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T.C. Sherwood, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
November 26, 1925, Vol. 27, No. 3

Death Claims Prominent Citizen.

Mr. T. C. Sherwood died early Monday morning at his home near Little Rock after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Sherwood had been in declining health for more than a year and returned a few weeks ago from a Washington hospital only slightly improved from the special treatment he had taken.

Mr. Sherwood was nearing his 78th birthday. He was a son of Richard Sherwood and his grandfather was John Sherwood who came from Virginia in 1815 with his Virginia bride who was a Miss Smith and settled near Smith's Swamp below Marion. Later he moved to the Dalcho section above Latta. Richard Sherwood married Miss Patsy Bethea and learning through a son who was teaching school at Little Rock, that a place could be bought in that community he purchased and moved in the year 1833 to what is known as the Sherwood place which formed a part of the T.L. Manning and O. C. Hayes plantation.

Mr. Sherwood was only a boy when the war broke out but he enlisted and saw active service in Charleston, Berkley and other lower state counties. He always took active interest in the confederate reunions and never failed to attend the meetings.

Until handicapped by the infirmities of age Mr. Sherwood was one of the most active men in the county. He was a man of good judgment and his opinion was often sought on matters of public polity and in private affairs. He was one of the most prosperous and progressive farmers in the county and his home farm was always looked upon as a model in the community. He was at one time president of the Bank of Little rock, served old Marion county as a commissioner, repeatedly declined political honors, was a pastmaster of old Mackey Lodge and at the time of his death a director on the Bank of Dillon. Always an active and substantial member of the Little Rock Methodist church, his long life was in every way full of usefulness and good works.

In early manhood Mr. Sherwood was married to miss Laura LeGette and from this union were born the following children, all of whom are surviving. E. J. Sherwood of Conway, W. B. Sherwood, a missionary in Brazil; Mrs. W. C. Allen of Dillon; R. L. Sherwood of Platt City, Fla; Mrs. E. C. Mobley of Little Rock; and John U. Sherwood of Miami. Fla., and Miss Pattie Sherwoood and Robt. Sherwood who live at the old home place.

Mr. Sherwood was buried yesterday in the Methodist cemetery at Little Rock. The floral offerings were many and beautiful and a large crowd of friends gathered at the graveside to supply a last tribute to his memory.

Transcribed by Helen B. Moody from microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina

Submitted by Helen Moody, 15 Sept 2003.


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