Joseph William Sherwood

15 February 1846–3 August 1933 (Age 87)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Sherwood was born on 15 February 1846, in Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Elmore Sherwood, was 52 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 3 August 1933, in Cass Township, 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

Spouse and Children

24 March 1867
Cass Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

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.

Age 17

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

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scīr ‘shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’.2 Americanized form of some Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Sherwood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Sherwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Sherwood, "United States Census, 1900"

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