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John Sherwood (1709 - 1783)

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John Sherwood
Born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 26 Apr 1727 in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Died in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 6 Feb 2019 | Created 29 Mar 2011
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John Sherwood, son of Dr. Thomas Sherwood was born in1709. He married Hannah Parruck, daughter of John at Newtown, Connecticut in 1727. He died in 1783 at Newtown.[1] He was buried in Newtown Village Cemetery, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut.[2]

Children of John and Hannah

“These fourteen children all Born of the Bodey of Hannah the wife of John Sherwood Recorded March ye 8th 1764” at Newtown[1]

  1. Sarah, b. 29 Feb. 1727/8.[1]
  2. John-Parruck, b. 9 Jan. 1730; “Parruck” m. at Greenfield, 30 Mar. 1752, Abigail Staples; dau. of Thomas, b. 24 Apr. 1724.[1]
  3. Rachel, b. 15 May 1732, (b. 14, bapt. 21 May 1732 by Trumbull Church rec); m. (rec. Fairfield) 17 June 1753, Thomas Fairchild.[1]
  4. Ebenezer, b. 15 Sept. 1734; m. Hannah, b. 5 Sept. 1736; in. rec. Fairfield) 14 Feb. 1760, Peter Bulkley.[1]
  5. Bethuel, b. 18 Nov. 1738, d. y.[1]
  6. Samuel, b. 3 Mar. 1741/2, d. 1 Dec. 1753.[1]
  7. Jemima, b. 4 Mar. 1743/4, d. 5 Dec. 1754.[1]
  8. Abigail, b. 17 Mar. 1745; m. : Raymond.[1]
  9. Justus, b. 7 Mar. 1747.[1]
  10. Daniel, b. 13 Mar. 1749, d. at Newtown, 11 June 1826 in 78 yr. (g. s.); m. Eunice , who d. 28 July 1797 in 44 yr. (g. s.).[1]
  11. Jerusha, b. 1 Mar. 1751; m. . Bunnell.[1]
  12. Samuel, b. 22 Feb. 1754.[1]
  13. Jemima, b. 23 June 1756; in. McKenny.[1]

Will John Sherwood son of Dr. Thomas

Will 6 Sept., proved 7 Oct. 1783; sons Daniel and Justus of Newtown; to son Ebenezer, land which after his death is to go to Ebenezer’s son Elnathan and his eldest male heir forever; Ebenezer’s son Ebenezer; dau. Hannah, Peter Buckley’s wife; land west of Danbury at Merryall in Litchfield County; my right at Fort Edward (if obtained); grandson Justus Raymong; dau. Abigail Raymong; dau. Jernimah McKeny; dau. Rachel Fairchild’s heirs; dau. Jerusha Bonnel; son Parruck; son Samuel.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Donald Lines Jacobus. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volumes 1-3; Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1991. Vol. 2. Pt II. p. 865,6. Available at Search Card Catalog by book title.
  2. Find A Grave
  • The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records - White, Lorraine Cook, ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1994-2002) Vol. Stratford.
  • Page 128: "Sherwood, John, s. Thomas & Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1709 Vol. LR2, Page 481a."

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On 5 Oct 2016 at 12:46 GMT Anne B wrote:

Sherwood-1164 and Sherwood-145 appear to represent the same person because: The Hannah's will need to be merged also.

On 4 Jul 2015 at 17:41 GMT Doug Smith wrote:

Sherwood-1164 and Sherwood-145 are not ready to be merged because: I have major issue with Hannah Stebbins as John's wife - Do you have some documentation for her ???

On 4 Jul 2015 at 01:18 GMT Philip Smith wrote:


The merge should still be done with a note on the profile that there is a question on the second marriage

On 3 Jul 2015 at 04:15 GMT Doug Smith wrote:

Sherwood-1164 and Sherwood-145 are not ready to be merged because: Problem with Hannah Stebbins - need some documentation

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