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Male Abt 1586 - 1655  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Thomas S. Sherwood  [2
    Born Abt 1586  Ipswich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 1655  Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I122487  My Genealogy

    Father Esdras Sherwood,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Dorcas Unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F52664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Seabrook,   b. 23 Apr 1597, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1636, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1604  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Hannah Sherwood,   b. 1620,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rose Sherwood,   b. 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Sherwood,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Tamsen Or Thomasin Sherwood,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Sherwood,   b. Abt 1633,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Sherwood,   b. Abt 1635,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jane Sherwood,   b. Abt 1636,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F52598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Fitch,   b. Abt 1616, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1635  Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The ship's register (Pubic Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU,
      England:CO1/8/pp.99-101) lists the following passengers:

      John Beetes aged 40; William Haulton 23; Nicholas Jennings22; William
      Westwoode 28 and Bridgett his wife 32, John Lea 13, Grace Newell 13;
      Cleare
      Draper 30; Robert Rose 40 and Margery his wife 40, John Rose 15, Robert
      Rose
      15, Elizabeth Rose 13, Mary Rose 11, Samuell Rose 9, Sarah Rose 7,
      Danyell
      Rose 3, Darcas Rose 2; John Bernard 36 and Mary his wife 38, Fayth Newell
      14, Henry Haward 7; William Frebourne 40 and Mary his wife 33, Mary
      Freebourne 7, Sarah Freebourne 2, John Aldburgh 14; Anthony White 27;
      Edwawrd Bugbye 40 and Rebecca his wife 32, Sarah Bugbye 4; Abraham Newell
      50
      and Francis his wife 40, Abraham Newell 8, John Newell 5, Isaacke Newell
      22;
      Just Houlding 23; John Pease 27, Fayth Clearke 15, Robert Pease 3, Darcas
      Greene 15; Robert Winge 60 and Judith his wife 43; John Greene 27; Robert
      Pease 27; Hugh Mason 28 and Hester his wife 22; Rowland Stebing 40 and
      Sarah
      his wife 43, Thomas Stebing 14, Sarah Stebing 11, Elizabeth Stebing 6,
      John
      Stebing 8, Mary Winche 15; Thomas SHERWOOD 48 and Alice his wife 47, Anna
      SHERWOOD 14, Rose SHERWOOD 11, Thomas SHERWOOD 10, Rebecca SHERWOOD 9;
      Thomas King 19; John Mapes 21; Mary Blosse 40, Richard Blosse 11; Robert
      Cooe 38 and Anna his wife, John Cooe 8, Robert Cooe 7, Beniamin Cooe 5;
      Mary
      Onge 27; Thomas Boyden 21; Richard Wattlin 28; John Lyvermore 28; Richard
      Pepper 27 and Mary his wife 30, Mary Pepper 3 1/2, Stephen Beckett 11;
      Richard Houlding 25; Judeth Garnett 26; Elizabeth Hamond 47; Thurston
      Clearke 44.
    Children 
     1. Margery Sherwood,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Tamsen Sherwood,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Stephen Sherwood, Sr.,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Sherwood,   b. Abt 1635,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abigail Sherwood,   b. Abt 1640, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1692  (Age ~ 52 years)
     6. Capt. Matthew Sherwood,   b. 1644, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1715, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Ruth Sherwood,   b. 1648, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1699, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. Isaac Sherwood,   b. Abt 1654, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F52599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [John Sherwood Descendants.FTW]

      Thomas Sherwood emigrated to Boston, Mass. in 1634 and in 1645 him and his family had settled in Sratford, Conn. Sratford, Conn. is near New Haven and Bridgeport and is in Fairfiled County.
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      Thomas1, born in England abt 1585; departed Ipswich, England on ship "Francis" and arrived in New England in April 1634, with his first wife, Alice (last name unknown), and four children, Anna, age 14; Rose, age 11; Thomas2, age 10; and Rebecca, age 9. (Beware: This Thomas is called of Thomas of Fairfield. There was also a Thomas of Stratford, same area and same era, and much confusion arises when researching the descendants of the two Thomases).

      Isaac2 was son of Thomas1 (of Fairfield) and his second wife, Mary (last name unknown). Isaac2 and wife Elizabeth Jackson had 7 children. Your David was child #6.

