Sedgwick Town Records 1786-1825 by Wesley A Bracy (GOV.19)

Transcript of Sedgwick Town Records 1786-1825 done by Wesley A Bracy

Town of Sedgwick, Maine
Early Town Records
July6, 1786-March 29th 125

Compiled by Wesley A. Brace

Around 1957 Wesley Alton Bracy (1898-1975) transcribed the original Sedgwick Town Records written between July 6, 1786 and March 29th, 1825. It was a project that required considerable patience and a discerning eye since the handwritten script was unique to the time period and of varied legibility. However, these early years are of particular interest because they reflect some of the work done by the proprietors and settlers as they created the town of Sedgwick and divided the property.

Wesley Bracy was born in Brookin, Maine, the son of Richard A. and Mary Eaton Bracy, and had one sibling, a sister named Florence M. Bracy. In 1922 Wesley married Elizabeth Carlton Husband (1898-1985). They had a son Wesley Alton Bracy (1924-1927) who died as a child and a daughter, Mary Susan Bracy (born 1927) who currently resides at Parker Ridge in Blue Hill, Maine. the Bracy line, through Elizabeth, goes back to the Sedgwick founding families of Daniel Merrill and David Carlton.

Wesley spent much of his life in Sedgwick though he raised his family in Brewer and Bangor where his varied skills with automobiles and antiques gave him the work he needed to support his family. When Wesley retired, he and his wife Elizabeth moved back to Sedgwick where he started a surveying business. His grandson, Wesley Martin (now residing in Sedgwick), remembers him as a patient and caring teacher and a jack of all trades. When survy work was slow he would work on documenting family history or transcribing old town records. The Eaton genealogy is on of those projects.

Wesley Martin
Sedgwick, Maine
September, 2020