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
Maria Cornelia Williams
Marriage: 1850
Mary Louise Sherwood
Alice L Sherwood
Clara W Sherwood
Henry Hawley Sherwood
Carrie Maria Sherwood

Spouse and Children



    Mary Louise Sherwood


    Alice L Sherwood


    Clara W Sherwood


    Henry Hawley Sherwood



Parents and Siblings



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.

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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