Surname: Sherrod

The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch

The Wilson Family, Somerset and Barter Hill Branch

In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.

Julian D. Sherrod

Private, Pioneer Inf., 42nd Div., Co. F. Born in Edgecombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sherrod. Entered the service Aug. 5, 1918, at Tarboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France Sept. 13, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA April 14, 1919; landed at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 23, 1919.