Biography of W. R. Sherwood
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





W. R. SHERWOOD, retired merchant, Plain City, was born in this county December 16, 1832, and is a son of Samuel and Jane (Riddle) Sherwood, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Kentucky, both of English parentage, Our subject received his education in his native county at the public schools, He was reared on a farm, where he continued until twenty two years of age. In 1882, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Capt. Robinson, and was discharged, in 1864, on account of a wound received in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain. He was previously taken prisoner by Morgan's men, but obtained his release immediately, He was married, in 1855, to Olive B, Lyons, a native of Union County and a daughter of Levi Lyons, Mr, Sherwood is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow societies and of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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