Maria Cornelia Williams

22 October 1829–10 March 1911 (Age 81)
Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Maria Cornelia

When Maria Cornelia Williams was born on 22 October 1829, in Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Watson Williams, was 24 and her mother, Louisa A. "Louiza" Andrews, was 20. She married Cyrus Gould Sherwood in 1850. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Pavilion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 10 March 1911, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Gould Sherwood
1825–1877
Maria Cornelia Williams
1829–1911
Marriage: 1850
Mary Louise Sherwood
1853–1919
Alice L Sherwood
1856–1861
Clara W Sherwood
1859–1861
Henry Hawley Sherwood
1860–1932
Carrie Maria Sherwood
1866–1953

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1850
children

(5)

    Mary Louise Sherwood

    Female1853–1919Female

    Alice L Sherwood

    Female1856–1861Female

    Clara W Sherwood

    Female1859–1861Female

    Henry Hawley Sherwood

    Male1860–1932Male

    Female1866–1953Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1837

Age 8

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 25

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Sherwood in household of Carrie M Gilmore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mariah Sherwood in household of Cyrus G Sherwood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maria Sherwood, "United States Census, 1880"

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