SEDGWICK, JOHN

At first Deputy to James Stuart, the valorous Sheriff of Tuolumne, afterwards elected to that office himself, suc­ceeding Stuart, cut a prominent figure in both positions.  He was always regarded as a most capable and energetic officer, the terror of roughs and thieves and the reliance of the law-abiding.  Leaving Tuolumne for Stockton, Mr. Sedgwick held the Government position of Collector.  Now in San Francisco, he is Sheriff of that city, an office achieved through his well-known merit.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 378.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton