bullet George Washington SHERRILL Parents: Alexander George SHERRILL and Mary GRAY.

He was married to Mary Matilda SKILES on 4 Nov 1877 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.(36) . Children were: Purridy Ann SHERRILL, William Henry SHERRILL, Callie Caroline SHERRILL, Maud Clare SHERRILL, Alta Pearl SHERRILL, Jesse Herman SHERRILL, Effie Nevada SHERRILL, Grover Cleveland SHERRILL, James Thomas SHERRILL, John Wesley SHERRILL.


bullet Grover Cleveland SHERRILL(36) was born on 18 Oct 1889 in Hancock, IL. He died on 23 Apr 1973 in Keokuk, Lee, IA. He was buried on 25 Apr 1973 in Hamilton, Hancock, IL. (36) Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.

He was married to Ethel HOWELL on 11 Sep 1912 in Keokuk, Lee, IA. (36)


bullet Isaac SHERRILL was born on 3 Jun 1735 in Cecil Co., MD. Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.


bullet Isaac SHERRILL was born on 20 Sep 1776 in Lincoln Co, NC. He died on 10 May 1861 in Caldwell Co, NC. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE.


bullet Jacob SHERRILL was born on 21 Aug 1739 in Cecil Co., MD. He died on 11 Jan 1813 in Wilson, TN. Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.


bullet Jacob SHERRILL was born on 20 Mar 1748 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 8 Mar 1831 in Sherrills Ford, NC. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet James Thomas SHERRILL(36) was born on 18 Jan 1891 in Hancock, IL. He died on 9 Dec 1946 in Keokuk, Lee, IA. He was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, IL. Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.

He was married to Lila Clare SIMPSON on 22 Jan 1917 in Ft Madison, Lee Co, IA.(36)


bullet Jesse Herman SHERRILL(36) was born on 14 Dec 1885 in Hickory twp, Schuyler Co, IL. He died on 13 Dec 1911 in Hancock, IL. He was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, IL.(36) Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.


bullet John SHERRILL was born in 1699 in MD. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet John Isaac SHERRILL was born in 1826 in TN. He died on 20 Jan 1863. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Elizabeth RIDINGS.


bullet John Wesley SHERRILL(36) was born on 14 Oct 1892 in Plymouth,, IL. He died on 27 May 1954 in Keokuk, Lee, IA. Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.


bullet Joshua W SHERRILL was born on 4 Jun 1752 in Anson Co, NC. He died in Oct 1817 in NC. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Leonard SHERRILL Parents: David L SHERRILL and Julia Ann GRAY.

He was married to Sarah E. SKILES on 15 Jun 1857 in IL.


bullet Leonard SHERRILL was born on 4 Nov 1831 in Shelby Co, IL. He died on 15 Feb 1878 in Browning Twnshp, Schuyler Co, IL. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Elizabeth RIDINGS.


bullet Luther SHERRILL Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Lydia SHERRILL was born on 14 Oct 1790. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE.

She was married to Ezram LITTON on 21 Nov 1811.


bullet Margaret SHERRILL was born in 1704 in Cecil Co., MD. She died after 28 Mar 1745 in VA. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Margaret SHERRILL was born on 22 Jul 1774 in NC. She died on 10 Sep 1856. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE.

She was married to Matthew COX Jr..


bullet Margaret SHERRILL was born about 1821. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Elizabeth RIDINGS.


bullet Martha Eveline SHERRILL was born in 1848. Parents: David L SHERRILL and Julia Ann GRAY.


bullet Mary SHERRILL was born in 1693 in Cecil Co., MD. She died about 1773 in Lincoln Co, NC. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Mary SHERRILL was born on 25 Mar 1744 in Augusta Co, VA. She died about 1803 in Rutherford Co, TN. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Mary SHERRILL was born on 22 Oct 1785. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE.

