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Orrin Sherwood (1804 - 1848)

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Orrin (Oran) "Aaron" Sherwood
Born in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 16 Jan 1825 in Greenfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 20 Jun 2019 | Created 9 Aug 2018
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"He engaged in the lumber business in New York City, and invested largely in real estate in the Adirondacks and in the neighborhood of Fairfield. In 1840 he came to Fairfield to reside (in the part now Bridgeport), and in 1846 he sold his handsome residence and a portion of the land to P.T. Barnum, who named it "Iranistan" and it became the well-known home of the famous showman."


  • Jacobus, Donald. The Bulkeley Genealogy (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn., 1933) Page 853
  • Connecticut Observer, Tuesday, Mar 01, 1825 Hartford, CT Page: 3. "Married, At Greenfield, Mr. Aaron Sherwood, to Miss Fanny Wakeman, daughter of Eben'r. Wakeman, Esq."
  • Wakeman, Robert Peel. Wakeman Genealogy, 1630-1899 (Journal Publishing Co., Meriden, Conn., 1900) Page 223
  • Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999, Fairfield Probate Records, Vol 35-38, 1851-1865. Orrin Sherwood: Page 70, 71, 80, 463, 464, 465.
  • Page 70-1: Children and heirs-at-law: Richmond(sic) Sherwood, Franklin Sherwood, Lavinia Sherwood, Fanny Sherwood.
  • Page 80
  • Page 463-5: mentions widow Fanny Sherwood

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