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Gott and Hastings Families Papers
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Description
Family papers of several generations of the extended Gott, Hastings, Sedgwick, and Baldwin families of Connecticut and New York state.
Background
Daniel Gott, New York Congressman, was born in Hebron, Connecticut, in 1794. Ann Baldwin Sedgwick Gott was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1786, to Isaac Baldwin, lawyer and member of the 24th Regiment, Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War, and Hannah Sacket Delancey, daughter of prominent Presbyterian preacher Reverend Samuel Sackett. Daniel Gott and Ann Baldwin Sedgwick married in 1819 after her divorce from her first husband Stephen Sedgwick. After having three sons with her first husband, James, John, and Charles, she and Gott had four children: Samuel, Ann, Amelia and Daniel Francis. In 1846, Gott was elected as a Whig to the 30th Congress (1847-1849). In 1848, Gott introduced a resolution abolishing the slave trade in Washington, D.C. which passed, but was later repealed after protests from Southern lawmakers. Daniel Gott died in 1864; Ann lived until 1872. Their daughter Amelia married Francis H. Hastings; they had 11 children. One of their daughters, Ann Clark Hastings married Frederick E. Gott (they later divorced); they had one son, Francis Hastings Gott. Francis Hastings Gott attended Harvard from 1911 to 1913 and when the United States entered the first World War in April 1917, he was sent to France to work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to supply the allies with lumber. In the 1930s, Gott served in Colorado and New Mexico as a regional inspector of the National Park Service.
Extent
20 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
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