      Information posted to GenForum by Sue Sherwood Arnett on 4/4/99 states parents of Thomas1 were Esdras and Dorcas Sherwood, who lived in St. Nicholas, Ipswich parish from 1580-1606.

      Donald Notley's compilation of Sherwoods can be viewed by ordering LDS microfilm No. 1697640 through your nearest LDS Family History Library.

      If you want more detailed information, you can contact me at dpowell@idyllwild.com. Hope this helps.
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      From WWW.Genforum.com Sherwood Forum #190 by Robert Lepper Sr. on 10/22/98:

      Thomas Sherwood was one of the seventeen original settlers of Fairfield, Connecticut, having immigrated in 1634 aboard the ship Frances, and passed through Boston, Weatherfield, and Stamford.

      He served as a deputy in the General Court and as a committeeman. He fought in the Pequot War.

      His name appears in several suits for slander as the plaintiff, two against Henry Graye and one against Jehue Burr, all of which he won. In the last he was awarded the sum of forty pounds, a very large sum for that time.

      Sources: Charles Burr Todd. A General History of the Burr Family in America. Richardson Reprints, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1985. Originally published in 1878.
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      From the "Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield Co, CT. Vol 2" p. 800
      "In the early history of England, during the days of "Robin Hood and LIttle John," Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, is frequently mentioned, and from the proprietors of that historic ground - Thomas Sherwood and his two brothers - are descended the Sherwoods of Fairfield county, Connecticut.
      Thomas Sherwood, the progenitor of the American Sherwoods, came to Fairfield from England about 1650, prior to the organization of the town; tradition says one brother went East and the other West."

      Thomas came over on the "Frances" in 1634 from England. The ship docked in Cape Cod.
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      WWW.Genforum.com Sherwood forum #238 by Ken Rothwell:
      While my Sherwoods are in VA, I believe they came from the Yorkshire area of England. I have several books on the area, and in one.."Visitaions of the North, 1560-1561", there is a pedigree on SHERWOOD:
      Ralph SHERWOOD of Nottinghamshire..had son John SHERWOOD, md a female SHERWYN (from Stelyngton in Yorkshire) and had William, Thomas, and Isabel. Wiliiam was the only one with issue, and so:
      William SHERWOOD, (called Customer of Newcastle upon Tyne? in 1559), md as his second wife, a female PENNYMAN of Normandby, Yorkshire. William's wifes and issue are printed in Dugdales' Visitations of 1666, which is printed in Foster, "Northumberland Visitations" page 113. One of the children of this William was another William, who was apprenticed to a Christopher ELMER in 1586, as his father was deceased. Your Thomas may have been a child of the first William, so I suggest you check the above book I mentioned.
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      WWW.Genforum.com by Patricia Sherwood Wargo:
      Raygena, The groop sheets by Donald Notley are very good,you can see them on LDS micro film.Also Families of Old Fairfield is good, have used as proof for DAR. Actually Thomas Sherwood b.1586 in Ipswitch, England, came to this country with his first wife Alice Seabrook and some of his 8 Children. She died in childbirth of last child and he remarried Mary Fitch and had 6 more children, many of whom settled in upstate NY. I met a woman in the next town related to the second wife. I am related to the first wife. Also, if you want to have some fun, go to an LDS center and to back thru Thomas's family in England. I went back to the year 20! Have fun! Pat
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      For all you NE Sherwood researchers I strongly recommend you obtain and READ the article by Donald Lines Jacobus published in the NEHGR on July 1938,page 303(vol #92).
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      Jacobus, Vol.2, p.836:
      Sherwood [Vol. I, pp. 548-560].

