index that will allow you to look up LDS Pioneer Companies and the people who belonged to each of the companies. This index is located at lds.org.

 

More to come soon ...

 

Here are some family history sites that we have found to be helpful:

               

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Family Research Link: An index of birth, marriage, and death records for England and Wales from 1837 to 2001.

Ancestors: The companion Web site for the PBS family history and genealogy television series. This is a great resource! It contains advice from experts and free training courses.

Trails of Hope: A collection of letters, diaries, etc. of people who traveled on the Mormon, Oregon, California, and Montana trails from 1846 to 1869.

Ellis Island: A great place to search for records for people who have immigrated to the United States of America.

 

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Additional Miscellaneous Links:

Order Mark's book! Susanna: Texts, Translations, & Technical Notes, translated and edited by Mark A. Sedgwick. Susanna is the third volume in the Ancient Texts and Mormon Studies Series, published by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART) at Brigham Young University. This series presents a wide-ranging collection of important ancient texts that are of interest to Latter-day Saints. Each volume includes the ancient text, a readable translation, technical notes, and general commentary. These materials tell what is known about the historical origins and ancient purposes of the text and show its main points of value to modern religious readers. Susanna, and the other volumes in the series, can be ordered by calling FARMS at 1-800-327-6715.

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