History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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WILLIAM EDGAR SHERWOOD, now living retired in New Britain township, was born at Geneva, Ontario county, New York, June 1, 1835, his parents being William and Rebecca (SMITH) SHERWOOD. The father was born in Kexby, Yorkshire, England, in 1787, and followed farming in his native land. When twenty-seven years of age he came to America, settling at Geneva, New York. His children were: John, Harriet Ann, William Edgar, Theodore C., Albert D. and Lester M.
William Edgar SHERWOOD pursued his education at Woolcott, Wayne county, New York, and after his graduation became a commercial agent and traveled through the northwestern states. During the civil war, responding to the country’s call for aid, he joined Company C of the Twenty-fourth Michigan Infantry, under command of Colonel MORROW, the regiment forming a part of the fam?? (couldn’t read) Iron Brigade.” Mr. SHERWOOD participated in a number of important engagements, including the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and others, which were numbered among the decisive actions of the war, and when hostilities had ceased received an honorable discharge, having rendered signal service to his country. He maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades through his membership in Wilkeson Post, No. 9, G. A. R. of Buffalo, New York, for during a quarter of a century he was a resident of that city. After the war Mr. SHERWOOD again went upon the road as a commercial traveler, and was thus employed until 1901, when he removed to Philadelphia, where he was engaged in the real estate business until December, 1903, when his son purchased the old Enos GAIL estate in New Britain township, where he now resides, living retired from further business cares. He is a Republican in his political views, staunchly advocating the principles of that party, and he belongs to the Episcopalian church.
Mr. SHERWOOD was united in marriage to Miss Eliza J. Larrabee, a daughter of William N. and Betsy (ROBE) LARRABEE, in whose family were the following named; John H., born in 1842, Eliza J., in 1844; Lucian, in 1846; William Edwin, in 1848; Charles, in 1850; and Fanny, in 1852. Mr. and Mrs. SHERWOOD have one son Harry Miller SHERWOOD, who was born June 17, 1869. He is a graduate of the high school of Buffalo, New York, and also of the pharmaceutical department of the Buffalo University. He completed his course with high honors and for five years was engaged in the business in Buffalo, New York, for which his college training fitted him. He has now been in business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the last five years.

Text taken from page 595 to 596 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed May 2007 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published May 2007 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/

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