      1 Thomas (1586-1655) m. (1) Alice (???); (2) Mary (???).
      (By 1):2 Thomas (1624-1699) m. (1) Sarah Wheeler; (2) Ann Turney; (3) Elizabeth
      ((???)) Cable; (4) Sarah (Hide) Coley.
      (By 1):6 Thomas ( -1699) m. Sarah (???).
      N. J. and N. Y. branch.
      (By 2):7 Benjamin (1669- ) m. Sarah (???).
      19 Benjamin (1701-1763).
      20 Joseph (1702-before 1793).
      21 Noah (1707-1734).
      8 Samuel ( -1725) m. (???).
      22 Samuel (1700-1768).
      23 Daniel (1708-1784).
      9 Isaac ( -1748) m. Mary (???).
      24 John ( -before 1768).
      (By 2): 3 Stephen ( - ) m. (1) Rebecca Turney; (2) Hannah (Jackson)
      Galpin; (3) Mary (Adams) (Guire) Merwin.
      Rye branch.
      4 Matthew (1644-1715) m. (1) Sarah Turney; (2) Mary Fitch.
      (By 1):10 Matthew ( -1709) m. Elizabeth Morehouse. No sons.
      (By 2):11 John ( -1696) m. Johanna Booth. No sons.
      12 Lemuel ( -1732) m. (1) Ann Wheeler; (2) Experience Wheeler;
      (3) Joanna ((???)) Phippen; (4) Anna Silliman.
      (By 2): Matthew (1712- ).(*)
      Andrew (1715- ).
      (By 3): Samuel 1731-1788): Bennington, VT.(+)
      13 Samuel (1681-1732) m. (1) Rebecca Burr; (2) Mary (Wheeler)
      Jackson.
      (By 1):25 John (1705-1779).
      26 Nathaniel (1707-1784).
      27 Thomas (1719-1798).
      28 Andrew (1721-1767).
      5 Isaac ( -after 1733) m. Elizabeth Jackson (1662- ).
      14 Daniel (1686-1749) m. Ruth (???).
      Ridgefield branch.
      15 Isaac ( -1768) m. Rebecca (???).
      29 Gabriel ( - ).
      16 John ( - ) m. Abigail Frost. No sons.
      17 David ( -1759) m. Sarah Meeker.
      30 Joseph (1712- ).
      31 Jabez (1714-1761).
      32 Andrew (1716-1761).
      33 Abel (1720-1761).
      34 David (1723- ).
      18 Thomas ( -1756) m. Ellen Churchill.
      35 Nehemiah (1728-1823).
      36 John ( -1777).


      (*) Bethiah, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth, bapt. at Stratfield, 8 Dec. 1751 (Trumbull
      rec). Bethiah m. at Easton, 24 Oct. 1769, Abijah Beardsley.

      (+) Samuel sold his Fairfield property in 1759.
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      Daniel L. Sherwood and his Paternal Ancestors, by Andrew Sherwood.
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      From: quillpen
      To: sherwd@globalnet.co.uk
      Date: 23 February 1999 20:55
      Subject: Sherwood

      >Hi Phil,
      >I saw your letter to Joanne on the Sherwood list. I have been corresponding
      >with Joanne thru e-mail re our common (I think) Sherwood line. My Thomas
      >Sherwood emigrated from England on April 21, 1634, embarking from Ipswich
      >to Boston with his wife Alice Seabrook and their four younger children.
      >This is according to Grenville MacKenzie and others here in the US. My
      >family records are scanty but do indicate that at least some of my
      >ancestors were from Kent. My g-grandfather writes ca 1870: "English descent
      >from Kent, England, Moses Ward and Nancy Ward, daughter of Jobe Sherwood
      >and Polly Sherwood.
      >she was the daughter of a Drake." (He doesn't mean that Moses,etc. came
      >directly from England, but that they descended from people from Kent). If
      >you have any documented info on this line, I would certainly appreciate it.
      >Maureen Smith Cassidy
      >

      I do not think one can assume that the maiden name of Thomas' first wife, Alice was SEABROOK ! See the article below by Jura Sherwood. I am still waiting to hear from Joanne what evidence she has that Thomas was born & married in Otham, Kent. The parish registers for Otham may be searched at the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone. An alternative candidate for the marriage of Thomas is: 21 October 1604 at Ipswich, Suffolk: Thomas SHERWOOD m. Alice GILLIT (see IGI)

      There were of course several Sherwood families living in Kent from 1500 onwards, but I have not found a Thomas that fits.

      Good Hunting,
      Phil Sherwood
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      From: jura1@juno.com
      To: sherwd@globalnet.co.uk
      Subject: SHERWOOD RESEARCH
      Date: 10 September 1998 06:23
      THE THREE 17th CENTURY THOMAS SHERWOODS OF CONNECTICUT

