Biography of William W. Sherwood
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sherwood, William W., was born in Groton February 14, 1832. His father, William Sherwood, came to Dryden in 1833, and was employed in the Isaac Bishop mill, between Etna and Varna. W. W. Sherwood was educated in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. After leaving school he went into his father's mill, and in 1858 rented a half interest in the mill, and the business was known and conducted by William and W. W. Sherwood. In 1866 he bought outright a one half interest in the mill and at the death of William Sherwood, which occurred in 1889, the balance was purchased by W. W. Sherwood, which he afterward sold to John W. West. In 1881 he bought of Thomas R. Weed a residence in Etna, where he now resides. Also in 1889 he bought the old homestead of fifty acres. He also owns a house and lot in Dryden village. At twenty four years of age he married Miss Amy Gifford, daughter of Benjamin Gifford, of Dryden. They were the parents of one daughter, Miss Nellie L. Sherwood, a lovely girl, who was called away at the age of twelves years. Our subject has been commissioner of highways in his town for three successive terms.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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