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Asa Sherwood (abt. 1762 - 1834)

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Asa Sherwood
Born about in Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Sep 1783 in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 20 Jun 2019 | Created 28 Aug 2018
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Asa was born about 1765.

He was a revolutionary war soldier and an early merchant on the main street in the town of Guilford, New York. He died in 1834. [1]

Research Notes

Settlements were made at an early day by Asa Sherwood, William Denison, Deacon William Gile, Jonathan and Ozias Bush, Alvin Stevens, Walter Simmons, and Rev John Camp all of whom except Sherwood located in Oxford village.
Asa Sherwood came from Fairfield, Conn. in company with his brothers Isaac, Levi, and John and settled a little east of Oxford village. Isaac on the farm now occupied by his grandson of the same name Levi near the lower cemetery which was a part of his farm and John in the town of Guilford on the south side of the "Gospel hill" lot to which Asa soon after removed the farm on which he settled and on which he and his wife died being now occupied by the widow of John Kelly. John died in Oxford with his daughters. [2]

Asa T Sherwood was an early merchant and discontinued trade previous to 1828 His store opposite to that now occupied by ND Bartle. It was removed opposite the cabinet shop of Bradley & Winsor and afterwards across the road by Thomas Dickinson brother of Daniel S Dickinson and was occupied by him as a dwelling. It has since been torn down.[3]

Siblings of Asa

  • Levi, bapt. 17 June 1764
  • Ellen, bapt. 23 Feb. 1766
  • Isaac, bapt. 14 Aug. 1768; Judge.
  • Abigail, b. 9 Sept. 1770 (rec. Redding), bapt. 18, Nov 1770, d. at Oxford, N.Y., May 9 1856; m. 1 Feb. 1795, John Sherwood.
  • Hezekiah, bapt. 10 Sept. 1773.
  • John, bapt. 10 Sept. 1773, d. at Oxford, N.Y., 17 Nov. 1852; m. Eunice Hinman, b. at Quaker Hill, N.Y., 1775, d. 11 Nov. 1850
  • Hannah, bapt. 28 July 1776; ? m. 24 Jan. 1797, David Allen


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 January 2019), memorial page for Asa T. Sherwood (4 Jul 1762–18 Jun 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78316492, citing Gospel Hill Cemetery, Guilford, Chenango County, New York, USA ; Maintained by JTF (contributor 47185176) .
  2. History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Part 1, James Hadden Smith, 1880. pg. 259
  3. History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Part 1, James Hadden Smith, 1880. pg. 237
  • Name: Asa Sherwood
  • Pension Year: 1818
  • Application State: New York
  • Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
  • Second Applicant Name: Molly Sherwood
  • Second Applicant Pension Year: 1854
  • Second Applicant Application State: New York
  • Archive Publication Number: M804
  • Archive Roll Number: 2174
  • Total Pages in Packet: 57
  • Image 203: 2 Feb 1848 Only surviving children: Isaac, William, David, Asa T., John L., Abigail Brandt, Sarah Ingersoll

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