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Thomas Sherod


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik on 5 Oct 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Massie Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


THOMAS SHEROD, farmer; P.O. Harveysburg; born in Perry Co., Ohio, Oct 21, 1853; is a son of Kinsey and Margaret (Horn) Sherod; he a native of Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, and she of the State of Delaware. The paternal grandparents, Amos and Mary Sherod, were natives of Tuscarawas County, but emigrated to Iowa, where they resided till their death. The maternal grandparents were Stephen and Rebecca Horn, natives of the State of Delaware; they became residents of Ohio about 1820, where they lived and died. They had seven children; six now survive – Thomas, William, John, Margaret, Mary and Stephen. Margaret was born in the State of Delaware June 11, 1817. Kinsey Sherod was raised and grew to manhood in his native county; was married and resided there till 1853, when he, with his family, moved to Perry County, where they resided till October, 1873, and then moved to Warren County; bought and located upon the place where Thomas now lives, and here he died Aug. 2, 1874, aged 62 years; his wife is still living, and resides with Thomas on the old home

place. They had four children – Matilda, Lucinda, Thomas and Sarah Ann. Mr. Sherod was twice married; first to Lydia Wright, by whom he had three children; one now living – Rebecca. Mr. Sherod followed farming through life; he started out in life a poor man, but, by his own industry and good management, and the assistance of his family, he became possessed of a good competency; was a prominent man in his community; he served as Assessor two terms; was a kind neighbor and a good citizen. Our subject brought up to farm labor, remained with his father till his deaths; was married Nov. 3, 1875, to Cordelia, daughter of Josiah and Lydia Grimes, natives of Perry Co., Ohio. The paternal grandparents were John and Rebecca Grimes; he died in Perry County Jan. 3, 1873, aged 84 years, his wife having died many years before. The maternal grandparents were Joseph and Eliza P. (Clark) Wheeatcraft; he a native of Pennsylvania, and she of Portland, Me.; they came to Ohio when young, married here, and located in Perry County, where he still resides, aged 85 years; his wife dies Jan. 18, 1874, aged 74 years. They had two sons and one daughter – Harman, Malachiah R. and Lydia, who was born in Perry County May 7, 1831. Josiah and Lydia Grimes had ten children – Eliza Ann, Lucy Jane, Cordelia, Sarah Catharine, Hannah, Lydia Minerva, Nancy Ellen, Mary Rebecca, Joseph Grant and Media Lucinda. Mrs. Wheeatcraft still resided in Perry County. Mr. Sherod and wife have two children – Sparry, born April 19, 1877; and Pearl, born Feb. 7, 1879.

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