Sherwood, Adiel, Dd
Sherwood, Adiel, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Fort Edward, N.Y., October 3, 1791. He studied three years at Middlebury College, graduated .from Union College in 1817, studied one year in the Andover Theological Seminary, and then went to Georgia for his health, where he took high rank as a preacher. He was ordained pastor at Bethlehem, near Lexington, in 1820. While at Eatonton, whither he went in 1827, having charge of an academy, as well as preaching, a most remarkable revival began in his church, and for two years it spread through the state. He may be said to have been the originator -of what is now Mercer University. In 1837 and 1838 he was a professor in Columbian College, Washington, D.C., and from 1839 to 1841 professor of sacred literature in Mercer University, Georgia. For several years he was president of Shurtleff College, Alton, Illinois. In 1848 and 1849 he was president of the Masonic College, Lexington, Missouri, and from 1849 to 1857 pastor of the Church at Cape Girardeau. Returning to Georgia, he was president of Marshall College for a few years. The closing years of his life were spent in Missouri, his death occurring at St. Louis, August 18, 1879. Among the numerous productions of his pen may be mentioned his Gazetteer of Georgia, Christian and, Jewish Churches, and his Notes on the New Testament. In his personal appearance Dr. Sherwood was tall and commanding, with noble and dignified features. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1054. (J.C.S.)