      In response to Geoff Sherwood's article in the last "The Sherwood
      Forest", I'd like to clarify a few points and perhaps put to rest once
      and for all, the confusion concerning the three men named Thomas Sherwood
      who lived in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. Two we know, were
      father and son, the third one's origins remain a mystery, but he was
      definitely not the same man as Thomas, Jr. son of the immigrant Thomas
      Sherwood, nor was he the grandson, as has been suggested by some.
      I'll begin with Thomas Sherwood born about 1585. We can deduce this by
      his age given as 48 years in the list of passengers who embarked from
      Ipswich, Suffolk, England on the "Francis" the last day of April 1634,
      arriving at Boston, Massachusetts in June 1634. Traveling with him were
      his wife Alice, age 47 years and four children, Anna (called Hannah in
      some later records), age 14, Rose 11, Thomas 10 and Rebecca 9. The
      family didn't stay long in Boston. Thomas went with the first settlers
      in 1635 to Wethersfield, Connecticut where he sold land to George Wyllys
      in March 1640. This was probably about the time that Alice died and he
      then married Mary. Their son Stephen was born about 1641. In 1648
      Thomas sold out to John Holly and settled in Fairfield, Connecticut where
      he remained until his death. His will dated 21 July 1655 was proved 22
      Oct 1655. (Invoice of estate of Thomas Sherwood, Sr. taken 7 Sep 1655 -
      Probate Records of Fairfield County). He names his son and six daughters
      by his "first wife" as Jane, Tamsen, Margaret, Anna (Hannah), Thomas,
      Rose and Rebecca. His will further says "to my loving and well beloved
      wife Mary Sherwood", and names his children Mary, Stephen, Matthew,
      Abigail, Ruth and Isaac.
      Before we leave Thomas Sherwood (referred to as Sr. in his probate),
      let's set the record straight about his two wives and determine, once and
      for all, that their last names have never been found.
      Alice, who was 47 in 1634 must have been born about 1587. She was not,
      nor could she have been the daughter of Robert Seabrook and his wife
      Alice Goodspeed. The marriage between Robert Seabrook and Alice
      Goodspeed is recorded in the parish registers of Wingate,
      Buckinghamshire, England 12 Sep 1596. Alice Goodspeed was baptised 19
      Aug 1576, the daughter of Nicholas Goodspeed, Jr. and Margaret his wife.
      There can be little doubt that Alice, the wife of Thomas Sherwood, Sr.
      was born nine years before Robert Seabrook married Alice Goodspeed who
      was then 20 years old. Robert was an early settler of Stratford,
      Connecticut. (Stratford is significant here.)
      An old Fairfield Deed dated 18 Jan 1658 states "John Banks hath married
      Mary Sherwood the relict." Here it should be confirmed that she was NOT
      Mary Fitch. Records show that giving her that name was a slip of the pen
      by a woman writing a Sherwood history. It is unfortunate that this has
      been recorded by subsequent "genealogists" so often that it is accepted
      as fact. The truth is, Mary's son by Thomas Sherwood, Captain Matthew
      Sherwood, married Mary Fitch daughter of Thomas Fitch of Norwalk,
      Connecticut as his second wife. Her gravestone records her age as 87
      when she died 25 Dec 1730, making her birth about 1644 (Thomas Sherwood,
      Sr. and his second wife, Mary had children of their own by then).
      Thomas Sherwood, Jr., son of Thomas and Alice, married four times. His
      first wife was Sarah Wheeler, daughter of Thomas Wheeler. She died
      before 1659 when he married Ann Turney, daughter of Benjamin Turney. He
      married third Elizabeth the widow of John Cable. His fourth wife was
      Sarah, the daughter of Humphrey Hide and widow of Peter Coley. These
      marriages are well documented, the last with an agreement dated 24 June
      1695. Thomas Sherwood, Jr. died soon after this marriage. His inventory
      was dated 12 Mar 1698.
      This brings us to Thomas Sherwood of unknown origins who lived and died
      in Stratford, Connecticut. He married before 1642, Sarah Seabrook who
      was born about 1623 to Robert Seabrook. In 1657 she is mentioned as
      being 34 years old with a son named John age 4 and an unweaned child.
      (Even with today's modern medical miracles, this would have been
      impossible for Alice!)
      According to the Stratford records dated 1 Jan 1657, Thomas Sherwood is
      mentioned as "Having departed this life", His will dated 4 Jun 1657 names
      his wife Sarah, sons John and Thomas (under 18), dau. Mary. His other
      daughter, Elizabeth is not mentioned by name in his will. That these
      children of Thomas Sherwood were the grandchildren of Robert Seabrook can
      be confirmed by consulting the Stratford Deeds where mention is made of
      gifts "from Grandfather Robert Seabrook."
      The three wills of the three Thomas Sherwoods are clear that Thomas Sr
      died in 1655, his son Thomas died in 1698 and Thomas of unknown origins
      died 1657. What's the confusion?
      The information regarding the Sherwoods of Suffolk, England that Geoff
      Sherwood quoted, came from an article entitled "Connecticut Ancestors of
      Bergen Chapter Members (DAR) 1938 by Mrs. Ella Sherwood. I found this
      article in the Daughter's of the American Revolution Library about twenty
      years ago, when I lived in the Washington, D.C. area.
      I attempted to find the sources Ella Sherwood used for her conclusions by
      consulting the Suffolk parish records. The only ones I could confirm
      were: Thomas, baptized 1 Jan 1541 (not 1540 as she states,) at St.
      Nicholas, Ipswich. No parents names were given. I also found the
      baptisms of Edras and Dorcas' children Xfoper (Christopher) 20 Mar 1586
      and Dorcas 7 Jul 1588, both at St. Nicholas, Ipswich.
      Twenty five years ago when I began doing genealogical research, I set my
      goal as identifying all of my husband's immigrant ancestors. With
      exception of the two wives of Thomas Sherwood the 1634 immigrant, and
      three other women whose surnames I cannot determine, I've achieved my
      goal. Below are some of the sources I've used to reach my conclusions on
      the Sherwood research. I hope others will continue the
      search for Thomas, Alice and Mary's roots.

