Ontario's Historical Plaques
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Justus Sherwood 1747-1798
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010
Coordinates: N 44 42.042 W 75 31.788
Born in Connecticut, Sherwood settled in Vermont in 1774. On the outbreak of the American Revolution he was arrested as a Loyalist, but escaped to join the British at Crown Point. He was taken prisoner at Saratoga in 1777, and after being exchanged was commissioned as a captain in the intelligence service. From 1780 to 1783 he had charge of secret negotiations which it was hoped would result in Vermont's rejoining the British Empire. Sherwood, who took up land in this township in 1784, played a leading role in its settlement. One of the District's first magistrates, he was also a member of the local land board until his death.
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