Eli Sherwood died 7 Jan 1852 and was buried in
Sherwood Cemetery, Ristine, New Madrid County, Missouri.
His tombstone says: Eli Sherwood, born Nov 14 1802, died Jan 7 1852,
Aged 49 yrs 1 m & 24 ds.
A biography of his grandson William E. Sherwood discusses the history of the Sherwood family. The family moved from Connecticut to Indiana where William's grandfather Eli Sherwood, Jr. married Nancy McAllister. They moved to Mississippi where son Jesse Sherwood (father of William E. Sherwood) was born. The family moved to New Madrid County Missouri (where Jesse married Emeline Dunkin.)
Nancy McAllister Sherwood died in 1846. Eli Sherwood married Louisa Lorimier in 1847.
In 1850, Eli and Louisa Sherwood resided in New Madrid County, Missouri
with children and step-children.
There may have been an elderly Eli Sherwood resided in Connecticut in 1884, but it was not the Eli Sherwood born 14 Nov 1802.
↑ "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch Birth Database accessed 22 July 2019, Eli Sherwood, ; citing Birth, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272246.
The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records - White, Lorraine Cook, ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1994-2002) Vol. Redding, Page 55. Sherwood, Eli s. Eli & Sarah b. Nov. 14, 1802, page 100.