      Sources of information:
      New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vols. 1 - 148,
      dated 1887 through 1994. (Vols. 1,14,27,39, and 92
      especially.)
      History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. 1,
      compiled and edited by
      Donald Lines Jacobs - 1932.
      History of Fairfield, Connecticut, Vol. 1, by Mrs. Elizabeth
      Schenck - 1889
      Catalogue of Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of
      Connecticut by
      Royal R. Hinman - 1852
      Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich (CT) by Spencer P. Mead -
      1911
      Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620 -
      1700, compiled by
      Frank R. Holmes.
      Connecticut Ancestors of Bergen Chapter Members (DAR) by Mrs.
      Ella Sherwood - 1938
      History of Rye, Westchester County, NY by Charles W. Baird
      Genealogical Gleanings in England by Henry F. Waters, NEH&GR -
      1901
      The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Ed. John Camden Hotten,
      London - 1874
      International Genealogical Indexes - LDS Family History Centers
      Parish Registers of Wingate, Buckinghamshire, England (GS
      Microfilm)
      Parish Registers of St.Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, England (GS
      Microfilm).

      Jura MacLean Sherwood - 1998
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      From Rootsweb Archives <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SHERWOOD/1999-02/0918523916>:
      From: "Michael, Mitsu and Heather Soria"
      Subject: [SHERWOOD-L] Sherwood letters
      Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 17:31:56 -0800

      To All Sherwood Webbers:

      R. H. SHERWOOD
      Lake View Orchards -- 300 Acres Apples

      Wateruliet, Michigan,June, 5th - 1925.

      Miss Corinth Crook,
      Spokane, Wash.

      Dear Miss. Crook:-

      I have your note of May, 31st about the Sherwood family tree, and am
      inclosing a page with the start of the Sherwoods in America and we all
      are descendants from Thos. S. who came from Ipswick, England in 1634 to
      Fairfield Conn.
      I don't know about Ann Babcock only as you see "Ann B" is mentioned as
      the wife of Thomas Sherwood, and wheather that is your ancestor I am
      unable to say, as they might in copying get the names changed.
      I have quite a collection of family histories of different branches of
      the family, an am interested in keeping this history, and if you have
      any records would like to have them.
      Dr. Bradford W. Sherwood 1441 South Salina St. Syracuse N.Y. my double
      second cousin, has given me quite lot of history that he has geathered
      and he now has a copy of mine of the "English Sherwood History" that was
      sent to me by Mr. Sherwood who is Asst. Sec'y of the C. of C. of
      Portsmouth, N. H. it runs back to the Bishop of Durham during the reign
      of Richard III, the name was Sherwodie then and they of course were
      Catholic at that time. This line is brought down thru all the line
      including our common ancestor Thos. S. who came here in 1634. A Sherwood
      married a daughter of Gov. Bradford of Mass. and that is where that name
      comes into the family, as you will see my Gt. Gd-fathers name was
      Bradford. You may find what you wish to know by looking in the book,
      "Conn in the Revolution." If there is any thing I can help you with
      about the S. history advise me. Very Sincerely,
      (signed) R. H. Sherwood

      (*spell check doesn't work in email. The words written in this letter
      are exactly as they appear.)

      page 2.(same letterhead)

      Genealogical Record of the Sherwood Family - Given R. H. Sherwood
      By Dr. B. W. Sherwood


      Syracuse, N.Y.

