I found a Sherwood lineage in
a notebook I have. It was compiled by
a local genalogist named Vashti Seaman. She was corresponding with
a Mary Kelley Sherwood by letter in 1963. Vashti has retyped 2 of
the letters written by Mary and it is followed by a Sherwood Lineage.
Mary Sherwood was the widow of James Isaac Sherwood,
the son of James Hunter Sherwood.
1. Hon. Isaac Sherwood. was of Bridgeport, Conn and at the age of 16
he enlisted in the Revolutionary War. He was born 1758 and died 1831.
(From DAR Lineage books, Vol. XLV, p 31 and others) it state he was a
wagon boy at the beginning of the war and served in the Calvary under
Gates in 1777. He was born in Bennington, VT and later removed to
Dutchess Co NY where he died. His wfie was Drusilla Morehouse.
2. Aaron Sherwood was born 1787 and died 1842. He married Maria Youmans
who was born in 1801? and married 1826. Aaron Sherwood was born in
Bridgeport, Conn and had a brother Daniel Sherwood and they were both
representatives of the Legislature from Dutchess Co. NY. Aaron was very
highly regarded citizen, a farmer and belonged to the Quaker religion.
His wife, Maria Youmans was a daughter of Peter Youmans of Dutchess, NY.
Peter Youmans was in New York City, but his ancestors were Scottish.
3. James Hunter Sherwood, was born in Dutchess Co. NY,near Pine Plains.
He was educated in Heinbeck Academy on the Hudson. His brother,
General I. R. Sherwood was prominent from Williams Co. Ohio during the
Civil War. In an early day after the 2 brothers arrived in North West Ohio. they
became interested in Publishing local newspapers. General I. R. Sherwood
bought out the owners of the Wauseon Republican in about 1857, a newspaper
started in 1855 by Bayes and Hunter. During the absence of General Sherwood,
the management of the newspaper fell upon James Hunter Sherwood. During the
absence while his brother was in the war James H. bought out the little paper, the MONITOR, printer at Ottokee, and ever since then, the REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER,
has served Wauseon, OH and vicinity and was still active as of 1970. (not sure when
it ended publication but I remember the paper in the middle 1970's). They still have a newspaper at the same location that currently publishes the EXPOSTIOR but they
used to publish both papers. For a few years, James H. Sherwood, became interested
in Real Estate, but at the time of the publishing of the History of Wauseon by Mikesell
in 1905, he and his son James I. Sherwood, were partners in our local REPUBLICAN PUBLISHING CO. He died in Wauseon OH in 1919. He married in Bryan OH to Miss Samantha Yates, the daughter of William Yates and Ann Beazure of Bryan, who came from near Chambersburg, PA. Mr Yates was a pioneer merchant in Bryan, OH.
James H. Sherwood, born Nov 4 1827 and Samantha Yates had these children:
a. Jennie Sherwood, married C. F. Baker, moved to Ct. Falls, Montanna
b. Walter J. Sherwood, 1865-1951, married and went to Chicago. ILL
c. Maria Sherwood
d. William A. Sherwwod, a jewler of Dundee, MI
e. Anna Sherwood, married Alexander Anderson of Toledo, OH
f. Lula Sherwood, maried Frederick J. Bollmeyer
g. James I. Sherwood, married Mary J. Kelly of Wauseon.
Of the children of James H. Sherwood and Samantha Yates their daughter
Lula is given in the DAR lineage as LURA SHERWOOD, and she is also
mentioned by Mary J. (Kelly) Sherwood as her sister inlaw. Lura Sherwood
was early member of Daughters of American Revolution and joined on he
ancestor Isaac Sherwood, born 1758. Her number is 44079 and she was
born in Wauseon, OH. Her sister Anna Sherwood, the wife of Alexander G.
Anderson, also joined the DAR and her National number is 44077.
There is a notation, See Nat. no. 22989.
THEY ARE GOING DOWN
THE VALLEY ONE BY ONE.
PAPER UNKNOWN, THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1913
Mr. James H. Sherwood, senior editor of The Republican, of Wauseon, Ohio, died at his late residence, in that place last Friday from a stroke of paralysis, sustained while superintending the unloading of some wood.
He was a brother of Congressman, Isaac R. Sherwood, of the Toledo district, and leaves a widow and 6 children. Mrs. Jennie Baker, of Great Falls, Mont., Mr. Walter J., of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Anna Anderson, of Toledo, Ohio, William A., of Marshall, Mich., Mrs. F. J. Bollmeyer, of Wauseon, Ohio, and Mr. James I., also of Wauseon, with whom he was associated, at the time of his death, in the publishing of The Republican.
Mr. James H. Sherwood was born near Rhyenbeck, Dutchess county, New York, Nov. 4, 1827 and died in Wauseon, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 24th, 1913 at the age of 86 years. He has been editor of the Wauseon Republican for the past 35 or 40 years and has lived an honest, upright life. He was generous to a fault and kind as a man could be. He was an apostle as it were, of Thomas Jefferson and an admirer of Abraham Lincoln and a fearless defender of right and justice. In fact, he was a noble man.