She was married to Jacob WINKLER on 9 Dec 1813 in Burk Co, NC.


bullet Mary Ellen SHERRILL was born in 1845. Parents: David L SHERRILL and Julia Ann GRAY.


bullet Mary Jane SHERRILL was born in 1827. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Elizabeth RIDINGS.


bullet Maud Clare SHERRILL(36) was born on 7 Mar 1883 in Schuyler Co, IL. She died on 14 Aug 1921 in Keokuk, Lee, IA. She was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, IL.(36) Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.

She was married to Frank REPPLINGER on 16 Mar 1904 in Carthage, Hancock, IL.(36)


bullet Moses SHERRILL was born on 8 Aug 1742 in Augusta, VA. He died on 16 Jan 1813 in Rowan Co, NC. Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.


bullet Moses SHERRILL was born on 15 Oct 1759 in Sherrills Ford, NC. He died on 1 Mar 1829 in Sherrills Ford, NC. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Nancy SHERRILL was born before 1820. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Isabelle PAYNE.


bullet Purridy Ann SHERRILL(36) was born on 6 Feb 1878 in Hickory twp, Schuyler Co, IL. She died on 16 Jul 1960 in Carthage, Hancock, IL. She was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, IL.(36) Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.

She was married to Al GIBSON on 16 Jan 1900 in Carthage, Hancock, IL.(36)


bullet Rudil SHERRILL Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Ruth SHERRILL was born on 9 Jan 1765 in Rowan Co, NC. She died in 1853. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Samuel SHERRILL was born in 1699 in MD. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Samuel SHERRILL was born on 1 Oct 1725 in Cecil Co., MD. He died on 22 Jun 1800 in Washington Co, TN. I, Samuel Sherrill of the County of Washington and State of Tennessee, being sick and being much indisposed in body but of sound mind and memory, calling to recollection that it is appointed that all men are to depart this mortal life, do make and constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament, and do will and bequeath such worldly goods and property as it hath please God to possess me with in the following manner, to wit:

Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter, Catherine Sevier, wife of John Sevier, Sr., a Negro wench named Rachel and her young child called Sarah about 10 weeks old, which Negroes and with their increase I give and bequeath unto the said Catherine Sevier and the heirs of her body forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, Uriah Sherrill, one Negro man slave named Smart, about thirty-five years old.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, John Sherrill, a Negro boy called Jim, about three years old, the son of a wench called Violet.

Item: I ive and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Mary Jones, the wife of Littlepage Simms, my two Negro women called Jane and Martha.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two and well beloved sons, George and William Sherrill, my plantation and tract of land on which I now live containing as expressed in the original grant two hundred fifty acres and being land I purchased from John Sevier=the same being divided in the following manner, that is to say beginning on the lower corner of the tract lying on the River Nollchucky, adjoining the tract lands of John Sevier, Sr., then running up the river ninety-one poles, there to corner from thence to run nearly a north course or such course as will not include a greater quantity than one hundred acres which is to be formed into one division, being the lower and the one adjoining next to the lands of John Sevier, which lands I allot, give and bequeath unto my son, George Sherrill and his heirs and assigns forever, and also together with the aforesaid land one Negro woman named Lucky, supposed to be about forty years old.

Item: I give and bequeath all the remainder of the said tract of land lying above unto my son, William Sherrill, and his heirs and assigns forever, and I also give and bequeath unto my son, William, all my stock, horses, cows, hogs, beasts or every kind whatever, and my household furniture of every description that is or may be in my possession at the time of my decease.

Having given unto my son, Adam Sherrill, two Negroes, being the proportionate part I have intended for his legacy, I not only will and bequeath unto him the aforesaid Adam three dollars in addition to what I have heretofore given him.

He named John Sevier, Sr., and William Sherrill executors. The will is dated June 4, 1800, witnessed by Benjamin Were and George Were (Weir), proved August 1800 with William Sherrrill qualifying as executor. Washington Co., TN Will Book.

Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.


bullet Sarah SHERRILL(273) was born on 24 Oct 1746 in Augusta Co, VA. She died on 11 Jul 1826 in Wayne Co, KY. Sarah was a year old infant, carried in her mother's arms when the family moved from Augusta Co., VA to Rowan Co., NC in 1747. Those childhood years on the frontier surrounded by many cousins, must have been happy ones. Sarah married young (age 16) as was the habit in those days, to Reuben Simpson. There is a record in Rowan Co. on Aug. 26, 1762 of a deed for 221 acres of land on the west side of the Catawba River, adjoining Isaac Perkins and Adam Perkins from Granville to William Simpson. On Nov. 4, 1765, William Simpson of Rowan Co., NC deeded 72 acres on the west side of the Catawba River to Reuben Simpson.

On Oct. 19, 1768, Reuben Simpson and his wife, Sarah Sherrill, deeded this same 72 acres to Griffith Rutherford. In Lincoln County, NC, Reuben entered 640 acres of land on the Beaver Dam Branch, Oct. 11, 1783. There is a branch on the west side of the Catawba River about 5 miles above Granville's old line, which is called Beaver Dam Branch. So there is a probability that Sarah had, after seven years of marriage, established two homes.

We are fortunate that there is a tiny record book in which the records of the Baptist Church on the Catawba were kept. It contains a record of Reuben Simpson and Agnes Sherrill (probably Sarah's sister) joining the church. This book Reuben took with him when he moved from the Catawba. It contains the recordsof one of the earliest Baptist Churches in Wayne Co., KY, the Beaver Creek Baptist Church. Reuben kept the records there. Also,
this little book is safe in the Rare Book Room at the University of Virginia Library.

Sarah Sherril married Reuben Simpson and although Sarah was the daughter of Capt. William Sherrill, a noted patriot, her husband, Reuben, was a Tory.

Reuben and William Simpson, brother, married daughter of Capt. William Sherrill, a renowned Whig. Reuben was a Tory and William subscribed to the Whig conviction. As a result a deep hatred arose between the two men.

Reuben fought for the British at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. It is said that Reuben Simpson was so unhappy after the war because of his Tory leanings, that he and his family moved to the 96th district, Pendleton Co., SC. They were listed there in the 1790 census. Around 1798-99 Reuben organized a train to migrate to Kentucky where they settled in Wayne County. Most of their children were grown and some of them were married by this time. Reuben and Sarah and their children were among the first settlers in Wayne Co., KY> They settled on Beaver Creek, southwest of Monticello, where the creek bottoms were wide and covered with rich soil. reuben was a school teacher and his descendants were always among the best educationed in the county.

What a terrible time it must have been for Sarah with her husband a Tory and her family standing on the side of the Whigs. It is impossible for us to imagine what she endured. It was not only emotional danger but the real physical danger that Reuben would be killed by the Whigs. There is a story that his brother rode his horse to exhaustion, then continued on foot in an effort to get to Ramsour's Mill where Reuben was fighting for the Royalists. William wanted legally to kill his brother in war.

There is no need to say more about the sorrow that must have surrounded Sarah. She could not visit her parents or have them visit her. She and her children were outcasts from the Sherrills. It is hard for us to realize the mental anguish she much have suffered. History tells us the the Tories, who would always be hated by the Whigs, often held in their hearts the hope that they might settle in the west and join again with the mother country. We do not know whether Reuben ever felt an allegiance to the newly formed republic. However, after the scars of war have healed, there is always the problem of feeding the family.

This information was provided by Clarissa Ruth Barnes Smart author of "The Rectors of Wayne Co., KY, 1975."

Notes for REUBEN SIMPSON:
Source of information: book by William Andrew Sherrill entitled Capt. William Sherrill, Son of Adam and Elizabeth and Some of Their Descendants, p. 22



Reuben Simpson was a Tory and fought for the British at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. Sarah Sherrill (daughter of William Sherrill, who was a Whig) was Reuben's wife. Reuben a Tory and William a Whig developed a deep hatred for one another.

It is said the Reuben Simpson was so unhappy after the war because of his Tory leanings that he and his family moved to Pendleton Co. SC.

Around 1798 Reuben Simpson organized a train to migrate to KY where they settled in Wayne Co.

