William Bonney Sherwood (1805 – 1845)

“WILLIAM BONNEY SHERWOOD, son of Joshua Bradford and Anna (Bonney) Sherwood, of Cornwall Connecticut, was born in Cornwall on June 8, 1805.  His college residence was Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, to which place his family removed with a colony from Cornwall in his boyhood.

After some experience in teaching, he entered the Yale Divinity School in 1831, and completed the course in 1834.  On June 24, 1834, he was licensed to preach by the Fairfield West Association.

He devoted his life to teaching, and died in Greenwich, Connecticut, after ply one hour’s illness, on April 7, 1845, in his 40th year.

He married Sally Ware.”

Source:  Biographical Notices of Graduates of Yale College, by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven, 1913, page 203


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