Justus Sherwood

7 March 1747–1798 (Age 50)
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Justus

When Justus Sherwood was born on 7 March 1747, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Sherwood, was 37 and his mother, Hannah Parruck, was 37. He married Sarah Bottum in 1774, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1798, in Trois-Rivières, Saint-Maurice, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 51, and was buried in Blue Church, Augusta, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Justus Sherwood
Sarah Bottum
Marriage: 1774
Samuel Sherwood
Harriett Sherwood
James Sherwood
Thomas Sherwood
Diana Sherwood
Hon. Levius Peters Sherwood
Sarah Sherwood
Sophia Sherwood

Spouse and Children

Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States


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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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Biography of Justus Sherwood, Loyalist Spy

Biography UEL Badge Justus Sherwood was a United Empire Loyalist. UEL Status:Proven Date: Undated Justus Sherwood, Loyalist Spy An Augusta Loyalist with more than an average involvement in the Revol …

Sources (3)

  • Justuss Sherwood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Justice Sherwood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mrs Sarah E Hippard, Raymond, Alberta, Canada

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