Joseph William Sherwood

Male15 February 1846–5 August 1933

Brief Life History of Joseph William

When Joseph William Sherwood was born on 15 February 1846, in Cuba, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Elmore Sherwood, was 51 and his mother, Dorcas Elizabeth Sharp, was 40. He married Rosannah Anne Nickerson on 24 March 1867, in Cass Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Deerfield Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 5 August 1933, in Smithfield, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Buckeye Cemetery, Cass Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph William Sherwood
Rosannah Anne Nickerson
Marriage: 24 March 1867
Martha Alice Lucretia Sherwood
Elsie Sherwood
Isaac Elmer Sherwood
Lewis Truman Sherwood
William Henry Sherwood
Mary Ida Sherwood
Eliza Elizabeth Sherwood

Sources (9)

  • Joseph Sherwood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Sherwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph William Sherwood, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1867Cass Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1868: Fulton, Illinois, United States

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    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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