Benjamin Sherwood

Benjamin Franklin Sherwood (1783 - 1886)

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Benjamin Franklin Sherwood
Born in Talbot, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1804 (to before 1845) in Guilford County, North Carolina, USAmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 4 Jan 1848 in Indiana, Marion, Iowa, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Attica, Marion County, Iowa, USAmap
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Biography

Benjamin Sherwood was born 21 Aug 1783.[1] he passed away In Marion, Iowa, 20 May 1886 and was buried in the Indiana Chapel Cemetery of Attica, Marion, Iowa. [2] Benjamin married first Sarah (Swaim) Sherwood around 1804 and second, Mary Shelton, 04 Jan 1848, in Indiana, Marion, Iowa.[3]

While family records indicate that Benjamin was born in Talbot County, Maryland in 1783, it is worth noting that on 15 Dec 1778 the family home in Maryland, “Auctill”, was sold and “soon thereafter” Daniel and Frances Sherwood “removed to Guilford county, North Carolina”.[4]

Exactly when the move occurred is not clear. But, the first record of the family living in North Carolina is the first U.S. census in 1790.[5] and apparently Ben, his older brother Daniel and sisters Elizabeth, Eleanor and Priscilla are living there with their parents. In 1800 Ben and his younger brother, John Milton Sherwood (1791 – 1865), an unknown sister (10 thru 15 yrs old) are living with Daniel and Frances in Salisbury, Guilford, N.C.[6]

By 1810 Benjamin, his wife Sarah, daughter Elizabeth(), son John B(), daughter Mary() and son Daniel() are living in Carolina, Rowan, N.C.[7] A male from 16 to 25 is also living with the family, possibly a brother or brother-in-law.

The family would remain in the area until at least 1830, adding 9 more children, () () () () () () () () () and acquiring 16 slaves between 1820[8] and 1830[9].

U.S. Land Records dated 18 Mar 1837 show that Benjamin purchased 40 acres in Montgomery county, Indiana () and in 1840 Ben and Sarah are living in Cole Creek with sons () () and daughter ().

It is not clear exactly when he first emigrated north. His son Daniel was definitely in Washington county, Indiana by 1831 () and died there in 1834 (). Sons () and John B and (brother) ….

Sometime between 1840 and 1845 Benjamin and Sarah were divorced. (need source). Benjamin married again in 1848

Sources

  1. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. [1]
  2. Ancestry.com, Iowa Cemetery Records, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data - Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d.Original data: Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=iacem&h=301340&ti=0&i ndiv=try&gss=pt]
  3. Ancestry.com,Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014 [2]
  4. Ancestry.com. Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors database on-line. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Sherwood, Andrew,. Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors : including Sherwood evidences both in England and America from the first mention of the name in history, about seven hundred and fifty years ago, down to and including Thomas Sherwood, the American pioneer, and Francis Sherwood, the Maryland pioneer, and some of their many descendants, in ten chapters, genealogical and biographical. Portland, Or.: Ryder Print. Co., 1929. [3]
  5. Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census, Place: Guilford, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 502; Image: 293; Family History Library Film: 0568147 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls).[4]
  6. Ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census, Place: Salisbury, Guilford, North Carolina; Roll: 31; Page: 627; Image: 584; Family History Library Film: 337907, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Second Census of the United States, 1800. NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census [5]
  7. Ancestry.com, 1810 United States Federal Census, Place: Carolina, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 43; Page: 326; Image: 0337916; Family History Library Film: 00162, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. [6]
  8. Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census, Place: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina; Page: 302; NARA Roll: M33_81; Image: 174, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. .Original data - Fourth Census of the United States, 1820; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, 142 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census [7]
  9. Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census, Place: , Davidson, North Carolina; Roll: ; Page: , Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. .Original data - 1830 U.S. Census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records [8]

Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. [9]

Ancestry.com, Iowa Cemetery Records, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data - Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d.Original data: Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=iacem&h=301340&ti=0&i ndiv=try&gss=pt]

Ancestry.com. Genealogy of the Linthicum and allied families, database on-line. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Badger, Matilda P.. Genealogy of the Linthicum and allied families. Baltimore, Md.: unknown, 1936?. [10]

Ancestry.com,Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014 [11]

Ancestry.com. Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors database on-line. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Sherwood, Andrew,. Daniel L. Sherwood and his paternal ancestors : including Sherwood evidences both in England and America from the first mention of the name in history, about seven hundred and fifty years ago, down to and including Thomas Sherwood, the American pioneer, and Francis Sherwood, the Maryland pioneer, and some of their many descendants, in ten chapters, genealogical and biographical. Portland, Or.: Ryder Print. Co., 1929. [12]

Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census, Place: Guilford, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 502; Image: 293; Family History Library Film: 0568147 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls).[13]

Ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census, Place: Salisbury, Guilford, North Carolina; Roll: 31; Page: 627; Image: 584; Family History Library Film: 337907, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Second Census of the United States, 1800. (NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census [14]

Ancestry.com, 1810 United States Federal Census, Place: Carolina, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 43; Page: 326; Image: 0337916; Family History Library Film: 00162, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. [15]

Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census, Place: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina; Page: 302; NARA Roll: M33_81; Image: 174, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. .Original data - Fourth Census of the United States, 1820; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, 142 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census [16]

Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census, Place: , Davidson, North Carolina; Roll: ; Page: , Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. .Original data - 1830 U.S. Census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records [17]



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