Biography of Micajah V. Sherwood
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Sherwood, Micajah V., was born in Cameron, this county, June 8, 1843, a son of James, who came to Cameron from Pulteney when a young man. The latter was a member of the Freewill Baptist church, and of his ten children six reached maturity, of whom our subject was the youngest son. He was given a good education, and his first work was at farming. The death of his father occurred in 1853, and he continued on the farm till the age of seventeen, when he entered the employ of his brother, Franklin D., in the general store, remaining till the outbreak of the war. August 21, 1862, he enlisted in Co. F, 141st N. Y. Vols., and served during the war, serving at the siege of Suffolk, Baltimore Cross Roads, Lookout Mountain, Wauhatchic Valley, Resaca, and many other important and decisive battles; he was promoted to first lieutenant and commanded his company from Atlanta to the end of the war and mustered them out. He received an honorable discharge at Elmira, June 8, 1865. Returning to Hornellsyille he was for a short time in the store, and was in 1869 appointed to the railway mail service, which position he held till December 29, 1893, when he was injured in an accident at Dunkirk. and has since resided in this city. In 1894 he was elected city chamberlain, and he is a Mason of prominence in his lodge. His wife was Ada Virginia hassick, of Michigan, and they have one child, Walter V.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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