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John Sherwood[1]

Male 1705 - 1779  (73 years)


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  • Name John Sherwood  [2, 3
    Born 22 Sep 1705  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1779  Stratfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I122618  My Genealogy

    Father Capt. Samuel Sherwood,   b. 1681,   d. 10 Nov 1732, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Burr,   b. 1681, Prob. Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1721, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1704  [3
    Family ID F52710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Walker,   b. 28 May 1710,   d. 12 Jun 1767, Stratfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1733  Stratford Congregational Church, Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Sherwood,   b. 1739,   d. 30 Jun 1810, Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F52674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • I have other information on John Sherwood as follows: Captain John Sherwood appears in Orcutt's "History of Stratford," and in Donald Lines Jacobus' "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield." Orcutt,
      pages 577 and 1292, shows John Sherwood as born 22 September 1705; baptized 4 November 1705; deceased 17 July 1779, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut; buried Stratfield Burying Place, Stratfield, Connecticut. His gravestone reads: "Here lyes Buried the Body of Captain John Sherwood, who departed this Life September 17th, 1779, in ye 74th year of His Age." He married Mary Walker 14 June 1733 Stratford Congregational Church. In the vital records and church records of Cornwall and Bridgeport, Connecticut, John Sherwood is titled "Sgt" and then promoted to "Capt.". The chronology of John Sherwood's service in the Stratfield Company of Militia is: Sergeant in 1733; Ensign in May 1741; Lieutenant in Oct. 1745; Captain in May 1747.
      - United Congretational Church of Bridgeport, CT (Stratfield) (LDS microfilm # 0003830), Volume 1
      * Page 48: Sgt John Sherwood m. Mary Walker at Stratfield 14 June 1733
      * Page 27: Sgt. John Sherwood's wife Mary (note: Mary Walker) admitted a member in full communion 2 July 1733
      * Page 38: 28 July 1733 Capt. Sherwood & wife in full communion and present members of this church (note: first names not given)
      * Page 53: Captain Sherwood voted be messenger for the year ensuing on 21 January 1749

      John Sherwood was ordained Elder of the Baptist Church in December 1757, and served the Stratfield Baptists as Pastor for about 10 years in Stratfield, Connecticut.

      Jeannie Winter (JWinter588@AOL.com)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S302] John Sherwood Descendants.FTW, Gp94114@alltel.net.

    3. [S286] WWW.Genforum.com, Sherwood Forum #190 by Robert Lepper Sr. on 10/22/98. (Reliability: 3).