Sunday, April 27, 2014

Problems With Justus Sherwood's Petition

Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2806
25 March 1795
Sent From Newark

....petitioned for by Abel Stevens are the same that Captain [Justus] Sherwood has applied for, and from all he can learn, are vacant and do not fall into any survey...

...Mr. Grant thinks Captain Sherwood has mistaken the course of W. Fortune's, but he supposes that will cause no material difference...

From The Sherwood Family website:
Sherwood was born in Newtown, Connecticut on 7 March 1747...and married Sarah Bottum about 1774. 

An earlier post, Bottum Farm Once Owned By Justus Sherwood, Now An Historic Place, from In Deeds:

Although no structures remain from the property's earliest document period, it is also significant for its associations with Justus Sherwood... First owned and farmed in 1774 by Sherwood -- an individual significant to New Haven's, Vermont's and even Canada's history -- the property remained in his wife's Sarah (Bottum) Sherwood's family for almost two hundred and fifty years.

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