      1.Thos. Sherwood-b-1586 England, came to AM/1634 1st Wife Alice.
      Fairfield, Conn.d-Westerville, 1655.2nd " Mary.

      2.Capt. Mathew Sherwood,b-1643 grave at Bridgeport, Conn. where his
      grave stone still stands, was Capt. and Justice of P.

      Wife, Mary dau. Thos. Fitch. d-1715.

      3.Capt. Samuel Sherwood, b-1680.
      2nd son of Mathew d-1732. Married Rebecca Burr Nov,30th,1704.
      and Mary Fitch.

      4.Thomas Sherwood,b-1719, Mar,11th,Weston, Conn.
      d-1798. Married AnnB. (N.B. this may have been Ann
      Babcock)
      died at Easton Conn. Moved to Milton Saratoga Co
      N.Y.

      5.Amos Sherwood,b-1745. Married Kate Leavet for 1st wife.
      d-1822,Decc17th.2d Wife Mollie Fenton.
      By his 1st Wife one son, Leavet.
      Amos S. was a member of Capt. Bennetts Co. organized
      at Greens Farms, Conn. 1781.

      6.Leavet Sherwood.

      2d Wife, Bradford
      Katie (Katherine)
      Fanton
      Amos
      Thomas
      Hanford
      Ann (Anna)
      Minor (Miner)
      Joseph
      Ozias (Hosiss)
      Charity
      Isaac
      Polly

      7.Bradford Sherwood, (Was my Gt. Gd father)
      b-Oct,15th 1773, Fairfield Conn.
      d-Nov,21st, 1860. Was married to Deborah Adams Nov.2d
      1793. She was born Apr.2d 1771, d-Mar. 27th1836. To
      them were born 8 sons and one dau.
      John
      Ann Burr
      David Adams
      Amos (My gd-father, Married Mary Campbell)
      Thomas
      Steven Tibbitts
      Sam'l Adams (Married Lucinda Campbell's sister of the above Mary)
      Leavet

      (hand written note on back of page 2)
      Amos Sherwood
      m. Mary Campbell
      had
      #7.Harvey Campbell Sherwood-
      b.9Feb1835
      m. Elizabeth Keziah Alvard (Alvord)
      of Syracuse, N.Y.
      had
      Robert H. Sherwood, the writer of this genealogical data

      ADDITIONAL NOTES TO BE NOTED(in handwriting):

      >From #1 Thos. Sherwood- the name Seabrook was added at the end of
      Alice's name.

      >From #2 Mathew Sherwood- a death date was added as: Oct 26, 1715 and
      a date of birth (I bleieve for Mary Fitch) 1643. The date of 1715 after
      the name of Thos. Fitch, the 15 is underlined and the date 1730 was
      added.

      >From #3 Samuel Sherwood- a death date was added, it being Nov.10,1732
      and after the name of Rebecca Burr Nov,30th,1704, added a date of death,
      it being 1721

      >From #4 Thomas Sherwood- in parenthises (N.B. this may have been Ann
      Babcock), was crossed out. In hand writing was added - It was Ann Burr

      >From #6 Leavet Sherwood - under his name is the name Katie

      In the list of names from 2d Wife, Bradford - the name Katie was crossed
      out and for the child named Ozias, an additional spellig was added, it
      being HOZIAS.


      INSERTED IN THIS LETTER WAS THE BRADFORD LINE.

      Bradford line down to date.

