Born in Hoosick, Rennesselaerlo, New York, USA on 5 Aug 1802 to Lemuel Sherwood and Mercy Rose. Lyman married Rhoda Harman Hinsdale and had 2 children. He passed away on 2 Sep 1865 in Lyons, Wayne, New York, USA.
English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scir ‘shire’ or scir ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’.