William Sherwin

M, (26 October 1787 - 19 May 1866)
Father-Biological*Deacon Nathaniel Sherwin b. 16 Jun 1760, d. 31 Jul 1834
Mother-Biological*Mary Bement b. 31 Mar 1763, d. 9 May 1845
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Last Edited=30 Jun 2022
Sherwin Shelf Clock
     William Sherwin was born on 26 October 1787 at Ashfield, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of Deacon Nathaniel Sherwin and Mary Bement. He was a clock maker and mechanic. Clock Hollow in Buckland was named for his activities there.1,6,7,8,9 William and Marcia Carter filed marriage intentions on 7 October 1809 at Buckland, Massachusetts.10

William Sherwin, age 22, married Marcia Carter, age 17 , daughter of Elias Carter and Abigail Bullard, on 28 December 1809 at Buckland, Massachusetts.11,7 He served as Town Clerk, Assessor, a Selectman, Overseer of the Poor, a Member of the School Committee and a Representative to the General Court from Buckland.1,6 William, appeared on the US Census of 1830 at Buckland, Massachusetts. The enumeration reads:

1 - Free White Persons - Males - Under 5
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14
2 - Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19
1 - Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49
1 - Free White Persons - Females - Under 5
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14
1 - Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39
6 - Free White Persons - Under 20
2 - Free White Persons - 20 thru 49
8 - Total Free White Persons
8 - Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored.)12


He, age 62 years, appeared as head of household on the census of 1850.13 According to the Federal Census in 1850, William was a jeweler.13

William Sherwin, age 65, married Eleanor G. Thompson, daughter of Benjamin B. Thompson and Mary ______, on 17 May 1853 at Boston, Massachusetts.4,8 William Sherwin, age 72 years, appeared as head of household on the census of 1860 at Buckland, Massachusetts.14 William was a jeweler in 1860.14

William Sherwin, age 73, married Wealth Parker, age 58 , daughter of James Parker and Lucretia ______, on 7 May 1861 at Buckland, Massachusetts.4 William Sherwin, 77 years, appeared as Head of Household on the Massachusetts State Census of 1865 at Shelburne, Massachusetts.15 He died on 19 May 1866 at Manhattan, New York City, at age 78 while on a visit to his son in New York City. His death was sudden.1,6,7,8,3,16,17 William's obituary of 21 May 1866, reads:

SHERWIN - Suddenly, in this city, on Saturday, May 19, while on a visit to his son, WILIAM SHERWIN, of Shelburne Falls, Mass., in the 79th year of his age.16


He was buried at Arms Cemetery, Shelburne, Massachusetts, in section L3.3 His estate was probated on 23 October 1866 at Franklin County, Massachusetts.18

Children of William Sherwin and Marcia Carter

Citations

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  2. Eddy Fund. Vital Records of Ashfield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1942.
  3. Find-a-Grave. Online https://www.findagrave.com/
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  5. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, U.S., Town Birth Records, 1620-1850. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 1999.
  6. Kendrick, Fannie Shaw. The History of Buckland 1779-1935. Buckland, Massachusetts: The Town of Buckland, 1937.
  7. White, Almira Larkin. Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusett. Haverhill, Massachusetts: Chase Brothers, 1900.
  8. Carter, Clara A and Carter. Sarah A. Carter - A Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel and Thomas, sons of Rev. Samuel Carter. Clinton, Massachusett: W. J. Coulter, Courant Office, 1887.
  9. The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. U.S., Craftperson Files, 1600-1995. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2014.
  10. Anonymous. "Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Mass., 1793-1820", New England Histroical and Genealogical Register volume LXXV (October 1921).
  11. Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2005.
  12. Census Bureau. 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Provoi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010.
  13. Census Bureau. 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Provoi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2009.
  14. Census Bureau. 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Provoi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2009.
  15. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. 1865 Massachusetts,, U.S., State Census. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2014.
  16. New York Herald, "SHERWIN" New York City, New York, 21 May 1866.
  17. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2013.
  18. Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991. Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2015.