Elizabeth Sherwood


The Episcopal marriage in colonial Maryland suggests a non-dissenting Anglicanism in this branch of the family (James Winder's parents, Thomas and Sarah, immigrated from London)--for the time being at least (James and Elizabeth's granddaughter Elizabeth married the Quaker Nathan McGrew almost 60 years later).  Joshua Smith, who discovered the marriage record, writes:  "Strangely enough, no other evidence of Winders or Sherwoods exists [in Parish records there], which seems to indicate that they were temporary Episcopalians or they moved elsewhere.  As we know, people in Frederick ended up in Fayette and Adams [Counties, Pa.] and vice versa."