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Daniel Sherwood[1]

Male 1686 - 1749  (63 years)

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  • Name Daniel Sherwood  [2
    Born 1686  Ridgefield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Aug 1749  Ridgefield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I122637  My Genealogy

    Father Isaac Sherwood,   b. Abt 1654, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jackson,   b. 1662,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F52659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Bradley,   b. Abt 1690,   d. 11 Dec 1748, Ridgefield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  [3, 4
     1. Hannah Sherwood,   b. 7 Mar 1711/12,   d. WFT Est 1713-1806  (Age 93 years)
     2. Daniel Sherwood, II,   b. 21 Nov 1714, Ridgefield, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1766  (Age 51 years)
     3. Abigail Sherwood,   b. 30 Apr 1716,   d. WFT Est 1717-1810  (Age 93 years)
     4. Nathan Sherwood,   b. 16 May 1720,   d. WFT Est 1721-1810  (Age 89 years)
     5. Ruth Sherwood,   b. 29 Mar 1722,   d. WFT Est 1723-1816  (Age 93 years)
     6. Isaac Sherwood,   b. 8 Feb 1723/24,   d. WFT Est 1725-1814  (Age 89 years)
     7. John Sherwood,   b. 15 Mar 1728/29,   d. WFT Est 1750-1819  (Age 89 years)
     8. Sarah Sherwood,   b. 26 May 1731,   d. WFT Est 1732-1825  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F52680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Rootsweb Sherwood-L Mailing list:
      Geoffrey Sherwood
      Towaco, NJ, USA
      Wed, 18 Jul 2001

      Hi There,
      If I've got the right Alanson, he is not one of my direct ancestors, but
      his line of Sherwoods and mine are one and the same for the first three
      generations in America, then diverge. I know next to nothing about
      Alanson, other than where he fits in the Sherwood scheme of things. See
      if this jibes with what you know:

      Alanson was one of 13 kids born to John Sherwood and Rosanna MILLER:
      Cyrus, Alanson, John, Harriett, Lewis Halsey, Burnett, Burnham, Josephine
      Berilla, Parker, Lucina, Stephen L., Lucinda Maria, Frederick W. and
      Maria Angelina. Burnham lived in Union City, Erie Co, PA.

      Alanson's father John was b. 31 JAN 1780, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT.;
      d. 28 FEB 1843, Union City, Erie Co., PA. John's wife Rosanna (dau. of
      Stephen MILLER and Jemima WINSTON) was b. 1785, d. 1871. They married 12
      APR 1801.

      John was a son of John SHERWOOOD (b. 4 DEC 1749, Ridgefield, CT; d. 1790)
      and Ann ROCKWELL (b. 28 OCT 1752; d. 3 AUG 1813). They m. 17 APR 1776,
      2nd Congregational Church at Ridgebury, CT. They later moved to Covert,
      Seneca Co, NY. (My Sherwoods are pretty closely related to yours at this
      point. My G4gdfather, Zadock Sherwood (1761-1859), was a cousin of
      John's. Zadock's father, Nathan, was a younger brother of your John's
      father, Daniel. And they all grew up in the same neighborhood - the
      Ridgebury section of Ridgefield, CT).

      John was a son of Daniel SHERWOOD (b. 21 NOV 1714; d. 17 MAY 1766,
      Ridgefield, CT) and Jerusha L. WHITNEY (b. 18 DEC 1714, Ridgefield, CT),
      dau. of Henry WHITNEY and Elizabeth OLMSTEAD. Daniel and Jerusha m. 29
      APR 1736.

      Daniel was a son of Daniel, Sr. (b. 1686, Fairfield, CT; d. 28 AUG 1749)
      and Ruth BRADLEY (b. 1690; d. 11 DEC 1748, Ridgefield, CT), dau. of John
      BRADLEY and Hannah SHERWOOD (Ruth was Daniel's first cousin twice
      removed). Daniel was the 29th and last of the original proprietors of
      Ridgefield, and its first miller. He built a mill in Ridgefield in 1716,
      and the residents of Ridgefield and Daniel entered into a "Mill Covenant"
      at that time. The Covenant between the Sherwoods and Ridgefield remained
      in effect until 1779, a possible indication that these Sherwoods, like so
      many others in Ridgebury (probably including my own), were Loyalist. The
      William Lounsbury Sherwood papers in the New York Public Library go into
      more detail: "His will is dated 19 AUG 1749, and was offered for probate
      on 2 OCT 1749, at Danbury, CT. (the will is on p. 34, Vol. 1, Danbury
      Probate Records). He moved from Fairfield to Ridgefield c1716: The Mill
      Covenant of 30 JAN 1716/17 had him build a mill at the outlet of
      Mamanasco Lake (in his will he refers to it as "Mamphrenasque mill
      pond"), Ridgefield, CT. After the mill was built, he was appropriated a
      home lot immediately north of Benjamin Burt's. This completed the number
      of original 29 proprietors of the town."

      Daniel was a son of Isaac SHERWOOD (b. 1645, Fairfield, CT; d. after
      1733) and Elizabeth JACKSON, dau. of John JACKSON and Elizabeth SMITH.
      Isaac was an itinerant carpenter who worked the shoreline between
      Fairfield, CT, and Rye, NY. From Jacobus' "History and Genealogy of The
      Families of Old Fairfield", Vol. 1, p. 552: Isaac received a grant of
      land from the town of Eastchester, NY, in 1676. In 1687 he bought land
      at Compo (now Westport), CT, where he was living in 1733. He was "of
      Rye", NY, in 1678. He conveyed to his son, Isaac, Jr., 21 AUG 1727,
      mentioning other sons, David and John, and reserving life use for himself
      and his wife, Elizabeth. Children: Elizabeth, Daniel, Isaac, John,
      David, Abigail. Isaac was given a house and land next to Stephen in
      Fairfield, 2 SEP 1676. Isaac was referred to as the son-in-law of John
      JACKSON in the town minutes of Eastchester, NY. Other sources:
      ("....Grennwich, Conn.", by Meade, 1911; "History of Fairfield" p.

      Isaac was a son of Thomas SHERWOOD (b. 1585, England; d. 1655, Fairfield,
      CT) and second wife, Mary. Thomas and first wife, Alice, together with
      several of their children, emigrated to America in 1634. They embarked
      from Ipswich, England, on the "Francis", and landed at Massachusetts two
      months later. Thomas soon thereafter moved to Wethersfield, CT, and
      thence to Fairfield. He represented Fairfield in the Colonial Government
      at Hartford for a number of years.

      The English home and ancestry of Thomas are, so far, unknown.

      Kind Regards,

      Geoffrey Sherwood
      Towaco, NJ, USA

      On 18 Jul 2001 17:35:45 -0600 writes:
      > My wife is a Sherwood descendant. Great Grandfather was Alanson
      > Sherwood. Lived in New York around 1810-at least that's what census
      > says. 1850's and 1860's census put him in Erie, Pennsylvania.
      > Looking for anyone else with Alanson in their family tree.

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

    2. [S302] John Sherwood Descendants.FTW,

    3. [S476] World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, #3262, Broderbund Software, (Sherwood, Schmeichel, Majhor of SD, PA 1022-1996, 1/4/96.).

    4. [S477] World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Br▓derbund Software, Inc., (Release date: August 22, 1996 ABBR World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1), Tree #3262 (Reliability: 3).