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From: Warren Wetmore <>
Subject: [NYWestch] Re: Justus SHERWOOD --- FAAAAANTASTIC!
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 02:47:42 -0500
Barbara Logan wrote:
> At 10:44 pm 1/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
> HI there Warren,
> I think I have!
YESSSSS! This is Westchester Justus!
> >From New Brunswick Loyalists by Sharon Dubeau.
> SHERWOOD, Justus:from Westchester Co.NY, son of Joseph, brother of Andrew.
> He served as a Guide during the War. He was first granted a townlot at
> Parrtown in 1784, but settled on the Hammond River, King's County. His
> first wife was Sarah CLARK b. 1745 d. 1794. He married , secondly Ann
> GRIFFITH in 1796. He died in King's County in 1836, aged 94.
> His children were: Mary b. 1764, Elizabeth b. 1767, d. 1847 m. Weeden
> FOWLER and then Jess GILLIES, Ruth b. 1769, died 1794, m. Colonel David B.
> WETMORE; Deborah b. 1770 m. Caleb WETMORE, Sarah b. 1773 m. Mr. FOWLER,
> Justus b. 1775, Rachel b. 1777 d. 1841 m. Josiah WETMORE, Jacob b. 1779 m.
> Elizabeth CLARK, Joseph b. 1781 d. 1793, Charles b. 1797, Stephen b. 1798,
> Sophia b. 1800, m. Thomas MALONEY, Frances b. 1802 m. Isaac MUNGER, William
> b. 1804, Adiah b. 1807 m. Elizabeth HILL.
> There is :
> Sherwood, Andrew; a native of Courtland Manor, Westchester Co. NY., son of
> Joseph, brother to Justus. He lived on Long Island, NY. In a grant of 1784,
> he received land on the Hammond River, Kings Co. He was granted a townlot
> at Carleton in 1785.His first wife, Martha CURRY died in 1778, aged 37 at
> NY. He died at french Village in 1823 aged 85, and is buried at Smithtown
> United Baptist Churchyard. His second wife was Elizabeth HAMPSON McCREADY.
> A son was John b. 1757 d. 1837 m. Grizzel JENKS. A daughter Phebe b. ca
> 1781 m. Daniel , son of John PUGSLEY.
> Sherwood, John, From Westchester Co. NY, son of Andrew and Martha (Curry).
> He lived on Long Island, NY. During the War he served with the Westchester
> Loyalists. He settled on the Hammond River, Kings Co. He died in 1837, aged
> 80. His wife grizzel JENKS b. ca 1760. A son was James.
> I notice that Justis's children:
> Ruth m. Wetmore,
> Rachel, all married Wetmores.
Yep. Maybe there wasn't much choice :-)
And one of the offspring had the marvelous name
of Weeden Fowler WETMORE.
> I have no idea which person would be Capt. Justus, the "Buckskin Pimpernel"
> would be.!
> Do you have the Sherwoods from E.C. Wright's book?
> There is:
> Justus...NY West. Co. ...Guide grant lot P783...Hammond River.
> Only gave details on Justus, as I am tired of typing!
> Let me know if you want more.
> Sherwood is NOT in Planters and Pioneers by Wright.
> LOOKEE HERE...
> >From The MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography ..W.A. Mackay.
> There is:
> Sherwood, Levius Peters (1777-1850)
> jurist, was born in St. Johns, QUEBEC, in 1777, the second son of CAPT.
> JUSTUS SHERWOOD
> . a Loyalist from Connecticut.
THIS one is the Buckskin Pimpernel! There were indeed
two Justus SHERWOODs, perhaps completely unrelated.
I read one little piece somewhere that said Capt Justus
was from CT! Don't know where in CT. But he settled
in Gaspesia after the war.
> (there follows text on his career.)
> Then..He died in Toronto on May 19, 1850. he married Charlotte, daughter of
> Col Ephriam Jones, and by her had four sons and three daughters.
> I include this because it would seem that this Capt, Justus Sherwood was
> from Connecticut, not Westchester, and perhaps lived in Quebec.
Many, many thanks, Barbara!
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