George Sherwood

George Spencer Sherwood (1855 - 1907)

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George Spencer Sherwood
Born in 506 - 7th Street, Shelbyville, KYmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1876 in Shelbyville, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Beuchel Station, Jefferson County, Kentuckymap
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George was born in 1855. George Spencer Sherwood was a house-painter and sign-painter. Evidently he was also somewhat of a thinker/inventor, as he applied for a Patent for his "Folding Camp Stool and Walking Stick" (see photo of Patent issued - click on it to enlarge) in February of 1907. The patent was granted in March of 1908, after his death.

George Sherwood Patent #883,674

George was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky and ultimately he and his wife, Belle (Jenkins) Sherwood raised their family of 5 daughters there. They had no sons born to them, thus this branch of the Sherwood surname line ended with George.

George died suddenly of "Heart Trouble" during a stay in a sanitarium In Beuchel Station, Kentucky where he was in treatment for breathing difficulties thought to be Tuberculosis. George Spencer Sherwood was buried in October 1907 shortly after his death and his interment was at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, KY. [1]


  • States Census, 1900 George S Sherwood, ED 80 Magisterial District Shelbyville city Ward 1-6, Shelby, Kentucky, United States.
  • Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths George Sherwood in entry for Madye F. Staten, (his daughter), 25 Sep 1946. On this document is the evidence that George was (may have been) born in Owensboro, KY.


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  • Keith Baker, a great-grandson of George Spencer Sherwood: US Census Records, Vital Statistics, newspaper articles and obituaries, cemetery records, US Patent and Trademark Office.
  1. Entered by Keith Baker, Sep 25, 2011 and following

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George S. & Belle J. Sherwood Headstone
George S. & Belle J. Sherwood Headstone

George Sherwood Patent #883,674
George Sherwood Patent #883,674

Main Street Shelbyville, Kentucky
Main Street Shelbyville, Kentucky

George E. Sherwood Family 1860 Shelbyville
George E. Sherwood Family 1860 Shelbyville

George & Belle Sherwood Family 1880 Shelbyville
George & Belle Sherwood Family 1880 Shelbyville

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