Son of Edwin Sherwood and Martha Gregg Simpson Sherwood. He married Ida A Chandler on July 17, 1870. They had the following children: Milton Sherwood, Charles Sherwood, Nettie Sherwood, Clyde Sherwood and Howard Wade Sherwood. His death certificate states that he was found unconcious by his son Howard and cause of death is listed as "apoplexy". It also states that he is buried here.