Niagara County

1897 Biography - A. S. Sherwood

Sherwood, A. S., one of the representative citizens of Hartland, was born in Connecticut, January 1, 1823, a son of Noah and Ruanah Sherwood, who came to Niagara county in the spring of 1835, locating in the town of Somerset. Noah Sherwood was born October 26, 1786; he was a Baptist minister, and as such traveled over a great deal of territory on horseback spreading the gospel and enduring the trials and hardships which were the common lot of all in an early day; he died October 8, 1873. Mrs. Sherwood was born May 31, 1801, and died June 19, 1868. Mr, andMrs. Sherwood were the parents of eight children: A. S., Elam G., born May 10, 1827; Ebenezer J., born May 29, 1831; John, born October 27, 1834; Myron, born July 13, 1836; James L., born March 13, 1838; Mary E., born July 7, 1839, was killed when a little child, and Angeline, born July 7, 1844. Mr. A. S. Sherwood in 1844 bought fifty acres of timber land, which he cleared and added twenty acres more and is now a prosperous farmer, and although seventy-four years of age, is strong and healthy and as spry as most men of forty-five. His brother Ebenezer went to the war, was taken prisoner and it is supposed he died in Andersonville prison. In 1847 Mr. Sherwood married Mary Ann Lewis, and they had two sons: Sears, born January 30, died December 4, 1864, and William, born March 20, 1855, died January 15, 1872. Mrs. Sherwood died April 28, 1888.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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