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Grace Sedgwick Bristed

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Title

Grace Sedgwick Bristed

Contributor

Bartram, Erin

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Names

Sedgwick, Grace Ashburner (1833-1857)
Bristed, Grace Sedgwick (1857-1897)

Birth Date

1833-3-5

Birthplace

Lenox, MA

Death Date

1897-2-8

Place of death

St. Cloud, France

Sex

female

Race

white

Family Relations

Sedgwick, Jane Minot II (cousin)

Biographical Text

At some point in the mid-1860s, Grace Sedgwick began to consider herself a Catholic, though the date of her formal entrance into the Church is unknown. After her marriage to Charles Astor Bristed, she attended Grace Church (Episcopal) in New York with him, but returned to Catholicism after his death in February 1874, and she had their infant son baptized the following November.

Biographical Quotation

"Grace has gone into Papacy very strong, and I hear she had Charley baptized into the Church.  Poor old Bristed. . . Grace makes his Babies a papist."- from The Roman Years of a South Carolina Artist: Caroline Carson's Letters Home, 1872-1892, edited by William H. and Jane H. Pease, University of South Carolina Press, 2003

Citation

“Grace Sedgwick Bristed,” The American Converts Database, accessed January 19, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/776.

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