Biography of Cyrus Sherwood
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Sherwood, Cyrus, son of Danield ans Jane (Chase) Sherwood, was born June 26, 1827, in this town, was educated at the common schools. When a young man he was engaged in getting out heavy timber for ship building, following that occupation for about twenty-seven years. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. A, 126th Regt. N. Y. Vols., and went to Harper's Ferry, Va., where he was captured and sent to Chicago, but was soon exchanged and then went to Union Mills, Va., and was mustered out at Bailey's Cross Roads, Va. Returning thence to this town, he has been a farmer ever since. He is a Republican in politics. He married Jane, daughter of Jesse C. Grant, of Thurston, Steuben County, N. Y., in 1851. Their children are Frances L. who marrried Edgar E. Davis; Chapman D., who married Maggie S., daughter of Matthew Henderson, they have one son, James H. Sherwood, born July to, 1886; Carrie E. (deceased), who married Frank L. Johnson, by whom he had one child, Cyrus Johnson.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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