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Ebenezer Sherwood (1737 - 1785)

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Ebenezer Sherwood
Born in Weston, Fairfield Co., Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Apr 1769 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 2 Jan 1772 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Ebenezer Sherwood was the son of John Sherwood and Mary (Walker) Sherwood. He married first, at Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on April 10,1769, Azubah Allen. In 1770, Ebenezer settled on the Cornwall farm which was later sold to Parson Timothy Stone. This property is the current location of the Cornwall library and town offices and the home site is the location of the proposed new town library. It is reported that his home was moved to 8 School Street where it was subsequently remodeled and expanded.

On December 13, 1770 Ebenezer was appointed one of the Tithing men for the next year (Cornwall Town Records, page 77). Ebenezer's first wife, Azubah Allen, died on March 16, 1771. On January 2, 1772 he married Hannah Bradford, the daughter of Joshua Bradford and Hannah (Bradford) Bradford, by Rev. Hezekiah Gold. After the death of her parents (who were scalped by Indians), Hannah was raised by her aunt, Deborah Sampson. Ebenezer and Hannah had nine children. At a Town meeting held in Cornwall on December 13, 1773 Ebenezer was again appointed one of the Tithing men for the following year (Cornwall Town Records, page 85). On December 12, 1774 Ebenezer was appointed to be a grand juror for the following year (Cornwall Town Records, page 88).

Ebenezer died in 1785 and an inventory of his estate taken shortly thereafter, indicates that his homestead consisted of 130 acres, a home, barn, flax mill, and corn house. He was also listed as having owned 190 acres of land in various other parcels. Following Ebenezer's death, Hannah married Dr. Heber Crowner on September 30, 1788 in Cornwall. She had two additional children by him. Following his death (or a divorce), she married William Baldwin. Hannah died at the home of her daughter, Orilla Sherwood Bonney, in Nelson, Ohio.

On November 15, 1790 the question was put to a Town meeting in Cornwall whether to build a road beginning at the north end of Benjamin Clark's garden and running thence a southwesterly course to a certain spot in the land belonging to the heirs of Ebenezer Sherwood. The proposal was voted down.

Marriage 1 Hannah Bradford b: 9 Mar 1748 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts.Married: 2 Jan 1772 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut

Early Connecticut Marriages: Fifth Book - Cornwall, Milford - page 23: "Ebenezer Sherwood & Hannah Bradford, Jan. 2, 1772"


  1. Joshua Bradford Sherwood b: 19 May 1772 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  2. John Sherwood b: 25 Sep 1773 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  3. Infant Sherwood b: 23 Jul 1776 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  4. Molly Sherwood b: 2 Mar 1777 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  5. Ebenezer Sherwood b: 28 Jan 1779 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  6. Orilla Sherwood b: 10 Nov 1780 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  7. Hannah Sherwood b: 5 Sep 1782 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut
  8. Sarah Sherwood b: 2 Mar 1784 in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut


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