Reuben was a school teacher while in Kentucky.

Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.


bullet Sarah SHERRILL was born on 20 May 1781 in NC. She died on 16 Jul 1868 in NC. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE.


bullet Susan Emmeline SHERRILL was born in 1849. Parents: David L SHERRILL and Julia Ann GRAY.


bullet Uriah SHERRILL was born in 1699 in Cecil Co., MD. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Uriah SHERRILL was born on 1 Mar 1727 in Cecil Co., MD. He died on 27 Nov 1779 in Lincoln Co, NC. Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.


bullet William SHERRILL Sr.(273) was born on 16 Nov 1666 in England. He died in 1747 in TN. William Sherrill was known as "The Conestoga Fur Trader" and was an early settler and Indian guide of some repute in Lancaster Co., PA. He is credited with helping to open the Susquehanna Valley to early settlers. In 1702 he purchased 150 acres know as Price's Forest in Cecil Co., Maryland. In 1720 he was granted 200 acres of land called Three Partners; deed book 5, pages 228-231. In December of 1725 he sold 100 acres of this land to his son Adam.

From the Department of Community Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a photocopy of the original land Grand D-82--1147 reads as follows: By the Commissioners of Property at the Request of William Sherrerd (Sherrell) that we would grant him Two hundred Acres of Land on Pequea Creek for which he has agreed to pay to the Proprietors use twenty pounds for the whole and the usual quitrent of One Shilling Sterling yearly for each hundred Acres for ever. These are to authorize and require thee to Survey or cause to be surveyed to the said William Sherrerd two hundred acres of vacant land on the said Creek in one regula piece and make returns thereof into the Secretaries Office which survey in case of the said William shall duly fulfill the aforsaid Agreement in paying the said consideration moneywithin three months after the date hereof and shall be valid otherwise the same is to be void as if it never had been made nor this warrant granted. Given under our hand and seal of the Province of Philadia the 28th day of the 4th month AD 1715.
Richard Hill
Isaac Norris
James Logan

Wiliam Sherrerd (Sherrell 200 acres records 100 as recd. May 1741 to Christian Preneman

114 acres, 99 recd 30 May 1741 to Woolrich Stopher

William Sherrell is of record in the original Chester County, PA (Chester Co. wa later divided into Chester, Lancster and York Counties) and in 1718 he is found in the new county of Lancaster, whose borders almost touch those of Baltimore Co., Maryland.

According to "Historical Papers and addresses of the Lancaster Co. Historical Society" Vol. XX, Lancaster, PA, 1911 William Sherrel was listed among the English inhabitants in Conestoga Township in 1718. He was assessed 16 pounds, 4 pence and had 1100 acres on the river.

In the Conestoga Township, Lancaster Co., PA Tax Lists were the member of the Sherrill family taxes as follows

1719 William Sherwill Taxed 20 pounds
1719 Rudil Sherwill Taxed 30 pounds
1720 William Sherwill Taxed 15 pounds
1720 Adam Sherwill Taxed 10 pounds
1721 William Sherwill Taxed 15 pounds
1721 Samuel Sherwill Taxed 12 pounds
1722 William Sherwill Taxed 16 pounds
1722 Adam Sherwill (Donegal Twp.) Taxed 16 pounds

It appears that William Sherrill returned to Cecil Co., Maryland in 1720, perhaps retaining his property in PA for a few years, then abandoning it (1100 acres!). In any event, he purchased land from Thomas Jacobs. It appears he actually patented the land in 1720 land that had previously been pattented by Thomas Jacobs on March 10, 1716, and then later purchased it from Jacobs.

