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Henry Sherwood (1741 - 1827)

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Henry Sherwood
Born in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Marathon, Cortland, New York, United Statesmap
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Henry was the son of Daniel Sherwood and Jerusha Whitney[1]

He married Lois Lee About 1773

They were the parents of:

  • Daniel Sherwood
  • Caleb Sherwood
  • Seth Sherwood
  • Curance Sherwood[2]
  • Chloe Sherwood[3]
  • William Lee Sherwood[4]
  • Noah Sherwood[5]

Family History

Henry Sherwood, who settled on what was afterwards known as Sherwood Street, about four miles east of Marathon, Cortland County, N.Y. in 1804. He came there from Ridgefield, Connecticut, where he was engaged in the mercantile business, and settled five sons and two daughters on land that he had purchased there. Henry Sherwood died August 22, 1827, age nearly eighty five years.

Henry Sherwood was the fifth generation from Thomas Sherwood, who was born in England in 1586 and died in Connecticut in 1656.”


  • Sherwood Cemetery, Marathon, Cortland County, New York, USA


  1. Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Henry Sherwood, 18 Nov 1741; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #123582139 /curance-daines
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #64950572 //chloe-hinman
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #96702965 /william-lee-sherwood
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #64949091 64949091/noah-sherwood

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