Charles Sherwood Stratton was a little person who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. He was born on January 4, 1838 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a son of a Bridgeport, Connecticut, carpenter named Sherwood Edward Stratton. Sherwood was the son of Seth Sherwood Stratton and Amy Sharpe.

Sherwood married his first cousin Cynthia Thompson, daughter of Joseph Thompson and Mary Ann Sharpe. Charles Stratton's maternal and paternal grandmothers, Amy and Mary Ann Sharpe, were allegedly small twin girls born on 11 July 1781/83 in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut.

General Tom Thumb's Family Tree