In the 1880 census of Des Moines, Polk Co Iowa there is a Sedwich H Prouty, age 65, who is listed as the Father of James S Prouty. According to the information, Sedwich was born about 1815 in PA and lists his father and mother's birthplace as PA. This however, does not match the information about James S Prouty as it lists his parents birthplace as MA. (if Sedwich is the father they can't both be right).
Does anyone have any information about Sedwich H.?