Doddridge County Roots

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Family: Joseph SHERWOOD / Mary ___ (F21641)



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  • Father | Male
    Joseph SHERWOOD

    Born  CA 1792  Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1870   
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    Mother | Female
    Mary ___

    Born  CA 1791  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Male
    Daniel SHERWOOD

    Born  CA 1814  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Apr 1898  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Cowan Cemetery, Georges Camp, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + John SHERWOOD

    Born  21 Dec 1816  Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Dec 1893  Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Wolverton (aka Powell or new Victory) Cemetery, Waldo Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eleanor BEE | F17905 
    Married  14 Nov 1843  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth A. MCCLAIN | F28019 
    Married  4 Nov 1871  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    + Sarah SHERWOOD

    Born  CA 1817  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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    Spouse  John Webster RICHARDS | F21800 
    Married  12 Feb 1835  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + Joseph SHERWOOD, Jr.

    Born  23 Oct 1819  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Aug 1896   
    Buried    Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, near Zinnia, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Susanna JACOBS | F27357 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Female
    + Elizabeth SHERWOOD

    Born  CA 1824  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef Jun 1860   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Enos BEE | F21640 
    Married  28 Oct 1852  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    + Samuel Todd SHERWOOD

    Born  7 Jul 1828  Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Dec 1900  Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Cowan Cemetery, Georges Camp, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Drusilla BLAND | F24017 
    Married  17 Nov 1853  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Sherwood was residing in present-day Doddridge County (then Harrison County) as early as 1838, as his signature appears on a legislative petition for the formation of a new county. Additionally, according to an 1833 map containing the location of the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Western Sections of the North Western Turnpike, the Sherwood family was already living then in present-day Doddridge County. The map is on file at the Library of Virginia, Board of Public Works division.

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      Joseph Sherwood, 58, b. Del, farmer; Mary, 59, b. Md; Samuel T, 21, b. Pa, farmer; Elizabeth, 26, b. Pa; Joseph Jr, 28, b. Pa; Susanna, 22, b. Va; Ethalinda, 5, b. Va; James T, 1, b. Va.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      Daniel Sherwood, 40, b. Pa, farmer; Joseph, 65, b. Del, farmer; Mary, 65, b. Md; Jane Richards, 17, b. Va; Evan Richards, 22, b. Va.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp):
      Daniel Sherwood, 55, b. Pa, farmer; Mary Sherwood, 78, b. Md; Sarah Richards, 54, b. Pa; Delilah Richards, 15, b. Va.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:
      John Sherwood, 62, farmer, b. Pa; wife Elizabeth A, 30, b. Pa; dau Maud, 14, b. WVa; mother Mary, 90, b. Pa (sic), widowed.

      We have found no record of Joseph Sherwood after the 1860 Census, or of his wife Mary after the 1880 Census. Based largely on headstones at a cemetery in Buchanan Co, Missouri, some researchers report that this Joseph Sherwood was born Aug 2 1794 and died Mar 28 1863 in Missouri, and that his wife was Margery (b. Sep 24 1798, d. Jan 24 1859). We believe this to be incorrect, as it is contradicted by the foregoing census records.