Wednesday, September 12, 2012

January 21, 1853--Sophia Sherwood (TIP #1)


Sophia Sherwood
Photo by Suzanne Grundberg
Find a Grave Memorial #55913144
Angola Cemetery

As with all tombstones there is always a story to be told by those left behind.  When Stephen Sherwood's wife,  Sophia Parker Sherwood, died, Jan 21, 1853, she left five boys under the age of thirteen.  She died two weeks after giving birth to her youngest son, John F. Sherwood, at the age of 39.  
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This tombstone was posted at findagrave.com,  There are over 87 million entries on this site.  I have solved many genealogy problems and even broken down brick walls by using this resource.  I would highly recommend it.

LOOK UP THIS MEMORIAL USING NUMBER 55913144 ON findagrave.com.  YOU WILL FIND  MORE INFORMATION ON THE STEPHEN SHERWOOD FAMILY.

  • Go to:                                           findagrave.com (& "Search 87 million grave records")  
  • In the space for Memorial enter:       55913144--you will see Sophia Parker Sherwood 
  • Double click under Family Links:      Stephen Sherwood    findagrave.com

This will list many of his children which you can click to find out more. 
You may want to search for your family names on this site.
If you like,  e-mail me at yship@aol.com or post a comment on this page about Tip #1.  

Grant Davis
yship@aol.com

11 comments:

  1. this is amazing!!! Thank you for all you do!!!

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    1. Thank You Margaret!! When this new blog has made me famous, you will have the distinction of having made the first comment on it. :-)

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  2. It was a very old photo of a gravestone that got me interested in genealogy in the first place. I managed to find it and it was still standing . They can give us so much extra information. In my case pricing a Family "story". To be not quite the truth!!.
    Your blog is really interesting. I'll keep checking for new posts

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    1. Lauren, Thank You for you comment. You are so right., When I found the gravestone of a 4th great grandfather, two years ago in Mamakating, Sullivan, New York, I got so much extra information. The family members buried by him filled in so much of the Sherwood story.

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  3. Grant, I just found your blog courtesy of GeneaBloggers. What a fascinating story you have here! I'm looking forward to reading more...

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  4. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

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  6. Dr. Smith,

    Thank you so much for your comments.

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    1. Thank You Jim. I look forward to being a part of Geneabloggers.

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