"It is thus with our noble profession,
And thus it will ever be, still
There are some who appreciate its labors
And some, who perhaps, never will.
But in that great day that is coming
When Gabriel's trumpet will sound,
And they who have rested and labored
Shall come up from the cold quivering ground
And they who have striven and suffered,
To teach and ennoble the race
Shall march at the head of the column
Each one in his God-given place,
As they pass through the gates of the City,
With proud and victorious tread,
The Editor, Printer, and the "Devil"
Will travel not far from the head."
Funeral services were held at the residence conducted by Rev. Mrs. Moore, of Wauseon, assisted by Kate Brownlee Sherwood, of Toledo, and her daughter Lenora Sherwood and editor Frank E. Kenyon, of Wauseon, at 2:00 o'clock, Monday, Oct 27, 1913. Interment in the Wauseon cemetery, Peace to his ashes.
James H. Sherwood
Editor Wauseon Republican
James H. Sherwood, who was publisher of the Wauseon Republican since 1862, was laid to rest in Wauseon cemetery, Monday afternoon. His death occurred on Friday last following a stroke of apoplexy on Tuesday. He would have been 86 years old on Nov. 4, and in all of these years had not been sick, excepting from the result of his age the last few years. Funeral services were held from his home on Clinton street, Wauseon and were attended by all of his children, his brother, Congressman Isaac R. Sherwood of Toledo and other relatives and by friends. The editors of the county papers were there to pay their last respects to a veteran writer, one of them, F. E. Kenyon of the Wauseon Tribune taking a part in the services. The children, who were with their mother in their bereavement are Walter J. Sherwood, of Chicago, Mrs. C. F. Baker of Great Falls, Mont., Wm. A. Sherwood of Marshall, Mich., Mrs. A. G. Anderson of Toledo and Mrs. Lura Bollmeyer and James I. Sherwood of Wauseon. Mrs. Martha Moore of Wauseon conducted the services and made a short address as did Mrs. Kate Brownlee Sherwood of Toledo. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" was sung by Mrs. Roscoe Darby and Mrs. Frank Guilford and "Lead Kindly Light" by Mrs. Lenora Sherwood of Toledo. The editor of this paper has known the deceased for a long stretch of years, as a kind neighbor and admirable gentleman and sorrow with the family in his death. In her address, Mrs. Kate Brownlee Sherwood
said of him:
More than fifty years ago James Horne Sherwood came from the picturesque valley of the Hudson, to be a member of our family. Brought up on a farm, where his revolutionary ancestors had lived for generations, he had all their sturdy and rugged virtues. He was a
veritable athlete, in body and mind; and in his habits and conduct, throughout his entire life, he set forth all the virtues of simple living.
His early home was at the foot of the Catskills, looming up over fertile valleys, and from the window of his little bedroom, he could look up at the stars, at night and dream of the high ideals toward which his thoughts were bent. When a boy of seventeen his father was taken from his little family, by a fever epidemic, with which physicians at that time had not learned to cope. Left a widow, with a daughter and a son, now Gen. I. R. Sherwood, a boy of nine, his mother turned to him as the head of the household. Thus early was imposed upon him life's serious cares and responsibilities, which, aided by wide reading of standard books and historic works, prepared him for the long life of usefulness he led.
Like his fathers before him he was an adherent of Thomas Jefferson, with principles founded on the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal, with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and that standard he carried through all the changes of politics and all vicissitudes of public life. Through the war period he displayed the highest patriotism; the perpetuity of the union, free, was his shibboleth and when the war was over, like Grant, the highest expression of that union was "Peace." He had an unutterable distrust and loathing for the noisy militant, who would make of our country an armed menace to weaker powers and extol human butchery as the goal of our young men. He was a frequent contributor to peace periodicals, and in correspondence with the great leaders. Kindness was the rule of his life; in his home, among his friends, to the helpless and unfortunate, birds and beasts and dumb animals. Abraham Lincoln was his exemplar, and when Lincoln died and the question arose as to this religious belief and editor of the period found the answer in Galatians, as given by Paul, when asked how we might know who should inherit the Kingdom of God. And he answered:
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."
The wonderful discoveries and experiments in electricity and the ascendency of mind over matter, have given a new impetus to the world of science. The three recognized dimensions have enlarged into four. With one dimension we move forward and back; with two dimensions we may move to the right and the left; with three dimensions we add thickness or height, we erect our churches and steeples, this lifting material things above the level plain of being. And now comes the fourth dimension, which we may neither hear nor see, weigh nor measure, dissect nor understand.
President Wilson touches a button at the White House and at the touch an electric tingle leaps in a moment, along the lines and releases the dynamite that explodes obstructing rocks and the Atlantic and the Pacific flow as one. The wireless telepathy of human brotherhood flashes over land and sea and the obstructions of ages go down.
James Sherwood was the true philosopher. In the wonderful age in which he lived and bore a noble part, great changes have taken place. The world coming together, creeds and dogmas count as nothing under the limelight of human conduct. With modest speech and vigor-
ous pen he spoke and wrote as the man of peace, the just man, the prophet of righteousness. When Leigh Hunt, the poet, wrote "Abon Ben Adhem," he wrote for him.
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