From a rent roll in the Maryland archives in the following regarding "Three Partners". Three Partners surveyed March 10, 1716 for Thomas Jacobs lying in the CE. Co., Beginning at a Bounded black Oak standing on the West Side of a path leading from Abraham Pennington to Connestogoe and in a line of a Tract of Land Called Cornwall - to Addition
A portion of the action concerning this land follows:

200 acres William Sherrwill from Thomas Jacobs Dec. 13, 1725
100 acres Adam Sherwill from William Sherwill, Sr. June 6, 1729
100 acres William Sherwill, Jr. from William Sherwill, Sr. June 6, 1729
20 acres William Sherwill, Sr., from Adam Sherwill July 17, 1729
100 acres Samuel Caldwell from Adam Sherrill
100 acres John McCreery from William Sherwill, Jr. Aug. 221, 1744

Adam obtained 100 acres. The following month, he transferred 20 of these acres back to his father. Then he sells 100 acres to Samuel Caldwell.
Parents: William SHERWILL and Margarey UPRIGHT.

He was married to Margaret RUDISILL about 1686 in MD. Children were: Abraham SHERRILL , Avington SHERRILL, Rudil SHERRILL, Yont SHERRILL, Mary SHERRILL, Uriah SHERRILL, John SHERRILL, Samuel SHERRILL, Adam SHERRILL, Margaret SHERRILL, William SHERRILL Jr..


bullet William SHERRILL Jr. was born in 1707 in MD. He died on 14 Jan 1774 in Sherrill's Fort, Wilkes Co, GA. Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet William SHERRILL was born on 4 Sep 1783. He died in 1867 in NC. Parents: William L SHERRILL and Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE .


bullet William SHERRILL was born in 1813. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Isabelle PAYNE.


bullet Capt William B SHERRILL(273) was born on 1 May 1723 in Cecil Co., MD. He died on 31 Dec 1786 in Lincoln Co, NC. Notes for WILLIAM B. SHERRILL:
He arrived at the Catawba River at age 24 with his wife and two children.

William was commissioned a Captain in the Rev. War. Records show that the NC Assembly allowed him 27 pounds 15 shillings for service rendered by himself and 10 others on expedition to Silver Creek and Quaker Meadows in Burke Co.


Sources:

Book by William A. Sherrill, entitled Captian William Sherrill, Son of Elizabeth and Adam.

Rebekah Oliver Notes, "History of Catawba Co., NC"
Parents: Adam SHERRILL and Elizabeth CORZINE.

He was married to Agnes WHITE on 12 Apr 1743 in Augusta, VA. Children were: Mary SHERRILL, Sarah SHERRILL, Jacob SHERRILL, William L SHERRILL, Joshua W SHERRILL, Agnes SHERRILL, Elisha SHERRILL, Moses SHERRILL, Elizabeth SHERRILL, Ruth SHERRILL, Luther SHERRILL.


bullet William Franklin SHERRILL was born in 1852 in IL. Parents: David L SHERRILL and Julia Ann GRAY.


bullet William Henry SHERRILL(36) was born on 11 Oct 1879 in Hickory twp, Schuyler Co, IL. He died in Mar 1947 in Dayton, OH. He was buried in Mar 1947 in Blandinsville, IL. (36) Parents: George Washington SHERRILL and Mary Matilda SKILES.

He was married to Effie SMITH on 9 Apr 1902 in Carthage, Hancock, IL. (36)


bullet William L SHERRILL was born on 25 Sep 1750 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 19 May 1829 in Lincoln Co, NC. Parents: Capt William B SHERRILL and Agnes WHITE.

He was married to Susannah Isabelle LOWRANCE in 1772 in NC. Children were: Margaret SHERRILL, Isaac SHERRILL, ALEXANDER SHERRILL, Sarah SHERRILL, William SHERRILL, Mary SHERRILL, Adam SHERRILL, David SHERRILL, Lydia SHERRILL, Aaron SHERRILL.


bullet Wilson SHERRILL was born in 1822 in TN. He died in KS. Parents: ALEXANDER SHERRILL and Elizabeth RIDINGS.

He was married to Elizabeth Ann SKILES on 31 Aug 1847 in Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL.


bullet Yont SHERRILL Parents: William SHERRILL Sr. and Margaret RUDISILL.


bullet Honor SHERWELL was born about 1635 in England. Parents: William SHERWELL and Mary (SHERWELL).

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