Sherwood, Alphon Corsander
Age: 30, credited to Middlebury, VTVITALS
Birth: 09/16/1831, Cornwall, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Sherwood, Alphon Corsander - Musician. (b. Cambria, NY, 16 Sept., 1831, son of Milton Harmon & Sylvia (Reeves) Sherwood). He lived in Cornwall, Vermont with his parents where his father worked the trade of a carpenter. In 1850, their home was valued at $200 when the census was taken. It was a small home, but in it lived a very large family. Alphon's elder brother Porter Nelson was still at home and working with his father. Younger siblings were Oliver, Erastus, Alma, Milton, Charles and Anna Sherwood. Also living with them was Grandmother Betsey Reeves who was then 68 years old. There were eleven people living in that house in 1850! Alphon enlisted for service when he was 30 years old from Middlebury, Vermont, 3 Sept., 1861. He was mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out with the Regimental Band, 9 Aug., 1862. He m. 26 Dec., 1865, Elizabeth Cynthia "Lizzie" Noyes (b. Poultney, Vt. 1839, dau. of William Prince & Cynthia R. (Patterson) Noyes). Most of Alphon's family had begun the exodus from Vermont, and had immigrated to New York state. Many would later move on to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Alphon filed a land claim 2 March 1877, at the land office in Benson, Minnesota for a homestead of 160 acres in Stevens County, under the Act of 20 May, 1862. Alphon and Elizabeth were living in Moore (Stevens County) Minnesota Territory in July, 1875. Moore was located about 28- miles west, northwest of Minneapolis in Chippewa Indian territory. In 1880, Alphon (age 48) was self-employed as a carpenter living with his family in Hodges (Stevens County) Minnesota. His wife Elizabeth (age 41), and his three daughters, Anne, Betsey, and Edith were at home. Alphon applied for an Civil War Invalid Pension while living in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 11 Aug., 1890 (App #951469, Cert #992359). In 1900, Alphon was a widower, living at 206 Deming Street in Kenosha. In 1910, Alphon was 78 years old and retired. He was living in Kenosha, Wisconsin with his two daughters, both single: Anna N. (b. Vt. Feb., 1869, age 41, music teacher), and Bessie R. (b. Minnesota, Feb., 1873, age 37, music teacher). His daughter Edith M. (b. Feb., 1878) married Fernando M. Cleveland of Kenosha. A. C. Sherwood died and was buried in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)