      No.1.Gov.William Bradford,bpt.Mar.1589,probably Austerfield, England.
      d.Plymouth,May 9,1657;m.at Plymouth,2nd,wife,Alice,widow of Constant
      Southworth,Aug.14,1623,daughter of Alexander Carpenter, d. Mar.
      26,1670. See N.E.Gen.& Hist. Reg.vol.4,p.44-45--Hist. Montville,Ct.
      (Baker).
      Their son was:
      No.2.Maj. William Bradford,b.Plymouth,June 17,1624; m.(3rd wife)
      Mary, widow of Rev. James Holmes and daughter of John Wood of Plymouth.
      Maj. Wm.B. d.Feb.20,1703 or 4 at Kingston, but buried at Plymouth next
      his father. Mary d. Jan.6,1714-5. (Same reference as above. Montville p.
      391-392.)
      Their son was:
      No.3.Israel Bradford,b.Kinston about 1677 (The Mayflower Desc.
      vol.7,p.23,and gravestones Kingston Cemetery) d.Mar.26,1760,83rd year.
      m.__ 1701,Sarah Bartlett of Duxbury, Mass. b.__,d.Apr.3,1761,80th year,
      daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Pabodie) Bartlett. (same references.)
      Their son was:
      No.4.Joshua Bradford,b. Kingston,June 23,1710;m.Hannah Bradford,
      daughter of Elisha Bradford and his first wife, Hannah(Cole)Bradford,b.
      Apr.10,1719. This Hannah B. same as No.7. Joshua and Hannah removed from
      Kingston to Madumcook (now Freedom), Maine, where,on May 27,1756 both
      himself and wife were killed by party of Indians who at the same time,
      carried their children to Canada, where they remained in captivity until
      Quebec was taken by Gen. Wolfe. N.E.Gen.&Hist.Reg.vol.4 p.48-49-236.
      Another son of Gov. William Bradford and Alice was:
      No.5.Joseph Bradford,b.Plymouth___1630;d. Kingston,July 2,1715;
      m.Jael Hobart,May 25,1664, daughter of Rev. Peter Hobart. She was b. in
      Hingham, Dec.28,1643;d.Apr.18,1713. They resided at Kingston. Same ref.
      Their son was:
      No.6.Elisha Bradford,b.__;d__;m.Hannah Cole,b.__;d.__,daughter of James
      Cole of Plymouth. The Mayflower Desc.,vol.8,p.256 & Hist.above.
      Their daughter was:
      No.7.Hannah Bradford,b.Apr.10,1719 at Kingston;m.Joshua Bradford
      (no.4) son of Israel Bradford and his wife Sarah. Same references.
      Their daughter was:
      No.8.Hannah Bradford,b.Mar.9,1748 at Kingston;d.__;m.Ebenezer Sherwood,
      son of John Sherwood of Fairfield;b.__;d.Jan.24,1785. See N.E.
      &Gen.Hist.Reg.vol.4,p.236. Cornwall Hist.(GOld) 444-5. Gold Cornwall,
      252,444.
      Their son was:
      No.9.John Sherwood,b.Sep.28,1773;d.1860;m.Esther Babcock,Aug.21,
      1796. See family bible of Isaac Crook for facts of birth &c.
      Their children were:
      Polly,b.Sep.21,1797;d.1850
      Anstiss,d. 1889
      Hannah,b.Jul.15,1803
      No.10.Anna, b.Jun.1,1805 in Cumberland Twp.,Sullivan Co.,N.Y.
      Catherine,b.Aug.23,1807
      John Bradford,b.Jun.13,1810
      Sarah,b.Dec.17,1811;d.1849
      Nancy,b.Dec.28,1813
      Parna,b.Mar.13,1816
      Caroline,b.Jun.10,1818
      Stephen,b.Jul.15,1821
      Anna Sherwood (no.10)married John Crook (2nd wife) and their
      children were:
      Mary,b.Oct.22,1826;
      George,b.Aug.19,1828;
      Bradford,b.Nov.23,1830;
      Nancy,b.Mar.20,1836
      No.11.Isaac Crook,b.Dec.10,1833;d.Feb.20,1916;m.Emma Wilson,
      Nov.9,18__(?) Their children:
      Corinth LeDuc,b.Sep5,1863;
      Alja Robinson,b.Jun.17,1864;
      McDowell Sherwood,b.abt.1866;d.abt.1889;
      Henry Edward,b.abt.1868;d.abt.1902;
      Zane Bradford,b.abt.1870;d.abt.1870;
      No.12.Laura Grace Crook,b.Mar.22,1874;m.William A.Huneke,Dec.
      28,1899. Their children:
      Bradford,b.Jan.28,1904;d.Aug.1910;
      Helen,b.May 12, 1905;
      John Sherwood,b.Jun.22,1909.


      Submitted by:
      Mitsu Roberts-Soria
      Oxnard

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