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Samuel Sherwood III (1730 - 1783)

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Rev. Samuel Sherwood III
Born in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 6 Jun 1754 in Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Norfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Feb 2019 | Created 9 May 2017
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Son of Samuel II & Jane (Burr) Sherwood, born 10 Feb 1730 in Fairfield, Connecticut. [1]

He married Rachel Hyde (1786-1811) in CT - parents of Huldah, Sarah, Eunice & Samuel B.

Samuel Sherwood is honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution for patriotic service as a minister. [2]

He graduated Yale in 1749, and then moved to New Jersey to become a tutor at his uncle's college (Rev. Aaron Burr, the President of the College of New Jersey, later Princeton). He then returned to Connecticut to become pastor at Stratfield parish (now Bridgeport), then at Kensington, then Norfield. He died (May 25, 1783) in Norfield leaving a substantial estate, including two slaves. (Farnham)


Samuel and Rachel (Hyde) Sherwood's children, b. in Fairfield, Conn, included:

  1. Huldah, b. 04 May 1755 [3]


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Samuell Sherwood, 10 Feb 1730; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed June 28, 2018), "Record of Samuel Sherwood", Ancestor # A103580.
  3. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Samuell Sherwood in entry for Huldah Sherwood, 04 May 1755; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  • Connecticut Journal (Thursday, May 29, 1783, New Haven, CT) Issue: 813 Page: 3
  • "Died in the parish of Norfield, in Fairfield, last Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Samuel Sherwood, pastor of the church there."

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