Doddridge County Roots

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Daniel SHERWOOD

Male 1814 - 1898  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Daniel SHERWOOD 
    Born CA 1814  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age 40 in the 1860 Census puts his birth in about 1820. But age 55 in the 1870 Census puts it in about 1815, while age 85 in his 1898 death record puts it in about 1813.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Occupation miller  [3
    Occupation surveyor 
    • In April 1846, on his first visit to Doddridge County, Joseph H. Diss Debar stopped at the inn operated by Ephraim Bee at Lewisport (now Blockhouse Hill). While there, Diss Debar happened to meet Daniel Sherwood, as described in this excerpt from Diss Debar's "Reminiscences of Doddridge County."

      "At the mention of land on Cove Creek, a modest mannered young man, with an honest eye, and an expansive white forehead, who before dinner had been busy at a writing table in a corner, informed me that he had some knowledge of that ancient survey and I concluded at once that he might be of service to me. Noticing that he was then engaged in drawing very good maps on rather poor paper, I climbed on top of the coach and opening a trunk, extracted from it half a dozen sheets of superior article which he accepted with grateful surprise. Such was my first meeting with esteemed old neighbor, Daniel Sherwood, one of the most clever and unassuming men and able, conscientious surveyors I ever met."

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    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 
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I83662  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2020 

    Father Joseph SHERWOOD,   b. CA 1792, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Mary ___,   b. CA 1791, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1898 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cowan Cemetery, Georges Camp, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    999999_McConnellsMill_IsNoMore_DoddridgeCoRepublican_28Oct1915.jpg
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    McConnells Mill Falls Into Middle Island Creek
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    999999_McConnellsMill_Falls_WUHerald_28Oct1915.jpg
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    2. [S493] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton Twp).

    3. [S2601] Doddridge County Republican, 10/28/1915.