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Sherwood, Nathan


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Date: 9/13/2016 at 14:09:08

NATHAN SHERWOOD, farmer, P.O. Weston, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, June 6, 1837, son of Lewis and Lockey (ADAMS) SHERWOOD, natives of New Haven County, Conn., he, a farmer, born November 1, 1794, and is still living with his only daughter, Sarah, in Clinton County, this state; she, born December 13, 1798, and died September 15, 1867. They were the parents of nine children - seven sons and two daughters - of whom six are living. Our subject received a common school education in his native State and has followed farming all of his life. In 1857, he came to Clinton County, this state, where he lived for seventeen years, after which he moved to Harrison County, this state, living in that county for four and a half years, when he came to this county and settled in Norwalk Township, where he stayed until 1880, in which year he purchased his present farm of 160 acres of improved land, on which he has since remained. He was married in his native county in Ohio, April 4, 1865, to Isabella E. JOHNSON, born in the same county August 3, 1843, daughter of Harvey and Julia Jane (HASKINS) JOHNSON, natives also of Delaware County, Ohio, he born October 27, 1810, and is still living in his native county; she born in 1813 and died October 21, 1845. Mr. And Mrs. SHERWOOD have four children - Dellie C., Jennie O., Sarah H., and Harvey Lewis. The Sherwood family are descendants from three brothers who came to this country about one hundred years ago. Our subject's father was one of the earliest settlers in Berlin Township, Clinton County, this state, at which time he entered land at $1.25 per acre. He was in the War of 1812 and now draws a pension. Although eighty-nine years old, his life has been one of hard work. Our subject is a member of the Methodist Church and his wife of the Baptist Church. He is a strong Republican and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Submitted by: Mona Sarratt Knight, 2002.
Publication: History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa; 1883
O.O. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Chicago.


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