Thos. E. Sherwood

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Rev. Thomas Emory Sherwood
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
In office
Preceded by J. L. Smith
Succeeded by John M. Crockett
Personal details
Born (1835-05-31)May 31, 1835
Washington County, Indiana
Died April 10, 1897 (1897 -04-10) (aged 61)
Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas
Resting place City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Nationality  USA
Spouse(s) Nannie Lavinia Henry McCreary
Children Lucretia Sherwood, Effie E. Sherwood, Marvin B. Sherwood
Occupation Minister
Military service
Allegiance CSA
Service/branch Co. C, 15th Texas Cavalry
Years of service 1862–1863
Rank Private, Commissary

Thomas E. Sherwood (May 31, 1835 – April 10, 1897) was the first post master of Farmersville, Texas (1857), mayor of Dallas, Texas (1861–1862) and became a Methodist minister in 1867.


Thomas Emory Sherwood was born in Washington County, Indiana to Rev. Jeremiah Sherwood and Sarah Elrod on May 31, 1835. He moved to Texas with his parents about 1842. He married Nannie Lavinia McCreary on 30 Oct 1856 in Rockwall, Kaufman County, Texas.[1] (Note: Rockwall county was created in 1873.) They had four children: one son and three daughters.

He joined 15th Texas Cavalry CSA on February 25, 1862 and mustered in March 10, 1862. The Cavalry was dismounted in July. He was promoted to commissary.[2]

He was licensed to preach by the Dallas Circuit, Dallas District, East Texas Methodist Conference in 1866. He was ordained in 1870. He traveled as a circuit rider and preached in Greenville, Rockwall, Sulphur Springs, Honey Grove, Pilot Point, Wichita Falls, Sherman, Pottsboro, Bonham, Dodd City.[3][4]

He died April 10, 1897 in Dodd City, Texas and was interred in City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas.[5]


  1. ^ Widow's Application for Pension No. 17871. Mrs. Nannie L. Sherwood, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, February 5, 1910.
  2. ^ Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas. NARA Publication M323. Thomas E. Sherwood.
  3. ^ Rev. Thomas E. Sherwood website
  4. ^ "Thomas Emory Sherwood." Thirty-First Session North Texas Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1897. p. 30
  5. ^ "Mortuary." Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas April 13, 1897, p. 6