Biography of James N. Sherwood
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES N. SHERWOOD, farmer, P. 0. Shinglehouse, was born in Solon, Cortland Co., N. Y., November 22, 1829, a son of Stratton Sherwood and Barbara A. (Barnard) Sherwood. He was reared in his native county and in Bradford county, Penn. He settled in Sharon township, Potter county, in 1852, and in 1854 married Fannie M., daughter of Joseph Armstrong, of Tompkins county, N. Y. After his marriage he located on Horse run. Bolivar township, Allegany Co., N. Y., and in 1861 removed to the farm he now occupies, most of which he cleared and improved. In August, 1863, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Forty eight Pennsylvania Regiment. He was wounded in the face at Fort Damnation, and honorably discharged from the service April 10, 1865. During his term of service his wife was a nurse in the Harwood Hospital; near Washington, D. C., and afterward at Fairfax Seminary. Mr. Sherwood is a representative citizen of Sharon township, and is a member of the United Brethren Church. He has held the office of treasurer of Sharon township one year, and politically is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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