Linda, I believe the Sherrod succession is as follows:
John Sherer (Sherrod) (1) was in Isle of Wight, VA in the 1660's with a land grant for 1050 acres on the Blackwater river. He married a "Mrs. Dew". His will showed John, Jr., Thomas, Robert (2) and Alexander. Robert (2) inherited land in Northampton Co (then Bertie Co) NC. married Elizabeth ? and died in 1727. They had Robert (3), Arthur, John, William, Prudence and Susannah.
Robert (3) moved to Martin Co NC, married Lydia ??, and died in 1779, leaving the following: James, Robert (4), John, Delilah and Elizabeth. Robert (4) married Lydia Llewellyn (sister of John Llewellyn, a noted Tory). Robert (4) was born ca 1753 and died in 1800. They had John, Salathiel (5), Robert (5), Wilson, Abbay, Sabra, Sally and Polly.
Salathiel (5) was mentioned in his father Robert (4)'s will. He is known to have fought in the War of 1812 and to have been in MS in 1840. The family always has believed that Salathiel was (5) in our succession, but new information indicates that his brother Robert (5) was married to Lucretia Weathersby and that they had John Llewellyn Sherrod (6) and William. John and William apparently accompanied Salathiel through TN into MS. I believe William later went to Arkansas, but have nothing factual to support this.
John (6) (b. April 7, 1804, d. February 20, 1860), married Lucinda Weathersby (b. April 12, 1812, d. August 10, 1878) before 1833. They went to Johnson City, TN, then to Amite Co, MS, then to Scottsville, TX ca 1840. I have seen their gravestones in the private cemetery on the old homestead land 1/2 mile south of I20. John and Lucinda had twelve children: Lawrence Llewellyn, Temperance Elizabeth, Kenneth M., John Henry, Charles W., Allie F., William Robert (7), Anne, Lou Hatton, Erie, Llewellyn, and Paul J.
William Robert (7) (b. ca 1850, d. July 18, 1928) m. Frances Hensley (b. ca 1846, d. ca 1927). They had William Robert, Louis Llewellyn, Stuart, Carrie, Vivian, Lucille, Henry Felix (8) and Hilary. Henry Felix (8) m (1) Sarah Anne Campbell. They had Sara Elizabeth Sherrod (9), who married Albert H. Cloud, Sr. In turn, they had Albert Jr (10) [that's me], Mary Frances, and Sara Elizabeth.
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