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Looking for Sherrod family history, Henry Sherrod, Carey Sherrod

Looking for Sherrod family history, Henry Sherrod, Carey Sherrod

Posted: 1209689646000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sherrod, Cuffee, Ridley, Wilson, Demby, Bass, Barnes

I'm a Sherrod and I am looking for relatives that stem from Martin/Edgecombe NC area. I currently have census information for Henry Sherrod my ggrandfather who was born approx between 1878-1882 (it's unclear in the reports as well). Henry was Married to Mary Ridley who lived from 1888-1992. They had a son Andrew Sherrod my grandfather of Martin Co. was born 1909 and was murdered sometime around 1935 or so. I believe Henry's parents may have been Carey(born abt 1844) & Cherry Sherrod of Edgecombe, but at this point things seem to get fuzzy. The 1910 has Henry & Mary's race as Mullatto and I have met my ggrandmother on several occasions in Bridgeton NJ and she is very fair skinned with long hair and passed away at 105 (too bad I didn't have these question as a youngster when she was still alive as she was a brilliant woman who wrote childrens books in her day and could recite them from memory til death. Many members of my family have indian connections of some sort. There is also a Charity Martin who lived with Henry and Mary which holds keys to many Indian census reports connecting Mildred Wilson back to the Cuffee indians, Bass Indians, and Martin indians from Deep Creek VA & Prince Ann Area. Could anyone possibly shed some light on this for me? It's been a real journey!

Re: Looking for Sherrod family history, Henry Sherrod, Carey Sherrod

Posted: 1378312530000
Classification: Query
No relation. I have two entries in my book of Abstract Wills of Edgecombe Co. NC 1733-1856 for the families of SHERROD.
I am not finding any Henry sr... but strange only two wills listed over this time for the Sherrod family.
One of these have initals as the name, and most likely the father of the other will listed.
Just throwing this out, and hoping you might find some connection to your dead end in your searching.
Posting as listed. Both wills are on page 300 and 301.

May 1, 1778. May court 1778.
Wife: UNITY, life estate in plantation I now live on at mouth of Sue Branch, on the lines of Hatcher's Swamp to Rooty Branch, up Ruty Branch, Tyanacco Swamp; use of 2 negroes Jack and Cad; use of household goods, stock of all kinds; children not married come of age or marry, wife to give each 3 cows and calves; bed, 2 sheets, bolster, horse, sheep. Daughter: CATRON SUMNER, 1 bed, 2 sheets, bolster; I desire my negroes Jack and
Cad to be kept together for use in raising my children until youngest is of age; moveable property sold for ready money, divided between my 8 children: RHODA, SOLOMON, CATHERINE SUMNER, RACHEL SHERROD, ROBERT JOLLY WILLIAMS, UNITY and JOHN SHERROD. I lend the use of my still to my wife while my son JOHN comes of age then to JOHN SHERROD; Plantation to son: WILLIAM SHERROD; sons: JOHN SHERROD, land south side of Ruty Branch, strikes Tyanacoco path etc; JOLLY SHERROD, land on Ruty Branch, Jack's Branch, mouth of Unity Branch, and Hatcher's Swamp; ROBERT SHERROD, land Jack's Branch and JOHN DIKINSON'S line, down Hatcher's Swamp to William Fort's line; Cousin JOHN SHERROD, land at mouth of Sue Branch, Hatcher's Swamp; horse, Gilbert, money in my care belonging to him. Exxr: Rbt. Coleman, John Sumner, James Wilson, Wit: W.Haywood, Geo. Linch, Olive Linch.

Jan 15, 1849 No probate or Registry. Wife & Extx: NANCY, all estate during life or widowhood; should she marry she to have child's part; children not named.
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