Eliza Ann Sherwood

Brief Life History of Eliza Ann

When Eliza Ann Sherwood was born on 6 April 1843, in Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Elmore Sherwood, was 48 and her mother, Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp, was 37. She lived in Putman Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died before 1945.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Elmore Sherwood
1795–1870
Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp
1805–1915
Mary E. Sherwood
1840–1945
Eliza Ann Sherwood
1843–1945
Joseph William Sherwood
1846–1933

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  • Eliza Sherwood, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called with Old English scīr + wudu ‘bright or clear (perhaps sparsely-grown) wood’. In Yorkshire the name usually refers to Sherwood (Hall) in Eggborough (Yorkshire), but some examples could alternatively derive from Sherwood (House) in Stainforth (Yorkshire) or from the Nottinghamshire forest name in 2 below. The Devon name is from Sherwood (Green) in Yarnscombe (Devon). These are well evidenced as medieval placenames, and there may be similar but unrecorded places that could account for the medieval surname in other counties such as East Yorkshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. Sherwood occurs in minor placenames in Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, North Yorkshire, Sussex, and Wiltshire, but they are recorded only in modern times and in many cases will have been named from the surname or perhaps in imitation of 2 below. This name was established in Ireland in the 17th century. See also Sherrard .

English: habitational name from Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire (‘the shire wood’).

Americanized form of some Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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