William Crawford Sherrod
William Crawford Sherrod attended the Community School, a private preparatory school in Edgefield (South Carolina) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1851 and 1852. Afterwards he returned to Courtland, where he followed agricultural activities. Sherrod was in 1859 and 1860 a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. It was started in 1860 as a delegate attended the Democratic National Convention in Charleston (South Carolina). During the American Civil War he served in the Confederate Army, where he held the rank of colonel under General Forrest. He was elected to the 41st Congress, where he served until March 3, 1871 March 4, 1869. Sherrod decided in 1870 against a candidacy for the 42nd U.S. Congress. Then he went back to farming activities. He was also a member of the Senate in 1875 from Alabama. Later in 1893 he moved to Wichita Falls (Texas ), where he operated a farm and cattle. He died there in 1919 and was buried at the Riverside Cemetery.